National Tibetan Plateau Data Center (TPDC) is one of the first 20 national data centers authorized by the Ministry of Science and Technology of China in 2019 . It is the only data center in China with the most complete scientific data for the Tibetan Plateau and surrounding regions. There are more than 1700 datasets covering many disciplines such as geography, atmospheric science, cryospheric science, hydrology, ecology, geology, geophysics, natural resource science, social economy, and other fields. All data are sorted and integrated in a strict way accordance with the data standards specified by TPDC and the relevant data acquisition specifications. The mission of the data center is to establish a big data center for Third-Pole Earth System Sciences to integrate ThirdPole data resources, particularly those obtained through the implementation of the Third-Pole "Super Monitoring" plan; to develop cutting edge observation technology for extreme environments; and to build a comprehensive and intelligent Internet of Things (IoT) observation system for the Pan-Third Pole region. These developments will facilitate the modeling of environmental changes in the Pan-Third Pole with improved accuracy and performance, as well as support decision-making for sustainable development of the Pan-Third Pole region.TPDC complies with the "findable, accessible, interoperable and reusable (FAIR)" data sharing principles, in which, the scientific data and metadata can be 'findable' by anyone for exploring and using, can be 'accessible' for being examined, can be 'interoperable' for being analyzed and integrated with comparable data through the use of common vocabulary and formats, can be 'reusable' for public as a result of robust metadata, provenance information and clear usage license. Under the guidance of FAIR data sharing principle, Pan-Third big data system provides online sharing manner for data users, supplemented by offline sharing manner, with bilingual data sharing in Chinese and English.TPDC has joined WMO (World Meteorological Organization) to promote the project of Integrated Global Cryosphere Information System (IGCryoIS), aiming to collect and share multi-source data in global regions where data is difficult to obtain. Recently TPDC and NSIDC (National Snow and Ice Data Center) officially signed a memorandum of collaboration on data sharing and research to start comprehensive cooperation. TPDC is strengthening cooperation with the international data organizations (e.g. CODATA, WDS) and providing data support for the international science programs of the Tibetan Plateau (e.g. TPE, ANSO). TPDC is applying to become a recommended data repository for the international mainstream journals so as to encourage data authors to share their well-documented, useful and preserved data by giving them credit and recognition. In a word, TPDC stores, integrates, analyses, excavates and publishes scientific data such as resources, environment, ecology and atmosphere in Pan-third polar region, gathers Pan-third polar core data resources, forms Pan-third polar key scientific data products, and gradually develops online large data analysis, model application and other functions. Furthermore, a cloud service platform will be built for the extensive integration of data, methods, models and services in Pan-Third Pole Science and to promote the application of large data methods in Pan-Third Pole Science Research.
EGU General Assembly Conference Abstracts
- Pub Date:
- May 2020