1 June 2006
International Polar Year Data Management Report Released
A report that compiles recommendations from a data management workshop for the International Polar Year (IPY) is now available.
Participants developed specific recommendations on engaging archives, data discovery and access methods, standards and interoperability, and ways to ensure that all IPY data are captured and readily available. Workshop participants aimed to develop an implementation plan for the IPY Data and Information Service (IPYDIS). A final workshop report, Glaciological Data Report 33 (PDF, 896 KB) is now available. For additional information and follow-up details from the meeting, see the workshop Web site.
NSIDC and the IPY Programme Office hosted the data management workshop at the the British Antarctic Survey in Cambridge, England, on March 3 and 4, 2006. More than forty participants from thirteen countries participated in the workshop, which followed the first meeting of the IPY Data Policy and Management Subcommittee.
The International Polar Year is a period dedicated to intense interdisciplinary study of Earth's polar regions. To ensure that researchers may study both polar regions in summer and winter, the period will run from March 2007 through March 2009.
IPY is co-sponsored by the International Council of Science and the World Meteorological Organization. For more information about IPY, visit the organization's Web site at http://www.ipy.org/.