Current activities and developments by the World Data Centre for Geomagnetism, Edinburgh

Reay, Sarah; Brown, William; Collins, Adam; Flower, Simon; Lawrence, Ewelina; Stevenson, Peter; Williamson, John. 2023 Current activities and developments by the World Data Centre for Geomagnetism, Edinburgh. [Poster] In: IUGG 28th General Assembly, Berlin, Germany, 11-20 July 2023. (Unpublished)

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The World Data Centre (WDC) for Geomagnetism, Edinburgh serves the geomagnetism community providing access to geomagnetic data records for approx. 500 magnetic observatories worldwide, both past and present. It holds minute, hourly, and annual means with data reaching back to the early 1800s. It makes available information about magnetic field models and data records from magnetic surveys. It also houses a collection of historic data including magnetograms from observatories within the United Kingdom and a library of observatory yearbooks from around the world. We describe the current activities and recent developments within the WDC for Geomagnetism, Edinburgh. A community metadata database for geomagnetic observatories has been created and this has been integrated with INTERMAGNET and EPOS. To update and improve the information held, an improved metadata review process for contributing institutes is under development. We describe the current work to develop an extended Application Programming Interface for the WDC improving interoperability and accessibility of data in line with FAIR data principles. We also describe progress in geomagnetic observatory data availability with regular update processes, annual requests for data to observatory operators and a renewed database of historic and current geomagnetic observatory monthly means.

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NORA Subject Terms: Earth Sciences
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Date made live: 31 Aug 2023 14:54 +0 (UTC)

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