Interactive Arctic Environmental Atlas facelift
Environmental information on the Arctic region in an interactive map on the Internet since December 2000. The map has been updated with a new interface, more extensive data themes and new features.
Friday 23 Aug 2002
University of the Arctic managed from GRID-Arendal.
Arendal received an important boost today as a centre for international education with the assigning of the Arctic University's new director, Lars Kullerud from GRID-Arendal. The announcement is strengthening Arendal as a coming United Nations university city as well as pin pointing the city as an international focal point for Arctic knowledge.
Tuesday 07 May 2002
Most Of Arctic Affected By Human Activities By 2050
Up to 80 per cent of the Arctic will be affected by mining, oil and gas exploration, ports, roads and other developments by 2050 if the industrialization of one of the world's last wilderness areas continues at current rates.
Monday 11 Jun 2001
Explorers in Antarctica Find Fresh Evidence of Global Warming
- The important links between science, public awareness and political action were made clear today as government ministers at the United Nations Environment Programme's (UNEP) headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya, spoke with yachtsman and adventurer Sir Peter Blake in Antarctica. At anchor among icebergs and sheltering from gale-force katabatic winds, Sir Peter reported anecdotal evidence of much reduced sea ice cover in the Antarctic Peninsula at latitude 69 degrees 15 mins South. "We are in an area that normally is solid ice at this time of year. Now it has many bergs in it, but is essentially a free waterway, an almost unheard of occurrence," Sir Peter said by satellite phone.
Thursday 08 Feb 2001