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Building the Foundation for Integrated Management of Polar Research Resources
Development of Curation Service and Framework for Polar Resources
Joo Han Lee email@example.com
The stable management of polar research resources, which is increasing each year, supports the research activities of individual researchers in the short term, and serves as a platform for polar research to study changes in polar regions due to global climate change in the long term.
This study aims to expand the service functions of the Korea Polar Data Center, which was established to furnish and allow access to polar research resources, and to fully establish the function of resource management. To this end, the major elements of this study include: establishing an integrated system for polar resource management; expanding curation services to include research areas not previously covered; standardizing and formulating related policy for resource management; and creating a mid and long-term roadmap for polar resource curation.
In 2016, the fourth year of the study, this study first established a database system designed for the integrated management of information regarding polar resource management; an integrated website for public access; and a network-based shared storage system for the integrated management of source data and research materials.
This study also included a total often areas including digital data, soil, and marine life, which had previously been outside the scope of integrated management until the third year, into the list of resources available for curation services. Secondly, by standardizing the management function and policy for each sample, this study laid a foundation for addressing the inconsistency in sample quality that may result from staff replacements.
Lastly, this study proposed the necessity to establish a GIS based integrated KPDC system to invigorate curation in the future. This study is significant in that it established the foundation for introducing advanced systems (e.g. GIS) in the years ahead, and for allowing researchers to jointly use research materials. Integrated management is expected to result in the effective preservation and backup of polar research materials.
This study will not only enable KOPRI to serve as a hub for polar sample management both in Korea and abroad, but also contribute to vitalizing polar research by enhancing access to polar samples by Korean and international researchers with limited direct access to polar regions.
Figure 3.Meteorite storage facility and microscope