Group Summary

The Vocabularies and Semantics Working Goup brings togehter people who are interested in semantics and vocabularies relevant to the polar regions.  Orginally established as a joint effort between the Arctic Data Committee and the Arctic Data Sub Team of the Interagency Arctic Research Policy Committee, the group is open to all individuals and organizations with an interest in this topic.  

Group activities included:

  • Promote awareness of existing vocabularies and semantics initiatives to increase effectiveness and reduce or eliminate redundancy
  • Coordinate vocabulaies and semantics development activities across the polar information community
  • Enable and organize regular communication within the community
  • Help members of the community connect to useful and interoperable vocabularies
  • Inform polar community about broader activities (e.g. ESIP, RDA), and act as ambassadors from the polar community to other initiatives

 

Related Groups and Activities 

AGU ESSI group

Alaska Data Integration work group http://www.adiwg.org/

Arctic Research Mapping Application http://armap.org/ 

Arctic Observing Viewer http://www.arcticobservingviewer.org/

ClearEarth

DataONE

ELOKA

ESIP Semantic Committee

Geolink

Global Change Master Directory

Iridium/CASRAI

NorDataNet

NSF Arctic Data Center

The OBO Foundry

Permadata

PolarInsights

Research Data Alliance

Semantic Sea Ice Interoperability Initiative

SIOS

US LTER Network Community Office

WMO activities (through METNO)

  • Global Cryosphere Watch
  • Year of Polar Prediction

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