April 18, 2017
On Feb. 13, 2017, the combined Arctic and Antarctic sea-ice numbers were at their lowest point since satellites began to continuously measure sea ice in 1979.
January 4, 2016
Jan. 4, 2016 – The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) announces a new OGC Interoperability Program project called the "Arctic Spatial Data Infrastructure Standards and Communication Pilot" (Arctic SDI Pilot). The Arctic SDI Pilot is sponsored by the United States Geological Survey (USGS) and Natural Resources Canada. The goal is to demonstrate to Arctic stakeholders the
September 8, 2015
As part of a broad effort to study the environmental and societal effects of climate change, NASA has begun a multiyear field campaign to investigate ecological impacts of the rapidly changing climate in Alaska and northwestern Canada, such as the thawing of permafrost, wildfires and changes to wildlife habitats.
March 13, 2015
March 13, 2015—Ponds in the Arctic tundra are shrinking and slowly disappearing, according to a new study by University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) researchers. More than 2,800 Arctic tundra ponds in the northern region of Alaska’s Barrow Peninsula were analyzed using historical photos and satellite images taken between 1948 and 2010. Over the
December 17, 2014
CryoSat recently delivered its annual map of sea-ice thickness data for the Arctic. The measurements, made between October and November 2014, show a small drop in volume compared with last year.
December 13, 2014
By Jason Moll, Office of Corporate Communications, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency. Although the United States has had an interest in the Arctic since it purchased Alaska from Russia in 1867, climate change has caused national leaders to develop new policies and strategies for the region. The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) has a key role in fulfilling the nation’s Arctic strategies because of its mission and ability to understand the land, sea and human activity.