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Building a NWT Permafrost Database: Standardizing the reporting, archiving and dissemination of permafrost ground temperature and geohazard information.2018-19- Final Report(CIMP186)


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Metadata Language: en
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Organisation Name: NWT CIMP
Role: Point Of Contact
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E-Mail Address: yvonne_pike@gov.nt.ca
Metadata Date: 2019-07-03
Metadata Standard Name: ISO 19139/19115 Metadata for Datasets
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Abstract: Permafrost data collected for research, resource development projects, and infrastructure design are of increasing societal value as climate change impacts intensify. Although this information is necessary for terrain assessment, infrastructure planning and management, and climate change adaptation, data usually reside with the organisations that collected them rather than those best suited for their management, archiving and dissemination. There is a strong need for integrated collection, management, and dissemination of permafrost data among producers, users, and other stakeholders. The Government of Northwest Territories (GNWT) and project partners recognize that permafrost data compilation, management, and public accessibility through the development of an NWT Permafrost Database provides a foundational tool for infrastructure management and climate change adaptation in the Northwest Territories. To develop a collaborative framework that links permafrost data to researchers, planners and managers, a committee including government, industry, and academic data producers and users prepared and tested a workflow, metadata templates, and reporting protocols to capture permafrost data from historical, ongoing and future initiatives. An initial effort to compile historical data resulted in a total of 537 ground temperature datasets and 194 geotechnical projects from government, academic and industry partners, which included ~22,183,500 ground temperature data points and 4786 geotechnical boreholes. These datasets have been formatted according to the developed metadata templates and reporting protocols, and will be published beginning August 2019. Using these datasets, initial results include compilations and syntheses of available data for the Dempster and Inuvik to Tuktoyaktuk Highway (ITH) climate change-infrastructure research corridor. Significant investment in research and infrastructure development have produced high-quality climate, permafrost temperature, geotechnical and spatial datasets. Initial data interpretation is quantifying ground temperature variability along latitudinal and ecological gradients in natural and built environments, and advancing ground ice and terrain sensitivity mapping. increasing societal value as climate change impacts intensify. Although this information is necessary for terrain assessment, infrastructure planning and management, and climate change adaptation, data usually reside with the organisations that collected them rather than those best suited for their management, archiving and dissemination. There is a strong need for integrated collection, management, and dissemination of permafrost data among producers, users, and other stakeholders. The Government of Northwest Territories (GNWT) and project partners recognize that permafrost data compilation, management, and public accessibility through the development of an NWT Permafrost Database provides a foundational tool for infrastructure management and climate change adaptation in the Northwest Territories. To develop a collaborative framework that links permafrost data to researchers, planners and managers, a committee including government, industry, and academic data producers and users prepared and tested a workflow, metadata templates, and reporting protocols to capture permafrost data from historical, ongoing and future initiatives. An initial effort to compile historical data resulted in a total of 537 ground temperature datasets and 194 geotechnical projects from government, academic and industry partners, which included ~22,183,500 ground temperature data points and 4786 geotechnical boreholes. These datasets have been formatted according to the developed metadata templates and reporting protocols, and will be published beginning August 2019. Using these datasets, initial results include compilations and syntheses of available data for the Dempster and Inuvik to Tuktoyaktuk Highway (ITH) climate change-infrastructure research corridor. Significant investment in research and infrastructure development have produced high-quality climate, permafrost temperature, geotechnical and spatial datasets. Initial data interpretation is quantifying ground temperature variability along latitudinal and ecological gradients in natural and built environments, and advancing ground ice and terrain sensitivity mapping.
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Title: Building a NWT Permafrost Database: Standardizing the reporting, archiving and dissemination of permafrost ground temperature and geohazard information.2018-19- Final Report(CIMP186)
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Date: 2019-07-03
Date Type: Publication Date
Topic Category: Environment and Conservation
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Keyword: Permafrost
Keyword: ground temperature
Keyword: ground ice
Keyword: disturbance
Keyword: data management
Keyword: protocols0
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