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Polar Blog: The Van Tat Gwich’in Navigation Systems Project

An intricate network of trails and water routes overlays the northern Yukon’s Old Crow Flats, the ancestral homeland of the Van Tat Gwich’in. These are the pathways the people of this northern First Nation have used for millennia to move around their territory, hunting, fishing, trapping, gathering berries and plants, coming together in gatherings, and travelling into the Northwest Territories and Alaska to visit relatives and trade.

Fulbright Arctic Initiative scholars announced

Scholarships awarded to 17 researchers from Arctic Council nations, including the United States, Canada, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Russia.


Arctic Science Summit Week 2015

Arctic Science Summit Week is the annual gathering of the international organizations engaged in supporting and facilitating Arctic research. It is taking place this year in Toyama, Japan, April 23-30.


SAON Results Bulletin, April 2015

The fifth issue of the Sustaining Arctic Observing Networks (SAON) Canada Results Bulletin is now online. This bulletin, developed in partnership with the Canadian chapter of the Association of Polar Early Career Scientists (APECS), communicates results from monitoring and assessment projects in the Canadian North and highlights their links to policy.

Read the Bulletin on the SAON website

Polar Blog: Searching the North for new sources of medication

As harmful bacteria increase their resistance to conventional antibiotics, the clock ticks on one of modern medicine’s greatest achievements: the ability to cure infection. Researchers around the world are searching for solutions, and one of them, biochemist Russell Kerr, is looking in an unexpected place — the muddy sediments of Arctic lakes, ponds and tidal flats.

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ArcticNet Annual Scientific Meeting 2015

This is the First Announcement for the 11th ArcticNet Annual Scientific Meeting (ASM2015) to be held from 07 to 11 December 2015 at the at the Westin Bayshore in Vancouver, British-Columbia.