About Us


The Canadian Consortium for Arctic Data Interoperability (CCADI) aims to advance collaboration, nationally and internationally, through development of an integrated Canadian Arctic data management system that facilitates information discovery, establishes metadata and data sharing standards, enables interoperability among existing data infrastructures, and is accessible to the broadest possible audience of users.   Integrated Arctic research data infrastructure will support efficient, effective use of data, allowing Canada to better realize the benefits of our decades of investment in Arctic research. It will support Inuit self-determination, enabling informed actions for managing decision-making around multiple issues. It will support operational activities by making information from space-based technologies more accessible and usable for those charged with search and rescue, ensuring safe transportation and protection of life, environment, and infrastructure in Canada's Arctic. It will support the flow of necessary information for Arctic policy development and, where there are economic opportunities, provide access to needed data for ensuring sustainable development, improving monitoring, and minimizing environmental impact.  Improved cyberinfrastructure will:

  • Facilitate transformative research on priority science questions about the Arctic system;
  • Empower Inuit communities to address their data priorities;
  • Demonstrate Canada’s ability to lead in providing accessible, interoperable, and useable data to the international community; and
  • Enable translation of complex scientific information and Inuit TK into policy-relevant material.

Key elements:

  • Standards and mechanisms for metadata interoperability, semantic interoperability and implementation of these.
  • Distributed data exchange platform for contributors, users and repositories.
  • Streamlined data services with common entry, access, search, match, analysis, visualization and output tools.
  • Intellectual property and sensitive data service.
  • Data stewardship capacity.