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Polar Blog: Iconic driftwood house preserved in Mackenzie Delta permafrost

For many Inuit, understanding how their elders and ancestors once lived is crucial to building a future that blends the best of the present with the best of the past.

Some of the clues to that past lie in the archeological record — objects that people have abandoned, dropped or discarded over the course of 5,000 years of daily life in the Arctic, and which now lie preserved in the frozen ground...

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Canadian High Arctic Research Station 2015-2016 Call for Proposals: Update

This Call for Proposals focuses on three of the five monitoring and research priorities identified in the CHARS Science and Technology Research Plan for 2014-2019. Broadly, these areas are: gathering baseline information to prepare for development; predicting the impacts of changing ice, permafrost and snow on shipping, communities and infrastructure; and infrastructure for development.

Arctic Science Summit Week 2015

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

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Summary Report, International Arctic S&T Collaboration and Engagement Workshop

International Arctic S&T Collaboration and Engagement

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9 December 2014 – Arctic Change 2014

Shaw Centre – Ottawa, Canada

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IASC after 25 Years: A Quarter of a Century of International Arctic Research Cooperation

In the context of its 25th anniversary in 2015, IASC presents a comprehensive publication on its history from the planning process in the late 1980s until today.

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Canadian High Arctic Research Station 2015-2016 Call for Proposals: Update

This Call for Proposals focuses on three of the five monitoring and research priorities identified in the CHARS Science and Technology Research Plan for 2014-2019. Broadly, these areas are: gathering baseline information to prepare for development; predicting the impacts of changing ice, permafrost and snow on shipping, communities and infrastructure; and infrastructure for development.

Read the Call for Proposals

International Symposium on Northern Development

Co-chaired by the Québec Government and the Nordic Council of Ministers, the International Symposium on Northern Development, organized in collaboration with Université Laval, will be held from February 25 to 27 2015 in Québec, at the Québec City Convention Centre.

The Symposium gathers representatives of the Nordic countries, of academia, of inhabitants from the North, including aboriginal Nations, as well as representatives from the world of business and industry, for exchanges on knowledge, experiences and visions associated on sustainable development of the North.

Polar Blog: Tracking fresh water and contaminants in the Arctic Ocean

How do contaminants such as flame retardants and mercury make their way into the Arctic Ocean food chain? This question is crucial to northern people who depend on marine mammals for part of their diet. Robie Macdonald, a marine geochemist with Fisheries and Oceans Canada and one of the world’s leading experts in the field, says that one of the clues to solving the puzzle is fresh water, and a second is the organic carbon cycle. Both are key to sustaining life.

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