CADIS Status Report Fall 2009

Mohan Ramamurthy and Jeff Weber

This group's work supports the following funding proposal's six focus areas:

1. Broadening participation and expanding community services
2. Advancing data services
3. Developing and deploying useful tools
5. Providing leadership in cyberinfrastructure
6. Promoting diversity by expanding opportunities

The Cooperative Arctic Data and Information Service (CADIS) is a collaborative project, supporting the Arctic Observing Network (AON) community. AON is an NSF Office of Polar Programs funded initiative for the International Polar Year (IPY) to improve observational capabilities in the Arcticand leave a long-term legacy for the benefit of science and society. AON data will contribute to scientific research leading to:

(1) Increased knowledge and understanding of the regional and global causes and consequences of present-day environmental Arctic Change

(2) Scenarios for and prediction of the course of future Arctic Change and its regional and global consequences

(3) The development of adaptive responses to Arctic Change.

CADIS is intended as a development project to bring community standards, data submission, archival and stewardship expertise, analysis and visualization tools, and vision to develop a comprehensive data management capability to support AON and other IPY-related projects. The CADIS team is made up of 23 people from NCAR (EOL and CISL), Unidata, and NSIDC. Additional information about the CADIS project and data provided by CADIS can be found at:

Unidata is providing middleware (THREDDS), data transport (LDM) for real-time AON data transmission, and analysis and visualization capabilities (IDV). Unidata's Network Common Data Form with CF conventions is a strong contender for use as the "compatible format," so Unidata is assisting in format conversion to netCDF.

Current divsion of tasks