Identification_Information:
   Dataset_Identifier: ELOKA031

   Citation: 
      Citation_Information: 
         Originator: Apangalook, L., P. Apangalook, S. John, J. Leavitt, W. Weyapuk, Jr., and  other observers.  Edited by H. Eicken and M. Kaufman. 
         Publication_Date: 20130327
         Title: The Seasonal Ice Zone Observing Network (SIZONet) Local Observations Interface
         Publication_Information: 
            Publication_Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
            Publisher: NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center
         Online_Linkage: http://nsidc.org/data/eloka031.html
         Online_Linkage: http://dx.doi.org/10.7265/N5TB14VT

   Description: 
      Abstract:
         The Seasonal Ice Zone Observing Network Local Observations Interface allows 
         access to observations of sea ice, weather, and wildlife collected since 2006 
         by Indigenous Inupiaq and Yup'ik sea ice experts in several communities along 
         the northern and western coasts of Alaska. The SIZONet web interface provides 
         access to a database of local observations spatially referenced around Alaskan 
         villages. The database brings together two distinct knowledge systems of 
         western science and local and traditional knowledge. As an archive and 
         instruction tool, the interface offers collaborating opportunities for hunters 
         and their communities. Since it is designed to change in response to the 
         evolving nature of the observations, the database provides a framework for 
         researchers to track and compare specific climatic, environmental and 
         ecological features, and events across geographic locations and over time.

         The goal of this project is to preserve and pass on local and traditional 
         knowledge of sea ice and its use knowledge. In documenting local sea ice 
         change, records may offer insight into how that change affects community and 
         cultural activity. Arctic coastal communities have long recognized that sea 
         ice conditions are not what they once were: the ocean is freezing later in the 
         fall and ice is melting earlier in the spring, shore-fast ice is less stable, 
         there is far less thick multiyear ice, and environmental conditions overall 
         are less predictable. 

         To view the observations in the database, visitors must agree to the Use 
         Agreement and enter as a Guest. Members of the participating Alaskan 
         communities can log in as a Registered User for a more robust use of the 
         interface.

      Purpose: scientific research

   Time_Period_of_Content:
      Time_Period_Information:
         Range_of_Dates/Times:
            Beginning_Date: 20060406
            Ending_Date: Unknown
      Currentness_Reference: publication date

   Status:
      Progress: In work
      Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: Unknown

   Spatial_Domain:
      Bounding_Coordinates:
         West_Bounding_Coordinate: -180
         East_Bounding_Coordinate: 180
         North_Bounding_Coordinate: 90
         South_Bounding_Coordinate: -90

   Keywords:
      Theme:
         Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords
         Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Atmosphere > Precipitation > Snow
         Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Biological Classification > Animals/Invertebrates > Animals/Vertebrates
         Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Biological Classification > Animals/Vertebrates
         Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Cryosphere > Sea Ice
         Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Sea Ice
      Theme:
         Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
         Theme_Keyword: 
      Theme:
         Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Instrument Keywords
         Theme_Keyword: ANEMOMETERS
         Theme_Keyword: THERMOMETERS
         Theme_Keyword: VISUAL OBSERVATIONS
      Theme:
         Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Platform Keywords
         Theme_Keyword: GROUND-BASED OBSERVATIONS
      Theme:
         Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO 19115 Topic Categories
         Theme_Keyword: biota
         Theme_Keyword: climatologyMeteorologyAtmosphere
         Theme_Keyword: oceans
      Theme:
         Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
         Theme_Keyword: Air Temperature
         Theme_Keyword: Arctic char
         Theme_Keyword: Arctic cisco
         Theme_Keyword: Arctic cod
         Theme_Keyword: Arctic fox
         Theme_Keyword: Arctic hare
         Theme_Keyword: Arctic Sea Ice
         Theme_Keyword: Arctic tern
         Theme_Keyword: Bearded seal
         Theme_Keyword: Beluga whale
         Theme_Keyword: Blue cod
         Theme_Keyword: Bowhead whale
         Theme_Keyword: Brant
         Theme_Keyword: Brown bear
         Theme_Keyword: Candle fish
         Theme_Keyword: Caribou
         Theme_Keyword: Clam
         Theme_Keyword: Coastal Alaska
         Theme_Keyword: Common eider
         Theme_Keyword: Cormorant
         Theme_Keyword: Crab
         Theme_Keyword: Duck
         Theme_Keyword: Eider
         Theme_Keyword: FISH
         Theme_Keyword: fishing boats
         Theme_Keyword: Flounder
         Theme_Keyword: Fur seal
         Theme_Keyword: Goose
         Theme_Keyword: Gray whale
         Theme_Keyword: Guillemot
         Theme_Keyword: Gull
         Theme_Keyword: humpback whale
         Theme_Keyword: Humpback whale
         Theme_Keyword: Hunting
         Theme_Keyword: Ice Extent
         Theme_Keyword: Ice Floe
         Theme_Keyword: Ice Thickness
         Theme_Keyword: Killer whale
         Theme_Keyword: King eider
         Theme_Keyword: Leads
         Theme_Keyword: Long Tailed Duck (Old squaw)
         Theme_Keyword: Minke whale
         Theme_Keyword: Murre
         Theme_Keyword: Muskox
         Theme_Keyword: Pack Ice
         Theme_Keyword: Polar bear
         Theme_Keyword: Precipitation
         Theme_Keyword: Ptarmigan
         Theme_Keyword: Raven
         Theme_Keyword: Red fox
         Theme_Keyword: Ribbon seal
         Theme_Keyword: Ringed seal
         Theme_Keyword: Salmon
         Theme_Keyword: seabirds
         Theme_Keyword: Sea Ice Motion
         Theme_Keyword: Sea Ice Thickness
         Theme_Keyword: Sea lion
         Theme_Keyword: Sea otter
         Theme_Keyword: Shellfish
         Theme_Keyword: Smelt
         Theme_Keyword: Snow bunting
         Theme_Keyword: Snow goose
         Theme_Keyword: Snowy owl
         Theme_Keyword: Spectacled eider
         Theme_Keyword: Spotted seal
         Theme_Keyword: Starfish
         Theme_Keyword: Steller's eider
         Theme_Keyword: Subsistence Fishing
         Theme_Keyword: Subsistence Hunting
         Theme_Keyword: Subsistence Whaling
         Theme_Keyword: Tom cod
         Theme_Keyword: Traditional Hunting
         Theme_Keyword: Traditional Whaling
         Theme_Keyword: Trout
         Theme_Keyword: Upa
         Theme_Keyword: Visibility
         Theme_Keyword: Visual Observations
         Theme_Keyword: Walrus
         Theme_Keyword: Wind Direction
         Theme_Keyword: winds
         Theme_Keyword: Wind Speed
         Theme_Keyword: Wind Velocity
         Theme_Keyword: Wolverine
      Place:
         Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
         Place_Keyword: Continent > North America > United States Of America > Alaska

   Access_Constraints: None

   Use_Constraints: None

   Point_of_Contact:
      Contact_Information:
         Contact_Person_Primary:
            Contact_Person: NSIDC User Services
            Contact_Organization: National Snow and Ice Data Center
         Contact_Address:
            Address_Type: mailing
            Address: CIRES, 449 UCB
            Address: University of Colorado
            City: Boulder
            State_or_Province: CO
            Postal_Code: 80309-0449
            Country: USA
         Contact_Voice_Telephone: 1 303 492-6199 x
         Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 1 303  492-2468 x
         Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: nsidc@nsidc.org

Distribution_Information:
   Distributor:
      Contact_Information:
         Contact_Organization_Primary:
            Contact_Organization: National Snow and Ice Data Center
            Contact_Person: NSIDC User Services
         Contact_Address:
            Address_Type: mailing
            Address: National Snow and Ice Data Center
            Address: CIRES, 449 UCB
            Address: University of Colorado
            City: Boulder
            State_or_Province: CO
            Postal_Code: 80309-0449
            Country: USA
         Contact_Voice_Telephone: 1 303 492-6199 
         Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 1 303  492-2468 
         Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: nsidc@nsidc.org

   Resource_Description: ELOKA031

   Distribution_Liability:
      NSIDC cannot assume liability for any damages caused by any errors or 
      omissions in the data, nor as a result of the failure of the data to function 
      on a particular system. NSIDC makes no warranty, expressed or implied, nor 
      does the fact of distribution constitute such a warranty.

Metadata_Reference_Information:
   Metadata_Date: 20131211

   Metadata_Review_Date: 20131211

   Metadata_Contact: 
      Contact_Information:
         Contact_Person_Primary:
            Contact_Person: NSIDC User Services
            Contact_Organization: National Snow and Ice Data Center
         Contact_Address:
            Address_Type: mailing
            Address: National Snow and Ice Data Center
            Address: CIRES, 449 UCB
            Address: University of Colorado
            City: Boulder
            State_or_Province: CO
            Postal_Code: 80309-0449
            Country: USA
         Contact_Voice_Telephone: 1 303 492-6199 
         Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 1 303  492-2468 
         Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: nsidc@nsidc.org

   Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata: Extensions for Remote Sensing Metadata

   Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-012-2002