About NSIDC: Related Organizations

The following links provide information about national and global research projects and professional organizations related to Earth and cryospheric science.
Antarctic Earth Sciences Oceanography/Sea Ice
Arctic Geoscience Permafrost
Atmospheric Sciences Glaciology Polar Research
Climate/Climate Change Icebergs Remote Sensing
Cryosphere Meteorology Snow


Please also see Polar below.  
Australian Antarctic Division Australia
Institute of Antarctic and Southern Ocean Studies (IASOS) Australia
Belgian Scientific Research Programme on the Antarctic Belgium
The Antarctic Treaty Committee for Environmental Protection International
Antarctic Digital Database (ADD), British Antarctic Survey UK
British Antarctic Survey UK
Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR) UK
Antarctic Muon and Neutrino Detector Array at the South Pole (AMANDA) US
Antarctic Research Facility, Florida State University Department of Geological Sciences US
Automatic Weather Stations Project, Antarctic Meteorological Research Center, University of Wisconsin-Madison US
Center for Astrophysical Research in Antarctica (CARA), University of Chicago US
Palmer Station, Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) Program US
USGS: Atlas of Antarctic Research US
West Antarctic Ice Sheet Airborne Gravimetry US
West Antarctic Ice Sheet Initiative (WAIS) US


Please also see Polar below.  
Danish Center for Remote Sensing Denmark
Arctic Ocean Sciences Board (AOSB) Germany
The University of Lapland's Arctic Centre Finland
Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna International
International Arctic Science Committee International
The Arctic Council International
United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Arctic Portal International
University of the Arctic International
CIRES: Steffen Research Group Projects International
Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Program (AMAP) Norway
Svalbard Images Norway
Abisko Scientific Research Station, The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences Sweden
South African National Arctic Programme South Africa
Alaska Climate Research Center US
Alaska Satellite Facility US
Arctic Climate Impact Assessment US
Arctic Research Consortium of the United States (ARCUS) US
CIRES: Program for Arctic Regional Climate Assessment (PARCA) US
Cooperative Institute for Arctic Research (CIFAR), University of Alaska US
International Bathymetric Chart of the Arctic Ocean (IBCAO) US
Pan-Arctic Ice-Ocean Modeling and Assimilation System Data Sets (PIOMAS) US
National Geographic: Solo from the Pole documenting Will Steger's work at the North Pole US
SEARCH (Study of Environmental Arctic Change) US
Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History Arctic Studies Center US
The Arctic Circle exploring the environmental, cultural impacts of natural resources development US
Unaami Data Collection US
USGS: Alaska Science Center US

Atmospheric Sciences

National Institute of Water & Atmospheric Research (NIWA) New Zealand
National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) US
University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR) US

Climate/Climate Change

Canadian Government: Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation Program Canada
Global Warming: Early Warning Signs International
International Research Institute for Climate Prediction (IRI) International
IUGS Geoindicators Initiative (GEOIN) International
Nansen Environmental and Remote Sensing Center Norway
Baseline Surface Radiation Network (BSRN) and World Radiation Monitoring Center (WRMC) Switzerland
World Climate Research Programme (WCRP) Switzerland
Tiempo Climate Newswatch UK
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) US
NOAA: Climate Diagnostics Center US
NOAA: Climate Monitoring & Diagnostics Laboratory US
NOAA: Climate Predication Center US
NOAA: National Climatic Data Center (NCDC) US
NOAA: NCDC: Climatic Extremes and Weather Events US
NOAA: National Geophysical Data Center US
NOAA: National Ice Center US
NOAA: National Oceanographic Data Center US
NOAA: National Operational Hydrologic Remote Sensing Center US
NOAA: National Weather Service US
NOAA: NGDC Ecosystem Informatics US
NOAA: Regional Climate Centers US
Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Center US
Climate Change Research Center, University of New Hampshire US
Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) US
Spatial Climate Analysis Service US
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency: Global Change Research Program US
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency: Global Warming Site US
U.S. Global Change Research Program US
USGS: Global Change Research US


Institute of Low Temperature Science, Hokkaido University Japan
Cryosphere Today, University of Illinois US
Canadian Cryospheric Information Network Canada
Canadian Government: CRYSYS, the Cryosphere System in Canada Canada

Earth Sciences

Canadian Government: Natural Resources Canada
International Council for Science (ICSU) International
International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme International
The World Data Center System International
Global Terrestrial Observing System (GTOS) Italy
Natural Environment Research Council UK
Federation of Earth Science Information Partners US
National Center for Earth Resources Observation & Science (EROS) US
Unidata US
American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) US/International
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) US
NASA: Earth Observing System (EOS) US
NASA: Earth Observing System Data and Information System (EOSDIS) US
NASA: Earth Observing System Data Gateway US
NASA: Earth Science Data Centers US
NASA: ECS Data Handling System US
NASA: Global Hydrology Resource Center US
NASA: Global Change Master Directory US


Alaska Geospatial Data Clearinghouse US
Association of American Geographers (AAG) US
International Union of Geological Sciences International
American Geological Institute US
Geological Society of America (GSA) US
American Geophysical Union (AGU) US
International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS) International
International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics International


Please also see NSIDC's All About Glaciers page.  
Glaciology Group of Denmark, University of Copenhagen Denmark
International Glaciology Society International
Laboratory of Hydraulics, Hydrology and Glaciology Switzerland
World Glacier Monitoring Service Switzerland
Glacial Geology and Geomorphology UK
Leeds Glaciology Group UK
Alaska's Tongass National Forest Facts/Glaciers and Caves US
National Park Service Tour: Glaciers exploring U.S. parks with glaciers, glacial formations US
Pleistocene Glaciation US
The Crevasse Zone: glacier velocity and surface elevation research in Alaska US


Antarctic Iceberg Tracking Database, Brigham Young University US
Icebergs of Newfoundland and Labrador US
Oceanworld, Texas A&M research, educational content on Icebergs, Ice Ages US


Canadian Government: Meteorological Service of Canada Canada
International Arctic Buoy Program International
World Meterological Organization International
American Meteorological Society (AMS) US
American Meterological Society Glossary of Meterological Terms US
Polar Meteorology, Naval Postgraduate School US

Oceanography/Sea Ice

Canadian Government: Canadian Ice Service Canada
CANATEC Associates International Ltd. Canada
The Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) France
German Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency Germany
US Coast Guard International Ice Patrol International
WCRP International Programme for Antarctic Buoys International
Earth and Space Research US
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center: Sea Ice Remote Sensing US
Oceanworld, Texas A&M research, educational content on Icebergs, Ice Ages US
Scripps Institution of Oceanography US


International Permafrost Association International
United States Permafrost Association US

Polar Research

Canadian Government: Polar Committee Canada
Danish Polar Center Denmark
French Institute for Polar Research and Technology France
Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research Germany
International Polar Year International
National Institute of Polar Research Japan
International ACSYS/CliC Project Office Norway
Norwegian Polar Institute Norway
Arctic and Antarctic Research Institute, Russian Federation the Arctic and Antarctic Research Russia
Scott Polar Research Institute UK
National Science Foundation (NSF) US
NSF: Office of Polar Programs US
Alexandria Digital Library (ADL) US
American Geological Institute: Cold Regions Bibliography Project US
Arctic and Antarctic Research Center (AARC) US
Byrd Polar Research Center US
Center for Geophysical Studies of Ice and Climate, St. Olaf College US
Institute for Geophysics, University of Texas at Austin US
Library of Congress: Cold Regions Bibliography US
Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) Network US
National Ice Core Laboratory US
Polar Exchange at the Sea Surface (POLES) US
Polar Research Board, The National Academies US
US Army Corp of Engineers, Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory US

Remote Sensing

Remote Sensing Data and Information US
Remote Sensing: Introduction and History (Earth Observatory)


Please also see NSIDC's All About Snow page.  
International Commission on Snow and Ice International
Welcome to the Swiss Federal Institute for Snow and Avalanche Research Davos Switzerland
Center for Snow and Avalanche Studies US
Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory US
Snow Crystals snow flake photography, images US
Snow Hydrology Research Group, University of California, Santa Barbara US
Snow, Ice, & Permafrost Group, Geophysical Institute at the University of Alaska, Fairbanks US
The National Water and Climate Center - SNOTEL US
USDA Agricultural Research Center: Electron Microscopy Unit Snow Page US
Western Snow Conference US
Wilson A. Bentley and Photomicrography the history of capturing the image of snowflakes US
Page last updated: 09/27/07  
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