Advanced Cooperative Arctic Data and Information Service (ACADIS), the NSF Data Management program for arctic sciences (see: NSF’s New Data Management System for Arctic Research Programs), is approaching its first anniversary of providing services for the arctic research community. This is a collaborative project between the National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC), the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR) and the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR). ACADIS data experts have spent the year expanding existing data archive infrastructure and services to support all investigators funded through the Office of Polar Programs (OPP) Division of Arctic Sciences (ARC).
Looking forward to Year 2, focus will shift to expanding system functionality to accommodate greater data diversity, offering Digital Object Identifier (DOI)-based data citations for data submitted to ACADIS, establishing interoperability with other arctic data archives, and incorporating an on-the-fly Excel to NetCDF data format conversion tool. ACADIS search and discovery capabilities in Year 2 will be expanded to include data from all NSF arctic projects and beyond to other selected archive sites housing complementary datasets. ACADIS will continue its strong support to the community for bringing NSF/ARC data and metadata into ACADIS and assisting with other data management support needs.
For further information about ACADIS, please go to: http://www.aoncadis.org or contact Mark Serreze (serreze [at] nsidc [dot] org) or Jim Moore (jmoore [at] ucar [dot] edu).