GTN‐P was developed in the 1990's by the International Permafrost Association (IPA) under the Global Climate observing System (GCOS) and the Global Terrestrial Observing Network (GTOS).






The new GTN-P Data Management System is funded by the EU 7th framework programme PAGE21, coordinated by the Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research (AWI) in Germany. Accumulation of TSP and CALM data within GTN-P was until now operated on a voluntary basis, and is now being redesigned to meet the increasing expectations from the science community and the user’s needs and requirements for archival, storage and dissemination of permafrost data. Therefore, the PAGE21 data management work package (WP8) implements recommendations from the GTN-P Strategy and Implementation Plan 2012-2016 to build up a permanent Data Management System for global permafrost data. It is hosted at the Arctic Portal in Iceland.


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GTN-P is supported by The International Arctic Science Committee (IASC), the Global Cryosphere Watch (GCW) as well as the National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC).


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Strategy and Implementation Plan