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Third Polar Data Forum
From Monday 18 November 2019
To Friday 22 November 2019
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Third Polar Data Forum will be hosted by the Finnish Meteorological Institute in Helsinki and will combine a two to two and a half day conference-style meeting in support of information exchange, with the remainder of the week using a "hackathon" approach that will build on the development work done in previous meetings.

Themes of interest for poster and papers submissions include:

  • Polar community and network building,
  • Data discovery and federated search,
  • All aspects of data interoperability (syntactical, structural, semantic, social),
  • Standards and protocols to improve data access,
  • Analysis of user needs,
  • Enabling data reuse for multiple audiences,
  • Ethical utilization of data derived from Indigenous knowledge and community based monitoring,
  • Data management for polar social science and humanities,
  • Cloud computing and other advanced analytical methods and platforms (i.e. machine learning, AI),
  • Sensor webs and observing systems,
  • Critical studies on polar data management (e.g. Science and Technology Studies),
  • Recognition and attribution in data systems,
  • Data management for major projects (e.g. Southern Ocean Observing System, MOSAiC, Arctic Supersites etc.),
  • Data policy,
  • Other themes related to polar data broadly defined (i.e. including information and knowledge).

Abstract submission deadline is 6 September 2019.
Registration deadline is 18 October 2019.

Full details are available on the PDF III website.


PDF III will be co-organized with regional partners including the INTAROS project in conjunction with the EU Arctic Cluster, the Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research, and other European organizations. The Forum will be co-convened by the IASC-SAON Arctic Data Committee, Southern Ocean Observing System, Standing Committee on Antarctic Data Management, the World Data System and other organizations engaged in polar data management.


Location Helsinki, Finland

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