Antarctic Science

Antarctic & Southern Ocean Data Synthesis

Data from the Southern Ocean primarily acquired with the R/Vs Nathaniel B. Palmer and Laurence M. Gould

USAP Data Center

Data from the Antarctic Continent

South Polar Data Browser

South Polar Data Browser

The South Polar Data Browser provides map-based access to IEDA data holdings from Antarctica and the Southern Ocean.

GeoMapApp South Polar

GeoMapApp Polar

Explore your own data within the context of interdisciplinary data resources from the polar regions.

GMRT South Polar MapTool

Create custom bathymetry/topography grids from the Southern Ocean and Antarctica.

South Polar Geoportal

Faceted, free text, and geospatial search across IEDA data holdings from Antarctica and the adjacent southern oceans.

Antarctic & Artic Data Consortium

The NSF Antarctic and Arctic Data Consortium (a2dc) is a collaboration of research centers and support organizations that provide polar scientists with data and tools to complete their research objectives. From searching historical weather observations to submitting geologic samples, polar researchers utilize the a2dc to search and contribute to the wealth of polar scientific and geospatial data.


Data Publication

IEDA promotes research data sets as legitimate, internationally-recognized citable contributions to the scientific record. IEDA offers a Data Publication Service that registers scientific data in the DOI® system, making data sets citable as publications with attribution to their investigators as authors. IEDA is a publication agent through the DataCite consortium.

How To Cite Data

A dataset can be cited using its DOI. The DataCite recommendation is to use the format:

  • Creator (PublicationYear): Title. Publisher. Identifier

To create a link to a data set using its DOI, simply add the DOI to the base URL of

For example, a data set registered by IEDA in the DOI system is the Global Multi-Resolution Topography (GMRT) synthesis described by Ryan et al., 2009.

More information is available on the IEDA Data DOI FAQ Page.