Southern Ocean Decade & Polar Data Forum Week 2021

Online, 20 - 24 September 2021 An Ocean Of Opportunities

Polar Federated Search - Hackathon

Federated metadata search for the polar regions is dependent on the data centres that host polar-relevant data being able to present discovery metadata in a common way. The POLDER working group is developing a best practice guidance for the implementation of as a potentially light weight discovery metadata standard serving in particular the long tail data. The polar guidance contributes to and draws on similar efforts in allied science communities. This session will progress the development of that best practice documentation as well as inform the development of the pilot federated search tool that is currently being supported by the World Data System.


  • Pip Bricher - - 0000-0001-7975-5307
    Pip Bricher is the data officer for the Southern Ocean Observing System.
  • Chantelle Verhey - 0000-0002-0047-7875
    Chantelle Verhey is a research associate at the World Data System International Technology Office.
  • Ruth Duerr - 0000-0003-4808-4736
    Ruth Duerr is a research scholar at the Ronin Institute.
  • Taco de Bruin - 0000-0001-9149-2095
    Taco de Bruin is the data management officer at the Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research.