CCI_AlbertaMuseum011010Originally established as the Boreal Institute for Northern Studies, the CCI is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. Over those years the Institute has worked to reinforce the collaborative investigative work by people who live in the North, and by researchers working in the Arctic and Antarctica. The continu­ously growing body of information the CCI has gathered has shaped, and continues to shape, the understanding of the delicate balance of the polar regions. The Earth’s polar regions con­tain some of the most sensitive environ­ments on the planet and even small changes can have big impacts. And this environment is changing quicker now than it ever has in human history.

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