Related Links

Here are a few resources with information about the Arctic. Check out the Hot Links page on the ARCUS web site for hundreds of other links to arctic programs and resources.

Alaska Native Knowledge Network
- Serves as a resource for compiling and exchanging information related to Alaska Native knowledge systems and ways of knowing.

Alfred Wegener Institute - Focuses on scientific research in the polar regions, national coordination of polar research projects, and logistic support of polar expeditions from other German institutes.

Arctic Climate System Study - Investigates the relationship between global and arctic climates.

Arctic Research Consortium of the United States (ARCUS) - Identifies and brings together the distributed human and facilities resources of the Arctic research community.

Arctic Research of the United States - Reports on current and planned research in the Arctic.

Arctic Studies Center (Smithsonian Institution) - Explore the history of northern peoples, cultures, and environments.  Information is also provided about representative projects in the Arctic Social Sciences.

Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (CRREL) - Addresses the problems and opportunities unique to the world's cold regions.  The site also includes an online library with a sizeable collection of cold regions scientific and technical literature.

International Ice Patrol (IIP) - Monitors iceberg danger near the Grand Banks of Newfoundland and provides the limits of all known ice to the maritime community.

National Ice Center (NIC) - Provides worldwide operational sea ice analyses and forecasts.  Also includes data and images for sea ice and icebergs.

National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Arctic Theme Page - Provides access to widely distributed arctic data and information for scientists, students, teachers, academia, managers, decision makers and the general public.

National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) - Data and information resource for those studying snow and ice, and their importance to our Earth system. Educational resources and photo gallery are also available.

Office of Polar Programs (OPP) of the National Science Foundation (NSF) - NSF's program for support of research in the Arctic and Antarctic.

Polar Museum Link - Provides brief details of museums known to have collections relating to the Arctic and Antarctic. Compiled by William Mills, Librarian and Information Officer at the Scott Polar Research Institute, as part of a new reference work Keyguide to information sources on the polar and cold regions (Mansell, 1998).

Scott Polar Research Institute - Contains a number of online information resources, including searchable databases and polar directories.  The polar library offers exceptional archival and online bibliographic information.

University of Lapland - Includes information on internationally high-level multidisciplinary research, project services, and exhibitions. 
Arctic Centre
Information Service and Library

Photo Credits: Barrow Arctic Science Consortium (BASC) logistics coordinator Dave Ramey tows a disabled boat back to Barrow. Photo courtesy of VECO Polar Resources. Center: Karina Clemmensen and Martin Sommerkorn pick and sort plant roots and mycorrhizae from soil cores taken in tussock tundra at Toolik Field Station. The experiment depends on the infrastructure available at the station, including electricity and instruments such as liquid scintillation counters and gas chromatographs. Photo by Richard Flanders. A C-130 Hercules delivers a new generator module to the camp at Summit, Greenland, in 2001. Photo courtesy of VECO Polar Resources.