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Final Agenda

Polar Data Forum II – Final Agenda/Schedule

25-30 October 2015

Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

NOTE: All sessions are in the Main Hall at Federation Hall on the University of Waterloo campus, unless otherwise indicated 

Sunday, 25 October

09:00 – 17:00

SC-ADM Business Meeting

Meeting Room, Fed Hall




Monday, 26 October

09:00 – 17:00

SC-ADM Business Meeting

Meeting Room, Fed Hall

08:30 – 17:00

IASC/SAON ADC Business Meeting

Multi-purpose Room A, Fed Hall

08:00 – 18:00

Pan-Arctic DEM Workshop (Invited Delegates Only)

Multi-purpose Room B, Fed Hall

19:00 – 21:00

Student/Early Career Researcher Social

Abe Erb Restaurant, Uptown Waterloo




Tuesday, 27 October

08:30 – 12:00

Joint SC-ADM/ADC Business Meeting

Multi-purpose Room A, Fed Hall

08:00 – 18:00

Pan-Arctic DEM Workshop (Morning session open to Public, Afternoon for Invited Delegates Only)

West Wing, University Club

08:30 – 11:30

Data Management Workshop

Chemistry 2 building, room 160

11:00 – 13:00

Registration and lunch

Lobby and Main Hall, Fed Hall

13:00 – 15:00

Opening Session:  Welcome and Overview



Aboriginal Student Association

Territorial acknowledgement and welcome from the ASA, University of Waterloo


Peter Pulsifer and Ellsworth LeDrewJohn Thompson

Welcome from the Co-Chairs of the International Advisory Committee


John Thompson

Welcome from the Associate Vice-President, University Research, University of Waterloo


Julie Friddell

Welcome from the Chair of the Local Organizing Committee


Mark Parsons

Going Glocal—Polar Data in a Global Infrastructure


Taco de Bruin

Where Polar Bears meet Penguins: Polar data management as an integrated and joint activity




15:00 – 15:30



15:30 – 17:30

Presentation Session 1:  International Partnerships for Open Polar Data



Mustapha Mokrane

ICSU World Data System: Trusted Data Services for Polar Research


Anton Van de Putte

The Standing Committee on Antarctic Data Management: Past Present and future


Peter Pulsifer

The Arctic Data Committee: developing an international network for data sharing through coordination and collaboration


Phillippa Bricher

The Southern Ocean Observing System: Bringing scientists and data together, across countries and disciplines


Donald Forbes

Circumpolar Arctic Coastal Communities Observatory Network (CACCON)




17:30 – 18:00



18:00 – 20:00

Ice Breaker/Welcome Reception





Wednesday, 28 October

08:30 – 10:15

Presentation Session 2:  Nationally-based Innovations and Collaborations



Ellsworth LeDrew

A National Consultation for Coordination of the Canadian Polar Data Management Community


Christine Barnard

Meeting the Needs for Arctic Data Archiving and Dissemination: Development of the Environmental Data Repository Nordicana D


Kirsten Elger

Data publication, DOIs, and user-friendly landing pages – improving data discovery and reuse


Ben Raymond

The Australian Antarctic Data Centre: 20 years of Antarctic data management


Jonathan Pundsack

NSF Antarctic and Arctic Data Consortium: Scientific Research Support & Data Services for the Polar Community




10:15 – 10:45



10:45 – 12:30

Poster Session 1:  Focus on Partnerships and Collaboration


  12:30 – 12:45  Data Science Journal Meeting

12:30 – 13:30



13:30 – 15:15

Synthesis and Working Session 1:  Interoperability and Sharing Data – Issues and Opportunities



Fraser Taylor

Legal and Ethical Norms for Incorporating Traditional Knowledge in Polar Data Infrastructures

  Scot Nickels
  Inuit Qaujisarvingat:  linking data and Inuit knowledge across cultures and contexts
  Sharon Edmunds and Andrew Dunford
 Joint Presentation: Examples of Inuit Involvement in the Governance of Research: Ethical Approaches to Data Sharing and Access
  Kári Lárusson and panel members Exploring ways to ensure that polar data are organised and shared to guarantee a lasting legacy




15:15 – 15:45



15:45 – 17:30

Synthesis and Working Session 2:  Policy and Funding for Research Data Management


  Paul Berkman
  Holistic Decision-Support for Sustainable Infrastructure Development in the Arctic Ocean


Kevin Fitzgibbons and panel members


Emerging Trends and Issues in Data Management Policy: An International Perspective




17:30 – 18:00



18:00 – 23:00

Banquet dinner

University Club, University of Waterloo




Thursday, 29 October

08:30 – 10:15

Presentation Session 3:  Emerging Technologies and Tools for Improved Data Access and User Experience



Lise Quesnel

Vocabularies: the Semantic Glue for Interoperability


Peter Griffith

The NASA Arctic-Boreal Vulnerability Experiment and the ABoVE Science Cloud: Accelerating Science with Cloud Technologies


Siri Jodha Singh Khalsa

Cyberinfrastructure for Ice-Atmosphere-Ocean Interaction Studies (CIAO)


Antonia Rosati (presented by Lynn Yarmey)

Enabling Polar Data Discovery and Data Re-use by Improving Software Usability


Aaron Wells

DO NOT FREEZE: Providing an HPS Field Lab for Polar Ice Data Collection


Andrew Fleming

Polar Thematic Exploitation Platform




10:15 – 10:45



10:45 – 12:30

Poster Session 2:  Focus on Technology, User Experience, and Innovation


12:30 – 13:30



13:30 – 15:15

Synthesis and Working Session 3:  The Importance of Integrating, Preserving, and Rescuing Data


 David Arthurs
Society’s Changing Business Model for Polar Data


Paul Morin

Producing a High-resolution Digital Elevation Model of the Arctic


Sheila Atchison

Data management practices, long term archiving and future applications of The Beaufort Regional Environmental Assessment Marine Fishes Project (BREA-MFP) dataset


Jeff Saarela

The role of natural history collections data in documenting the biological and geological diversity of the Arctic, with examples from the Canadian Museum of Nature


Elizabeth Griffin and panel members

Data Rescue – Challenges and Motivations

15:15 – 15:45



15:45 – 17:30

Closing Synthesis Session


17:30 – 18:00



18:00 – 21:00

An Aboriginal Evening

Environment 1 building, Courtyard




Friday, 30 October

08:30 – 12:30

Polar View meeting

Meeting Room, Fed Hall

12:30 – 17:00

SC-ADM/ADC/PDF II Executive Working Meeting

Meeting Room, Fed Hall


  Poster Session 1

Matthew Dares

Partnering Earth Observations for People Living Environmentally - Arctic Collaborative Environment (PEOPLE-ACE)

Julie Friddell

Metadata and Data Interoperability and Sharing at the Polar Data Catalogue:  Improving Discoverability of Polar Data within Canada and with International Partners

Helge Gosling (presented by Øystein Godøy)

Planning the Data Component of the Year of Polar Prediction (YOPP)

Amos Hayes (presented by Peter Pulsifer)

Using Nunaliit for Diverse and Distributed Knowledge Management

Elchin Jafarov

Partnering domain and cyberinfrastructure expertise to build trusted and useful data products and tools through the PermaData project

Masaki Kanao

Establishing Metadata Interoperability between the National Institute of Polar Research (NIPR), Japan and the Polar Data Catalogue (PDC), Canada

John Kozimor

Developments In ARMAP And AOV With ISO Metadata And Restful Architectures For Data Sharing and Interoperability

Eva-Marie Kruemmel (presented by Laura Petrunka)

ICC’s Data Management Experiences and Considerations for the Circumpolar Arctic

Elena Kuznetsova

Aggregate resource sustainability in Arctic regions

Peter Pulsifer

Interoperability through Cross-Disciplinary/Cultural Mediation: sharing Experiences from ELOKA and the NSIDC Informatics Program

Donna Scott

Sea Ice Data at NSIDC: Data Managers and Scientists Working Together to Improve Data Quality for the Benefit of Science

Colleen Strawhacker

Building Cyberinfrastructure from the Ground Up for the North Atlantic Biocultural Organization: Introducing the cyberNABO Project

Leanne Trimble

The Canadian Polar Data Network (CPDN): current and future roles in supporting polar data management

Stein Tronstad

Building an interoperable polar data centre

Shannon Vossepoel

Connect the North: Open, Interoperable, and Collaborative Data Management at the Arctic Institute of North America

Lynn Yarmey

The Arctic Data Explorer: Lessons learned from 3 years of distributed data discovery through collaborative interoperability

Melissa Zweng (brought by Colleen Strawhacker)

Centered on the pole: NCEI Arctic Data Stewardship

 Poster Session 2

Jo Browse

Choosing a ’best’ global aerosol model: Can observations constrain parametric uncertainty?

Michael Burgass

Data Requirements for an Ocean Health Index Assessment of the Arctic Ocean

Matthew Dares

Making historical data accessible and relevant: Digitizing historical place names recorded by Father Émile-Fortuné Petitot

Ruth Duerr

The Semantic Sea Ice Interoperability Initiative: Perspectives, Data, Tools and Ontologies

Øystein Gødoy

The Arctic Data Centre, a legacy of IPY bridging scientific and operational data

Elizabeth Hoy (presented by Peter Griffith)

The NASA ABoVE Science Cloud: Architecture of the Science Cloud

Reyna Jenkyns

Ocean Networks Canada Arctic Infrastructure and Data Repository Services

Barbara AL Johnson

Developing an affordability indicator for rural Alaskan sanitation utilities

Shelley Knuth

Earth Lab: Accelerating discovery in the Earth Sciences through big data integration and analytics

Jean-Pierre Lanckman

The Global Terrestrial Network for Permafrost Data Management System (GTN-P DMS) within the framework of the Arctic Data Interface (ADI)

Simona Longo

Italian Polar Data and Metadata Infrastructure (IPDMI): A digital infrastructure to collect, manage, publish and share polar research results

Yi Luo

Developments and Applications of Remote Sensing Data for Arctic Sea Ice at Canadian Ice Service

Kenichi Matsuoka


Current status and future plan of "Quantarctica", standalone GIS package for Antarctic research, operation and education using open-source software

Rachel Obbard

Small Data in a Big Sea: Planning Data Accessibility and Visualization for a Wider Audience

Jennifer Parrott

Perspectives on Data Management in the Inuvialuit Settlement Region

Takeshi Sugimura

Data Sharing using Online Data Visualization Tool “VISION” on ADS

Alex Tate

A circumpolar database of mid-trophic organisms in the Southern Ocean – The Southern Ocean Network of Acoustics

Yan Tsehtik

The Development of the CANDAC Data Management System

Valerie Wynja

Beaufort Regional Coastal Sensitivity Atlas: Establishing Environmental Baselines for Oil-Spill Preparedness

Hironori Yabuki

Arctic Data Archive System (ADS)