The GTN-P Database is compliant with existing ISO-compliant standards in terms of interoperability and data exchange. Currently a system is set to retrieve an automatically generated and updated XML metadata schema compliant to the ISO 19139 standard (XML schema of the ISO 19115) for the entire databae and each specific datasets.


ISO 19115 is a standard of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). ISO 19115 and its parts defines how to describe geographical information and associated services, including contents, spatial-temporal purchases, data quality, access and rights to use. The objective of this International Standard is to provide a clear procedure for the description of digital geographic datasets, so that users will be able to determine whether the data in a holding will be of use to them and how to access the data. By establishing a common set of metadata terminology, definitions and extension procedures, this standard will promote the proper use and effective retrieval of geographic data.


TSP ISO 19115/2

Protocols and good practices
Good and consistent working protocols and practices create the base for a successful usage of the data by a data management system.
Maps and Graphics
Useful Geospatial Layers produced by the Global Terrestrial Network for Permafrost (GTN-P) or related to permafrost studies. We provide the downloads as different file types.
GTN-P - Database
Free central database for permafrost monitoring parameters. It is the one-stop location where the researcher can find data, metadata, and information of all relevant parameters for a specific site.
Global Monitoring Systems and Projects within PAGE21
Overview on international monitoring components (CALM, TSP) managed within the GTN-P database and global monitoring systems (DUE Permafrost, FLUXNET, INTERACT).

Citation Rules




Strategy and Implementation Plan