SIOS Core Data - foundations for the optimisation of the observation system

Roland.Neuber [ at ]


Svalbard Integrated Arctic Earth Observing System (SIOS) is an international consortium for developing and maintaining a regional observing system in Svalbard and the associated waters. SIOS brings together the existing infrastructure and data from its members into a multidisciplinary network dedicated to answering Earth System Science (ESS) questions related to global change. The Observing System is built around “SIOS Core Data” – long-term data series collected by SIOS partners. SIOS Core Data (SCD) are data that fulfil the following defined criteria: to be relevant for answering key Earth System Science questions (scientific requirements), to be available according to the FAIR principles (data availability), to be secured by members for more than 5 years (member commitment). The first set of SIOS core data variables has been identified by The Science Optimisation Advisory Group (SOAG) in cooperation with the Research Infrastructure Coordination Committee (RICC) and scientific experts. Many (but not all) SIOS core data variables are selected or derived from the Essential Climate Variables (ECVs) defined by The Global Climate Observing System (GCOS), and are described by WMO standards and the Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Keywords. SIOS core data variables are critical for characterising the climate system and its changes in the Arctic, and answering the ESS science questions outlined in the SIOS Infrastructure Optimization Report. SIOS activities related to SCD are in line with SAON's Roadmap for Arctic Observing and Data Systems process as well as the new EC ArcticPASSION project and the idea of a set of Arctic Shared Variables.

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Svalbard Science Conference, 02 Nov 2021 - 03 Nov 2021, Oslo.
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Matero, I. , Ignatiuk, D. , Godøy, Ø. , Lihavainen, H. , Neuber, R. and Vitale, V. (2021): SIOS Core Data - foundations for the optimisation of the observation system , Svalbard Science Conference, Oslo, 2 November 2021 - 3 November 2021 .

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