The Canadian Polar Data Network (CPDN) was established in 2010 with funding from the Canadian International Polar Year Program Office, Aboriginal Affairs & Northern Development Canada.
The ongoing and evolving mission of the CPDN is to provide a sustainable research data management infrastructure, encompassing preservation and access, for polar (Arctic and Antarctic) science research and monitoring initiated from and taking place in Canada.
Purpose of the Network
A secure network housing the infrastructure needed to provide long-term preservation of digital research data. The long-term preservation of digital information requires an archival information system that constantly verifies data integrity and upgrades to new standards over time.
Datasets that are clearly and accurately described using international standards.
A Polar Data Catalogue (PDC) that describes, indexes, and provides access to diverse data sets generated by Arctic and Antarctic researchers.