The Common Data Processing and Display Unit (CDPDU) is a data display and processing architecture built to open hardware and software standards. The CDPDU serves as one of the public faces of the M.A.R.I.N. and Arctic Perspective Initiative projects. As more CDPDUs are deployed, they aggregate into a network of data processing and display nodes, serving as both an interface to the public and a platform for dissemination for scientific and artistic research.