National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration at the National Snow and Ice Data Center
Service Provider DescriptionThe 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.
[Summary provided by NOAA]