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Climate Change and the Polar Regions Websites

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WHOI Ocean Climate Change Institute (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, USA)
Features: Publications, related topics, expedition outlines, educational materials, interviews, researcher biographies and much more!

Notes: Join their mailing list, and follow along on their Antarctic expedition.

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Arctic Change: A Near-Realtime Arctic change Indicator (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, USA)
Features: Datasets, links, maps, resources, everything!

Quote: “The objective of this website is to present recent indicators that describe the present state of the Arctic climate and ecosystem in an accessible, understandable, and credible historical context.”

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Report: NOAA State of the Arctic report (NOAA, 2006)

AMAP-Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Programme (one of 5 Working Groups of the Arctic Council)
Features: Publications, maps and graphics, video clips and animations,
Quote: “The primary function of AMAP is to advise the governments of the eight Arctic countries; on matters relating to threats to the Arctic region from pollution, and associated issues.”

Quote: “The report (see below) is an “international project of the Arctic Council (www.arctic-council.org) and the IASC-International Arctic Science Committee (www.iasc.se), to evaluate and synthesize knowledge on climate variability, climate change, and increased ultraviolet radiation and their consequences. The results of the assessment were released at the ACIA International Scientific Symposium held in Reykjavik, Iceland in November 2004.”

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Report: ACIA-Arctic Climate Impact Assessment or (Link 2)

WCRP-The World Climate Research Programme
Features: Audiovisual materials, publications and newsletters, news and links

Quote: “The World Climate Research Programme (WCRP) was established in 1980 with two major objectives: to determine the extent to which climate can be predicted, and to determine the extent of human influence on climate.”

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NCP-Northern Contaminants Program (Indian and Northern Affairs, Canada)
Quote: “The Northern Contaminants Program (NCP) was established in 1991 in response to concerns about human exposure to elevated levels of contaminants in wildlife species that are important to the traditional diets of northern Aboriginal peoples.”  “The Program’s key objective is: to work towards reducing and, where possible, eliminating contaminants in traditional/country foods, while providing information that assists individuals and communities in making informed decisions about their food use.”

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Report: Canadian Arctic Contaminants Assessment Report II (Indian and Northern Affairs Canada)

IcebergFinder.com (Hospitality Newfoundland &and Labrador, Canada)
Features: Iceberg guide, live satellite iceberg map, tracking technology, links

Quote: “IcebergFinder.com is the place to find information on viewing icebergs in Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada.”

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