About

Advancing knowledge of Earth’s frozen regions since 1976

NSIDC's diverse group of experts have provided research and data management on the cryosphere for nearly 50 years. Learn about our history, our people, and how to join our team!

Get to know us

Icebergs drift off of Antarctica
What we do
From data management and software development to scientific research, get the the basic rundown on what NSIDC does, and why our work is so important to advancing understanding of Earth’s frozen regions.
Alia Khan taking samples
Our people
Scientists, software experts, creatives, and many others work together at NSIDC. Learn more about our team, their varied backgrounds, and what they're working on.
scientist deploy buoy
Published research
See how NSIDC scientists contribute to scientific publications across the world, and how data at NSIDC have been used in research over the years.
Photo of map from former ROCS
Our history
Originally formed as the World Data Center (WDC) for Glaciology, NSIDC has grown into the world's go-to expert in snow and ice data. Find out how we started, and how we got to where we are today.
Training how to climb out of a crevasse
Careers
We're always on the lookout for smart, driven, and passionate people to take NSIDC to the next level. If you want to help us make a difference, we want to hear from you.
Julienne Stroeve films the Arctic during MOSAiC expedition
For the media
Connect with the world's foremost experts on the cryosphere, browse our news and stories, and find public domain photographs.