Digital Antarctica is an initiative with the goal of making all Antarctic research data curated by AAPP partners easily accessible and interoperable.
The main aim is to help researchers bring our data together in ways that will not only assist them in their research, but also open up new doors for research and modelling based on the larger and wider datasets available. Other consumers of research data, including educators and even members of the public, would also benefit from this increased data interoperability (e.g. when developing educational applications).
Working closely with the Australian Antarctic Division Data Centre and all of the AAPP Partner organisations, the Digital Antarctica project will identify relationships and dependencies between disparate data collections and suggest ways to navigate those relationships to deliver better information services.
The Digital Antarctica initiative is driven by the Australian Antarctic Science Strategic Plan under which Open access to outcomes and data is identified as a key principle, along with the goal of Digital Integration. The Digital Antarctica initiative will contribute to addressing these objectives.