Association of Polar Early Career Scientists


IARPC Arctic Data Collaboration Team (ADCT) Meeting and Webinar

June 30, 2016 13:00 EDT (09:00 AKDT)


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Bridging across data barriers: From Arctic permafrost to global connections

Lynn Yarmey, Research Data Alliance
Colleen Strawhacker, National Snow and Ice Data Center

Abstract: Of critical importance to the ultimate success of Arctic data efforts is the ability to connect data across geospatial and temporal scale, domain, and national boundary among other dimensions. While rarely can a project or program address all of these at once, partnering and collaboration offer mechanisms to advance data efforts. In this talk we present one example of this type of partnership and opportunity by looking at connections within the national and international permafrost data communities, and then between permafrost efforts and broader global cross-disciplinary work. Partnering permafrost and data management expertise, the NSF-funded PermaData project led by the National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) has the goal of making existing permafrost data easier to access and use across scales. PermaData has partnered with national and international teams from the Arctic Observing Viewer (AOV) the international Global Terrestrial Network for Permafrost (GTN-P), the Arctic Data Committee and others to ensure a widely useful approach that will support meaningful change to make permafrost data easy to use. The Research Data Alliance is a community-driven, distributed organization committed to enabling the open sharing of data by building social and technical bridges. With similar goals and communities, collaboration and partnership across Arctic and global efforts present a natural path forward to advance the work of data and research more broadly.

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