The Polar Data Forum (PDF) is a place where polar data holders get together and make more use of data. The Forum has two main components: the Conference, where the border between funding, policy and data is explored through presentations and posters; and Workshop Sessions & Hackathons, where the Polar Data Community opens the dialogue to make progress on their shared objectives.
Polar Data Forum IV
After a long period of uncertainty due to the current Covid-19 crisis, we are pleased to announce that the Fourth Polar Data Forum (PDF IV) will be co-hosted by the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences (RBINS) and the European Polar Board (EPB) at the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) in The Hague (NL) from September 20th to 24th, 2021.
The meeting will be co-organized with regional partners including the Southern Ocean Observing System, Standing Committee on Antarctic Data Management, the World Data System, EuroGOOS, and many other organizations engaged in polar data management.
Based on the activities and discussions from PDF III, and particularly, on a workshop focused on marine data, the focus of PDF IV will be put on the polar oceans. This also enables the Forum to be aligned with the launch of the UN Decade of Ocean Science and the 2nd Southern Ocean Regional Workshop which will be co-organised during the same week as PDF IV.
PDF IV will consist of a series of workshops and hackathons from September 20th to 22nd to build on the development work done during previous meetings, followed by a 2-day plenary conference to be held from September 23rd to 24th in support of information exchange.