Association of Polar Early Career Scientists


Polar Data Forum II: International Collaboration for Advancing Polar Data Access and Preservation
October 27 - 29, 2015 in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

The Polar Data Forum II (PDF II) provides an opportunity for collaboration to organizations and individuals preserving, providing access to, and using valuable Arctic and Antarctic data and information. We welcome data managers, Arctic and Antarctic scientists, students, Aboriginal and northern residents, funding agency representatives, and others interested in improving management of polar and other data. The Forum will be held in conjunction with meetings of the Arctic Data Committee (ADC) of the International Arctic Science Committee and Sustaining Arctic Observing Networks (IASC/SAON), the Standing Committee on Antarctic Data Management (SC-ADM) of the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR), and a variety of other organizations and groups.

For further information, including the Provisional Agenda and Excursions to Toronto and Niagara Falls, please see:

The hotel Room Block reservation deadline is coming up: 21 September 2015
To book a room online, go to:

The FINAL Registration deadline is 30 September 2015
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Tuesday, 27 October: We will provide a Data Management Workshop: Learn how to manage your data! This 3-hour hands-on Workshop is directed at graduate students and early career researchers interested in preserving their research data for the future. All are welcome to register for the Workshop. Attendance is first-come, first-served.

Please forward this message to interested colleagues.

Thank you, and we hope to see you in Waterloo in October!

—Polar Data Forum II Advisory and Organizing Committees and many generous partner and sponsor organizations

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APECS International Directorate
UiT The Arctic University of Norway
Huginbakken 14
9019 Tromsø
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