National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration at the National Snow and Ice Data Center
Data Center Description
The NOAA team at NSIDC manages about 60 NOAA data sets, and publishes several new data sets each year, with an emphasis on in situ data, data rescue, and data sets from operational communities such as the U.S. Navy. We also help develop educational pages, and contribute to larger projects.
NSIDC was established at the University of Colorado by NOAA/NESDIS in 1982, to serve as a national information and referral center for polar research. While NSIDC is not part of NOAA, we are affiliated with the NOAA National Geophysical Data Center (NGDC) through a cooperative agreement, and archive and distribute our NOAA data in partnership with NGDC.