The Polar Federated Search Working Group (POLDER) is a collaboration between the Arctic Data Committee (ADC), Standing Committee on Antarctic Data Management (SCADM), and Southern Ocean Observing System (SOOS), to develop the tools and resources to support metadata aggregation and federated search tools to improve the discoverability of polar science data.
More information is available on the POLDER website.
Pip Bricher (Co-Chair; SOOS)
Taco de Bruin (Co-Chair; NOIZ Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research)
Alexander Smirnov (Artic Portal)
Working Group Members
Anton Van de Putte (Biodiversity.aq)
Brendan Billingsley (Billingsley Custom Software)
Halldor Johansson (Arctic Portal)
Marten Tacoma (NIOZ Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research)
Stein Tronstad (Norwegian Polar Institute)
Thomas Vandenberghe (Belgian Marine Data Centre)
William Manley (Institute for Arctic and Antarctic Research)
Lynn Yarney (Research Data Alliance)
Matthew Jones (Arctic Data Centre, DataONE)
Gabrielle Alix (Polar Data Catalogue)
Stefanie Schemacher (PANGAEA)
Jenny Thomas (Swiss Polar Institute)
Kathryn Meger (Arctic Data Centre)
Yubao Qin (Big Earth Data for the Three Poles, GEOCRI)
Adam Leadbetter (The Marine Institute of Ireland)
Cindy Chandler (Woods Hole Oceanography Institution)
Polar data managers will meet in Helsinki in November 2019, to work on a set of projects of value to the SOOS community. Polar Data Forum III includes a two-day conference and three days of workshops. Of key interest is a two day hackathon to explore opportunities to develop federated metadata search for polar and ocean data. This targets a key problem for Southern Ocean scientists – there are more than 70 metadata catalogues that hold descriptions of Southern Ocean-relevant data and nobody has the time to search them all independently. We hope to use the technology behind Google Dataset Search to build a tool specifically for our community. There will also be a workshop to improve the flows of marine data into portals that include SOOSmap and another to update the data policies of three key polar data groups – SOOS’ data management sub-committee, the Standing Committee on Antarctic Data Management, and the Arctic Data Committee.
Click here for more information at the Polar Data Forum III website.