The objective of this activity is to develop recommendations on a common set of metadata elements relevant across Arctic sciences, to facilitate interoperability and sharing between Arctic data repositories and online portals. To start, this effort will focus on identifying Arctic data centres or initiatives that have established a metadata template/schema/profile etc.. Initially, a limited set of disciplines or focus areas will be identified to make the scope manageable. Wherever possible and practical, the effort will build on and/or contribute to other related initiatives.

Task lead: Dr. Julie Friddell, Polar Data Catalogue, Canada

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