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Background photo sebastian gerland norwegian polar institute

SCADM 2011Norwegian Report

Stein Tronstad

Norwegian Polar Institute

Background photo: Sebastian Gerland, Norwegian Polar Institute

Norwegian polar institute

Norwegian Polar Institute

  • Directorate under the Ministry of the Environment

  • Norway's central institution for scientific research, environmental monitoring and mapping of the polar regions.

  • Scientific and strategic advisor to the Norwegian Government on polar issues.

Mandated tasks

Mandated Tasks

  • Scientific research on

    • the climate system (cryosphere, ocean, processes)

    • climate change and its effects on the polar ecosystems

    • biodiversity (polar, marine)

    • ecotoxicology

  • Logistics provider for Antarctic research programmes

  • Programmes and systems for environmental monitoring

  • Geological and topographic mapping

  • Strategic advice to the Government on polar issues

  • Circumpolar cooperation in the Arctic and Antarctica

  • Uphold Norwegian legal regulations mandated by the Antarctic Treaty

Facilities logistics

Facilities & Logistics

  • Fieldwork, data collection and logistics support in the Arctic and Antarctic

  • Norwegian Antarctic Research Expeditions (NARE)

  • Research vessel Lance

  • Sverdrup Station

  • Troll Station

  • NADC

Troll station

Troll Station

National developments

National Developments

  • New government guidelines

  • Norstore

  • Public data license


  • SIOS, Inspire vs DIF

Government guidelines

Government Guidelines

  • «Provide access to suitable, existing raw data on machine-readable formats»

  • Information of public value, that can be reused, not restricted, limited costs

  • Free for use by external service providers

  • Publish on the web (

  • In the science domain: Norstore

    • 4 Universities

    • IPY legacy data

Open data license nlod

Open Data License (NLOD)

  • Currently being introduced for government agencies:

    • Single option

    • Attribution

    • Work (information, data) offered as-is

    • CC BY compatible

Background photo sebastian gerland norwegian polar institute


  • Svalbard Integrated Arctic Earth Observing System

  • European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructures (ESFRI)

  • Comprising «Knowledge Centre» and (integrated) Data Management System

  • Developing a data policy based on IPY principles

  • Existing data centres

  • Metadata harvesting

  • Standards?

Sios data policy

SIOS Data Policy

  • Promotes free and open access to data

  • Requested data shall be made available in a timely manner, preferably online and free of charge

  • An INSPIRE compliant set of metadata will be offered, including data citation information as required by the SIOS IPR policy.

  • Recommends licencing models such as Creative Commons, ideally the Polar Information Commons model, to define use restrictions and guidelines.

  • Introducing DIF

Where are we

Where Are We?

Data: AMSR-E 12/5/2009 Images: Polar View / University of Bremen

Ipy legacy

IPY Legacy

Current metadata catalogue

Current Metadata Catalogue





Ipy metadata exchange

IPY Metadata Exchange


Ipy metadata

IPY Metadata


Ipy data

IPY Data

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IPY Data

Data access

Data Access

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Data Access?

Harvesting by amd

Harvesting by AMD

  • DOKIPY OAI-PMH data provider

  • Stable metadata population at AMD?

  • Controlled vocabulary issues

    • Locations and science keywords ok

    • Data centres and projects require manual intervention

    • Users must be allowed to enter new names not listed

    • New names are replaced with GCMD valids before OAI-PMH exposure

    • New projects/data centres not listed at GCMD require manual update

    • Convoluted validation

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