Programs and Projects at NSIDC

Comparative photos showing glacier retreat

Glacier Photograph Collection

The Glacier Photograph Collection is an online, searchable collection of photographs, mostly in the Rocky Mountains, the Pacific Northwest, Alaska, and Greenland.

ACADIS Advanced Cooperative Arctic Data & Information Service (ACADIS)

The Advanced Cooperative Arctic Data & Information Service (ACADIS) manages data and provides the gateway for all relevant Arctic physical, life, and social science data for the National Science Foundation (NSF) Office of Polar Programs (OPP) Division of Arctic Sciences (ARC) research community.

AGD Antarctic Glaciological Data Center (AGDC)

The AGDC archives and distributes Antarctic glaciological and cryospheric system data collected by the U.S. Antarctic Program.

Inuit HuntersExchange for Local Observations and Knowledge of the Arctic (ELOKA)

ELOKA provides data management services and support to Arctic communities and others who are working with local and traditional knowledge (LTK) or who are gathering community-based monitoring data and information.

Arctic Ice FloeNASA IceBridge

NSIDC manages and distributes data derived from NASA's Operation IceBridge aircraft missions, and implements tools and services extending the uses of IceBridge data products.

Ice melt graphicNOAA at NSIDC

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) team at NSIDC manages, archives, and publishes data sets with an emphasis on in situ data, data sets from operational communities such as the U.S. Navy, and digitizing old and sometimes forgotten but valuable analog data.

NASA plane flying over frozen groundNASA Distributed Active Archive Center at NSIDC (NSIDC DAAC)

The NSIDC Distributed Active Archive Center (DAAC) is one of NASA's Earth Observing System Data and Information System (EOSDIS) Data Centers. The NSIDC DAAC focuses on the study of the cryosphere.

Archivist examines historic documentsRoger G. Barry Archive and Resource Center (ARC)

The ARC Information Center and Archives offers unique resources on both science and history of the Arctic, Antarctica, the Poles, glaciers, ice sheets, sea ice, frozen ground, and more. ARC has journals, books, maps, photographs, prints, expedition notebooks, and more items of interest to those researching the history of science or studying past climate. 

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Collection casting, services, and applications to help share, publish, and discover data.

Frozen Ground Data Center
Data and maps related to frozen ground.

GLIMS Glacier Database
A unique glacier inventory storing critical information about the extent and rates of change of the world's estimated 160,000 glaciers.

Semantic Sea Ice Interoperability Initiative
SSIII is a National Science Foundation (NSF)-funded effort to enhance the interoperability of sea ice data to establish a network of practitioners working to enhance semantic interoperability of all Arctic data.