ARICE aims at its research data to be findable, accessible, interoperable and reusable (FAIR).
Data management in ARICE is coordinated with relevant Arctic and oceanographic data management systems and adopts the Arctic Data Committee standards. The Arctic Data Committee can be visited at https://arcticdc.org/
All data generated under ARICE funding is accessible to the user group who collected the data. The Principal Investigator of an ARICE cruise must submit the data generated together with sufficient metadata to the respective IODE National Oceanographic Data Centre (NODCs)1 directly after the cruise. The NODC will then make sure that the data sets are quality controlled, archived in the NODCs and linked to the metadata of the respective cruise. Datasets will also be integrated into the ARICE Data Management System, the ARICE project’s database. All Datasets will also be integrated into the ARICE Data Management System, the ARICE project’s database and disseminated in an interoperable open format through the 3D Icebreaker outreach tool. Access to the datasets, apart from metadata, can be restricted to the scientific party and its designated partners for a period of 1 to 3 years after the cruise takes place (depending on specific RV procedures). Requests of external users for data access during this time will be forwarded to the data originators for their decision.
1: A list containing information on all IODE National Oceanographic Data Centres (NODCs) - as designated by the Government of these Member States - as well as IODE Associate Data Units ADUs) can be found here: https://www.iode.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=61&Itemid=100057 This page is updated annually or when the Secretariat receives information from Member States.