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Purpose and Objectives: The purpose of the Canadian Polar Data Workshop IV is to gather people involved in polar data management from across the country to share ideas and identify key priorities and commitments for coordinating the work of the polar data community and, ultimately, advancing our work in support of our vision.

The expected outcomes of the 2022 workshop are:

  1. A clear structure for Polar data management in Canada including the design for a principal body and the building of a national data plan, to be embedded within a larger Arctic science plan for Canada.
  2. The development of initiatives towards furthering Indigenous data sovereignty in Canada.
  3. An environmental scan of relevant players for Arctic data management within Canada.
  4. Building Canada’s Arctic data future by welcoming students and early career scientists into the community.

Please Note that unless otherwise indicated, all events will take place in the Delta Marriott’s Harbour Room.

Day 1: May 23, 2022 (Early Career Day & GiSRT Workshop)
8:00am – 9:00amRegistration Open
9:00am – 1:30pmOcean Networks Canada Testing Facility Tour – meet at Registration Desk
9:00am – 5:00pmThe Role of Genomics in Fostering and Supporting Biodiversity: Implications for Wildlife Management, Policy and Indigenous Food Security (see GiSRT May 23rd agenda for details)
7:00pmSocial Event
Day 2: May 24, 2022
8:00am – 9:00amRegistration Open
9:00am – 9:15amWelcome – Maribeth Murray
9:15am – 9:30amOpening Blessing – Kathy and Doug LaFortune
9:30am – 10:00amReview of CPDW3 Calls to Action and CPDW4 Agenda Overview – Maribeth Murray
10:00am – 10:30amInternational Polar Data Forum IV: Results from the Virtual Meeting and Workshop – Peter Pulsifer
10:30am –10:45amBreak
10:45am – 11:15amThe Canadian Consortium for Arctic Data Interoperability: An Overview – Shannon Christoffersen & Peter Pulsifer
11:15am – 11:30amAmundsen Science – Alexandre Forest
11:30am – 11:45amOcean Networks Canada – Chantel Ridsdale
11:45am – 12:00pmCanadian Integrated Ocean Observing System – Naomi Boon
12:00pm – 12:15pmMacKenzie DataStream – Lindsay Day
12:15pm – 1:15pmLunch (provided)
1:15pm – 2:15pmIndigenous Data Sovereignty – Debby Wilson Danard
2:15pm – 2:30pm Inuvialuit Regional Corporation Data Management and Sovereignty – Calvin Pritchard and Ryan Mazan
2:30pm – 2:45pmBreak
2:45pm – 3:00pmA Canadian Arctic Data Standards Initiative – TBA
3:00pm – 3:15pmCCADI Data Buffet – Sheelagh Carpendale
3:15pm – 3:45pmSemantics and Ontologies: Advancing Knowledge Translation at the Canadian Consortium for Arctic Data Interoperability – Rebekah Ingram
3:45pm – 4:15pmPolar Federated Search: Canadian Contributions and International Movement – Chantelle Verhey [remote session]
6:00pmCCADI Governance Team Meeting (closed meeting; offsite: 10 Acres Bistro)
Day 3: May 25, 2022
8:00am – 9:00amRegistration Open
9:00am – 9:15amWelcome – Peter Pulsifer
9:15am – 10:45amConcurrent Sessions:
1. National Arctic Data Committee: Establishing a Formal Structure, Budget, and Five-Year Plan (with internal breakout groups)
a. Charge to the working groups – Maribeth Murray
2. CCADI POLDER Metadata Hackathon – Executive Room
10:45am – 11:00amBreak
11:00am – 12:30pmConcurrent Sessions Continue
12:30pm – 1:30pmLunch (provided)
1:30pm – 2:45pmConcurrent Sessions:
1. National Arctic Data Committee: Establishing a Formal Structure, Budget, and Five Year Plan (with internal breakout groups)
2. Data System Show and Tell (technical) – Executive Room
2:45pm – 3:00pmBreak
3:00pm – 5:00pmConcurrent Sessions Continue
Day 4: May 26, 2022
8:00am – 9:00amRegistration Open
9:00am – 9:30amWelcome: Review of Day 3 & Charge to the Working Groups – Shannon Christoffersen
9:30am – 10:30amEstablishing a Sustainable Funding Model for Canadian Arctic Data: Collaborations, Technical Initiatives, and Funding Levels (with internal breakout groups)
10:30am – 10:45amBreak
10:45am – 12:00pmSustainable Funding Session continue with movement among groups
12:00pm – 1:00pmLunch (provided)
1:00pm – 1:30pmReport/Presentations from Working Groups and Discussion – Naomi Boone
1:30pm – 2:45pmConcurrent Sessions:
1. Indigenous Data Sovereignty: Building Technical Capacity and Knowledge Sharing in Communities, and Research Ethics
2. OPeNDAP Hackathon – Executive Room
2:45pm – 3:00pmBreak
3:00pm – 5:00pmConcurrent Sessions Continue
7:00pmCCADI Board and EAC Meeting (closed meeting; offsite: Boom & Batten)
Day 5: May 27, 2022 (GiSRT Workshop Concurrent)
8:00am – 9:00amRegistration Open
8:30am – 5:00pm The Value of Genomes and Genomics in Canadian Wildlife (see LSARP May 27th agenda for details) – Executive Room
9:00am – 9:15amWelcome – Shannon Christoffersen
9:15am – 10:15amLooking Forward: Developing a Plan of Action and Advancing Technical Initiatives
10:15am – 10:30amBreak
10:30am – 11:45amClosing Remarks and Review – Maribeth
Murray and Peter Pulsifer
11:45am – 12:00pmCPDW4 Closing Blessing – Kathy and Doug LaFortune
12:00pm – 1:00pmLunch (provided)

Legislative Assembly of British Columbia. Photo by Reid Naaykens on Unsplash.

The Legislative Assembly of British Columbia was built between 1893 and 1897. It faces the Inner Harbour and is walking distance from the Royal BC Museum and Archives.