Centro Nacional de Datos Antarticos, Instituto Antartico Chileno, Chile
Data Center Description
From 1993 on, the Chilean Antarctic Institute (INACH), initiated the implementation of activities designed to create a National Center of Antarctic Data (CENDA) with the intent of satisfying the requirements for management of scientific, legal, logistical, environmental information related to the activities which the country is developing in the Antarctic continent, providing both centralized and efficient access to the already mentioned information.
The structure planned for CENDA is based on the group of systems whose function is to administer and provide the functionality required for specific data collections and whose organizational.
At this time, the necessary computational infrastructure - equipment and programs were already installed to support the construction of the various specified systems, and two of the three stages planned in the development of Antarctic Scientific Data System (SIDCA) have been completed.
This system is that which will initiate the implementation of CENDA and in this document are given its principal design and functionality characteristics.