Southern Ocean Decade & Polar Data Forum Week 2021

Online, 20 - 24 September 2021 An Ocean Of Opportunities

Best practices for polar data management – an interactive session bringing together polar researchers and polar data managers - Hackathon

Members of the Arctic and Antarctic data communities will be holding a workshop to interactively engage with researchers and program leaders (or anyone!) to discuss how data management expertise can help collate datasets and improve the trust that researchers can have in data compilations and data products. If you are involved in a project which brings together data from a variety of sources and formats, then this workshop is for you! This workshop will enable you to come and discuss your project with a range of data management experts and will act as a forum for providing information, offering advice, and helping to build networks. Topic suggestions in advance of the meeting will be welcomed (please send your suggestions to the workshop conveners).


  • Helen Peat - 0000-0003-2017-8597
    Helen Peat is the Head of the British Antarctic Survey’s Polar Data Centre and co-Vice Chair of the Standing Committee on Antarctic Data Management (SCADM).
  • Johnathan Kool - 0000-0002-9902-3522
    Johnathan Kool is the Australian Antarctic Data Centre Manager and the Chair of SCADM.