Getting Started

Welcome to the Arctic Collaborative Environment
This page will help you get more comfortable with navigating ACE.

Q: I've just created my user account in ACE.  What's next?
A:
You can join a group (Quickstart Guide and Training Video)

Learn about the difference between a public and private group on ACE (Training Video)

You can create a Workspace (Quickstart Guide and Training Video)

Read some ACE FAQs

Search the ACE Catalog for data layers (Training Video)

Q: How can I optimize my ACE experience?
A: The ACE team suggests the following as Internet browsers:

Google Chrome 25 and later
Firefox 18 and later
Safari 5 and later
Internet Explorer 9 and later

Expect an increase in ‘sluggishness’ or slowing down of ACE with an increase in the number of applications [3D Globe, 2D Map, Arctic Map and Web Viewer application windows] open on a Workspace.

Wait for Workspace applications [3D Globe, 2D Map, Arctic Map and Web Viewer application windows] to load before making layer selections.

Wait for shared Workspace or previously saved Workspace to fully load before making any modifications [resizing or moving applications] or typing in chat.

Q: I've spent some time on ACE and I want to learn about more things that I can do with ACE.
A: You can share a data layer with a group that you are a member of on ACE (Quickstart Guide)

Request a data layer to be added to ACE Vetted Layers (Quickstart Guide and Training Video)

Share your Workspace with group members (Quickstart Guide and Training Video)

Share a file saved on your computer with group members (Quickstart Guide and Training Video)