Access the data

The datasets collected by the core instrumentation systems of the CCGS Amundsen’s and those collected in partnership with research programs are made publicly available after going through a rigorous Quality Assurance and Quality Control (QA/QC) process. Most of the data is stored on and can be downloaded from the Polar Data Catalog (PDC). For some datasets, preliminary versions are uploaded to the PDC as soon as available, and updated versions are posted as the QA/QC process progresses. Use the following table to find how to access our various datasets, and please make sure to comply with our acknowledgement policies described below.

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Scientific Event LogOn-demand2003-2020
CTD Rosette (temperature, conductivity and auxiliary sensors)PDC2003-2020
LADCP Rosette (Currents)PDC2010-2019
CTD-MVP (temperature, conductivity and auxiliary sensors)PDC2003-2018
CTD-BIONESS (temperature, conductivity)PDC2005, 2006, 2013, 2014, 2016
CTD-Hydrobios (temperature, conductivity)PDC2003-2019
Navigation (GPS)PDC2003-2020
Meteorological sensorsPDC2003-2020
Hull-mounted ADCPPDC2015-2018
Thermosalinograph (TSG)PDC2005-2020
Multibeam echo-sounderOn-demand2003-2014
Seabed relief and sediment (sub-bottom)On-demand
Echo-sounder EK60 and EK80On-demand
Echo-sounder SX90On-demand
Remotely operated vehicle – images and videosOn-demand
Panorama 360 cameraOn-demand2016-2019
IndustriesWith agreement only
Kitikmeot marine ecosystem studyPDC2015-2018

License, acknowledgement and citation

Proper acknowledgement and citation allow the tracking of data usage and is essential to demonstrate outcomes of the Amundsen Science program to funding agencies and stakeholders. Please follow the indications below for proper data citation and attribution.

Citing the data in your publications

You should include in the appropriate citation for the dataset that you used in the reference section of your publications. The proper citation is described in the metadata of your datasets, but you can also refer to the following guide to properly cite our data.

Data Citation Guide

Acknowledging the data in your publications

Here is an example of how you should acknowledge our core instrumentation datasets in your publications:

The data presented herein were collected by the Canadian research icebreaker CCGS Amundsen and made available by the Amundsen Science program, which is supported through Université Laval by the Canada Foundation for Innovation.

Moorings and other data collected by researchers onboard the CCGS Amundsen or supported by our organization should also be properly acknowledged by citing the program through which they were collected and by mentioning the support provided by Amundsen Science. The exact attribution is described in the Readme file attendant to the data and follows the general format below:

The [instrument name] data were collected on board the Canadian research icebreaker CCGS Amundsen as part of the [project name] project. Logistical support was provided by the Amundsen Science program, which is supported by the Canada Foundation for Innovation through Université Laval.

License for Amundsen Science core data

Most of Amundsen Science datasets are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) Public License. The license grants the rights to the public to use and share the data and results derived therefrom as long as the proper acknowledgement is given to the data licensor, that any alteration to the data is clearly indicated, and that a link to the original data and the license is made available. By using Amundsen Science data and its partners, you accept the terms and conditions of this License.