Following conversations at the Polar Data Planning Summit in Boulder, and the Polar Data and Systems and Architecture Workshop in Geneva in 2018, we are pleased to announce that the Third Polar Data Forum will be hosted by the Finnish Meteorological Institute in Helsinki during the week of November 18th, 2019. The meeting will be co-organized with regional partners including the INTAROS project in conjunction with the EU Arctic Cluster, the Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research, and other European organizations. The Forum will be co-convened by the IASC-SAON Arctic Data Committee, Southern Ocean Observing System, Standing Committee on Antarctic Data Management, the World Data System and other organizations engaged in polar data management.

Steering and organizing committees are currently being formed and will be confirmed and announced over the coming weeks. If you are interested in participating, please reply directly to us. A website with detailed information is being developed and we will notify you through this list and other channels when the site is published.

As discussed in previous meetings, this iteration of the Polar Data Forum will combine a two to two and a half day conference style meeting in support of information exchange, with the remainder of the week using a "hackathon" approach that will build on the development work done in Boulder, Geneva and other meetings.

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