SIOS Data Management System Working Group (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 2023

  1. SDMS WG administrative tasks

    1. Virtual meetings every other month and one physical meeting at PNW2023

    2. Interaction with other working groups and data management communities

    3. Review and contribute to the SIOS Risk Management Plan

    4. Development of work plan for 2024

  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

    5. Review and contribute to the SIOS Core Data Document

  3. Integration of contributing data centres

    1. Achieve and add to the routine metadata harvesting from partners.

    2. Establish OAI-PMH or OGC CSW interfaces for discovery metadata for all partners with data centres

    3. Update the gap analysis for data centre implementation and their compliance with Interoperability Guidelines

    4. 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. Organization of the data management session during the conferences

Associated task forces

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


SDMS Chair

  • Luke Marsden - The University Centre in Svalbard

SDMS Co-Chair

  • Marcin Wichorowski - Institute of Oceanology, Polish Academy of Science

SDMS members

  • GoHeung Kim - Korea Polar Research Institute
  • Dongchan Joo - Korea Polar Research Institute
  • Matteo De Stefano - Norwegian Institute for Nature Research
  • Rudolf Denkmann
  • Lara Ferrighi - Norwegian Meteorological Institute
  • Markus Fiebig - NILU
  • Kamil Filipek
  • Øystein Godøy - Norwegian Meteorological Institute
  • Torill Hamre - Nansen Environmental and Remote Sensing Center
  • Mats Heigre - The Norwegian Geotechnical Institute
  • Hanna Lappalainen - Institute for Atmospheric and Earth System Research of the University of Helsinki
  • Lukasz Malarzewski - University of Silesia, Poland
  • Luke Marsden - The University Centre in Svalbard
  • Ilkka Matero
  • Arnfinn Morvik - Institute of Marine Research
  • Roberto Salzano - National Research Council of Italy
  • Rohit Srivastava - National Centre for Polar and Ocean Research
  • Kai Sørensen - Norwegian Institute for Water Research
  • Stein Tronstad - Norwegian Polar Institute
  • Giulio Verazzo - 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