About Polar Data Forum V


Polar Data Forum – Strengthening International Connections

The Polar Data Forum V (PDF V) will be hosted by the British Antarctic Survey (BAS) from October 30th through November 3rd, 2023. It will be held both at the Aurora Innovation Centre in Cambridge, UK and online.

The PDF is a place where polar data holders come together to make better use of data.  The PDF V will focus on improving large-scale data exchange and interoperability – between organisations and at the international level.

The Forum has two main components:

the Conference where the boundaries between funding, policy, and data are explored through presentations and posters; and Workshops and Hackathons, where the Polar Data Community engages in dialogue to confront common challenges.

A series of Workshops and Hackathons will be held on October 30th, including a dedicated workshop on polar vessel data management. Then, participants will take part in a 3-day plenary conference from 31st October to 2nd November. Besides, there will be meetings of the Arctic Data Committee (ADC) and the SCAR Standing Committee on Antarctic Data Management (SCADM) on 3rd November.

The meeting is co-organised by polar partners, including the Standing Committee on Antarctic Data Management (SCADM), Sustaining Arctic Observing Networks (SAON), the Southern Ocean Observing System (SOOS), and the World Data System, among others.

Source: Polar Data Forum