The Waterloo Climate Institute is host to a range of local, national and international data repositories and collections to support climate and sustainability research and decision making. Our team of data scientists, developers and technicians provide expert data management and visualization solutions for our researchers and partners that meet the highest international standards and follow the FAIR principles to ensure climate data is findable, accessible, interoperable and reusable. Our partnerships with other leading Research Data Management platforms across Canada and around the world offer improved discoverability of data to support the transition to a just, resilient, low-carbon future.
Supported by in-house infrastructure, our research data management team provides standard and custom solutions for research groups and partners. This includes hosting data and meta-data, data visualisation, software and database development, and research data management and planning.
Polar Data Catalogue
The Polar Data Catalogue (PDC) is a repository of metadata and data that describes and provides access to diverse data sets generated by Arctic and Antarctic researchers. The metadata records follow ISO 19115 and Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) standard formats to provide exchange with other data centres. The records cover a wide range of disciplines from natural sciences and policy, to health and social sciences. The PDC Geospatial Search tool is available to the public and researchers alike and allows searching data using a mapping interface and other parameters.
The metadata explorer is an interactive data visualization that is designed to facilitate metadata and data discovery. This tool includes a variety of search filters, map and table perspectives, and an export feature for easy acquisition and reuse of search results.