Welcome to the Polar Data Catalogue

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 metadata records follow ISO 19115 and Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) standard formats to provide exchange with other data centres. The records cover a wide range of disciplines from natural sciences and policy, to health and social sciences. The PDC Geospatial Search tool is available to the public and researchers alike and allows searching data using a mapping interface and other parameters.

Please click on the PDC Search map below to start searching for datasets or sign in to the PDC Input application to contribute metadata or data to the Polar Data Catalogue.

The PDC Lite Search is also available for users with limited Internet speed.


September 2015: The PDC Search has a new Map Viewer data visualization tool to display ocean data from the Amundsen's ArcticNet cruises! Choose the Polar Data Catalogue collection, then search for Map Viewer datasets to use the new tool.

18 August 2015: CCIN and PDC seek two Co-Op Web Applications Developers for the Fall 2015 (September-December) co-op term. Applications will be reviewed as they are received.

Maintenance Notice

The website may not be available during the daily maintenance window of 9:00 PM to 11:00 PM Eastern Time.

Warning: If the server is restarted during this time and you are making changes to metadata, the changes will be lost.