SIOS Data Management System Working Group (SDMS WG)

Contact and secretary for SDMS WG:

The SDMS WG directive is to

  • Promote and enable
    • Ethically open access to data;
    • Norms of fair attribution and use of data;
    • Long term preservation of data;
  • Develop guidance material for the SDMS;
  • Facilitate the adoption and implementation of standards that will enable free, open and timely access to data;
  • Facilitate interoperability of data and systems as needed to support the needs of SIOS scientific community;
  • Establish expert groups to examine specific questions or coordinate the implementation of SIOS data management and sharing solutions;
  • Engage in relevant national, regional, global or discipline specific data management activities to ensure that SDMS activities are relevant, cost efficient and sustainable;
  • Coordinate the review of SIOS data management plans submitted by projects requesting access to the SIOS Infrastructure.

The SDMS WG work programme for 2021

  1. SDMS WG administrative tasks

    1. Bi monthly meetings

    2. Interaction with other working groups

    3. Development of work plan for 2022

    4. Review and update the Acronyms and Concepts Document

    5. Review and contribute to the SIOS Risk Management Plan

  2. Development of SDMS documents and material

    1. Review and update the Interoperability Guidelines Document

    2. Review and contribute to the Key Performance Indicators Document

    3. Review and develop the Use Case Document

    4. Evaluation and development of training material for user workshops

  3. Integration of contributing data centres

    1. Routine metadata harvesting from partners.

    2. Partners with data centres must provide OAI-PMH or OGC CSW interfaces for discovery metadata.

    3. Partners to establish OPeNDAP support for selected datasets. Datasets must be documented following the NetCDF/CF timeseries profile.

    4. Partners to establish OGC WMS support for selected datasets

    5. Monitoring of KPIs related to end point availability at partners
  4. Improving functionality of the SDMS user interfaces.

  5. Development of long term plan for integration of SIOS Core data

    1.  SIOS Core Data Implementation Plan with institutional commitments and timeline.

    2. Partners with relevant SIOS core datasets to identify core datasets and identify these in the discovery metadata following the tagging agreed

  6. Development of SDMS tools

    1. Improvement of a validation tool for NetCDF

    2. Improvement of excel template generator (in synergy with ENVRI-FAIR activities)

    3. Improvement of Rosetta for the transformation of data

    4. Tools to create the NetCDFs from Shape and KML files

  7. SIOS Core Data Curation Call

  8. Organization of the data management session during the conferences

  9. Development and provision of merged observations to external consumers (e.g. YOPP)

Associated task forces

  • Training task force
  • Work Plan task force
  • Core Data Curation Call task force


SDMS leader

  • Stein Tronstad - Norwegian Polar Institute

SDMS members

  • Matteo De Stefano - Norwegian Institute for Nature Research
  • Markus Fiebig - Norwegian Institute for Air Research
  • Øystein Godøy - Norwegian Meteorological Institute
  • Torill Hamre - Nansen Environmental and Remote Sensing Center
  • Hanna Lappalainen - Institute for Atmospheric and Earth System Research of the University of Helsinki
  • Bartek Luks - Institute of Geophysics, Polish Academy of Sciences
  • Lukasz Malarzewski - University of Silesia, Poland
  • Luke Marsden - The University Centre in Svalbard
  • Arnfinn Morvik - Institute of Marine Research
  • Rohit Srivastava - National Centre for Polar and Ocean Research
  • Sławomir Sułowicz - University of Silesia, Poland
  • Kai Sørensen - Norwegian Institute for Water Research
  • Stein Tronstad - Norwegian Polar Institute
  • Angelo Viola - National Research Council of Italy
  • Marcin Wichorowski - Institute of Oceanology, Polish Academy of Science
  • Hironori Yabuki - National Institute for Polar Research
  • Asuka Yamakawa - Institute of Marine Research