Presentation on theme: "Ira van den Broek Taco de Bruin - NIOZ Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research - Netherlands National Polar Data Centre Joint SCADM/SCAGI meeting,"— Presentation transcript:
Ira van den Broek Taco de Bruin - NIOZ Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research - Netherlands National Polar Data Centre Joint SCADM/SCAGI meeting, Buenos Aires, Task 1.1 of DIMS Implementation Plan
SAON: Sustaining Arctic Observing Networks data management workshop in Oslo (June 7 ‘10) purpose: to initiate the operational phase of SAON identified project: definition of a metadata profile SCADM Data and Information Strategy for SCAR DIMS - implementation plan identified task 1.1: develop an ISO compliant metadata profile Develop an ISO compliant metadata profile for polar data
Concurrent developments SAON: Sustaining Arctic Observing Networks SCADM Develop an ISO compliant metadata profile for polar data Small (ad-hoc) group met at Oslo IPY conference in June 2010: Mark Parsons (NSIDC) Øystein Godøy (METNO) Stephanie Grebas (NASA Global Change Master Directory – GCMD) Nathan Cunningham (British Antarctic Survey - BAS) Peter Pulsifer (National Snow and Ice Data Center – NSIDC) Ira van den Broek ( NIOZ Royal Netherlands Insitute for Sea Research Input and participation from all SCADM and SCAGI members is welcomed and very much needed !!!
Many metadata standards are being used within polar data management organizations: GCMD’s DIF / FGDC / ISO / OGC /... Some examples: BAS uses ISO WMO Information Systems (WISs) – ISO Norwegian system built on DIF which is ISO compliant Antarctic community in general heavily invested in DIF NSIDC maps to several standards including DIF and ISO (European) Oceanographic community uses EDMED... who needs another standard?
Full ISO standards is too extensive; minimal is not enough Create a ‘polar bare minimum’, ISO minimal with extensions: addition of a precise space / time model support use of OGC web-based services support documentation of multimedia data include metadata that supports long-term preservation
Some scientific disciplines use lists of keywords GCMD DIF Science Keywords CF Standard Names GBIF SeaDataNet (NERC Vocabulary Server) Others do not have formalised vocabularies => Seek collaboration with scientists to create or map vocabularies =>Join forces – several initiatives already taking place
Known problems related to metadata: Interference – semantics heterogeneity; Interference – conflicting versions of metadata records (as a result of metadata harvesting); Lineage aspects of ISO – ensuring that we know how data were created Unique identifiers (DOI is not useful for datasets) => document known problems, find solutions or workarounds, describe best practices. Write “cookbooks”
What are we trying to accomplish: high level data discovery web services, metadata harvesting, using OGC CSW, ISO23950 and OAI-PMH standards all metadata linked to data (users are interested in data rather than metadata) AND: interdisciplinary
Involvement of data management community => set up review process Involvement of scientific community => collaboration identifying vocabularies => build and demonstrate show-case