Attribute: Date start
Attribute type: A
The 'date, start' should be encoded using 4 digits for the calendar year (CCYY), 2 digits for the month (MM) (e.g. April = 04) and 2 digits for the day (DD), according to ISO 8601: 1988.
19960822 for 22 August 1996 as starting date.
The attribute 'date, start' indicates the earliest date on which an object (e.g. a buoy) will be present.
This attribute is to be used to indicate the deployment or implementation of an object at a specifi c date in the future. See also 'periodic date start'.