To stimulate and coordinate data rescue activities – the imaging and digitizing of data – the International Data Rescue (I-DARE) Portal has recently been launched in June 2015: www.idare-portal.org. The Portal provides a worldwide single point of entry for information on the status of past and present rescued data and data rescue projects, and on best methods and technologies involved in data rescue.
The Portal is supervised by the WMO Commission for Climate (CCl) Expert Team on Data Rescue, under the auspices of the GFCS, and is operated by the Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute (KNMI). In the coming months, WMO Members will be encouraged to populate the Portal with information on data that needs to be rescued. For more information on the Portal, please contact Peter Siegmund (firstname.lastname@example.org).