Implementation of FAIR principles in the IPCC: The WGI AR6 Atlas repository


The Sixth Assessment Report (AR6) of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has adopted the FAIR Guiding Principles. The Atlas chapter of Working Group I (WGI) is presented as a test case. Here, we describe the application of these principles in the Atlas, the challenges faced during its implementation, and those that remain for the future. We present the open source repository resulting from this process, which collects the code (including annotated Jupyter notebooks), data provenance, and some aggregated datasets underpinning the key figures in the Atlas chapter and its interactive companion (the Interactive Atlas), open to scrutiny by the scientific community and the general public. We describe the informal pilot review conducted on this repository to gather recommendations that led to significant improvements. Finally, a working example illustrates the use of the repository to produce customized regional information, extending the Interactive Atlas products and running the code interactively in a web browser using Jupyter notebooks. Atlas repository: doi:

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