This category includes web sites about the natural, scientific, and environmental aspects of the Arctic region. It includes information about the natural environment, environmental problems, and scientific activities specific to the Arctic region.
NY Times article about the discovery of an ice-free patch of ocean near the North Pole.
Learn about wild animals inhabiting Alaska. Organized into categories.
Information and research about the Arctic regions, including natural resources, history and culture, social equity and environmental justice. Virtual museum, virtual classroom, maps, and an Arctic forum.
A project of the Arctic Council and the International Arctic Science Committee (IASC), to evaluate and synthesize knowledge of the consequences of variability, change, and increased ultraviolet radiation. Includes links to detailed studies in PDF format, six by the Steering Committee and one from a modeling and scenarios workshop.
International organization to implement components of the Arctic Environmental Protection Strategy. Provides information on the Arctic environment, and remedial and preventive actions relating to contaminants.
Information on the organization's mandate and activities, its projects, publications, directories of ARCUS member and researchers, and a searchable archive of current information funding opportunities, events, publications, positions, and news.
A free radio service offering stories about science, culture, and the environment of the Far North.
Resources and lesson plans related to the study of the Arctic. Themes include the flora, fauna, biomes, peoples, history, and exploration of the region.
Provides research licensing and logistics support to researchers working in Canada's Western Arctic.
An information resource for the scientific investigation of the biology, oceanography, meteorology and ecology of the area. It provides a forum for presenting and discussing new ideas, plans, research results, and links to other sites.
Information about environments, geography, organisms, and research, along with photographs.
A citizens' group devoted to protecting northern Canada. Includes a searchable archive of CARC briefs, papers, and the Committee's online journal Northern Perspective.
An Environment Canada department that provides information about ice conditions in Canadian waters. Includes current ice charts, data on ice thickness, bulletins, and a glossary.
Research project aiming to provide a variety of mapped vegetation information for the arctic tundra regions, based on the most recent scientific understanding of the areas.
The scientific goal of this study is to ascertain the role of the Arctic in global climate change. Summary of the objectives and a diagram of the organisations structure.
The BBC speaks to Vyacheslav Mazurenko, who when 22 was serving as a chief warrant officer on a Soviet nuclear-powered submarine, the K-27. He and others were poisoned when a liquid metal-cooled reactor leaked. The submarins was later sunk into the Kara Sea.
Lead United States government agency responsible for implementing arctic research policy and to help set priorities for future Arctic research.
Maintains a network of automatic buoys in the Arctic Basin which monitor pressure, temperature, and ice motion data to support real-time operations and meteorological and oceanographic research.
IARC is a focal point of integrating/synthesizing arctic research efforts in terms of climate change and communicates the results to the global climate research community.
Provides information about this proposed monitoring system of the Eurasian Basin of the Arctic Ocean. Includes objectives, funding, partners, technology, and contact information.
Continuously monitors atmosphere, ocean, and sea ice conditions in the central Arctic Ocean. Describes the background and purpose of the observatory, and includes graphs and statistics.
A unit of the Applied Physics Laboratory at the University of Washington that studies of oceanography, meteorology, and ice conditions in the Arctic.
The BBC reports on Soviet nuclear mess, dumped into the Arctic.
Arctic Studies Center's offers an introduction to the survival skills of birds and mammals of the north polar region. Page includes nature photos.
Coordinated project to investigate the role of arctic climate in global change. List of journal articles, some of which are also provided to download as PDF files.
Database maintained by the Arctic Institute of North America at the University of Calgary containing over 46, 000 records describing publications and research projects about northern Canada.
The Arctic programme of worldwide environmental NGO WWF, based in Oslo. Quarterly bulletin on current issues.
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