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  1. Litter levels in the depths of the Arctic are on the rise

    The Arctic has a serious litter problem: in just ten years, the concentration of marine litter at a deep-sea station in the Arctic Ocean has risen 20-fold. This was recently reported in a study by researchers at the Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research...

  2. Wind-Powered Pumps Could Make Arctic Ice

    Physicist Professor Steven Desch from Arizona State University has come up with an idea for combatting Arctic ice loss. He is proposing the installation of 10 million wind-powered pumps over the Arctic ice cap. In winter, these would be used to pump water to the surface of the ice where it...

  3. Resource Available - Arctic Research Plan 2017-2021, IARPC

    The Interagency Arctic Research Policy Committee (IARPC) announces the release of their Arctic Research Plan 2017-2021 and new IARPC collaboration teams that will implement this plan. Nine collaboration teams are now launching and are open to participation by anyone in the community. The...

  4. Salt concentrations in ice cores could unveil DO events' recipe

    It is one thing to know that Earth has already faced abrupt climate changes—also known as Dansgaard–Oeschger (DO) events—in the past. But finding out the reasons for these dramatic and rather short term changes is another story, one that Dr Rachael Rhodes from the University...

  5. Creative industries create jobs for young in the Arctic

    Educational possibilities are limited for youth in the rural Arctic, but they are adjusting with new multi-locational lifestyles. Arctic areas hold several economic opportunities for young people in less traditional industries like the creative industries, bioeconomy and tourism, reveals the...

  6. Taking the Measure of Internet Access Around the Arctic

    Tara Sweeney, the chair of the Arctic Economic Council, once met a man from the Faroe Islands who earned a living designing maps for flight simulators from his home. The encounter made a lasting impression: if someone living on a remote island in the North Atlantic halfway between Norway and...

  7. Continued glacier mass loss in 2015 and 2016

    Based on last year’s call-for-data we can announce that the glaciers around the globe are reported to continue losing mass at very high rates. For the observation period 2014/15, the average annual mass balance of the observed glaciers was -1.1 m w.e. This is already the fourth year since...

  8. Scientists to study impact of climate change on Arctic ecosystem

    A University of Manchester scientist is part of a team led by the University of Liverpool working on a £2.6m project to explore how the ecosystems in the Arctic Ocean are being altered by climate change. Funded by the Natural and Environmental Research Council (NERC), ocean scientists...

  9. IBRU releases new Arctic map with sea ice changes

    International Boundaries Research Unit (IBRU) of Durham University has released a new version of its widely used Arctic map. The maps may be found at: https://www.dur.ac.uk/ibru/resources/arctic/. IBRU’s original Arctic map, first released in 2008 and revised several times since, was a...

  10. Arctic melt ponds form when meltwater clogs ice pores

    When spring comes to the Arctic, the breakup of the cold winter ice sheets starts at the surface with the formation of melt ponds. These pools of melted snow and ice darken the surface of the ice, increasing the amount of solar energy the ice sheet absorbs and accelerating melt. A team...

  11. Call for contributions to the 4th Relate North publication

    This will be the fourth book published in the Relate North series of Arctic Sustainable Arts & Design Thematic Network of University of Arctic (ASAD).  Relate North is an English language, peer-reviewed publication. The terms ‘arts’ and ‘design’ should be...

  12. 2016 Sea Ice Outlook Post-Season Report Now Available

    The Sea Ice Prediction Network (SIPN) announces availability of the 2016 Arctic Sea Ice Outlook (SIO) Post-Season Report! The full report and highlights are available at: https://www.arcus.org/sipn/sea-ice-outlook/2016/post-season. The SIO is an activity of the Sea Ice Prediction Network...