Get to know us

Icebergs drift off of Antarctica

What we do

From data management and software development to scientific research, get the the basic rundown on what NSIDC does, and why our work is so important to advancing understanding of Earth’s frozen regions.
Alia Khan taking samples

Our people

Scientists, software experts, creatives, and many others work together at NSIDC. Learn more about our team, their varied backgrounds, and what they're working on.
scientist deploy buoy

Published research

See how NSIDC scientists contribute to scientific publications across the world, and how data at NSIDC have been used in research over the years.
Photo of map from former ROCS

Our history

Originally formed as the World Data Center (WDC) for Glaciology, NSIDC has grown into the world's go-to expert in snow and ice data. Find out how we started, and how we got to where we are today.
Training how to climb out of a crevasse


We're always on the lookout for smart, driven, and passionate people to take NSIDC to the next level. If you want to help us make a difference, we want to hear from you.
Julienne Stroeve films the Arctic during MOSAiC expedition

For the media

Connect with the world's foremost experts on the cryosphere, browse our news and stories, and find public domain photographs.