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  1. New version of the OSISAF Sea Ice Concentration Climate Data Record

    The EUMETSAT Ocean and Sea Ice Satellite Application Facility (OSI SAF) team is pleased to announce the release of OSI-450, a new full reprocessing of its Sea Ice Concentration (SIC) Climate Data Record (CDR). The release provides a SIC CDR over the polar regions, derived from passive microwave...

  2. What Indigenous Cultures Can Teach Us About Managing Arctic Change

    As global temperatures continue to rise on land and at sea, wild animals and plants are on the move worldwide, looking for conditions they can tolerate. These climate change-driven migrations have been starkly visible in the Arctic for years. As ocean ice cover contracts, reports of species...

  3. Long-term research project planned for Arctic coastline

    The Arctic coastline is a fascinating landscape, both visually and scientifically. A new long-term research project is about to get underway to look at the intersection of land and water along the Beaufort Sea shore. "The coastlines of the Arctic have been largely left out of the marine...

  4. Call for papers: Education in the North special issue

    This special issue of the journal "Education in the North" will be created in conjunction with the UArctic Thematic Network on Teacher Education for Social Justice and Diversity in Education. Deadline for expressions of interest and abstracts: 23 June 2017.  The Arctic region is...

  5. NASA annual Arctic ice survey expanded range this year

    NASA's annual survey of changes in Arctic ice cover greatly expanded its reach this year in a series of flights that wrapped up on May 12. It was the most ambitious spring campaign in the region for NASA's Operation IceBridge, an airborne mission to monitor ice changes at Earth's...

  6. Negribreen glacier on the move

    Rapid acceleration of an Arctic glacier over the past year has been detected by the Copernicus Sentinel-1 satellites. Sitting on Norway's Spitsbergen island in the Svalbard archipelago, the Negribreen glacier has recently seen a surge in ice surface speed, increasing from 1 m to 13 m a...

  7. Update to MEaSUREs Greenland Ice Velocity Maps from InSAR

    The MEaSUREs Greenland Ice Velocity: Selected Glacier Site Velocity Maps from InSAR, Version 2  data set is now available at the NASA National Snow and Ice Data Center Distributed Active Archive Center (NSIDC DAAC). This data set, part of the Making Earth System Data Records for Use in...

  8. Canadian scientific footage confirms use of Narwhal Tusk

    For the first time, there is video evidence of Narwhals using their tusks to hit and stun fish prior to eating them. In collaboration with the community of Pond Inlet and benefiting from Inuit Traditional Knowledge, this first-of-its kind footage was captured by Canadian scientists from...

  9. A Warming Arctic Threatens Rural Community Resilience

    The Issue Loss of sea ice, thawing permafrost, reduced snow cover, and rising sea level are reducing hunting and fishing opportunities and degrading infrastructure for rural Arctic communities. Most Alaska Native communities are affected by erosion and flooding, with 31 communities imminently...

  10. Alaska tundra source of early-winter carbon emissions

    Warmer temperatures and thawing soils may be driving an increase in emissions of carbon dioxide from Alaskan tundra to the atmosphere, particularly during the early winter, according to a new study from the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS), NASA and the...