Data and Scientific Information Products
The Computing and Data Centre of Alfred Wegener Institute, together with AWI library and PANGAEA, is responsible for the dissemination of and reporting about publication and data products of AWI research and research infrastructures maintained by AWI. It provides services and support for databases and software tools developed by individuals and groups at AWI. Below is a compact list of the major publications, data collections and software tools supported by AWI.
Portals developed by the Computing and Data Centre, PANGAEA and others, enable a joint view of a variety of results from AWI expeditions, infrastructures, projects, or other points of view. "Results" include scientific products such as journal articles and data, but also background information such as cruise reports, needed or helpful to establish the context of each individual piece of result.
EXPEDITION - a portal framework for discovery and re-use of varios types of georeferenced expedition-related content (reports, publications, tracklines, stations, datasets and data products) associated with AWI research platforms, in particular the research vessels Polarstern and Heincke.
Contact: Dr. Ana Macario, Dr. Roland Koppe,
Data Portal German Marine Research (MaNIDA)
The data portal offers an integrative framework for coherent discovery, visualization, download and dissemination of scientific data originating from nationally operated research platforms and monitoring facilities (vessels, observatories, campaigns, web services). The content originates from German marine research institutions ranging from cruise-related metadata to archived and near real time data, data products, reports and publications. Our data providers cooperate within the Marine Network of Integrated Data Access (MaNIDA).
Contact: Dr. Roland Koppe, Dr. Angela Schäfer
A generic and sustainable framework for enabling the seamless flow of sensor observation to archives. This framework builds upon international OGC standards for metadata and data interoperability and is meant to assist scientists in developing enhanced data products and in facilitating the data re-use. AWI's data flow framework consists of seven modular and extensible components as depicted below. Learn more
The AWI operates and maintains various platforms for data collection; one comprehensive (PANGAEA), other dedicated to infrastructures (DShip) or collections (Hustedt):
PANGAEA - a repository for georeferenced data for earth and environmental sciences operating as an open access data library.
PANGAEA is a member of the ICSU World Data System (WDS) and is being jointly hosted AWI and the Center for Marine Environmental Science (MARUM) at the University of Bremen (additional information).
Contact: Dr. Amelie Driemel, Dr. Stefanie Schumacher, Mail: email@example.com
World Radiation Monitoring Center (WRMC), the central archive of the Baseline Surface Radiation Network (BSRN). All radiation measurements are stored together with collocated surface and upper-air meteorological observations and station metadata in an integrated database. These pages offer both: Information for all scientists who will use BSRN-data as well as information to any station scientist who delivers data.
AWI maintains a repository of its publications and publishes or supports the publication of journals specific to AWI research topics:
Reports on Polar and Marine Research
The Reports on Polar and Marine Research contain presentations and results of research activities in polar regions and in the seas either carried out by the AWI or with its support. Publications comprise expedition reports of the ships, aircrafts, and stations operated by the AWI, research results (incl. dissertations) of the Institute and the Archiv für deutsche Polarforschung, as well as abstracts and proceedings of national and international conferences and workshops of the AWI.
Polarforschung - published by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Polarforschung (DGP) and the Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research (AWI) - is a peer-reviewed, multidisciplinary research journal that publishes the results of scientific research related to the Arctic and Antarctic realm, as well as to mountain regions associated with polar climate.
Chief editor: Dieter K. Fütterer
AWI scientists develop software systems, tools or libraries to support AWI's or their individual research. Some of it is published under various, mainly open licensing schemes.