Welcome to the Polar Data Catalogue

The Polar Data Catalogue is a database of metadata and data that describes, indexes and provides access to diverse data sets generated by Arctic and Antarctic researchers. The records follow Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) standard format to provide metadata exchange with other data centres. The records cover a wide range of disciplines from natural sciences and policy, to health and social sciences. This geospatial search tool is available to the public and researchers alike and allows searching data using a mapping interface or other parameters.

Please click on the PDC Search map below to start searching for datasets or sign in to contribute metadata to the Polar Data Catalogue. The PDC Lite Search is also available for users with limited internet speed.


March 2014

Dr. Masaki Kanao from the Polar Data Center of the National Institute of Polar Research in Tokyo, Japan visited CCIN and the PDC to discuss metadata interoperability and the establishment of an international polar metadata sharing network!

February 2014

CCIN/PDC staff attended the CODE Open Data event at the University of Waterloo-Stratford campus to discuss the benefits of Open Data and generate ideas for sharing PDC data via new apps and visualizations.

Maintenance Notice

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Warning: If the server is restarted during this time and you are making changes to metadata, the changes will be lost.