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Centro Nacional de Datos Antarticos, National Antarctic Data Centre, Comite Polar Espanol, Spain

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In English:
The National Antarctic Data Center (CNDA) which includes the Spanish Polar
Archive was formed by the initiative of the Spanish Polar Committee (CPE),
which is in charge of the coordination of all of the activities undertaken by
the National Antarctic Authority. CNDA has its headquarters in the Geological
and Mining Institute of Spain. Among its tasks are the management of the
metadata generated by Spanish investigations in the Antarctic and the storage,
management and distribution of the metadata records all under the supervision
of CPE.

The establishment of the National Antarctic Data Centers (CNDAs) is promoted by
the system of the Antarctic Treaty, with the goal of contributing to the
interchange of information and to a better development of Antarctic activities.
In order to help the creation and coordination of the CNDAs, the Joint
Committee on Antarctic Data Management (JCADM) was created as a common
initiative of SCAR (Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research) and of COMNAP
(Council of Managers of National Antarctic Programmes).

En Espanol:
El Centro Nacional de Datos Antarticos (CNDA), que comprende el Archivo Polar
Espanol se ha constituido por iniciativa del Comite Polar Espanol (CPE) que se
ocupa de la coordinacion de todas las actividades correspondientes a la
Autoridad Antartica Nacional. El CNDA tiene su sede en el Instituto Geologico y
Minero de Espana (IGME). Entre sus cometidos estan la administracion de los
metadatos generados por las investigaciones espanolas en la Antartida y el
almacenamiento, gestion y difusion de los fondos documentales, todo ello bajo
la supervision del CPE.

El establecimiento de Centros Nacionales de Datos Antarticos (CNDAs) es
promovido por el sistema del Tratado Antartico, con el fin de contribuir al
intercambio de informacion y a un mejor desarrollo de las actividades
antarticas. Para ayudar a la creacion y coordinacion de los CNDAs existe el
Joint Committee on Antarctic Data Management (JCADM), creado como iniciativa
comun del SCAR (Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research) y del COMNAP
(Council of Managers of National Antarctic Programmes)
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