API Updates and Changes

This page provides information about all versions of the Dataset API. It includes a log of new features, enhancements, and bug fixes that have been made to the API.


Released on 2022-08-08

New Features 🎉

  • Enable dataset submissions with project ID in provider field (new syntax example provided below)
"provider": {
"identifier": {
"@type": "PropertyValue",
"propertyID": "ess-dive",
"value": "<PROJECT ID>"


Released on 2022-02-04

New Features 🎉

  • Enable linking out to datasets stored at external repositories
  • Enable capability for anyone to search for public datasets

New Code Examples ✨


Released on 2021-09-20

New Features 🎉

Enables dataset sharing
  • Enable the ability to share dataset
  • Expanded swagger Docs for dataset sharing

Bug Fix 🛠️

  • Corrected dataset sharing typos and added sharing schema example to technical documentation


Released on July 23rd, 2021


You can now submit longer metadata descriptions
  • Increase measurementTechnique description (i.e. Methods) character limit to <5000 characters
  • Increase description (i.e. Abstract) character limit to <5000 characters
  • Increase spatialCoverage description (i.e. Geographic Description) character limit to <5000 characters
Software Upgrades ⚙️
  • Enable support for Metacat >= 2.13.0 and Solr8


Released on 2021-04-29

Software Upgrades ⚙️

  • Main focus of this release is to support the EML 2.2.0 upgrade.


Released on 2021-04-20

Bug Fix 🛠️

  • Bug fix release for json-ld 500 Errors.


Released on 2021-05-27
This release includes the addition of a Berkeley Source Distribution (BSD) license to the package service.

Bug Fix 🛠️

  • Some bug fixes are included for accessing packages.


Released on 2019-12-17


  • This release enables up to 100GB data uploads. They are minor features and do not affect the API.


Released on 2019-10-21


  • This release enables up to 10GB data uploads.


Released on 2019-06-26

New Features 🎉

  • Ability edit a data package
  • Data files in query results
  • Special characters should be removed from metadata filename
  • JSON-LD returned for single data package requests
This API update is backwards compatible with v1.1.0.
Last modified 6mo ago