The data and information that researchers generated during IPY built on the foundation of previous IPYs, and added to the body of scientific knowledge about Earth.
IPY has formally ended, but NSIDC continues to take a leading role in ensuring that IPY data are identified, shared, readily accessible, and preserved for the long term. NSIDC also leads several specific data management projects to ensure the lasting legacy of IPY.
—Credit: Ted Scambos, NSIDC
ELOKA seeks to facilitate collection and use of local observations and knowledge of the Arctic.
ACADIS seeks to provide timely access and lasting preservation for data collected by projects funded by NSF's Arctic Science Program, including the data collected during IPY. The project is a joint effort of the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research, the National Center for Atmospheric Research, and NSIDC.http://nsidc.org/ipy/images/ipy_nsidc_whole.png