POLDER: Polar Data Discovery Enhancement Research

Polder (Dutch verb): to work collaboratively to achieve a common goal


Federated metadata search for the polar regions will dramatically simplify data discovery for polar scientists. Instead of searching dozens of metadata catalogues separately, a user can come to a single search page.

This is a rapidly moving field and POLDER is working to find the best path forward for our community. POLDER is a collaboration between the Southern Ocean Observing System, Arctic Data Committee, and Standing Committee on Antarctic Data Management.

Right now, you can explore the pilot POLDER Federated Search Tool, developed for us by the World Data System's International Technology Office. This tool can search a limited number of polar repositories using text and temporal filters, with new repositories and features being added all the time. We'd love your feedback and input, so please get in touch



Credit: Australian Antarctic Division (AAD)

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