Two men on an ice covered water

The objective of the Mapping the Arctic Data Ecosystem project is to establishing a map of the arctic data management “ecosystem” or “universe”. This is both a concept map indicating projects, services and relationships as well as a geographic map indicating location (in a future iteration). The project was started during the first meeting of the ADC in Potsdam, Germany, November 2014 and is an ongoing activity. The roadmap for this project includes establishing a linked open data end point that will allow people to query the database (i.e. using SPARQL). The prototype database and visualization tool is provided through this site. If you are interested in providing feedback on the prototype, please use the contact informatio provided below.

In June of 2016, the concept of mapping the Arctic data ecosystem were presented by task lead, Peter Pulsifer, the second meeting of the Belmont Forum Funded Pan-Arctic Options Project. Similar concepts were being discussed by the Pan-Arctic Options team and other initiatives under organizations such as the Research Data Alliance have recently emerged. Starting in early 2017, this activity is was carried out in collaboration with the Pan-Arctic Options project in partnership with a number of other polar and global cyberinfrastructure initiatives including POLDER and Polar View. In June of 2018 an agreement in principle was reached to work with our partners at the Southern Ocean Observing System to map the data ecosystem related to their community. Results will be posted here and elsewhere.

The interactive maps provided through this site are under active development in collaboration with communities of practice and other partners. If you would like to contribute to the effort, please contact peter.pulsifer[at]colordo[dot].edu

We greatly acknowledge the support of the U.S. National Science Foundation and other partners in developing this site.

A more detailed discussion of the project can be found in a chapter that will be published late in 2019:
Pulsifer, P.L. Kontar, Y., Berkman, P.A., Taylor, D.R.F. (2019). Chapter 12. Information Ecology to Map the Arctic Information Landscape. In Sustainability of Shared Marine Regions. Volume 1. Governing Arctic Seas: Regional Lessons from the Bering Strait and Barents Sea, edited by Oran R.Young, P.A. Berkman, P.A. and Alexander N. Vylegzhanin. Springer. In-press.