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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

  • Jun. 2018

    Presented USAP-DC updates at the POLAR2018/SCAR Open Science conference in Davos, Switzerland.

  • May 2018

    Presented a webinar "Intorduction to USAP-DC services". A recording can be viewed at "YouTube".

  • Mar. 2018

    Updated web site with new map view on the home page and the dataset pages. Added option to save and restore the last submission entries.

  • Feb. 2018

    Launched new web site design for USAP-DC.

  • Feb. 2018

    Launched beta version of "DIF Browser" as new search option for USAP-DC managed DIF records.


Recent Data

  • 2018-07-27

    1246296 Steffel, B. Material properties of the exoskeleton of Paralomis birsteini

  • 2018-07-26

    1246296 Webster, D. Tomographic PIV measurements of swimming shelled Antarctic pteropod

  • 2018-07-24

    1443126 MacAyeal, Douglas McMurdo Ice Shelf GPS survey of vertical motion

  • 2018-07-21

    1443126 MacAyeal, Douglas McMurdo Ice Shelf AWS data

  • 2018-07-12

    601105 Dutrieux, Pierre CTDP/LADCP profile data along Dotson ice shelf calving front from 2000 to 2016