Alaska EPSCoR Data Portal

About this Portal

The EPSCoR portal allows the public to search, download, and use research products. The catalog is comprised of data and projects that EPSCoR Researchers regularly use, or have created as an output of NSF-funded work in Alaska. This catalog makes a public record of NSF-funded research that is available to the public. Ultimately the aim of AK NSF EPSCoR is to stimulate data sharing, synthesis and integration of research products.

Search Our Catalog

# of results

View the number of results and scroll to additional pages. Use the forward and reverse arrows to page to additional results on other pages. The number of results per page is determined by the selected “limit” in the search criteria.

Full record

View the full record. Click the ‘Full record’ button to view all additional information about the record, additional download options, and contact information.

Zoom to

Zoom to the location of the record on the map. If the ‘Zoom to’ button is visible, the record has a geographic location associated with it


Click this button to clear all search parameters


Click this button to apply the search parameters you’ve identified

Record Type

Search by ‘Data’, ‘Project,’ ‘Project and Data,’ and ‘Report’


Export the search results for further analysis


Set the limit of results to show in the search results window.


Select the order to display the search results; by ‘relevance’, ‘last updated’ or ‘title’

Order (A-Z, 1-9)

Select to order filters and categories alphabetically or by number of items

Map Zoom levels

Change the zoom level Click the + button to zoom out, click the - button to zoom out. Zoom in to a specific area by holding down the shift key while left clicking the mouse with the cursor on one corner and dragging the cursor to the opposite corner of the area of interest

Map Baselayers

General Search Methods

The EPSCoR portal allows for Boolean and Full Text search methods. To gain more familiarity with boolean search methods, UAF library has the following guide. Wikipedia has a guide to Full Text Search. Some examples of advanced search methods possible with the EPSCoR portal are below:

Word Proximity

Finding words used within a certain distance
Example 1: “caribou herd” ~5
This search returns all catalog records where the words “caribou” and “herd” occur within five words from each other

Stemming “*”

For root words
Example 1: “hydro*”

This search returns all catalog records containing the root “hydro-” with any number of suffixes including “hydro,” “hydrologic,” “hydrologically,” “hydrography,” “hydrology”, and so on.

Example 2: “tributar*”

This search returns all catalog records containing the root “tributar-” with any number of suffixes including “tributary,” “tributaries” and so on.

Example 3: “*nana”

This search returns all catalog records containing prefixes to root “nana” including “Tanana,” “Nenana”, and so on.

Vertical Bar “|”

For “or” searches
Example 1: reindeer|caribou

This search returns catalog records containing either the word reindeer or the word caribou

Example 2: mckinley|denali

This search returns catalog records containing either the word McKinley or the word Denali

Navigating the Full Record

Area of interest

If the catalog record has been given a geographic area a grey bounding box will visualize the area of interest for the catalog record

Full Page Map

Click ‘Full page map’ button to explore the area of interest in a full browser. Click the (layers) button to change the baselayer


The project or data set will be designated as Ongoing or Completed, depending on the status of the project and data.

Web-based resources

Click ‘View website’ to view web-based resources at their original web-based location


Below Data and Resources you’ll find tags associated with this catalog record. These tags have been identified by the catalog record creator, usually the main contact for the record.

Activity Logs