CCADI aims to advance collaboration, nationally and internationally, through development of an integrated Canadian arctic data management system that facilitates information discovery, establishes metadata and data sharing standards, enables interoperability among existing data infrastructures, and is accessible to the broadest possible audience of users.

Improved Cyberinfrastructure Will:

  • Facilitate transformative research on priority science questions about the Arctic system;
  • Empower Inuit communities to address their data priorities;
  • Demonstrate Canada’s ability to lead in providing accessible, interoperable, and useable data to the international community; and
  • Enable translation of complex scientific information and Inuit TK into policy-relevant material.

Key Elements:

  • Standards and mechanisms for metadata interoperability, semantic interoperability and implementation of these.
  • Distributed data exchange platform for contributors, users and repositories.
  • Streamlined data services with common entry, access, search, match, analysis, visualization & output tools.
  • Intellectual property and sensitive data service.
  • Data stewardship capacity.