Open access data to inform researchers, policymakers, and others

NSIDC’s data management programs focus on preserving and providing access to cryospheric data and related geophysical data. Our three programs include the NASA NSIDC Distributed Active Archive Center (DAAC), the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration at NSIDC (NOAA@NSIDC), and the Exchange for Local Observations and Knowledge of the Arctic (ELOKA). Each program brings a unique expertise to NSIDC, allowing us to manage and distribute a vast and varied collection of data and data resources.


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VIIRS satellite imagery of Greenland snow and ice
Artist rendition showing the SMAP instrument in orbit and its viewing footprint on Earth
Velocity magnitude
Greenland Ice Mapping Project (GIMP)
measurement on Arctic sea ice
core sampling in Alaska
Library in Stockholm, Sweden

Data programs

Satellite image of Antarctic sea ice
Waterfall of meltwater from Nansen Ice Shelf.
Annica Länta, a Sami in Lapland, northern Finland, herds reindeer on a snowmobile.

You might be interested in our scientific analyses

Sea ice drifts in various sizes
Greenland and Antarctic Ice Sheets
Snow falls on a pond in Washington state
Evenki on sled
Emperor penguins