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.
OGC Announces New Arctic Spatial Data Infrastructure Project
Jan. 4, 2016 â€“ The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGCÂ®) 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...
ABoVE Campaign to Examine Climate Change in Arctic
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.
CroySat Delivers Arctic Ice Measurements within Days
ESAâ€™s ice mission has become the first satellite to provide information on Arctic sea-ice thickness in near-real time to aid maritime activities in the polar region. Marking five years in orbit just last week, CryoSat is the first mission to deliver complete maps of...
Ponds are Disappearing in the Arctic
March 13, 2015â€”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 Alaskaâ€™s Barrow Peninsula were analyzed...
CryoSat Delivers Arctic Sea-Ice Thickness Data
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.
NGA Helps Execute U.S. Strategy at the Top of the World
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.