Arctic Environmental and Engineering Data + Design Support System

What information do Arctic engineers need to build in the North?

Paper atlases and references no longer reflect key variables for designing roads, bridges, buildings, airstrips, and other critical Northern infrastructure. As our understanding of environmental change expands, this tool puts sophisticated data models to work for engineering uses.

The Arctic EDS presents climate data in the context of key environmental variables for Northern engineers. Choose a variable and a location of interest by entering a name, latitude/longitude coordinates, or by clicking on a map.

Data are displayed in graphical and tabular formats. CSV data downloads available.

Explore engineering data (beta)

(July 2022) This is a public beta, which means that we’re still gathering feedback, testing data outputs and fixing bugs. We’d love to hear from you! Take a short feedback survey, or email us at  if you encounter a problem. Sign up for this tool’s dedicated newsletter to be notified when this tool is launched. These links are also available within the tool.

Tool Details

Created by:

  • Scenarios Network for Alaska + Arctic Planning (SNAP)

Collaborators:

  • International Arctic Research Center (IARC)
  • Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
  • Neptune Inc.
  • UAF Department of Civil, Geological, and Environmental Engineering
  • University of Alaska Anchorage
  • USACE Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory

Funded by:

  • U.S. Department of Defense Environmental Security Technology Certification Program (ESTCP)