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Polar Data Forum II: International Collaboration for Advancing Polar Data Access and Preservation

27-29 October 2015, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

  • Registration is Open!
  • Abstracts Deadline, 1 July 2015
  • Notification of abstract acceptance: 31 July 2015
  • Early Bird Registration deadline: 31 August 2015

For further information please see:

The Second Polar Data Forum (PDF II) will build on successes of the first Polar Data Forum (PDF I) in Tokyo, Japan, October 2013. PDF I and a series of other international and national meetings have identified priority themes and key challenges in the domain of polar data management (See the PDF I Communiqué) for a brief listing and description of outcomes). PDF II will further refine these themes and priorities and will accelerate progress by establishing clear actions to address the target issues, including meeting the needs of society and science through promotion of open data and effective data stewardship, establishing sharing and interoperability of data at a variety of levels, developing trusted data management systems, and ensuring long-term data preservation. The Forum will be held in conjunction with the scheduled annual meetings of the Arctic Data Committee (ADC) of the International Arctic Science Committee and Sustaining Arctic Observing Networks (IASC/SAON) and the Standing Committee on Antarctic Data Management (SC-ADM) of the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR). This unprecedented co-location presents unique opportunities for coordination and is envisioned as the first international Polar Data Week.

Special Issue of Data Science Journal

All participants will be invited to submit a Forum paper towards a planned special issue of the CODATA Data Science Journal summarizing the outcomes of the Polar Data Forum II. Specific instructions and deadlines for preparing manuscripts are to be confirmed and will be given to authors in the late summer, as well as announced on the Forum website.

We hope to see you in Waterloo in October!