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.


May 2017: CCIN and PDC are looking for a full-time Web Developer! See the full advertisement and information on how to apply on our Jobs page.

May 2017: The second Canadian Polar Data Workshop will be held in Ottawa 30-31 May! Further information, including a draft agenda and a position paper for the polar data community in Canada, is available on the CPD Workshop website. We hope you can join us there!

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.