All data collected by Indian Scientific Expedition in the Antarctic, Arctic and Southern Ocean must be submitted to National Polar Data Center (NPDC) to ensure appropriate long term duration.
All the participants’ institutes will submit their metadata along with processed data through online at NPDC portal,https://www.npdc.ncaor.gov.in with respect to their expedition such as Antarctica / Arctic/ Southern Ocean.
The data will be treated as intellectual property of the owner / collector with a lock in period of 2 years from the date marking the end of the expedition. This gives ample opportunity to the collector for processing the data, making full use of the information and in translating it to knowledge base.
Stakeholders of NPDC at NCAOR will be primarily responsible for liaising with the participating Scientist(s) of respective Institutions for obtaining the metadata along with processed data.