8th June 13:00-16:00 UTC

During the Third Polar Data Forum (PDF) held in Helsinki in November of 2019, members of the Polar Data Community gathered to share information and knowledge and to make practical progress towards greater data sharing and interoperability. PDF III followed on a series of meetings that have resulted in continuing advancements in the areas of federated search, identification and development of shared vocabularies and formal semantics, data policy, community building and other topics. Since PDF III, the dialogue has continued. In March and early April, the Arctic data community met during the online Arctic Observing Summit (https://aos2020agenda.org/). The Standing Committee on Arctic Data Management (SCADM) and members of the Southern Ocean Observing System (SOOS) Program have met regularly. There is broad agreement between these groups and the IASC-SAON Arctic Data Committee (ADC) that meeting more frequently will help us to continue making practical progress on our shared goals.
During these challenging times, meeting in person is not feasible. However, recent online events have demonstrated that we can successfully collaborate using virtual tools.
We would like to invite you to join us online on 8th June 13:00-16:00 UTC to continue our efforts to enhance polar data sharing and interoperability.  This is an online workshop in a planned series of bi-monthly online workshops convened by the ADC, SCADM, SOOS, the Arctic Observing Summit Working Group 4, the Global Cryosphere Watch, and the World Data System on behalf of the polar data community.

Due to the constraints of our virtual platform, participation is limited. Registration is required. Connection information for the virtual meeting will be provided to registered participants closer to the event time.

To register, please complete the form found here

Draft agenda:

1. Welcome to P2G, Housekeeping, and Move into breakout rooms (13:00-13:10)

13:00 -13:10 UTC Welcome to P2G, Announcements and move into breakout rooms

2. Working Sessions (13:10-16:00)

a. Breakout Working Group 1: Federated Search. Hosted by POLDER (https://polder.info)
& Breakout Working Group 2: Vocabularies and Semantics. Hosted by the ADC-IARPC-SCADM Vocabularies and Semantics Working Group (https://arcticdc.org/activities/core-projects/vocabularies-and-semantics-wg)

NB: POLDER has a GitHub Repo so that we can keep track of changes to our template schema.org example and start putting things into a best practice document. Join us!

13:10 - 13:20 POLDER Welcome and Announcements  (Rebekah Ingram/Ruth Duerr) 

  • ADC-SAON open letter
  • Leading practices guideline update

13:20 - 14:20 Federated search from the other end of the problem. (Chantelle Verhey)

The World Data System has some funding for a developer to help solve the challenges of building search tools. Here’s where we get to do some planning for how best WDS and POLDER can contribute to the global challenge of building federated search, using polar data centres as a test subject. 

14:20 - 14:40 Break

Stand up, walk around, grab a coffee or a glass of whatever’s appropriate for your time zone. . 

14:40 - 16:00 Schema template discussion (Ruth Duerr/Rebekah Ingram)

  • How to include citation information in a schema template    
  • Indigenous Knowledge ongoing discussion 
  • ESIP SOSO update 
  • Alignment with SOSO’s recommendations on representing identifiers


b. Breakout Working Group 3: Policy. Hosted by SCADM, SOOS and the Arctic Data Committee (Peter Pulsifer and Stein Tronstad are leads)



Kind regards,
Peter Pulsifer, Carleton University/ Arctic Data Committee (ADC) / Arctic Observing Summit Working Group 4 (AOS WG4)
Stein Tronstad, SCADM/ADC
Pip Bricher, SOOS / POLDER
Amos Hayes, Carleton University / POLDER
Marten Tacoma, NIOZ / ADC
Øystein Godøy, Global Cryosphere Watch, ADC-IARPC-SCADM Vocabularies and Semantics Working Group
Rebekah Ingram, Carleton University / ADC-IARPC-SCADM Vocabularies and Semantics Working Group
Pier Luigi Buttigieg, AWI / ODIS
Bonnie Carrol, World Data System
Simon Riopel, Arctic Spatial Data Infrastructure
Gerlis Fugman, IASC
Jan Rene Larsen, SAON Secretariat

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