INTERACT will handling data by:

    • Analysing the current status and identify potential approaches towards a coordinated and unified data management plan and system which provides easy access to INTERACT datasets. The purpose is not to fully implement such a system, but to prepare the ground for such an effort through linkage to relevant international data management frameworks like WMO Information 
      System (serves e.g. GAW and GCW), ICSU World Data System (e.g. certification of data centres, emphasis on long term data preservation procedures), Research Data Alliance (community driven development of best practises and technology) and the combined SAON/IASC ArcticDefinitions of the Arctic vary according to environmental, geographical, political, cultural and scientific perspectives. Some scientists define the Arctic as areas having a high latitude, long winters, short, cool summers,... Data Committee. Aligning the data management efforts simplifies integration with the Open Research Data Pilot (OpenAIRE).
    • Establishing a demonstrator catalogue which provide information on datasets regardless of whether the actual data are freely available. This catalogue will differ from the existing catalogue on research and monitoring since the year 2000, which only provided the topic without any information on existing data sets.
  • Linking research stations with appropriate observation networks and data repositories where this is lacking by building on INTERACT GIS and INTERACCESS which are innovative and successful tools for collecting and exposing metadata using internationally accepted documentation standards and interfaces (OGC CSW and OAI-PMH)
  • Identifying gaps and synergies and increase the overall importance of well-structured and coordinated networks for multiple monitoring programmes and research activities.
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