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SCAR XXXV Paper 27: Standing Committee on Antarctic Data Management (SCADM)

SCAR XXXV Delegates Meeting, Davos, Switzerland, 25-26 June 2018

SCAR XXXV Paper 27: Standing Committee on Antarctic Data Management (SCADM)

Agenda Item: 5.1.

Person Responsible: A. Van de Putte


Executive Summary


Anton Van de Putte (Belgium), Frank Nitsche (USA), Masaki Katano (Japan) with support from SCADM members

Summary of activities from 2016-18 and other important matters

• In the period 2016-2018 SCADM developed a short strategy for SCADM for the period 2017-2022, to be updated in parallel with the SCAR strategic Plan. Efforts, started in 2014, to improve internal functioning were continued and include an update of the SCADM terms of reference.

• SCADM continued to support publication of (meta)data through the Antarctic Master Directory This resulted in 237 new metadata records and a total of 9229. Further we added a search interface for the AMD to the SCAR website.

• Interactions with external Polar partners such as the Arctic Data Committee and the Southern Ocean Observing System were further developed, leading to a joint initiative on the development of a Polar Federated Data Search toolset.

• SCADM held 3 annual meetings: 2016 in Kuala Lumpur (in conjunction with SCAR OSC), 2017 in Montreal in conjunction with Research Data Alliance (RDA) and will meet in Davos in conjunction with Polar 2018.


SCADM requests the Delegates and SG-CO’s note the updated SCADM terms of reference.