Luke Marsden
Data manager
University Centre in Svalbard

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The Nansen Legacy works according to the FAIR principle, which states that data have to be findable, accessible, interoperable and reuseable.

The Nansen Legacy uses a distributed data management system where all datasets are documented with standardized discovery metadata and use metadata (exceptions may occur for some data), governance of data within mandated data centers, but discoverable and accessible through a central hub. This ensures interoperability with national and international systems and frameworks, including WMO’s systems, Year of Polar Prediction (YOPP), and many national and international Arctic and marine data centers. Coordination of the Nansen Legacy data management is done within the context of the Svalbard Integrated Arctic Earth Observing System (SIOS).