This registration allows you and your team to access one or more of the digital datasets with the understanding that you and your team will be submitting an entry for the award. In addition, you will be kept advised with new information that may arise during the challenge period. Once you have registered, you will receive by email, instructions to get a username and password to access and download the digital datasets.


By downloading any data from the Frank Arnott Award portal, you are accepting the Terms and Conditions as noted below:

Terms & Conditions

  • The data sets available through the Frank Arnott Award portal are provided by the courtesy of the noted Geological Surveys and are copyright by their respective Governments. Use of their data sets acknowledges that you are also abiding by their respective terms and conditions.
  • The data sets provided are for the sole purpose of participating in the Frank Arnott Award.
  • Although every attempt has been made that the data and associated metadata are as accurate as possible, the data is as-is and as-available basis. The Next Generation Explorers Award makes no representations or warranties of any kind whether express, implied, statutory, or otherwise.

Important dates:

  • Frank Arnott - Next Generation Explorers Award Launch: March 4, 2019
  • Deadline to Submit Presentation: September 1, 2020
  • 6 finalist teams selected: October 16, 2020
  • Finalist presentations and awards: March 2021  (PDAC)