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Arctic, topography and bathymetry Arctic, topography and bathymetry
The Arctic is extremely diverse in terms of landscapes, varying from pack and drift ice to rugged shores, flat coastal plains, rolling hills and mountains surpassing 6000 metres above sea level (Denali, 6,194 m asl, in sub-arctic and boreal Alaska). The region has rivers and lakes, tundra and the largest forests in the world (the Russian Taiga).
01 Jul 2006 - by Hugo Ahlenius, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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Lithuania, topographic map Lithuania, topographic map
Lithuania is located in Eastern Europe, bordering the Baltic Sea, between Latvia and Russia, comprising of 65,200 sq km. It has a population of 3,596,617 (2005). Major environmental concerns are: contamination of soil and groundwater with petroleum products and chemicals at military bases.
04 Oct 2005 - by Philippe Rekacewicz, Emmanuelle Bournay, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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Kyrgyz Republic, topographic map Kyrgyz Republic, topographic map
The Kyrgyz Republic (Kyrgyzstan) is located in Central Asia, west of China, comprising of 198,500 sq km. It has a population of 5,146,281 (2005). Major environmental concerns are: water pollution; many people get their water directly from contaminated streams and wells; as a result, water-borne diseases are prevalent; increasing soil salinity from faulty irrigation practices.
04 Oct 2005 - by Philippe Rekacewicz, Emmanuelle Bournay, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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Baltic Sea drainage basin Baltic Sea drainage basin
This 'basemap' displays the extent of the drainage basin (the boundary for the water that ends up in the Baltic Sea), and the countries in the region. The drainage basin represents all water that drains into the sea, through rivers and ground water.
04 Oct 2005 - by Hugo Ahlenius, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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Land cover - Baltic Sea region (BALANS) Land cover - Baltic Sea region (BALANS)
The Baltic Sea region is covered by primarily forested land and cropland. This land cover map, delineated for the Baltic Sea drainage basin, is using the dataset prepared through the BALANS project, and represents the situation around year 2000.
04 Oct 2005 - by Hugo Ahlenius, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) - topography and administrative regions The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) - topography and administrative regions
Macedonia (FYROM) is located in Southeastern Europe, north of Greece, comprising of 25,333 sq km. It has a population of 2,045,262 (2005). Major environmental concerns are air pollution from metallurgical plants.
27 Sep 2005 - by Philippe Rekacewicz, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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Antarctica, overview Antarctica, overview
Antarctic is the fifth largest continent of the world at 14 million square kilometres and is covered in a permanent continental ice. The ice is distributed in two major ice sheets, the East Antarctic and the West Antarctic, and in addition there are shelf ice, extending over the sea water.
04 Oct 2005 - by Hugo Ahlenius, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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Kamchatka sites Kamchatka sites
Map, illustrating the communites, cities and sites from where the stories for the 'Indigenous Knowledge in Disaster Management' project has been collected and are refered to in the stories. Please see the project web-site for more information.
04 Oct 2005 - by Hugo Ahlenius, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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Bulgaria, topographic map Bulgaria, topographic map
Bulgaria, a country in Eastern Europe, is inhabited by 7.5 million people. The capital is Sofia. Current environmental issues are, according to the CIA factbook: air pollution from industrial emissions; rivers polluted from raw sewage, heavy metals, detergents; deforestation; forest damage from air pollution and resulting acid rain; soil contamination from heavy metals from metallurgical plants and industrial wastes.
27 Sep 2005 - by Philippe Rekacewicz, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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Barents Region, topography and bathymetry Barents Region, topography and bathymetry
The Barents Region is in the Arctic and covers the area of Western Russia and the northern areas of Finland, Sweden and Norway. The Barents Sea has anaverage depth 230 m, bordered by the shelf edge towards the Norwegian Sea in the west, the island of Svalbard (Norway) in the northwest, and the islands of Franz Josef Land and Novaya Zemlya (Russia) in the northeast and east.
01 Jul 2006 - by Hugo Ahlenius, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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Abkhazia - environmental headlines (topographic and political map) Abkhazia - environmental headlines (topographic and political map)
Abkhazia - environmental headlines (topographic and political map). The basemap is complemented with textual information on 'environmental headlines' which are the preliminary results of a desk assessment conducted by GRID-Arendal under the ENVSEC initiative (UNEP; OSCE; NATO; UNDP; UNECE; REC)
31 Oct 2005 - by Matthias Beilstein and Otto Simonett
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Water towers of Asia - glaciers, water and population in the greater Himalayas-Hindu Kush-Tien Shan-Tibet region Water towers of Asia - glaciers, water and population in the greater Himalayas-Hindu Kush-Tien Shan-Tibet region
The Himalayas–Hindu Kush, Kunlun Shan, Pamir and Tien Shan mountain ranges function as water towers, providing water to people through much of Asia. The glacier-fed rivers originating from the Himalaya mountain ranges surrounding the Tibetan Plateau comprise the largest river run-off from any single location in the world. While the mountains are homes to some 170 million people, the rivers that drain these mountains influence the lives of about 4...
01 Jun 2007 - by Hugo Ahlenius, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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Latvia, topographic map Latvia, topographic map
Latvia is located in Eastern Europe, bordering the Baltic Sea, between Estonia and Lithuania, comprising of 64,589 sq km. It has a population of 2,290,237 (2005). Major environmental concerns are: Latvia's environment has benefited from a shift to service industries after the country regained independence; the main environmental priorities are improvement of drinking water quality and sewage system, household, and hazardous waste management, as w...
27 Sep 2005 - by Philippe Rekacewicz, Emmanuelle Bournay, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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Finland topographic map Finland topographic map
Finland is located in Northern Europe, bordering the Baltic Sea, Gulf of Bothnia, and Gulf of Finland, between Sweden and Russia, comprising 338,145 sq km. It has an estimated population of 5,223,442 (2005). Major environmental concerns are: air pollution from manufacturing and power plants contributing to acid rain; water pollution from industrial wastes, agricultural chemicals; habitat loss threatens wildlife populations.
01 Oct 2005 - by Philippe Rekacewicz, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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Ukraine, topographic map Ukraine, topographic map
Ukraine is located in Eastern Europe, bordering the Black Sea, between Poland, Romania, and Moldova in the west and Russia in the east, comprising of 603,700 sq km. It has a population of 47,425,336 (2005). Major environmental concerns are: inadequate supplies of potable water; air and water pollution; deforestation; radiation contamination in the northeast from 1986 accident at Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant.
01 Oct 2005 - by Philippe Rekacewicz, Emmanuelle Bournay, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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Arctic conservation area (CAFF), topographic map Arctic conservation area (CAFF), topographic map
The Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna is a working group under the Arctic Council, for the countries of Russia, Denmark, USA, Canada, Sweden, Iceland, Norway and Finland and indigenous peoples. Monitoring, assessment, protected areas and conservation strategies are all tasks under this working group. The area that the working group primarily addresses is presented in this map.
04 Oct 2005 - by Hugo Ahlenius, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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Greenland (Denmark), ice cap, topography and bathymetry Greenland (Denmark), ice cap, topography and bathymetry
Greenland is located in Northern North America, a large island between the Arctic Ocean and the North Atlantic Ocean, northeast of Canada, comprising 2,166,086 sq km. It has an estimated population of 56,375 (2005) and is managed with self-rule under Denmark. The world's largest island, Greenland is about 81% ice-capped. Major environmental concerns are: protection of the arctic environment; climate change and preservation of the traditional way ...
03 Oct 2005 - by Philippe Rekacewicz, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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The Balkans - topography The Balkans - topography
Southeast Europe boasts a wide variety of landscapes, ecosystems and endemic species. What is unusual is that such valuable areas, which fully deserve protection, should often be located in two or more jurisdictions, as is the case here.
04 Oct 2005 - by Unknown
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Belarus, topographic map Belarus, topographic map
Belarus is located in Eastern Europe, east of Poland, comprising of 207,600 sq km. It has a population of 10,300,483 (2005). Major environmental concerns are: soil pollution from pesticide use; southern part of the country contaminated with fallout from 1986 nuclear reactor accident at Chernobyl in northern Ukraine.
04 Oct 2005 - by Philippe Rekacewicz, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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Belarus, Moldova and Ukraine: topography Belarus, Moldova and Ukraine: topography
Eastern Europe extends from the northern shore of the Black Sea in Ukraine up to the Baltic Sea basin in Belarus. It covers 845,000 square kilometers and is home to almost 60 million people. These nations share common borders, watersheds, and infrastructure and have many similarities in their geography, history, culture and economy.
04 Oct 2005 - by Viktor Novikov, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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