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.
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.
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.