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The U.S. Antarctic Program Data Center (USAP-DC) supports investigators funded by the National Science Foundation in documenting, preserving, and disseminating their research results. We register datasets in the Antarctic Master Directory (AMD) to comply with the Antarctic Treaty; facilitate submission of datasets to long-term archives; and represent the U.S. in Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR) activities. USAP-DC is a member of the Interdisciplinary Earth Data Alliance (IEDA) and the Antarctic and Arctic Data Consortium (A2DC). As of 2016, USAP-DC is partnered with the National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) to manage glaciology data for the US Antarctic Program.

Map shows datasets registered with the USAP-DC. Dots show the locations of the centroid of the geographic bounding box for each data set or the point locations for datasets from single sites (e.g. ice cores). Click on centroid locations to view the full bounding box as provided by the contributing scientists as well as more information about the datasets.

Recent News

  • Nov. 2019

    Launched new edit option for project and dataset pages, together with user/PI dashbord.

  • Oct. 2019

    Presented USAP-DC updates at the West Antarctic Ice Sheet (WAIS) workshop in Julian, CA.

  • May 2019

    Lunched new combined project and dataset search function and new project pages for NSF awards/projects.

  • Dec. 2018

    Presented web page updates and USAP-DC functions at AGU fall meeting.

  • Sep. 2018

    Presented USAP-DC updates at the West Antarctic Ice Sheet (WAIS) workshop in Stony Pont, NY.


Recent Data

  • 2019-12-31

    1443680 Smith, Craig Sediment macrofaunal abundance and family richness from inner Andvord Bay to the open continental shelf

  • 2019-12-30

    0839059 Coenen, Jason; Castañeda, Isla; Askin, Rosemary ; Warny, Sophie; Baudoin, Patrick; Scherer, Reed Paul Paleogene marine and terrestrial development of the West Antarctic Rift System: Biomarker Data Set

  • 2019-12-19

    1443677,9896041 Howard, Susan L.; Padman, Laurence; Erofeeva, Svetlana CATS2008: Circum-Antarctic Tidal Simulation version 2008

  • 2019-12-17

    1443386,1443424,1443585,1826712 McMahon, Kelton; Polito, Michael Amino acid nitrogen isotope values of penguins from the Antarctic Peninsula region 1930s to 2010s

  • 2019-10-30

    1141839,1142517,1142646 Souney, Joseph Jr. South Pole Ice Core (SPICEcore) SPC14 Core Quality Versus Depth