Southern Ocean Decade & Polar Data Forum Week 2021

Online, 20 - 24 September 2021 An Ocean Of Opportunities


All times are listed in UTC


Keynote presentations
Ocean technology supporting polar science for the next decade
Andreas Marouchos, Research Group Leader, CSIRO
Wednesday 22 September 08:30 | Oral
Local to Global Collaboration: the foundation of the emerging polar data ecosystem
Peter Pulsifer and the Organizers of the Fourth Polar Data Forum
Thursday 23 September 07:10 | Oral
Data management for ocean reanalysis efforts
Matthew Mazloff
Thursday 23 September 16:10 | Oral
The Final Frontier - Mapping the Southern Ocean
Jamie McMichael-Philips
Friday 24 September 07:10 | Oral

Barriers to data sharing / User needs

Here we explicitly invite presentations from people who generate and use data to discuss ways that data management systems can better serve you. What makes it difficult to share or to discover data through formal systems? Please share lessons and challenges.
Using the Nunaliit Atlas Framework for Mapping the Polar Data Ecosystem
Matthew M King, Brendan Billingsley, Pip Bircher, Ruth Duerr and Peter L. Pulsifer
Friday 24 September 17:50 | Oral
Walking On Thin (Arctic) Ice: Negotiating the Digital Landscape of Protected and Sensitive Arctic Social Science Research Data
Timothy J. Pasch , Renata G. Curty, Noor Johnson, Matthew Jones, Amber Budden, Andrey Petrov and Jonathan Blythe
Friday 24 September 18:00 | Oral

Collaborative production of data, information and knowledge

Increasingly, data and knowledge are being generated through partnerships among researchers, citizens, and other stakeholders, and these partnerships need particular kinds of data management to respect the contributions and needs of all partners.
Polar biodiversity data: from a national marine platform to a global data portal.
Petra ten Hoopen and UK Polar Data Centre
Friday 24 September 07:25 | Oral
New data on the glaciers of the Koryak Highlands: assessment of the state using satellite images and field studies
Maria D. Ananicheva, Department of glaciology of IG RAS, Moscow and Russia
Friday 24 September 07:35 | Oral
SO-CHIC: a data infrastructure for the Antarctic community
Antonio Novellino, Frederica Colombo, Marco Alba, Jean-Baptiste Sallée and Amelie Lecornec
Friday 24 September 07:45 | Oral
Extending Argo float coverage in polar regions
Simo Siiriä, Ingrid M. Angel-Benavides, Waldemar Walczowski, Kjell Arne Mork, Edouard Leymarie, Kamila Walicka, Birgit Klein, Matt Donnelly, Romain Cancouët and Laura Tuomi
Friday 24 September 07:55 | Oral
Data Life-Cycle Management to encompass an automated Data Pipeline at Ocean Networks Canada: Community Fishers Program
Saurav Sahu, Maia Hoeberechts, Ryan Flagg, Lucianne Marshall, Reyna Jenkyns, Geovany Trejos-Salas, Meghan Paulson, Mitchell Wolf, Tanner Owca, Meghan Tomlin, Megan Kot, Stefanie Mellon, Michael Thorne, Ben Biffard, Derrick Evans and Kristen Meyer
Friday 24 September 08:45 | Oral
The SCAR Antarctic Biodiversity Portal
Anton Van de Putte
Friday 24 September 08:05 | Oral
ISOBatA: Italian Pilot project for the exploitation of underway seafloor datasets in the Antarctic region and surrounding areas.
Daniela Accettella and Alessandra Savini
Friday 24 September 08:15 | Oral
Looking back, looking ahead: The ELOKA Program at 15 years
Noor Johnson, Matthew Druckenmiller and Peter Pulsifer
Friday 24 September 08:35 | Oral

Data for modellers and remote sensing

Modelling and remote sensing data pose particular challenges due to their volume and perceptions of reproducibility. We invite presentations on the data management issues surrounding these data types.
OC4-SO algorithm: improving satellite retrievals of chlorophyll a in the Antarctic Peninsula
Afonso Ferreira, Ana C. Brito, Carlos R.B. Mendes, Vanda Brotas, Raul Costa, Catarina Guerreiro, Carolina Sá and Thomas Jackson
Thursday 23 September 18:25 | Oral
PolarWatch: Overcoming common data access challenges to provide oceanographic satellite remote sensing data for the polar regions
Jennifer, P, Sevadjian, Cara Wilson and Dale Robinson
Thursday 23 September 17:55 | Oral
Closing the gap of navigational risk in unchartered Arctic waters with novel satellite-based data products
Mikkel H Bojesen
Thursday 23 September 18:15 | Oral
CANCELLED: Neural networks and transfer learning for glacial lake outburst flood monitoring
Thomas Y. Chen
Thursday 23 September 18:05 | Oral
Data Use Cases: Applying AI and Data Science Tools to Optical Images and AIS Data from the Arctic
Ekaterina Kim
Thursday 23 September 18:35 | Oral

Data policy

Polar data are managed under policies agreed within the polar community, as well as national programs and international discipline-specific policies. We invite presentations on all aspects of policy development and implementation.
Alignment of Polar Data Policies - Recommended Principles
Stein Tronstad, Pip Bricher, Taco de Bruin, Erik Buch, Hajo Eicken, Dariusz Ignatiuk, Johnathan Kool, Jan Rene Larsen, Frank Nitsche, Helen Peat, Fredrik Persäter, Peter Pouplier, Peter Pulsifer, Anton van de Putte, David Rayner, Simon Riopel, VS Samy, Marten Tacoma, Jen Thomas and Anne Treasure
Friday 24 September 17:20 | Oral
Customized data workflow for an interdisciplinary research project.
Jean Baptiste Barré, Anne Chapuis, Amélie Bataille and Gaêl Durand
Friday 24 September 17:30 | Oral
Arctic Data Systems in the ROADS Process
David Arthurs, Peter Pulsifer and Sandy Starkweather
Friday 24 September 17:40 | Oral

FAIR data for the polar regions

Making polar data FAIR is an ongoing challenge for all data management professionals and organisations. We invite abstracts on all aspects of data FAIRness, especially interoperability of data and metadata.
Data and metadata sharing for polar sciences as the NADC in Japan
Masaki Kanao
Thursday 23 September 07:25 | Oral
The EMODnet Physics Arctic Data Portal
Antonio Novellino, Sylvie Pouliquen, Erik Buch and Patrick Gorringe
Thursday 23 September 08:05 | Oral
Improving findability and accessibility of long-tail data through the US Antarctic Program data Center
Frank, O, Nitsche, Kirsteen Tinto, Shane Neville and Suzanne Carbotte
Thursday 23 September 07:55 | Oral
Improving FAIRness of aerogeophysics datasets at the UK Polar Data Centre
Alice Fremand and Julie Bodart
Thursday 23 September 08:35 | Oral
FAIR and consistent data management in a large multidisciplinary project: The Nansen Legacy
Luke, H., Marsden, Øystein Godøy, Tove M. Gabrielsen, Pål and G. Ellingsen
Thursday 23 September 08:45 | Oral
Digital Antarctica – A FAIR approach to Australian Antarctic research data
Rob E Jennings
Thursday 23 September 07:35 | Oral
Building a science community through data tools
Petra Ten Hoopen, Pip Bricher, Benjamin Pfeil and SOOS Data Management Sub-Committee
Thursday 23 September 07:45 | Oral
Italian polar data archives: current state and future perspectives
Giulio Verazzo and Chiara Ripa
Thursday 23 September 08:55 | Oral
Metadata for a spectral library on snow and ice and FAIR principles
Sabina Di Franco, Roberto Salzano, Enrico Boldrini and Rosamaria Salvatori
Thursday 23 September 09:05 | Oral
From locally to globally FAIRified (meta)data management: Reflections and outcomes from an Arctic Molecular Observatory
Christina Bienhold, Matomo Niwane, Matthias Wietz, Raïssa Meyer and Pier Luigi Buttigieg
Thursday 23 September 09:15 | Oral
The Antarctic Meteorological Research and Data Center: Focus on FAIR Data
Matthew G. Noojin and Matthew A. Lazzara
Thursday 23 September 09:25 | Oral
Towards an Ecosystem of Interoperable Data Infrastructures: contributions from the Canadian Consortium for Arctic Data Interoperability
Peter L. Pulsifer and The CCADI Technical and Management Teams
Thursday 23 September 08:15 | Oral

Federated Metadata Search, etc
Federated Arctic data discovery via the open DataONE network using
Matthew B. Jones, Dave Vieglais, Jing Tao, Peter Slaughter, Bryce Mecum and Rushiraj Nenuji
Thursday 23 September 16:35 | Oral
Spotlighting Arctic Data Collections with the DataONE Portals Infrastructure
Amber E Budden, Matthew B. Jones, Chris S. Jones, Lauren Walker, Robyn Thiessen-Bock and Erin McLean
Thursday 23 September 16:45 | Oral
Progress on federating metadata search for the polar regions
Pip K Bricher, Ruth Duerr, Rebekah Ingram, Taco de Bruin, Chantelle Verhey, Øystein Godøy and POLDER working group
Thursday 23 September 16:25 | Oral

Knowledge mobilization and decision making

The data we manage is most valuable when it is converted to knowledge that can support decision-making. We invite presentations that discuss how best to manage data to support these activities.
Arctic Sustainability and the Satellite Record of Maritime Ship Traffic
Paul Arthur Berkman
Friday 24 September 16:10 | Oral
Quantifying, communicating and confirming rates of coastal change in the Inuvialuit Settlement Region
Michael Allchin, Ravi Darwin Sankar, Ryan Mazan, Shannon Christofferson, Navarjun Grewal, Kara Matthews, Graham Wilkes, Jenn Parrott, Peter Pulsifer and Maribeth Murray
Friday 24 September 17:00 | Oral
Leveraging Open Source Technologies to Support Arctic Permafrost Science
Kenton McHenry
Friday 24 September 16:20 | Oral
The Permafrost Discovery Gateway Portal: Enhancing online, pan-Arctic visualization and exploration of high resolution permafrost data
Christopher, S, Jones, Lauren Walker, Robyn Thiessen-Bock, Matthew, B. Jones and Amber E. Budden
Friday 24 September 16:50 | Oral
Linking many centers – Progress on defining and engaging around Sustaining Arctic Observing Network’s Roadmap for Arctic Observing and Data Systems (SAON-ROADS)
Sandy Starkweather and Jan Rene Larsen
Friday 24 September 16:30 | Oral
A data tool for planning, prevention, and response to international maritime incidents in the Bering Strait
Jill S. Prewitt
Friday 24 September 16:40 | Oral

Logistical information management / New ships and real-time data in low connectivity locations

Increasingly, polar observation systems are investigating ways to store and share information on observing assets and logistical supports, from field sites and projects, to expeditions and vehicles. We invite presentations on efforts to standardise the way this information is managed. Many polar programs are building new research vessels and designing the data collection, storage, and management systems to support them. This session is an opportunity to share lessons and experiences in developing these systems.
Optimizing Arctic Observing Through Interoperable Information Sharing Across Networks
William, F., Manley, Roberta Pirazzini and Members of the Polar Observing Assets Working Group
Friday 24 September 09:15 | Oral
Who’s going where and how? What can they do when they get there? Towards an integrated database for polar research logistics and infrastructures
Pip Bricher, Joseph Nolan, Simon Keeble and Renuka Badhe
Friday 24 September 09:05 | Oral
Continued development of a data management system for the new UK polar research vessel, the RRS Sir David Attenborough
Alex J. Tate
Friday 24 September 08:55 | Oral

Vocabularies and semantic interoperability

Standardised and agreed vocabularies are crucial for interoperability at all stages of the data lifecycle, and this session invites presentations on progress and challenges in semantic alignment.
Linking attributes, linking systems: advancing knowledge translation in the Canadian Consortium for Arctic Data Interoperability
Rebekah R. Ingram
Thursday 23 September 17:05 | Oral
SnowTerm: a terminology database on snow and ice
Sabina Di Franco, Paolo Plini and Rosamaria Salvatori
Thursday 23 September 17:15 | Oral
Building a custom ontology to enable advanced search capabilities for MOSAiC expedition datasets archived in the Arctic Data Center
Jasmine J.M. Lai, Mark P. Schildhauer, Samantha R. Csik and Bryce D. Mecum
Thursday 23 September 16:55 | Oral
Advancing Discovery in NASA’s Science Mission Directorate
Ruth E Duerr, Kaylin Bugbee, Mark Parsons, Daniel Berrios, Ashish Acharya, Emily Foshee, Anirudh Prabhu and Ahmed Eliesh
Thursday 23 September 17:25 | Oral
Cryosphere Semantics Harmonization Efforts at ESIP
Ruth E Duerr, Pier Luigi Buttigieg, Gary Berg-Cross, Kai L. Blumberg, Mark Schildhauer, Brandon Whitehead, Nancy Wiegand and Chantelle Verhey
Thursday 23 September 17:35 | Oral