Materials of the International Conference
50th Anniversary of the International Geophysical Year
and Electronic Geophysical Year

16-19 September 2007 • Suzdal, Russia

Participation of Roshydromet's World Data Centres in the International Polar Year (IPY) 2007–2008 Programme

M. Z. Shaimardanov, A. M. Sterin, and A. A. Kuznetsov

All-Russian Research Institute of Hydrometeorological Information – World Data Centre (RIHMI-WDC), Roshydromet, Obninsk, Russia

Abstract

RIHMI-WDC, which performs the functions of the World Data Centre B on Meteorology and Oceanography, is to considerable extent involved in the implementation of both national and international components of the IPY Programme. In particular RIHMI-WDC contributes to:

– development of an inter-agency regulatory base to ensure accumulation, exchange and dissemination of the IPY 2007–2008 data and information in line with the Russian legislation and international standards applicable in this field,

– development of a full-scale and high-quality fund of information to accumulate the outcomes of research undertaken in the period of IPY 2007–2008 by the World Data Centre B disciplines as well as data of observations in Polar regions made in the previous period;

– development of a Web-based integrated system of distributed information resources of IPY;

– development of a reliable national IPY data management system, including data collection and exchange monitoring.

To ensure IPY data management several regulatory docu- ments have been developed ranging from the "Concept of information exchange in the period of the International Polar Year 2007–2008" to data collection and storage formats. Basic principles of national data collection and exchange are determined in the document "Policy of national data management in the period of the International Polar Year 2007–2008." The main working document to be used by all IPY participants is the "IPY 2007–2008 Data Management Plan." To implement data integration and exchange the system IPY-Info has been developed. It is based on the recent advancements in the field of Web-technologies, specifically on the technologies and information structure developed under the Unified State System of Information on the State of the World Ocean (ESIMO). The system will make it possible to monitor IPY data and metadata collection and allow users to perform remote search, displaying and retrieval of IPY data irrespective of their physical location.

Citation: M. Z. Shaimardanov, A. M. Sterin, and A. A. Kuznetsov (2007), Participation of Roshydromet's World Data Centres in the International Polar Year (IPY) 2007–2008 Programme, in: Materials of the International Conference '50th Anniversary of the International Geophysical Year and Electronic Geophysical Year', GC RAS, Moscow, doi:10.2205/2007-IGY50conf.

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