TAG: Arctic

Esri releases new Arctic elevation data

January 9, 2017By

ArcticDEM provides insight into effects of climate change and enables communities to take early action The ArcticDEM project is a collaboration between government agencies, the Polar Geospatial Center and Esri to achieve goals set by a 2015 executive order by President Barack Obama calling for enhanced coordination of national efforts in the Arctic to reverse the trend of climate change.... read more

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Mapping the Arctic promotes international agreement

August 23, 2016By

The Arctic SDI Board, — which includes mapping executives from Canada, Kingdom of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Russia, Sweden and the U.S. — met June 14-16 in Anchorage, Alaska, to further develop a robust Arctic Spatial Data Infrastructure. The Arctic SDI is a cooperation based on a Memorandum of Understanding signed by the eight National Mapping Agencies and is intended to ensure... read more

OGC announces Arctic Spatial Data Infrastructure Project

January 5, 2016By

The Arctic SDI Pilot is sponsored by the United States Geological Survey (USGS) and Natural Resources Canada. The goal is to demonstrate to Arctic stakeholders the diversity, richness and value of a Spatial Data Infrastructure (SDI) based on web services and standardized exchange formats in helping address critical issues impacting the Arctic. Stakeholders include national and pan-Arctic science and monitoring... read more

CryoSat-2 Mission Reveals Major Arctic Sea-Ice Loss

February 13, 2013By

Arctic sea ice volume has declined by 36 percent in the autumn and 9 percent in the winter between 2003 and 2012, an international team of scientists has discovered. Researchers used new data from the European Space Agency’s CryoSat-2 satellite spanning 2010 to 2012, and data from NASA’s ICESat satellite from 2003 to 2008 to estimate the volume of sea... read more

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