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You are invited to participate in the Third Canadian Polar Data Workshop (CPDW3) which is a follow-up to the Second Canadian Polar Data Workshop that was conducted in Ottawa in May 2017. CPDW3 will be held during the week of February 18–21, 2020, in Banff, Alberta. The workshop will be hosted through partnership between the Canadian Consortium for Arctic Data Interoperability, Canadian Cryospheric Information Network/Polar Data Catalogue (CCIN/PDC), Polar Knowledge Canada, and numerous other organizations.

CPDW3 will be structured to reach specific outcomes through working group sessions and consensus building on themes such as the need for a national data management strategy for Canada, data discovery and federated search, all aspects of data interoperability, and other themes related to polar data broadly defined including knowledge transfer and Indigenous data policies. The workshop will also include a hackathon to advance technical aspects of polar data management in Canada. All members of the Canadian polar data and research community are invited to participate. Members of the broader data community are also welcome to attend. Additional details on expanded theme descriptions and registration details will be provided in the coming months. 

Click here to read the report of the 2nd Canadian Polar Data Workshop.