The Polar Data Catalogue is a database of metadata and data that describes, indexes and provides access to diverse data sets generated by Arctic and Antarctic researchers. The records follow Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) standard format to provide metadata exchange with other data centres. The records cover a wide range of disciplines from natural sciences and policy, to health and social sciences. This geospatial search tool is available to the public and researchers alike and allows searching data using a mapping interface or other parameters.
Please click on the PDC Search map below to start searching for datasets or sign in to contribute metadata to the Polar Data Catalogue. The PDC Lite Search is also available for users with limited internet speed.
The PDC Geospatial Search application has been enhanced with a new GIS Viewer and new display and download options for RADARSAT imagery! Please visit the PDC Search to view and query our first dataset in this new map viewer as well as to view and download RADARSAT imagery in CEOS, geotiff, jpg, and other formats and configurations.
The website may not be available during the daily maintenance window of 6pm to 8pm Eastern Time.
Warning: If the server is restarted during this time and you are making changes to metadata, the changes will be lost.