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  1. Call for Applications: Fulbright Arctic Initiative

    The U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs is accepting applications for the second Fulbright Arctic Initiative. Faculty and researchers from the eight Arctic Council member states (the U.S., Canada, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Russia, and Sweden) can...

  2. 2017 Sea Ice Outlook July Report Available Online

    The July report for the 2017 Sea Ice Outlook (SIO) is now available. The SIO is an activity of the Sea Ice Prediction Network project (SIPN) as a contribution to the Study of Environmental Arctic Change (SEARCH). The goal of the SIO is to improve Arctic sea ice prediction on seasonal...

  3. NASA flights gauge summer sea ice melt in the Arctic

    Earlier this year Arctic sea ice sank to a record low wintertime extent for the third straight year. Now NASA is flying a set of instruments north of Greenland to observe the impact of the melt season on the Arctic's oldest and thickest sea ice. Operation IceBridge, NASA's airborne...

  4. The Mohn Prize for Outstanding Research Related to the Arctic

    Organizers invite nominations for the International Mohn Prize for Outstanding Research Related to the Arctic (The Mohn Prize). This award was established is to recognize excellence in research related to the Arctic. The prize aims to highlight issues that are of particular relevance to the...

  5. Study finds toxic mercury is accumulating in the Arctic tundra

    Vast amounts of toxic mercury are accumulating in the Arctic tundra, threatening the health and well-being of people, wildlife and waterways, according to a UMass Lowell scientist investigating the source of the pollution. A research team led by Prof. Daniel Obrist, chairman of UMass...

  6. Warmer Arctic linked to weaker vegetation growth in North America

    Global warming caused by anthropogenic forcings and natural feedback processes have likewise affected climates and ecosystems throughout the world. For example, scientists have shown a connection between the rapid warming of the Arctic region to the increase in terrestrial gross primary...

  7. More summer sun accelerating Greenland ice melt, study says

    Scientists at the University of Bristol in the United Kingdom suggest increasing sunshine over the past 20 years is accelerating ice melt across Greenland. The findings in their new study are concerning, as Greenland's ice sheet is 1.7 million square kilometres. If all of the ice sheet...

  8. Call for Sea Ice Outlook Contributions - 2017 July Report

    The Sea Ice Prediction Network (SIPN) announces the call for contributions for the 2017 Sea Ice Outlook July report (based on May and June data). Submission deadline: 6:00 p.m. (AKDT) on Thursday, 13 July 2017. Note that there is a new submission process this year, which is summarized below;...

  9. 2017 Sea Ice Outlook June Report Available Online

    The June report for the 2017 Sea Ice Outlook (SIO) is now available. The SIO is an activity of the Sea Ice Prediction Network project (SIPN) as a contribution to the Study of Environmental Arctic Change (SEARCH). The goal of the SIO is to improve Arctic sea ice prediction on seasonal...

  10. Accelerating Sea Ice Floes Could Spread Pollution Faster

    As climate change speeds up sea ice drift in the Arctic Ocean, environmental disasters like oil spills could take an even greater toll, new research shows. Arctic ice floes have been accelerating 14 percent per decade since the late 1980s, according to a study published this week in...

  11. Lightning-Caused Fires Rise in Arctic as the Region Warms

    Climate change is driving up the number of forest fires ignited by lightning, and it's pushing them farther north, to the edges of the Arctic tundra, researchers say. Lightning-caused fires have risen 2 to 5 percent a year for the last four decades, according to a paper published...

  12. How much carbon can polar seafloor ecosystems store?

    One of the best-known impacts of climate change is the loss of sea ice in the Arctic, but also in parts of the Antarctic: the poles are increasingly turning from white to blue. However, in the shallow seas near continental landmasses, the colour green also enters the picture: with the ocean...

  13. Resource Available: Arctic Research Mapping Application

    Creators announce the release of an updated version for the Arctic Research Mapping Application (ARMAP). ARMAP encompasses scientific research projects across the Arctic, funded or coordinated by multiple agencies and organizations. The majority of projects shown in the ARMAP Viewer are funded...

  14. New Data Available: ArcticDEM Data Release

    The ArcticDEM team announces a release of new data. This release includes data for the Yukon Territory, Northwest Territories, Nunavut, the Faroe Islands, and northern and western regions of Greenland. Data for other regions in the Arctic will continue to be released on a quarterly...

  15. Three automatic weather stations to be installed in the Arctic

    Three manned weather stations in remote Arctic locations will be replaced by new, automatic stations, TASS news agency reported. The stations will be installed on Morzhovets Island in the White Sea, on Kanin Peninsula and on Sengeysky Island in the Barents Sea. "Second-grade...