ACADIS Data Management Continues At Your Service

By: James Moore, ACADIS Lead Principal Investigator and Karen Andersen, UCAR

ACADIS

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, search and sharing services. After discussions with the NSF/PLR/ARC Program Officers, our support to the community through current ACADIS grants to the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research UCAR/ the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) and the National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) will be extended until 15 January 2016 in anticipation of a new support agreement for ACADIS being in place late this year. This means uninterrupted ACADIS support will be provided to the NSF/PLR/ARC community. Proposals for the next phase of ACADIS were due at NSF on 18 May and will be evaluated over the coming months.

Our highest priority is to keep the ACADIS archive open and fully operational for the input, access, and archival of all datasets produced by NSF/PLR/ARC funded investigators until a new arrangement for the continuation of NSF/PLR/ARC data management support is put in place. You will also have ongoing access to ACADIS support staff to address data management support questions.

When you submit data to ACADIS, you will notice a new and improved data submission interface. For a quick review of changes, please see the documentation here or download full documentation here.

ACADIS team members are ready to help you meet NSF proposal requirements. Feel free to email us and request a review of your Data Management Plan (DMP). Our DMP template is also freely available for download and use here.

Below is a summary of Arctic dataset holdings and ACADIS usage as of May 2015. This represents over 170 NSF awards from more than 250 Principal Investigators. The current ACADIS data archive contains more than 4.2TB of data, metadata, imagery, and model output.

  • 3,377 Arctic Datasets
  • 250 Contributing PIs
  • 170 NSF Grant Awards
  • 20 new datasets per month (average)
  • 650 Visitors (monthly average)
  • 60 Download Users (monthly average)
  • 448,000 Files
  • 60 File Formats

The top nine science disciplines as defined by data providers through the NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) keywords represented in the ACADIS data holdings are shown below:

The top nine science disciplines as defined by data providers through GCMD keywords represented in the ACADIS data holdings.The top nine science disciplines as defined by data providers through GCMD keywords represented in the ACADIS data holdings.

The Arctic Data Explorer (ADE) search portal for Arctic data across agencies, repositories, and nations has greatly increased in speed and efficiency. The search tool now includes over 20,000 datasets across 10 repositories.

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 please visit the website. To send feedback or to submit, retrieve, and search data, contact support [at] aoncadis.org or call 720-443-1409.