ACADIS Data Management Services Expanded


The Advanced Cooperative Arctic Data and Information Service (ACADIS) team continues to support data management needs of projects funded by NSF's Division of Polar Programs (PLR) Arctic Sciences Section (ARC) with data submission, preservation, and sharing services.

  • The ACADIS team made several presentations during the 2013 American Geophysical Union (AGU) fall meetings. Jim Moore, Project Lead Principal Investigator, presented an invited talk about ACADIS services and the challenges of supporting data management for the diverse data sets submitted and used by NSF ARC supported research scientists. The team also held a panel discussion on cryosphere career development, and additional presentations managing big data sets, discovery and access to polar data, building an international polar data coordination network, metadata standards in theory and practice.

Members of the ACADIS Community Support Team

Karen Andersen
Toni Rosati
Lynn Yarmey
Lisa Booker
Don Stott
Janet Scannell
Eric Nienhouse
Sean Arms

  • An updated dataset documentation template to help researchers describe their data is now available as a Readme file.

  • ACADIS has embarked on a repository-wide metadata cleanup. These updates will ultimately improve data search services and help assure the long-term access to all investigator datasets. Some Principal Investigators may be asked to participate and will be notified via email. The cleanup project will be complete by April 2014.

  • The Arctic Data Explorer (ADE) search portal for Arctic data across agencies, repositories, and nations has greatly increased in speed and efficiency. The latest feature is a "temporal duration" filter that allows for quick discovery of datasets covering longer time series.

  • The newest member of the ACADIS team, Karen Andersen assumes the role of project manager. She comes most recently from project management in private industry with previous program management experience at NASA and university projects.

ACADIS, funded by NSF, is a joint effort by the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR), and the National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC).

For more information about ACADIS; to send feedback; or to submit, retrieve, and search data; please visit the ACADIS website, contact support [at], or call 720-443-1409.