HomeAboutActivitiesMapsPhotosPublicationsNews
 
Home >> Recent

Recent

Nordic countries, Arctic indigenous population Nordic countries, Arctic indigenous population
Depending on the definition of the boundaries of the region, the Arctic is home to some 4 million inhabitants. Roughly one-third of this total population is indigenous peoples, spread over numerous communities around the Arctic. The indigenous proportion of each polar region varies significantly- from 88% of the regional population in Nunavut Territory in Canada (the Inuit), to 2.5% in the North of Scandanavia and the Kola Peninsulathat (the Saam...
03 Oct 2006 - by Philippe Rekacewicz, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
4
Places named by inuinnait toponyms in the regions covered by maps at a scale of 1:50,000 Places named by inuinnait toponyms in the regions covered by maps at a scale of 1:50,000
Place names, which are part of the Inuit Oral tradition, are closely related to the stories that also make up Oral tradition. Indeed, many stories are linked to special places, which are mentioned when a story is told. This is illustrated by the mapping of Inuinnnait place names mentioned in the stories of the Oral tradition as it was recorded by Diamond Jenness in 1914-1916, Knud Rasmussen in 1923 and Maurice Métayer (OMI) in 1958.
21 Mar 2006 - by Beatrice Collignon, Sorbonne University
3
Unalakleet community in Alaska Unalakleet community in Alaska
Location and Climate: Unalakleet is a small coastal community on Norton Sound, at the mouth of the Unalakleet River, 395 miles northwest of Anchorage, Alaska. Unalakleet has a sub-Arctic climate with considerable influence of the nearby sea when Norton Sound is ice-free, usually from May to October. Winters are cold and dry.
21 Mar 2006 - by Philippe Rekacewicz, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
3
Greenland, indigenous population Greenland, indigenous population
Depending on the definition of the boundaries of the region, the Arctic is home to some 4 million inhabitants. Roughly one-third of this total population is indigenous peoples, spread over numerous communities around the Arctic. The indigenous proportion of each polar region varies significantly- from 88% of the regional population in Nunavut Territory in Canada (the Inuit), to 2.5% in the North of Scandanavia and the Kola Peninsulathat (the Saa...
03 Oct 2006 - by Philippe Rekacewicz, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
4
Global atmospheric and underground nuclear explosions since 1945 Global atmospheric and underground nuclear explosions since 1945
Nuclear explosions - especially the atmospheric tests in the Arctic and from US, UK and Chinese tests at other sites in the world - are the primary source of radioactive contamination in the Arctic. Releases from nuclear fuel reprocessing plants in Europe are the second largest source of Arctic radioactivity, while the Chernobyl reactor accicent is the third.
21 Mar 2006 - by Philippe Rekacewicz, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
4
Northern Atlantic Ocean: maritime delimitation and disputes Northern Atlantic Ocean: maritime delimitation and disputes
Overview of the geopolitical situation in the European sector of the Arctic. Despite ongoing discussions, Russia and Norway continue to dispute their maritime limits in the Barent's Sea. The sea is relevant for shipping, mineral resources (oil) and fisheries.
21 Mar 2006 - by Philippe Rekacewicz, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
4
Vital Arctic Graphics (postcards) Vital Arctic Graphics (postcards)
Promotional postcards prepare for marketing the 2004 edition of Vital Arctic Graphics, highlighting some of the themes and slides with map cut-outs and quotes from the text - on people and the environment of the Arctic.
21 Mar 2006 - by Philippe Rekacewicz, Petter Sevaldsen, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
3
Arctic Russia under the threat of radioecologic pollution Arctic Russia under the threat of radioecologic pollution
Shows Arctic Russia under the threat of radioecologic pollution and the White and Kara Seas, Kola and Novaya Zemlya.
21 Mar 2006 - by Philippe Rekacewicz, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
3
Alaska, indigenous population Alaska, indigenous population
Depending on the definition of the boundaries of the region, the Arctic is home to some 4 million inhabitants. Roughly one-third of this total population is indigenous peoples, spread over numerous communities around the Arctic. The indigenous proportion of each polar region varies significantly- from 88% of the regional population in Nunavut Territory in Canada (the Inuit), to 2.5% in the North of Scandanavia and the Kola Peninsulathat (the Saam...
03 Oct 2006 - by Philippe Rekacewicz, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
4
Seasonal alternation of the Kangiryuarmiut (early 20th century) Seasonal alternation of the Kangiryuarmiut (early 20th century)
Place names, which are part of the Inuit Oral tradition, are closely related to the stories that also make up Oral tradition. Indeed, many stories are linked to special places, which are mentioned when a story is told. This is illustrated by the mapping of Inuinnnait place names mentioned in the stories of the Oral tradition as it was recorded by Diamond Jenness in 1914-1916, Knud Rasmussen in 1923 and Maurice Métayer (OMI) in 1958.
21 Mar 2006 - by Beatrice Collignon, Sorbonne University
4
Dates of river ice freeze-up in the Arctic Dates of river ice freeze-up in the Arctic
Presenting the relative dates of river freeze-up in the Arctic and the climatic condititions surrounding that, thus outlining the relative changes in temperature and conditions throughout the circumpolar Arctic.
21 Mar 2006 - by Philippe Rekacewicz, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
4
Urban sprawl, Las Vegas Urban sprawl, Las Vegas
No data
28 Mar 2006 - by Bounford.com and UNEP/GRID-Arendal
4
Conflict in Sierra Leone and Liberia, and refugee settlement in Guinea Conflict in Sierra Leone and Liberia, and refugee settlement in Guinea
No data
28 Mar 2006 - by Bounford.com and UNEP/GRID-Arendal
4
Waste trafficking Waste trafficking
No data
28 Mar 2006 - by Bounford.com and UNEP/GRID-Arendal
3
Pollutants paths to the Arctic Pollutants paths to the Arctic
No data.
28 Mar 2006 - by Bounford.com and UNEP/GRID-Arendal
3
Observed warming over the 20th century compared with climate model calculations Observed warming over the 20th century compared with climate model calculations
No data.
28 Mar 2006 - by Bounford.com and UNEP/GRID-Arendal
3
Gross domestic product – purchasing power parity per capita Gross domestic product – purchasing power parity per capita
No data.
28 Mar 2006 - by Bounford.com and UNEP/GRID-Arendal
3
Agriculture land use distribution - croplands and pasture land Agriculture land use distribution - croplands and pasture land
The World's agricultural land is used in different ways, depending on climatic and soil factors, but also related to cultural and social issues. The majority of croplands, where rice, wheat, legumes and corn - among other crops - are spread out in the Northern Hemisphere, in the temperate zone, and in South and Eastern Asia. Areas where primarily livestock is held for agricultural are dominant in Africa, South America and Australia.
08 Mar 2006 - by Hugo Ahlenius, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
4
Comparison of per capita water use by region Comparison of per capita water use by region
No data
28 Mar 2006 - by Bounford.com and UNEP/GRID-Arendal
4