Information for Operation IceBridge Data Providers

The following tables list links to detailed information on how to prepare and submit Operation IceBridge data sets to NSIDC DAAC.

Data Preparation Description
Data Manifest Template Text file template for data providers to provide NSIDC DAAC with data set information. The data manifest is required for every batch of transferred data. Without the manifest, NSIDC DAAC may not have the information necessary to ingest the data in a timely manner.

Manifest information includes: data provider's Organization Name, Contact Email Address, Date Sent, Data Set Title, Campaign (Region/year), Method Of Data Transfer (Ftp, HardDrive, etc), Data Type(s) (.mat, .pdf, .jpeg, etc), Total Number Of Files, Total Size Of Data (mb), Type Of Checksum (MD5 or CKSUM), File Names, File Sizes, File Checksum.
NASA Science Flight Report Tool
(for flights occurring after 30 September 2012)
NASA Science Report tool to be used by flight managers to submit flight reports and metadata to NAS. NSIDC DAAC will obtain the submitted reports and metadata automatically from NAS. Requires NAS login. See: Instructions for NASA Science Report Submissions.

Note: for flights occurring prior to 30 September 2012, please contact NSIDC User Services.
NASA Earth Science Data Standards, Requirements, and References NASA standard data formats information and NASA Headquarters Earth Science Division requirements for airborne mission data systems
Operation IceBridge Standard Projections for Gridded Data Information about standard projections for Operation IceBridge projected gridded data types
Operation IceBridge File Naming Conventions Details on file naming conventions for Operation IceBridge data files
Data Submission Description
NSIDC DAAC Project Data Submission Form

Complete the data submission form to indicate that the data are ready for delivery and to provide documentation and a sample data file.

Note: under "Project Name", choose IceBridge.

Contact NSIDC User Services for more information.