Southern Ocean Decade & Polar Data Forum Week 2021

Online, 20 - 24 September 2021 An Ocean Of Opportunities

Semantics and Vocabularies - Hackathon

This session will be used to complete a Gap Analysis of common vocabularies that can be crosswalked. There are numerous groups working on semantic harmonization, such as the alignment of SWEET/ENVO vocabularies. It would be beneficial to see what the most common vocabularies are, and how they are being used in polar settings, and prioritize which would be useful to align next. This can be used to ensure inclusion of indigenous semantic resources, or outline a plan for how to include them moving forward.


  • Chantelle Verhey - 0000-0002-0047-7875
    Chantelle Verhey is a Research Associate for the World Data System International Technology Office. She has a Masters of Science in Environmental Management from the University of Reading in the UK, and previous work experience as a Data Manager for the Polar Data Catalogue. Now, she is combining her education and work experience to assist the Polar communities initiatives toward Semantic Interoperability.