NOAA@NSIDC

Stewards of data, past and present

Projects

These are projects that the NOAA@NSIDC team has worked on that warrant their own descriptive page.

AIDJEX

The Arctic Ice Dynamics Joint Experiment (AIDJEX) program was the first major Western sea ice experiment constructed specifically to answer emerging questions about how sea ice moves and changes in response to the influence of ocean and atmosphere.

EWG

NOAA@NSIDC offers Environmental Working Group (EWG) atlases on CD-ROM that contain historical and new information, including some previously classified data. Explore the contents of each atlas to find Russian and Western perspectives on the Arctic climate system, including atmospheric, oceanographic, and cryospheric data, maps, histories, and facts about climate and weather.

GDSIDB

The Global Digital Sea Ice Data Bank (GDSIDB) at NSIDC and at the Arctic and Antarctic Research Institute (AARI), St. Petersburg, Russia, was established to archive digital operational ice charts from ice services around the world. NOAA@NSIDC focuses on the digitization of historical paper charts, reformatting digital chart data, and developing a new vector format for data products.

IICWG

The International Ice Charting Working Group (IICWG) was formed in October 1999 to promote cooperation between ice centers from around the world on all matters concerning sea ice and icebergs. NOAA@NSIDC works with the Data, Information, and Customer Support Committee for synergy between operational and research sea ice communities.

IPY/SEARCH

The International Polar Year (IPY) 2007-2008 is a international science initiative to observe and research the polar regions. NOAA's Arctic Research Office is contributing to the IPY and to the interagency Study of Environmental Arctic Change (SEARCH) program with networks for intensive observations of the atmosphere and sea ice and by developing change detection protocols.

Moored ULS Data

Moored Upward Looking Sonar (ULS) data are archived and distributed by NSIDC in support of the Arctic Climate System Study/Climate and Cryosphere (ACSYS/CliC) program.

SCICEX

The Science Ice Exercise (SCICEX) is a collaboration between the U.S. Navy and the marine research community to create a program to utilize nuclear-powered submarines for the study of the Arctic Ocean. The goal of the program is to acquire comprehensive data about Arctic sea ice, water properties, and bathymetry.