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New Dataset Reveals Insights into Arctic Plant Biomass with Dr. Logan Berner

  Highlight: “It feels important to be doing research that is not only scientifically important but also societally important. With the mounting impacts of climate change, it becomes increasingly important to go past the science and come up with ways that communities can mitigate the impacts of climate change” – Dr. Logan Berner Born and… Read more »

Arctic Data Center 2024 Community Survey

Dear Arctic Research Community, The Arctic Data Center (ADC) is conducting a brief survey to gather valuable feedback from our research community. Whether you’ve previously submitted data to our repository, participated in our data science trainings, or utilized our tools and services for your personal research, we want to hear from you! Your input will… Read more » Commits $5 Million to Expand Permafrost Discovery Gateway: Paving the Way for Unprecedented Arctic Data Advancements has announced a $5 million grant and Fellowship to Woodwell Climate Research Center for the expansion of the Permafrost Discovery Gateway. This initiative will revolutionize the accessibility of valuable information on changing permafrost conditions across the Arctic, and enable real-time tracking of permafrost thawing by using satellite imagery and artificial intelligence (AI) technologies.  The… Read more »

Arctic Data Center: AGU 2022 Reflections

By Ranna Zahabi The Arctic Data Center enjoyed its time at the American Geophysical Union conference this year. AGU 2022 was a new experience for many on our team, and the new Chicago location had us embracing the cold. Although the conference is traditionally held in San Francisco, the change in scenery this year came… Read more »

Sea Ice Research and Arctic Data: A Conversation with Angela Bliss

By Ranna Zahabi, Natasha Haycock-Chavez, Daphne Virlar-Knight, and Matt Jones Angela Bliss is a research scientist at the Cryospheric Sciences Laboratory of NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, MD. Bliss’s Arctic Research based around the MOSAiC expedition is fascinating, considering the unique approaches to her research regarding the breadth of data available. Her work… Read more »

Applying CARE: Documenting Ethical Data Procedures and Sensitive Data at the Arctic Data Center

By Natasha Haycock-Chavez, Amber Budden and Matt Jones At its foundation, open-science is based on making all aspects of scientific research accessible across broad communities, whether professional, academic, or public. This includes publications, data, software, samples, and code, and at its core, open science is built on principles of transparency and capacity for collective knowledge…. Read more »

A diverse Science Advisory Board in service of the Arctic Data Center community

Renewed funding, renewed focus and renewed partnerships; the Arctic Data Center seeks nominations for the 2021-2024 Science Advisory Board. The NSF Arctic Data Center Science Advisory Board comprises 10 members who provide advice and leadership to the Center regarding goals and strategic priorities in support of the Arctic research and education community. Through engagement and… Read more »

Understanding the Arctic

Sustaining the Arctic Data Center enables research advances by using open data The National Science Foundation (NSF) has reaffirmed its commitment to data archiving and sharing in the Arctic by investing $6 million to continue funding of the Arctic Data Center for another five years. This partnership, led by the National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis (NCEAS)… Read more »

Documenting Yup’ik Place Names with Dr. Yoko Kugo

Dr. Yoko Kugo’s dataset – Iliamna Lake (Nanvarpak, Nila Vena) Native and Local Place Names (2016-2019) – compiled the local place names in and around Iliamna Lake in Alaska with the help of five specific communities: Iliamna, Newhalen, Kokhanok, Igiugig, and Levelock. Check out the dataset and learn more about the importance and applications of this data in our Q&A with Dr. Kugo.