Observation Facility Catalogue

This catalogue has been developed to provide an overview of the observation facilities which collect SIOS data. An observation facility can be one instrument or a collection of instruments, e.g. a weather station, and is a term used by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO). The annotation is standardised following the WMO standards as far as possible, in order to make entries unambiguous and interoperable internationally.

How to add observation facilities

To enter data in the Observation Facility Catalogue, you must be logged in and have assigned the role "RI responsible" by the administrator. Please contact the Observing Network Infrastructure Officer to have this role assigned to your account.

How to enter data into the Observation Facility Catalogue (pdf)

SUBMIT DATA TO THE OBSERVATION FACILITY CATALOGUE

About OFC

The purpose of the catalogue is to make better use of the existing research infrastructure by facilitating the search for given parameters and their location. In this way, duplication can be avoided and new measurements can be co-located with existing ones. The catalogue may also be used to gain a simple overview of collected parameters and how to access the data. The search interface allows users to search for GCMD keywords or to filter by status, type or observatory. The map interface may be used to search in a particular area.

The catalogue was developed by the Norwegian Meteorological Institute, with input from a task force consisting of representatives from the Norwegian Polar Institute and the Alfred Wegener Institute. NySMAC members and RICC gave valuable input on the test version.

Integration of GIOS infrastructures

In addition to the SIOS records, this catalogue has the option to display research infrastructures from the Greenland Integrated Observing System (GIOS). The default view displays only SIOS research infrastructures. To see GIOS research infrastructures, use the menu to the right to filter. Records are fetched from the Isaaffik website.

How to use the REST Export endpoint

The REST endpoint (see the right panel below the filters), can be used to query the catalogue in a machine-readable way. See an example on how to query the json endpoint in this notebook:

https://github.com/SIOS-Svalbard/sios-ofc-notebook/

Observation Facility Variables Contact Additional Information
COSMOS - black carbon
ATMOSPHERE>AEROSOLS>CARBONACEOUS AEROSOLS
continuous
Makoto Koike
koike@eps.s.u-tokyo.ac.jp
National Institute for Polar Research
Type: land platform (fixed)
Status: Operational
RIS ids: 5460
Core data: No
Mast for Temperature Gradient
ATMOSPHERE>ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE>SURFACE TEMPERATURE>AIR TEMPERATURE
Data are obtained at 10 m every 30 minute year round.
Julia Boike, Niko Bornemann
Julia.Boike@awi.de
Alfred Wegener Institute
Type: land platform (fixed)
Status: Closed
RIS ids: 2950
Site info: Bayelva

Core data: No
Medusa
ATMOSPHERE>ATMOSPHERIC CHEMISTRY>HALOCARBONS AND HALOGENS>CHLOROFLUOROCARBONS
continuous (one sample every 3 hours)
,
ATMOSPHERE>ATMOSPHERIC CHEMISTRY>HALOCARBONS AND HALOGENS>HYDROCHLOROFLUOROCARBONS
continuous (one sample every 3 hours)
,
ATMOSPHERE>ATMOSPHERIC CHEMISTRY>HALOCARBONS AND HALOGENS>HALONS
continuous (one sample every 3 hours)
Ove Hermansen
oh@nilu.no
Norwegian Institute for Air Research
Type: land platform (fixed)
Status: Operational
RIS ids: 3274
Core data: No
NIVA's Adventelva River Monitoring Infrastructure
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE>WATER QUALITY/WATER CHEMISTRY>WATER CHARACTERISTICS>WATER TEMPERATURE
Seabird SBE38 SN 670
in situ data logging
,
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE>WATER QUALITY/WATER CHEMISTRY>WATER CHARACTERISTICS>CONDUCTIVITY
Ponsel C4E SN-PC4EB-1911
in situ data logging
,
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE>WATER QUALITY/WATER CHEMISTRY>WATER CHARACTERISTICS>pH
Ponsel PHEHT SN-PPHRB-2124
calibration with buffer solutions 4 and 7 before start of the season and approx. once a month in the field
in situ data logging
,
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE>WATER QUALITY/WATER CHEMISTRY>WATER CHARACTERISTICS>TURBIDITY
AML Turbidity Exchange sensor with viper SN 600319, 600347 (since May 2021)
in situ data logging
,
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE>SURFACE WATER>SURFACE WATER PROCESSES/MEASUREMENTS>WATER DEPTH
WIKA
in situ data logging. This depth measurement is only an indication for changes in water level, not the real water depth of the stream
Uta Brandt
uta.brandt@niva.no
Norwegian Institute for Water Research
Type: lake/river platform (fixed)
Status: Operational
RIS ids: 10726
Site info: From 2020 the sensors are mounted on a kayak that is anchored in the river a bit upstream the flight wreck (heritage site) near the "Old Aurora station" of UNIS.
From the beginning in July 2027 until end of September 2019 the station was located at 78 12.233N 015 49.703E. All sensors had been mounted in one fixture that was pushed down into a pipe that was mounted with a descent down into the water on a rigid construction in the river.
Core data: No
Nephlometer
ATMOSPHERE>AEROSOLS>AEROSOL RADIANCE
Nephlometer (3-wavelength integrating)
Continuous
Birgitta Noone
bibbi@itm.su.se
Stockholm University
Type: land platform (fixed)
Status: Operational
RIS ids: 3615
Core data: No
10-line Global Sampler
ATMOSPHERE>AEROSOLS>AEROSOL PARTICLE PROPERTIES
Seasonal sampling
,
ATMOSPHERE>AEROSOLS>PARTICULATE MATTER
Seasonal sampling
,
ATMOSPHERE>AEROSOLS>CHEMICAL COMPOSITION
Seasonal sampling
,
ATMOSPHERE>AEROSOLS>DUST/ASH/SMOKE
Seasonal sampling
,
ATMOSPHERE>CLOUDS>CLOUD MICROPHYSICS
Seasonal sampling
Yutaka Tobo
tobo.yutaka@nipr.ac.jp
National Institute for Polar Research
Type: land platform (fixed)
Status: Operational
RIS ids: 10176
Core data: No
10-line Global Sampler (Zeppelin)
ATMOSPHERE>AEROSOLS>AEROSOL PARTICLE PROPERTIES
Continuous
,
ATMOSPHERE>AEROSOLS>PARTICULATE MATTER
Continuous
,
ATMOSPHERE>AEROSOLS>CHEMICAL COMPOSITION
Continuous
,
ATMOSPHERE>AEROSOLS>DUST/ASH/SMOKE
Continuous
,
ATMOSPHERE>CLOUDS>CLOUD MICROPHYSICS
Continuous
Yutaka Tobo
tobo.yutaka@nipr.ac.jp
National Institute for Polar Research
Type: land platform (fixed)
Status: Operational
RIS ids: 10176
Core data: No
AWIPEV Underwater Observatory , , , , Philipp Fischer
philipp.fischer@awi.de
Alfred Wegener Institute
Type: underwater platform (fixed)
Status: Operational
RIS ids: 5742
Core data: Yes
AWIPEV-COSYNA Mooring
OCEANS>SALINITY/DENSITY>SALINITY
Continuously. FerryBox system with Underwater REMOS, part of COSYNA. Mooring depth: surface to 11m.

,
OCEANS>OCEAN CIRCULATION>OCEAN CURRENTS
Continuously. FerryBox system with Underwater REMOS, part of COSYNA. Mooring depth: surface to 11m.
,
OCEANS>OCEAN OPTICS>FLUORESCENCE
Continuously. FerryBox system with Underwater REMOS, part of COSYNA. Mooring depth: surface to 11m.
,
OCEANS>OCEAN OPTICS>TURBIDITY
Continuously. FerryBox system with Underwater REMOS, part of COSYNA. Mooring depth: surface to 11m.
,
OCEANS>OCEAN CHEMISTRY>DISSOLVED GASES
Continuously. FerryBox system with Underwater REMOS, part of COSYNA. Mooring depth: surface to 11m.
,
OCEANS>OCEAN OPTICS>PHOTOSYNTHETICALLY ACTIVE RADIATION
Continuously. FerryBox system with Underwater REMOS, part of COSYNA. Mooring depth: surface to 11m.
,
OCEANS>OCEAN CHEMISTRY>PH
Continuously. FerryBox system with Underwater REMOS, part of COSYNA. Mooring depth: surface to 11m.
,
OCEANS>OCEAN CHEMISTRY>CARBON DIOXIDE
Continuously. FerryBox system with Underwater REMOS, part of COSYNA. Mooring depth: surface to 11m.
Philipp Fischer
Philipp.Fischer@awi.de
Alfred Wegener Institute
Type: underwater platform (mobile)
Status: Operational
RIS ids: 5742
Site info: Kongsfjorden

Core data: Yes
AWS Zeppelin
ATMOSPHERE>ATMOSPHERIC WINDS>SURFACE WINDS>WIND SPEED
continuous
,
ATMOSPHERE>ATMOSPHERIC WINDS>SURFACE WINDS>WIND DIRECTION
continuous
,
ATMOSPHERE>ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE>SURFACE TEMPERATURE>AIR TEMPERATURE
continuous
,
ATMOSPHERE>ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR>WATER VAPOR INDICATORS>HUMIDITY
continuous
,
ATMOSPHERE>ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE>ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE MEASUREMENTS
continuous
Are Backlund
Are.Backlund@nilu.no
Norwegian Institute for Air Research
Type: land platform (fixed)
Status: Operational
RIS ids: 10137
Core data: No