On the shoulders of giants: Why include data citations in research?

Why is citing data important? Including data citations can be just as valuable as literature citations, not only to fellow researchers, but to those who compile data, organizations distributing data, and agencies that fund research.


Bering Sea Elders participate in mapping session

Sharing a way of life

Read why and how the Exchange for Local Observations and Knowledge of the Arctic (ELOKA), a project hosted at NSIDC, digitally illustrated The Northern Bering Sea: Our Way of Life, a book conveying the importance of the northern Bering Sea to tribal communities along the coast.


Screenshot of SMAP soil moisture data displayed in Worldview

A new tool through Worldview

The satellite era has ushered in massive streams of data, but how do researchers find exactly the data they need? NASA's new tool, Worldview, provides an easy visual way for users to explore Earth science data and find suitable products.


Looking beyond Cape Disappointment

In February 2016, NSIDC researcher Ted Scambos traveled to Antarctica with a small group of scientists and a slew of instruments, all in hopes of catching the remainder of the Larsen B Ice Shelf complete its collapse. What they found may have been less spectuclar, but it was equally thrilling—as science is concerned.