We invite you to participate in the Second Canadian Polar Data Workshop which is a follow-up to the first Canada-wide consultation that was conducted in May 2015. We plan to hold this second workshop on May 30-31, 2017, at 111 Sussex Drive, Ottawa, Ontario.

The objectives of the workshop are to coordinate polar data management activities in Canada as well as work on specific action items that were raised during the 2015 workshop. The workshop will be structured to reach specific outcomes through working sessions and consensus building on themes such as policy, funding, collaboration, and governance structure.

The workshop will be hosted through partnership between the Canadian Cryospheric Information Network/Polar Data Catalogue (CCIN/PDC), Polar Knowledge Canada, and numerous other organizations.

We want this discussion to be as inclusive as possible and invite all rights holders and stakeholders interested in data management issues for the Arctic and Antarctic regions to participate. Please note that we are currently working to secure travel funding for northern participants.

If you have any questions about the workshop, please send an email to pdc@uwaterloo.ca and we will ensure that your question is answered.

If you are interested in participating in the workshop, please follow the link below to register.



The Planning Committee of the Second Canadian Polar Data Workshop

Gabrielle Alix, Data Manager, CCIN/PDC
Dana Church, Project and Outreach Coordinator, CCIN/PDC
Julie Friddell, Director, CCIN/PDC
Claire Herbert, Coordinator, Lake Winnipeg Basin Information Network, University of Manitoba
Scot Nickels, Director, Inuit Qaujisarvingat and Senior Science Advisor, Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami
Peter Pulsifer, Geomatics and Cartographic Research Centre/Carleton University
Jennifer Sokol, Senior Analyst, Polar Knowledge Canada
Scott Tomlinson, Environmental Scientist, Northern Science and Contaminants Research Directorate

The Advisory Committee of the Second Canadian Polar Data Workshop

Christine Barnard, Coordinator, Centre d’├ętudes nordiques
Kevin Fitzgibbons, Executive Director, Corporate Planning and Policy Division, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada
Jeremy Geelen, Policy Analyst, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada
Matthew Maloley, Senior Advisor, Natural Resources Canada
Jennifer Parrott, Research Manager, Inuvialuit Regional Corporation
Fraser Taylor, Distinguished Research Professor and Director of the Geomatics and Cartographic Research Centre
Shannon Vossepoel, Manager, Data and Information Services, Arctic Institute of North America
Cameron Wilson, Manager of Data Management for Geomatics and Geosciences, Natural Resources Canada


Marcus Bermann, Manager, Nunavut General Monitoring Plan
Christianne Lafferty, Ecosystemic Monitoring Analyst, Nunavut General Monitoring Plan
Xiaohong Yang, Information Management Specialist, Nunavut General Monitoring Plan