The Canadian Cryospheric Information Network (CCIN) and the Polar Data Catalogue (PDC) have been developed over the past two decades through collaborative partnerships between the University of Waterloo and numerous government, university, and private organizations to provide the data and information management infrastructure for the Canadian cryospheric community. Read more


Bulletin Board

  • November 2015: CCIN and PDC seek a Full-Time Project and Outreach Coordinator to join our team, beginning in January 2016. Applications will be reviewed as they are received.
  • November 2015: CCIN and the PDC are proud to have co-hosted the Polar Data Forum II at the University of Waterloo last month. Many thanks to the more than 110 participants from 18 countries who shared their knowledge and expertise on polar data management activities around the world!
  • Read past bulletin board posts

Tools & Resources

Polar Data Catalogue Search

Polar Data Search

Data and metadata from the Arctic and Antarctic

PDCLite Search

PDCLite Search

PDC Search for low bandwidth connections

Polar Data Catalogue Metadata and Data Input Portal

PDC Data Input Portal

Data and metadata repository for registered users

Canadian Cryosphere Watch

Canadian Cryosphere Watch

Information on Canada's snow and ice


Social Media

Fun and Games

Kid' Section

  Kids' Section

  Games and learning for kids



For higher resolution images visit the
Polar Data Catalogue

Polar Data Catalogue

Metadata, Data, and Satellite Imagery from the North and South Polar Regions
Polar Data Calaogue Link