The ARMAP/AOV Team has begun to collaborate with the Toolik Field Station, particularly with their team on GIS and Remote Sensing, toward compatible means of sharing project-level and asset-level metadata. Some of the documentation on interoperability that we’ve released has helped them expand their own databases. They, like other portals and organizations, have begun to access and incorporate information through our public-facing web services. Plans are underway to include more detailed site-level information for the Toolik area in our Viewers.
The team has continued to collaborate with spinoff working groups focused on particular challenges for the Arctic Data community, including the Polar Federated Search Working Group (POLDER) and the ADC-IARPC Vocabularies and Semantics Working Group, working toward white papers, completion of “the matrix”, and substantive improvements to information sharing and interoperability.