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 »

Webinar Registration Open: Tools and Strategies for Archiving Data

Sponsored by the Association of Polar Early Career Scientists (APECS), the Arctic Data Center are presenting a 1 hr webinar in which we will give a brief overview of the the Arctic Data Center; the history, infrastructure, and partnerships that support long-term preservation of data and metadata. We will highlight the many features and services offered by the Arctic… Read more »

Call for Applications: Data Science Training for Arctic Research

We are currently soliciting applications for a 2-day Data Science Training workshop, to be held in Santa Barbara, CA July 31st – August 1st. This workshop will provide researchers with an overview of best data management practices, data science tools and concrete steps and methods for more easily documenting and uploading their data to the Arctic… Read more »

Arctic Data Center Training Workshop

Please join us for a data best practices training workshop put on by the US NSF Arctic Data Center.  This workshop will provide researchers with concrete steps and methods for more easily documenting and uploading their data to the Arctic Data Center. Register now on the Arctic Data Center website Workshop topics will include:… Read more »

Arctic Data Center call for Synthesis Working Group Proposals

Due April 26, 2017. For details, see To promote the analysis and synthesis of Arctic data, as well as to inform ongoing development of the data repository, the Arctic Data Center is soliciting requests for proposals for a Synthesis Working Group, with research to begin by August 2017. Funding is available for one Working Group, consisting… Read more »

DataONE welcomes the Arctic Data Center as its 36th Member Node

The Arctic Data Center ( is an NSF-funded archive for Arctic scientific data and other related research documents. Operational since March 2016, the Arctic Data Center is a national partnership, led by the National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis (NCEAS) at the University of California Santa Barbara, in collaboration with the National Oceanic and… Read more »

Webinar Recap: NSF Arctic Data Center Overview

The NSF Arctic Data Center hosted a live webinar on April 21, 2016 to give an overview of the data center and answer questions from the community. The recording is available here in case you weren’t able to join. Thank you to all who participated. NSF Arctic Data Center Overview from Arctic Data Center on… Read more »