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Are you satisfied that these observations incorporate all aspects that should be covered by the Communique?What revisions (if any) would you make to the observations listed in the PDF document?In your opinion, what are the three most important messages that should be sent by the Communique?Do you have any other comments to make (not covered by the above)?
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Are you satisfied that these observations incorporate all aspects that should be covered by the Communique?What revisions (if any) would you make to the observations listed in the PDF document?In your opinion, what are the three most important messages that should be sent by the Communique?Do you have any other comments to make (not covered by the above)?
Yes cannot download the PDF document. (Addendum: PDF sent by email)   
 Possibly try and quantify/ estimate the investment in 'lost' data during the IPY - 1. Investment in research data needs to preserve the resulting asset. 2. Research output life cycle should be defined and funded BEFORE research commences.  
Yes    
No I would add the observations that long term management and availability of data requires long term funding from funding agencies. Funding agencies should allocate a certain percentage of the research budgets for data management. Number 9 and 10 plus my remark above about the role of funding agencies  
No I would make point 11 stronger. Something like: SCAR and IASC must involve data scientists directly in the science at the outset and throughout the process at all levels (senior planning to field/lab support).
They should strongly encourage funding data science as part of the scientific effort.
 I would add another point perhaps between points 4 and 5: The polar data community must join together in a network to address issues of interoperability and data sharing. 1. Include and support data scientists (managers) at the outset of science planning. 2. Create a network of data practitioners in the Arctic 3. *implement* open data policies  
Yes May want to explain brokering a bit, or give a link which explains what it is. 1. We must work together to share the products of research with each other and the public, for the good of society and the progress of science; Progress is being made in this regard but additional support/collaboration (from researchers, funding agencies, governments, academic institutions, etc.) and funding are needed to really make it happen. 2. We must converge on accepted standards to ensure interoperability and linking of repositories, for maximizing discovery and access. 3. We welcome other participants (need to make sure a central contact person/organization is identified for clarity, not just a long list of our names).  
Yes    
Yes  in order: #1 #2 #7 (in conjunction with #6)  
Yes   The governments or the funding agencies should recognize these world-wide activities to connect the databases distributed in different countries and different disciplines related to Earth and planetary sciences. 
No Observation 1: ...discovery, re-use and persistence. Observation 2: ...scientists, science funders and data centers... Observation 3: introduce issues with inconsistent / variable metadata; Observation 4: introduce issues with inconsistent / variable metadata; Observation 5: ...interoperability, transparency and data re-use. Observation 10: ...often "unstructured" datasets that receive the least data management attention. [delete and replace sentence starting with Unstructured]...The notion of "unstructured" resources reflects digital information that currently is unmanaged with metadata, markup and databases. Utilizing the inherent structure of digital resources provides an objective framework to discover their relationship in a manner that complements existing content and context management solutions. 1. Content, context and structure of digital resources can be used together for the purposes of digital data management and knowledge discovery. 2. Digital data and centers have value to the scientific community as well as diverse decision-makers in governmental and non-governmental organizations as well as business. 3. Sustainability of data centers requires public-private partnerships.  
Yes  #1, #2, #11  
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