Presentation on theme: "SCAR Data Management SSG Plenary 30 th July 2010 Kim Finney (Manager, Australian Antarctic Data Centre & Chief Officer, SCAR Standing Committee on Antarctic."— Presentation transcript:
SCAR Data Management SSG Plenary 30 th July 2010 Kim Finney (Manager, Australian Antarctic Data Centre & Chief Officer, SCAR Standing Committee on Antarctic Data Management)
SCAR Scientists Data Management Needs As a data provider: –Data submission - simple, least amount of work, –Acknowledgement of their role in capturing the data/product, –preservation for long-term re-use, –globally discoverable and accessible. As a data user: –access to data in a wide variety of formats, –harness Google or Google-like facilities to search distributed repositories, –unfettered access to qualified data, and –integrate similar data sourced from distributed stores.
The SCAR Community Data Infrastructure Antarctic Master Directory (NASA) Human Readable Metadata registering metadata National Data Centres A user can search a metadata catalogue. Data might be linked ??
Building A Better SCAR Data Infrastructure Antarctic Master Directory (with a registry interface) (NASA) Standard machine to machine interfaces data store Data Portal Scientists are able to use a data discovery portal from one country, that can also access data from another countrys data store. data store Harvests from Service Registry Portals Standard Interfaces Protocols
Building A Better SCAR Data Infrastructure What if I dont have anywhere to put my data but Im happy to share it ? data bucket Internet Cloud Tom Jerry I wonder what data is out there for the polar regions ? Submit data Metadata Catalogue & Registry Register in Discover/retrieve Polar data Search Publish to
Building A Better SCAR Data Infrastructure What is in place ? A few National Data Centres with capability to deliver data via Portals (e.g. UK, Belgium, Australia), GCMD trialling registry interface with GEOSS community, Prototype of the Cloud-based repository service. What must we do ? Join with other communities (e.g. Arctic, ICSU World Data Centres, International Oceanographic Data Exchange, WMO) to build a Polar information network.
DIMS Implementation Plan Consist of 3 projects with sub-tasks. Crafted so that ALL countries can play a role. Two key projects: Interoperable data repository network Collaborating to build our SCAR repository network in harmony with a Polar Data Network (the Polar Information Commons). SCADM CO was purposefully part of the PIC Steering Committee
www.polarcommons.org www.polarcommons.org Launched in June IPY Conference Oslo
PIC Components Digitally badge data as belonging to the PIC, Assume that data providers and users adhere to community norms (for sharing and accessing data), An (internet) cloud based repository service to manage data without an immediately obvious home. A network of Data Centres, or Institutions willing to act as long-term hosts and publication points for polar data.
Badging Data Three functions of badge: Labels data with conditions of use Labels data as being part of commons Links to norms (expected behaviours for data usage)
Repository Network ? In discussions with the World Data Centre System, BUT this is where SCAR members need to stand up and be counted ! Some interest (but very little from SCADM members) Cant get GCMD to discuss the registry interface Need to organise around delivery into science (have a focus for activity): SOOS or ANTABIF ?
Conclusion Lots of proven technologies out there now to leverage. Science needs seem pretty clear. Have some good science drivers to focus activity. Many architecture components already exist. Lack of willingness to contribute effort and resources is limiting ability to move forward.