IPY has ended but DOKIPY is still accepting datasets from Norwegian IPY
projects. Datasets may be uploaded for online access and preservation
requirements for new datasets)
or metadata may be entered using a form and linked to the online dataset
hosted and preserved elsewhere.
Metadata are routinely exchanged with the other DOKIPY nodes at HI and
NPI as well as harvested by GCMD.
Search/browse the metadatabase
The metadatabase can be searched by various specifications (e.g.
institution, scientific keyword, geographical area, time period, etc.) or
the data repository can be browsed by directories. All metadata are freely
available through the search interface, the actual data and browsing
directories in the data repository may require a user name and password
according to the data policy of the data set contained.
Upload or test a dataset
Registered users may use this interface to create user directories within
the data repository, upload files or merely test the conformance of their
files. Files to be uploaded must be NetCDF or CDL files following the
CF1.x convention. More details are available
here. Non registered users may use this
interface to register. Only users that are members of Norwegian IPY
projects are approved. This service accepts meteorological and
oceanographical data and takes care of long term archival of these.
Projects directly supported
iAOOS-Norway is using this as the IPY data repository. Read more about
IPY-THORPEX is using this as the IPY data repository. Read more about
The site presented here
is the IPY data management service offered by the
Photo: Detlev Frömming ( DWD)
Institute as part of the project DOKIPY supported by the Norwegian
Research Council. Similar sites are available at Institute of Marine
Research and the Norwegian Polar
Institute and metadata are harvested from databases at NILU as well.
The infrastructure offered by
can be used to handle your IPY-data and fulfil your IPY data policy
committments as well ensuring data backup. Which parts of DOKIPY
infrastructure you can or should use depends on whether your data is
covered by the committment of the hosting institution. All nodes of
DOKIPY exchange metadata making the data visible through any of the
databases. The DOKIPY node at METNO can host meteorological and
oceanographical datasets conforming to the standard required to maintain
the the integrity of the data over time.