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Environmental Data Catalog

View and download over 100 datasets, including satellite data, model output, and in situ measurements from field sensors.

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Tools and Training

  • Learn about available satellite data software packages
  • Learn how to use PolarWatch data services
  • Download code examples for common satellite data tasks
  • Get info on our annual hands-on satellite data course

Tools and Training

ERDDAP Data Server

The ERDDAP data server provides a simple, consistent way to subset and download environmental datasets in common file formats with options to make graphs and maps. 

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News and Events

NOAA CoastWatch Satellite Data Course
Nov 2, 2021

Interested in using satellite data but don't know where to start? Learn about environmental satellite data and how to easily obtain it at our next course virtual the week of January 24, 2022. Additional information and registration instructions are available on the CoastWatch West Coast Node website.

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EDMW 2021 ERDDAP and NetCDF Training
Aug 5, 2021

Join us for a half-day virtual training on ERDDAP and NetCDF data at the NOAA Environmental Data Management Workshop on Monday, Aug 16.

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10km AMSR2 Sea Ice Concentration Now Available
Jun 23, 2021

AMSR-2 sea ice concentration for the Arctic and Antarctic are now available in the PolarWatch Portal.

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750m VIIRS sea ice products now available
Jun 23, 2021

750m VIIRS sea ice products for the Arctic and Antarctic are now available in the PolarWatch Portal. Products include sea ice concentration, sea ice thickness and surface temperature.

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Contribute to the next Arctic Research Plan
Apr 5, 2021

iarpc logoThe Interagency Arctic Research Policy Committee (IARPC) is developing the next Arctic Research Plan for 2022–2026 and is seeking input from any interested individuals and organizations. The comment period is open through June 11, 2021.

Learn more about the plan and how to comment