RUSSIAN JOURNAL OF EARTH SCIENCES VOL. 9, ES3001, doi:10.2205/2007ES000232, 2007
Participation of Roshydromet's World Data Centers in the International Polar Year 2007–2008 ProgrammeM. Z. Shaimardanov, A. M. Sterin, and A. A. Kuznetsov All-Russian Research Institute of Hydrometeorological Information - World Data Center (RIHMI-WDC), Roshydromet, Obninsk, Russia
 RIHMI-WDC, which performs the functions of the World Data Center B on Meteorology and Oceanography, is to considerable extent involved in the implementation of both national and international components of the IPY Programme. To ensure IPY data management several regulatory documents 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 (UISWO). 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.
Received 16 September 2007; accepted 26 October 2007; published 15 December 2007.
Keywords: WDC System, International Polar Year, meteorology, oceanography, data archiving.
Index Terms: 3349 Atmospheric Processes: Polar meteorology; 5462 Planetary Sciences: Solid Surface Planets: Polar regions; 5754 Planetary Sciences: Fluid Planets: Polar regions; 9315 Geographic Location: Arctic region.
Citation: (2007), Participation of Roshydromet's World Data Centers in the International Polar Year 2007--2008 Programme, Russ. J. Earth Sci., 9, ES3001, doi:10.2205/2007ES000232.Copyright 2007 by the Russian Journal of Earth Sciences
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