The purpose of this site is to provide an overview of which operational data that are available for IPY-projects and where to find them. Some of the data collected by IPY projects during IPY might also be useful for operational use during the project period. Please add information on such datasets. Furthermore, it is intended to make the actual datasets available online wherever possible, either by linking online resources elsewhere or by storing data locally. However, the technical interfaces are yet not finished and functionality will be added gradually. Check out the data overview for more information on datasets and access to the metadatabase.
In the operation of IPY operational data services the Norwegian Meteorological Institute is examining WMO Information System compliant software and attempts to comply with the specifications of WIS where they are known.
This service is coordinated through the International Polar Year Data and Information Service (IPYDIS) hosted by NSIDC. Please use IPYDIS and IPY for further information on IPY activities and services. The IPY operational data coordination will use the IPYDIS Discussion Forum for announcements and community discussions. Please register and participate.