PAIG Grant Helps Preserve World Data Center History

The National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) had humble beginnings when the U.S. World Data Center (WDC) for Glaciology moved to Boulder, Colorado in 1976. A National Research Council recommendation and an agreement between NOAA and the University of Colorado resulted in the NSIDC designation in 1982. Thanks to a Preserve America Initiative Grant (PAIG), this history has been organized, digitized, and made accessible to the public. To read about the history of NSIDC and the WDC, access the historical materials, and learn more about PAIG, see the First 25 Years: The History of the WDC for Glaciology and NSIDC in Boulder, Colorado Web page.

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