News 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 »

Spring 2022 Data Workshops Announced

Three data management workshops for Arctic researchers have been scheduled for spring 2022. Each workshop is tailored for Arctic research, is free to attend, and will run for five days. The first workshop will be held virtually on February 14th – February 18th 2022 and is titled “Reproducible Practices for Arctic Research using R.” The… Read more »

New service: Portals

An exciting new update to the Arctic Data Center has just been released – researchers can now create a portal allowing related data from across the Arctic Data Center to be viewable in the same place. The ability to group related datasets is helpful for researchers working across a particular taxon or region, so we… Read more »

Arctic Data Center is Core Trust Seal certified

The Arctic Data Center is excited to announce that we are officially Core Trust Seal certified! Our established data preservation practices and infrastructure are now endorsed by an international, community-based non-profit organization. CoreTrustSeal certification involves meeting 16 different requirements, which are intended to ensure the reliability and durability of the repository itself so that the data… Read more »

Call for Abstracts: Third Polar Data Forum (PDF III)

The Third Polar Data Forum (PDF III) will be hosted by the Finnish Meteorological Institute at thair Dynamicum campus in Helsinki from November 18th to 22nd, 2019. PDF III will be a two day conference style meeting in support of information exchange, with the remainder of the week using a “hackathon” approach that will build on… Read more »

2019 Arctic Data Center Data Science Trainings

The Arctic Data Center is hosting a data science training funded by the National Science Foundation from October 7-11, 2019. This 5-day training provides Arctic researchers with an overview of best data management practices, data science tools, reproducible data analysis in R and Github, and concrete steps and methods for more easily documenting and uploading… Read more »

Arctic Data Center at AGU 2018 (December 10-14, 2018)

Arctic Data Center team members will be attending the American Geophysical Union (AGU) 2018 Fall Meeting in Washington, D.C., December 10-14, 2018. Come visit us at Booth 510 in the Exhibit Hall throughout the week and attend our two discussions/trainings in the AGU Central Theater, Booth 1018 in the Exhibit Hall (descriptions below). Team members will… Read more »

Call for Applicants: January 2019 Data Science Training

The NSF Arctic Data Center is excited to announce the Call for Applicants for our January 2019 DataScience Training. The training will be held January 14th – 18th, 2019, at the National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis in Santa Barbara, California. The training will provide Arctic researchers with an overview of best data management… Read more »

Arctic Data Center at the ESA Annual Meeting (5-10 August, 2018)

The Arctic Data Center is excited to be a member of the Data Help Desk Booth at the Ecological Society of America (ESA) Annual Meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana, August 5-10, 2018. We’ll be hosting the Data Help Desk with DataONE, DataCite, EDI, ESIP, and iDigBio. Come by Booth 623 for free demo workshops (full… Read more »

POLAR 2018 Workshop Presentation Slides Now Available Online

We’re enjoying connecting with Arctic researchers at the POLAR 2018 Open Science Conference in Davos, Switzerland this week. A condensed version of our Data Management Planning workshop’s presentation slides are now available online ( The Best Practices for Data and Metadata Submission presentation slides are also available online (Best Practices Presentation Slides). If you’re at… Read more »