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

  • October 2017: CCIN and PDC are looking for a Web Developer! See the full advertisement and information on how to apply on our Jobs page.
  • May 2017: The second Canadian Polar Data Workshop will be held in Ottawa 30-31 May! Further information, including a draft agenda and a position paper for the polar data community in Canada, is available on the CPD Workshop website. We hope you can join us there!
  • Read past bulletin board posts

Data Visualizations

  Click on an image to view one of the five visualizations used throughout the CCIN website or the Map Viewer featured in the PDC Search.
Snow Water Equivalent
Historical SWE
Sea Ice Thicknesses
Lake Ice Cover
Historic Lake Ice Cover
Map Viewer Application
Snow Water Equivalent Visualization Historical Snow Water Equivalent Visualization Sea Ice Thickness Visualization Lake Ice Cover Visualization Historical Lake Ice Cover Visualization Map Viewer Visualization Tool

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 Catalogue Link