The FAIR Island Project

Supporting scientific field stations as they put FAIR + CARE Principles into practice

The relationship between people, place, and data underpins some of the greatest challenges, and opportunities, of the 21st century. Relationships between human communities and their natural and built environments are increasingly mediated through digital data. In addition, there has been general enthusiasm for, and work towards Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Reusable (FAIR) data for Open Science.

The FAIR Island Project translates FAIR Data Principles and the CARE Principles for Indigenous Data Governance into practice for scientific field stations through the development of place-based data policies and critical research infrastructure centered on machine-actionable data management plans. (Read more)

FAIR Island Field Sites

The FAIR Island Project started as a partnership between the California Digital Library (CDL), the University of California, Berkeley, Gump South Pacific Research Station and the Tetiaroa Society’s Ecostation. We are excited to grow our partnerships with additional field stations, both within the UCNRS system and beyond. If you are interested in collaborating please send us an email at info at

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