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Standing Committee on Antarctic Data Management (SCADM)

Publications, links and data of interest to the Antarctic data community.

+ Publications

Note: This list also includes publications of the Joint Committee on Antarctic Data Management (JCADM), which was in place prior to SCADM.

+ Data

SCADM coordinates the Antarctic Data Management System (ADMS). The ADMS is composed of:

  • The Antarctic Metadata Directory (AMD)
  • The National Antarctic Data Centres (NADCs)

The NADCs are a link between Antarctic scientists and the AMD. Antarctic scientists are responsible for creating metadata, but are also the major beneficiaries of the system.

For more information, visit the ADMS page


+ Links

The SCAR Data Policy is described in pdf SCAR Report 39 - 2011 June - SCAR Data Policy (307 KB)

pdf Communiqué on the Second Polar Data Forum (585 KB)

Alignment of Polar Data Policies - Recommended Principles (November 2021). DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.5734900
Developed by SCADM and the Arctic Data Committee, Arctic Spatial Data Infrastructure and the Southern Ocean Observing System (SOOS)