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 »

Arctic Data Center Workshops at POLAR 2018 (15-23 June, 2018)

  The Arctic Data Center is excited to connect with the Arctic community at POLAR 2018 in Davos, Switzerland June 15-23, 2018. Team members will be presenting three free training workshops during the Open Science Conference, focused on how the Arctic Data Center can support Arctic researchers with their data management, planning and submission. We… Read more »

Call for Synthesis Working Group Proposals – Due May 23, 2018

(Full details) The Arctic Data Center is soliciting requests for proposals for a Synthesis Working Group, with research to begin by October 2018. Funding of up to $54,600 is available to support one Working Group, hosting two meetings of 3-5 days, with approximately 15 participants each at the Arctic Data Center in Santa Barbara, California,… Read more »

The Thomas Fire in Santa Barbara

The Arctic Data Center, housed at UC Santa Barbara, is being subject to extended municipal power and network outages due to the Thomas Fire. Power issues started last week and are expected to continue into the week of December 10th, 2017. We are operating on backup generator power and backup cooling, which has allowed us… Read more »

Employment Opportunities

Do you have a passion for open science? Interested in Arctic research? Excited to engage with the broader research community? Consider joining the Arctic Data Center. We are currently seeking a Community Engagement and Outreach Coordinator to maintain and further develop our community building, communications, and data science training activities, in addition to supporting communication… Read more »