The Advanced Cooperative Arctic Data and Information Service (ACADIS) team continued to expand data management planning, sharing, and preservation support for all projects funded by the Arctic Sciences Section in NSF's Division of Polar Programs (POL). ACADIS, a joint effort by the National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) and the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR), is entering the third year of a four-year continuing grant awarded by NSF in July 2011.

Recent ACADIS team activities were focused on simplifying data submission at the ACADIS Gateway. The improved services include:

  • An improved tool to support authoring metadata.

  • Expanded capabilities and control for authorized Principal Investigators.

  • A new template to assist investigators in developing the Data Management Plan required for all NSF proposals.

  • An updated guide for data providers featuring at-a-glance instructions on how to contribute data.

  • The Arctic Data Explorer (ADE), a new data search tool launched at the Arctic Observing Summit (AOS) in April 2013 .

To give feedback or submit data, contact ACADIS Support at: support [at]

ACADIS data management services were highlighted in two data management white paper submissions for the AOS2013 and in the U.S. Arctic Research Plan: FY2013-2017.

For more information, see the ACADIS website or contact support [at]