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 provide a central USAP Project Catalog for all projects funded by the NSF Antarctic program and a Data Repository for research datasets derived from these projects. Data managed include the NSF research related glaciology data collection formerly managed through NSIDC. We register datasets in the Antarctic Master Directory (AMD) to comply with the Antarctic Treaty and represent the U.S. in Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR) activities.

Recent News

  • May 2020

    Launched new API services for retrieving metadata for projects and datasets.

  • Apr. 2020

    Integrated new cross-ref option in edit and submit function to find references for datasets and projects based on award.

  • 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.


Recent Data

  • 2020-09-24

    1443386 Emslie, Steve Ancient Adelie penguin colony revealed by snowmelt at Cape Irizar, Ross Sea, Antarctica

  • 2020-09-12

    1644187 Tulaczyk, Slawek ANTAEM project airborne EM resistivity data from McMurdo Region

  • 2020-08-26

    1743310 Lai, Ching-Yao Vulnerability of Antarctica’s ice shelves to meltwater-driven fracture

  • 2020-08-24

    0636724,0733025,1443690,1543452 Young, Duncan A.; Blankenship, Donald D.; Roberts, Jason; Siegert, Martin; van Ommen, Tas; Greenbaum, Jamin; Schroeder, Dustin ICECAP Basal Interface Specularity Content Profiles: IPY and OIB

  • 2020-08-24

    1341494 Gao, Yuan Concentrations and Particle Size Distributions of Aerosol Trace Elements

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.