A map showing "measured" and "projected" ice extent in the Arctic, and some of the feedback mechanisms that play a part in determining the extent of the ice:
Dioxide Information Analysis Center - Ocean circulation
- Quotes from 'The impact of climate change on the Russian Arctic and paths to solving the problem' published by WWF. (external link)
Living on the edge
on the edge
Who lives in the Arctic circle?
The Inuit community living in the Avanersuaq of North West of Greenland at latitude 77°N are one of the most northerly communities in the world.
How far are the sea ice and glaciers in the Avanersuaq predicted to have retreated by 2070?
A multiple choice quiz - and the facts about snowflakes!
the secrets of the northern lights!
A true or false quiz, some secrets revealed and some amazing images.
Hunter or hunted?
Match heads to paws, claws, hooves and feet, and learn about how Arctic species walk on the snow without losing too much heat.
An excel file documenting the progress of a migrating Barnacle goose. (see "Long haul travel")
Postcard from the edge
- Santa where?
Find out about some of the places that claim to be Santa's home.
- A fine
Look through different aspects of tourism and decide if they are beneficial or damaging.
- Code of Conduct for Tour Operators in the Arctic (external link)
Find out more about the Northwest Passage and navigate through the ice.
What it's like to navigate the Northwest Passage: images and information.
Inuit words for ice
Indigenous peoples, such as the Inuit and Cree have around 80 terms or words to describe the state of the sea ice.
Observers' guide to sea ice
Grease ice, pancake ice, and more!
At the Centre for Marine Simulation, in Canada, trainee ice navigators get the chance to experience different ice conditions within the safety of a virtual environment. Image gallery.
Download "Arctic Bulletin" and find out about the WWF ideas for an interim 'code of practice' for ship owners (pages 18 and 19)
Resources from the edge
- The reindeer
Find out about the reindeer herders of the Arctic.
- WWF: The impact of climate change on the Russian Arctic, and paths to solving the problem
- Arctic Flora and Fauna: Status and Conservation report
Arctic Circumpolar Governance
jurisdictions and claims of various countries in the Arctic
detailed map produced by Durham University's International Boundaries Research Unit. (external link)
- The Anchorage Declaration
Adapting to change
- Flags of the Arctic States
- The Human Dimension - download the UK's policy.
- Case studies - of the UK's involvement in Arctic Council Working Group activities and UK science in action - UK science in action: understanding the Arctic environment.
- The Environmental Dimension - UK policy towards the Environmental Dimension.
- Case studies - UK science in action: understanding the Arctic Environment.
- The Commercial Dimension - download the UK's policy.
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