The term data mining refers to the process of gathering data, analyzing it and summarizing it into useful information. The data management system of the GTN-P oversees permafrost data submission, archival, storage, and dissemination of a wide range of permafrost data.
The aim of the GTN-P Database is to include a wide range of permafrost data. Read more on data categories and how they are incorporated in the database:
In the future, the Data management system should also include Qualitative Data (Knowledge Products).
The GTN-P database is the free, open-source central database for permafrost monitoring parameters.
Policy: Read more on data policies, data security and citation rules.
The data management system is organized along a controlled vocabulary in order to reduce ambiguity and the contribution to common grounding and shared understanding. We also link to the permafrost thesaurus, a glossary of nearly 600 permafrost-related terms. The work on a permafrost ontology, an organized vocabulary showing the interrelationships of terms, is in progress.
On a continuously updated fact sheet we present the status of the GTN-P database showing the amount of included data.