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

  • 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.
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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