Milestones

06/2018 – More than 1800 new observing sites have been added to AOV across multiple networks: NEON, YOPP, GLISN, GNET, EarthScope, LTER, RUSALCA, NASA ABoVE, and more.  AOV now contains almost 16,000 data collection sites with related details to better assist network planning and Arctic observing. 

06/2018 – The AOV Team participated in the Arctic Observing Summit 2018.

06/2018 – A new set of overview slides about ARMAP and AOV has been posted to the website.  Take a look!

06/2018 – To assist with sharing of project-level information, an ARMAP Data Dictionary has been released on the AOV Interoperability page, with a listing of relevant fields and their definitions, etc.  Also, the project-level ISO template XML was updated slightly.

05/2018 – Team member Ted Habermann has published an article in a special issue of the journal Geosciences about metadata interoperability, with a focus on the distributed and hierarchical metadata web services for ARMAP and AOV.

05/2018 – The AOV Team participated in the Polar Data Planning Summit.

05/2018 – The AOV Team has submitted an abstract and will present a poster at the Arctic Observing Summit 2018

05/2018 – A new and improved AOV Viewer has been launched!  In particular, the Viewer is five times faster.  Our student developers were able to harness server-side processing through .NET, overcoming speed limitations imposed by >13,000 points and enabling us to again add more networks and sites.  In addition, the Filter tool is more intuitive, and refinements were made to the Draw and Measure tools, site popups, Save Excel tool, Splash Screens, Time Slider, and Tour Slides. The old Viewer has been retired, and the new one will be officially announced after a few more tweaks.  If you haven't tried the Viewer in a while, please give it a spin.

05/2018 – After some app downtime recently, steps have been taken to avoid automated server restarts.  Apologies.  The Viewer should be more stable now.

05/2018 – The AOV Viewer displays new map layers to assist with logistics and coordination:  US Logistics Hubs, Arctic Research Stations, YOPP Supersites, GNET Stations, and GLISN Stations.

05/2018 – The observing sites in AOV are now available as public-facing web services in a variety of formats (WMS, WFS, TXT, KMZ, ArcGIS, ...) to promote open data sharing and for other organizations to incorporate in their own databases and applications.  Check out the new Web Services page and let us know what you think!

05/2018 – As a contribution toward further data sharing and interoperability within the Arctic data community, our Guide to Interoperability includes new annotated ISO XML templates as well as live use case XML's.  These documents can assist other organizations with implementation of interoperable metadata in ISO format.

02/2018 – The ARMAP Team has begun collaboration with Isaaffik, an app for facilitating scientific collaboration in Greenland, including exchange of metadata records for stations and monitoring sites.

01/2018 – Robbie Score has retired.  Thank you for your dedication and innumerable contributions!!  Naomi Whitty has joined the team as our able and fearless coordinator.

12/2017 – The AOV Team presented a poster at the 2017 Fall AGU meeting.

11/2017 – Several web usability sessions were conducted with key stakeholders to provide feedback on our new prototype viewer.  Many thanks to those that participated!

11/2017 – A new prototype Viewer has been released, with much improved Search and Filter tools.  Please try it out and let us know your thoughts.

11/2017 – AOV has been updated to provide hundreds of new sites.  Furthermore, many site details – such as Initiative and much more – have been “backfilled” to be better provide more complete information for all sites.

09/2017 – The AOV Team gave a presentation on both AOV and ARMAP to the IARPC Arctic Research Support and Logistics Working Group.

06/2017 – Work has begun in earnest on a new AOV Viewer with various refinements. 

05/2017 – The AOV Team gave a presentation to the IARPC AOSST about brainstorming an inventory of networks.

05/2017 - The AOV Team is collaborating with WMO and GCW on interoperability with the WMO WIGOS metadata standard, as well as the possibility of including a set of WMO sites in AOV.

04/2017 - The ARMAP Team has begun collaboration with the NSF Arctic Data Center toward information exchange and improved interoperability.

03/2017 - The ARMAP Team is participating in the revamped IARPC teams for Arctic Data, Arctic Observing Systems, and Environmental Intelligence.

02/2017 - The AOV Team has continued collaboration with the IASC/SAON Arctic Data Committee.

12/2016 - AOV has been updated to provide over 13,000 collection sites with hundreds of new sites for NSF AON, IABP, ITEX, and other networks.

12/2016 - An abstract, poster, and demos were given at the Fall AGU meeting: “The Arctic Observing Viewer (AOV): Visualization, Data Discovery, Strategic Assessment, and Decision Support for Arctic Observing”.

11/2016 - The AOV Team participated in the Polar Connections Interoperability Workshop, with a talk on the project-data life cycle and overview of data discovery and metadata.

10/2016 - Our Guide to Interoperability has been updated -- with new use cases, template ISO XML’s, a template spreadsheet, pick lists, and a data dictionary -- to better demonstrate our hierarchical and distributed approach to metadata sharing.

10/2016 - Numerous improvements have been made to the AOV Database, incorporating new details and keywords, as well as hundreds of new data collection sites for NSF AON, ITEX, and other networks.

10/2016 - The AOV Team continues to participate in coordination through the IARPC Arctic Data Collaboration Team as well as the IASC/SAON Arctic Data Committee.

10/2016 - Our older flash-based viewer has been retired, and our prototype Viewer with a clean and modern interface has been officially launched.

09/2016 - The AOV Team has further collaborated with the PermaData project (involving GTN-P, the Arctic Portal, and NSIDC) toward improved interoperability of information related to permafrost boreholes and more.

09/2016 - AOV releases a Guide to Interoperability, with examples of how to implement ISO metadata and hierarchical web services to benefit the Arctic Observing community.

09/2016 - A poster on AOV, ARMAP, and the Project-Data life cycle was presented at SciDataCon 2016.

09/2016 - Collaboration with ADIwg continues with adoption of ISO 19115-3 for data collection sites.

08/2016 - Many additional drifting buoys from the International Arctic Buoy Programme (IABP) have been added.

07/2016 - Legacy information has been added for sites from the International Tundra Experiment (ITEX).

07/2016 - A presentation on AOV and ARMAP was given to the IARPC Arctic Observing Systems Collaboration Team.

03/2016 - The website was refreshed with many new details in the "Data Collection Sites in AOV" section on the About page, as well as a new data contribution spreadsheet on the Collaborate page.

03/2016 - An abstract and poster were presented at the 2016 Arctic Observing Summit.

12/2015 - An abstract and poster were presented at the 2015 Fall AGU Meeting.

11/2015 - An abstract and poster were presented at the 2015 Arctic Observing Open Science Meeting.

10/2015 - An abstract and poster were presented at the Polar Data Forum II.  The poster won first place!

10/2015 - A presentation on ARMAP and AOV was given to the IASC/SAON Arctic Data Committee.

10/2015 - A new AOV Viewer is released with a clean, fast, and modern interface.  This prototype app — based on HTML5, javascript, and hierarchical ISO metadata — includes an advanced Search tool, and is mobile friendly while being intuitive and more informative.  Try it out, and let us know what you think!

10/2015 - An abstract has been submitted for the Arctic Observing Summit 2016.

10/2015 - An abstract has been submitted for the 2015 Arctic Observing Open Science Meeting.

09/2015 - NASA ABoVE became a Partner.

09/2015 - Progress has been made with community-based ISO standards, and with AOV’s implementation of hierarchical metadata, such that project-level information is linked to details on data collection sites, and vice versa. 

08/2015 - A new AOV Viewer is nearing completion to deliver improvements in functionality with a clean, fast, and modern interface. A prototype will be released before the Fall AGU, and will undergo usability testing prior to formal launch. Using HTML5, javascript, and hierarchical ISO metadata, the new Viewer will be mobile friendly, intuitive, and informative.

08/2015 - An abstract has been submitted for the Fall AGU Meeting.

07/2015 - More data collection sites were added, existing sites went through additional quality control, additional ship tracks were added, and improvements were made to the application interface.

05/2015 - A peer-reviewed journal article about AOV has been published in the journal Arctic.

04/2015 - Collaboration continues with the SAON/IASC Arctic Data Committee (ADC), and has begun with SAON's new Committee on Observations and Networks (CON).

03/2015 - GTN-P became a Partner.

03/2015 - Collaboration picks up speed with NSIDC on the PermaData project, with planning and information exchange related to permafrost datasets, boreholes in the GTN-P network, and other data collection sites.

03/2015 - Collaboration has begun with the IARPC Arctic Data Collaboration Team.

01/2015 - Collaboration has begun with the NASA Arctic-Boreal Vulnerability Experiment (ABoVE) toward interoperability and information exchange.

12/2014 - Poster and demos were given at the Fall AGU meeting: “The Arctic Observing Viewer: A Web-mapping Application for U.S. Arctic Observing Activities”.

12/2014 - AOV has begun to implement use of the ISO 19115-1 metadata standard for improved interoperability, following ongoing collaboration with ADIwg.

12/2014 - Collaboration has begun with a new SAON/IASC Arctic Data Committee (ADC).

11/2014 - Enabled a SOLR engine, coupled to the AOV database, for enhanced search and filtering.

10/2014 - Peer-reviewed manuscript on AOV accepted for publication in a special issue of the journal Arctic.

07/2014 - The AOV systems architecture has been upgraded with virtual servers, and ArcGIS Server was updated to version 10.1.1.

04/2014 - Team participation at the 2014 Arctic Observing Summit (see the poster).

04/2014 - The AOV Team completed security compliance for NSF’s Information Assurance Working Group.

04/2014 - Multiple improvements made to the database and viewer (additional site information, refined Map Layers tool, enhanced Search tool, and an imagery basemap from GINA.)

04/2014 - Over 800 data collection sites added, with contributions from CAFF, CALON, USGS, SIZONET, and others.

01-03/2014 - a2dc, CAFF, and GINA became Partners.

03/2014 - Sampling sites contributed by AOOS for the NOAA RUSALCA surveys in 2004, 2007, 2009, 2012 and 2013.

12/2013 - Improvements made to the viewer, now with ship tracks, observatories & field stations, a faster Time Slider, a better basemap, expanded metadata, and more.

12/2013 - New website launched.

01-11/2013 - ACADIS, ADIwg, AOOS, IASOA, INTERACT, and NSIDC became Partners.

05-09/2013 - Brainstorming and collaboration begun or continued with ACADIS, ADCN, ADIwg, ALCC, AOOS, ARCUS, GINA, IARC, IASOA, NSIDC, NSSI, SEARCH, USGS, and others.