On November 10 and 11, 2014, the IASC Data Standing Committee and the Committee on Data and Information Services of the Sustaining Arctic Observing Networks (SAON) jointly met in Potsdam, Germany. During this inaugural meeting, members of the two committees agreed to merge to form a single Arctic Data Committee (ADC).

The ADC includes representatives appointed by IASC and SAON national bodies, but is open to all interested and engaged individual and organizational participants. Additionally, relationships will be established between the ADC and other relevant data management bodies including, for example, the Standing Committee on Antarctic Data Management, GEO Cold Regions and other regional initiatives. The ADC will engage with the broader community while continuing to report to the IASC and SAON Executive bodies.

For more information please see the ADC website.