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FORINFRA-Nasj.sats. forskn.infrastrukt

Svalbard Integrated Arctic Earth Observing System -Knowledge Centre, operational phase 2022

Alternative title: Svalbard Integrated Arctic Earth Observing System -Knowledge Centre, operativ fase 2022

Awarded: NOK 64.0 mill.

SIOS is a Norwegian-initiated international cooperation to exploit Svalbard’s research infrastructure for the purpose of increasing knowledge about global climate and environmental changes. Its members are Norwegian and foreign institutions with research focus relevant to interdisciplinary earth system studies, that is, of the complex interrelationships between ocean currents, atmospheric and geological conditions, the extent of ice and snow, and plants and animals. The mission of SIOS is to develop an efficient observing system, share technology, experience and data, close knowledge gaps and decrease the environmental footprint of science. These will serve researchers, business and public management. SIOS has currently 28 member institutions from 10 different countries. As a holistic multidisciplinary research infrastructure, SIOS has huge potential to improve our understanding of the ongoing vast changes in Arctic environment and provide observations for climate adaptation and mitigation. During the first years of the operational phase SIOS has taken a leap towards a unified observing system in Svalbard. One of the main products of SIOS is data. SIOS has its own data policy that is in line with national and international guidelines. SIOS is working towards making data FAIR (findable, accessible, interoperability and reusable). The data is accessible through SIOS Data Management System. SIOS has defined the first set of SIOS Core Data, which are Earth System Science data critical to detect, attribute and describe the environmental change in and around Svalbard. SIOS is coordinated by the so-called Knowledge Centre (SIOS-KC). SIOS-KC coordinates and optimises the access to research infrastructures and infrastructure initiatives. SIOS-KC provides various services to the SIOS members which all contribute to combined research efforts under common goals and enhance the quality and efficiency of Earth system science research in Svalbard.

SIOS is a Norwegian-initiated international cooperation to exploit Svalbard’s research infrastructure for the purpose of increasing knowledge about global climate and environmental changes. Its members are Norwegian and foreign institutions with research focus relevant to interdisciplinary earth system studies, that is, of the complex interrelationships between ocean currents, atmospheric and geological conditions, the extent of ice and snow, and plants and animals. The mission of SIOS is to develop an efficient observing system, share technology, experience and data, close knowledge gaps and decrease the environmental footprint of science. These will serve researches, business and public management. SIOS has currently 28 member institutions from 10 different countries. As a holistic multidisciplinary research infrastructure, SIOS has huge potential to improve our understanding of the ongoing vast changes in Arctic environment and provide observations for climate adaptation and mitigation. During the first years of the operational phase SIOS has taken a leap towards a unified observing system in Svalbard. One of the main products of SIOS is data. SIOS has its own data policy that is in line with national and international guidelines. SIOS is working towards making data FAIR (findable, accessible, interoperability and reusable). The data is accessible through SIOS Data Management System. SIOS has defined the first set of SIOS Core Data, which are Earth System Science data critical to detect, attribute and describe the environmental change in and around Svalbard. SIOS is coordinated by the so-called Knowledge Centre (SIOS-KC). SIOS-KC coordinates and optimises the access to research infrastructures and infrastructure initiatives. SIOS-KC provides various services to the SIOS members which all contribute to combined research efforts under common goals and enhance the quality and efficiency of earth system science research in Svalbard.

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