Call for Early Registration
Polar Data Forum II: International Collaboration for
Advancing Polar Data Access and Preservation
27-29 October 2015
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

Early bird registration deadline: 31 August 2015

For more information, go to:

To register online, go to:

Organizers of the Polar Data Forum II: International Collaboration for
Advancing Polar Data Access and Preservation announce a call for early
bird registration. The forum will convene 27-29 October 2015 in
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada.

The Polar Data Forum II (PDF II) will build on successes of the first
Polar Data Forum, which convened during October 2013 in Tokyo, Japan, and
a series of other international and national meetings that have
identified priority themes and key challenges in the domain of polar
data management. PDF II will further refine these themes and
priorities and will accelerate progress by establishing clear actions to
address the target issues, including meeting the needs of society and
science through promotion of open data and effective data stewardship,
establishing sharing and interoperability of data at a variety of
levels, developing trusted data management systems, and ensuring
long-term data preservation. The forum will be held in conjunction with
the scheduled annual meetings of the Arctic Data Committee (ADC) of the
International Arctic Science Committee and Sustaining Arctic Observing
Networks (IASC/SAON) and the Standing Committee on Antarctic Data
Management (SC-ADM) of the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research

Organizers welcome data managers, Arctic and Antarctic scientists,
students, aboriginal and northern residents, funding agency
representatives, and others interested in improving management of polar
and other data.

A data management workshop directed at graduate students and early
career researchers interested in preserving research data will be held
on Tuesday, 27 October 2015. The workshop is open to anyone interested
in data management. Attendance will be first come, first served.

A room block has been arranged for reduced accommodation rates. Block
reservation deadline: 21 September 2015.

For more information about block reservations, go to:

Limited travel funding support for students, early career researchers,
and indigenous participants is available. For more information about
travel funding please contact the Local Organizing Committee online:

Travel funding application deadline: Monday, 31 August 2015.

Early bird reservation deadline: 

Reservation ends: 30 September 2015.

For more information, and to register online, go to:

For further information, including excursions to Toronto and Niagara
Falls, please see:

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