About the AMD

The Antarctic Metadata Directory is part of NASA's Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) and is a central catalog of metadata about datasets, research programs and data resources for the international community. As such the AMD is not a repository of actual data but instead contains links to data as provided by the submitting scientist or data repository. The AMD serves as a central platform for member countries of the Antarctic Treaty to provide information about data collected in Antarctica. Hence it serves as a central resource for scientists to find data acquired in Antarctica internationally.