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Media Visits

Visiting NSIDC

To schedule a media visit to NSIDC, please contact, or call the press office at +1 303.492.1497. Because we are a small facility, we request that visits be scheduled with as much notice as possible.

If you are not a member of the media and would like to visit NSIDC, please contact User Services at or +1 303.492.6199.


NSIDC is located in Boulder, Colorado, in an office building with a view of the Flatirons. Please note that our facilities are primarily dedicated to satellite data storage and management. While we do not house science laboratories, we do offer scientific visualization capabilities that may serve as backdrops during on-camera interviews.  Filming and photography are permitted both inside and outside the bulk of our facilities without special arrangement.

The University of Colorado does not offer studio rooms for recording television or radio interviews. Radio journalists occasionally arrange for interviews to be conducted at the Boulder independent community radio station, KGNU, which is about a mile away from NSIDC. Visit KGNU online at Depending upon scheduling and availability, television journalists may occasionally arrange live recordings 45 minutes south in Denver with unaffiliated private recording studios.

Press visitors sometimes ask us about ice cores. While our scientists can speak to the general findings and importance of ice cores, NSIDC does not house nor specialize in ice cores. The U.S. National Ice Core Laboratory is approximately 45 minutes south, in Denver, and may arrange press visits with prior notice. Visit them online at


NSIDC is located at 1540 30th Street, on the East Campus of the University of Colorado. For maps and detailed directions, see

NSIDC is located on the second floor of Research Laboratory 2 (RL-2). In front of RL-2, there is a sign facing 30th Street that reads "CU: Research Laboratory No. 2"

If you have trouble finding our building, please call us at  +1 303.492.1497.


The East Boulder Campus offers metered or permit-only parking. When you arrive on the day of your visit, please park at the back of the building, near the loading ramp, and call the press office at +1 303.492.1497. We will meet you in the parking lot and direct you to visitor parking.

Learn About NSIDC

The National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) is part of the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences at the University of Colorado at Boulder.

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Members of the press: Contact or
+1 303.492.1497

General public and data users:
Contact User Services or
+1 303.492.6199

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