The objective of this activity is to establishing a map of the arctic data management “ecosystem” or “universe”. This is both a concept map indicating projects, services and relationships as well as a geographic map indicating location. The effort was started during the first meeting of the ADC in Potsdam, Germany, November 2014 and is an ongoing activity. The roadmap for this project includes establishing a linked open data end point that will allow people to query the database (i.e. using SPARQL).
In June of 2016, the concept of mapping the Arctic data ecosystem were presented by task lead, Peter Pulsifer, the second meeting of the Belmont Forum Funded Pan-Arctic Options Project, led by Professor Paul Berkman. Similar concepts were being discussed by the Pan-Arctic Options team and other initiatives under organizations such as the Research Data Alliance have recently emerged. Starting in early 2017, this activity is now being carried out using resources from and under a broader initiative led by the Pan-Arctic Options project in collaboration with a number of other polar and global cyberinfrastructure initiatives. Results will be posted here and elsewhere.
The interactive map below is under active development in collaboration with communities of practice and other partners. This version is a preliminary draft. If you would like to contribute to the effort, please contact peter.pulsifer[at]colordo[dot].edu
Task lead: Peter Pulsifer, NSIDC/ELOKA, University of Colorado, USA