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A new foldable map, created by GRID-Arendal as part of the Nunataryuk project, shows the distribution of permafrost around the world, both on land and under the seabed. It’s designed as a Dymaxion map, presented in two dimensions and intended to be folded into a globe.

Dymaxion map

GRID-Arendal GIS expert Georgios Fylakis designed the map. The data were drawn from two 2019 research papers: one paper whose lead author was Paul Overduin, a co-coordinator of the Nunataryuk project and a senior scientist at the Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research, and another paper whose lead author was Jaroslav Obu, a researcher at the University of Oslo.

The Nunataryuk project aims to assess permafrost thaw along Arctic coastlines, study how it contributes to climate change, understand its impacts on indigenous communities and other people, and develop mitigation and adaptation strategies. The project brings together world-leading specialists in natural science and socio-economics and connects them with stakeholders from around the Arctic coast. Nunataryuk is coordinated by the Alfred Wegener Institute in Potsdam, Germany, and funded by the European Union's Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme under Grant Agreement No. 773421.

Nunataryuk logo and EU flag

Release date: 06 Oct 2020


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