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GCW Data Portal Meeting

14-15 September 2017, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) hosted a GCW Data Portal meeting 14-15 September 2017 in Montreal. The meeting participants reviewed the GCW Operational Manual for contributing data centres and the document on GCW Guidance for data centres contributing to GCW, developed a road map of engagement for the development and testing of the GCW Interoperability Package for CryoNet stations, discussed requirements for compliance to the WMO Information System (WIS) and the WMO Integrated Global Observing System (WIGOS), and developed a road map for advancing the development of standard metadata vocabularies for cryosphere variables that are recommended for the GCW observing program.