The mission of the Alaska Center for Climate Assessment and Policy is to assess the socioeconomic and biophysical impacts of climate variability in Alaska, make this information available to local and regional decision-makers, and improve the ability of Alaskans to adapt to a changing climate. The site has links to archived webinars.
This database is part of the Traditional Knowledge and Contaminants Project, a research project conducted by ISER in collaboration with the Alaska Native Science Commission. The database contains information on contaminants in species of fish and animals harvested by Alaska Natives and examples of community initiatives taken in response to concerns about environmental change.
The institute's mandate is to advance the study of the North American and circumpolar Arctic through the natural and social sciences, the arts and humanities, and to acquire, preserve, and disseminate information on physical, environmental, and social conditions in the North.
The database includes publications from ArcticNet and from its two predecessor research projects, the Canadian Arctic Shelf Exchange Study (CASES) and the International North Water Polynya Study (NOW). The database provides complete coverage of the more than2200 refereed publications that have so far been produced by the three research projects, and partial coverage of non-refereed publications (currently about 1300).
The Arctic Portal is an endorsed IPY project lead by Iceland's Senior Arctic Official in consultation and cooperation with other members of the Arctic Council and its Working Groups, Permanent Participants, Northern Forum, UArctic, the Arctic Centre at the University of Lapland, the Arctic and Antarctic Research Institute of Roshydromet, the International Centre for Reindeer Husbandry, and others.