Northern Lights a Research Beacon
Fri, Jan 23, 2009
Back in the 17th century, Henry Hudson was one of the first to head north because of his fascination with the Arctic. In the early 21st century, the North still holds wonder for researchers from scores of countries.
From: University World News
by Philip Fine
18 January 2009
For this special on research hotspots, University World News offers a cross-section of links to the goings-on of Northern researchers: from a comprehensive report card on the North to impressions of some artists hitching a ride on a research vessel.
There are also links to a consortium of arctic universities, a floating German laboratory of international researchers, a climate-change research clearinghouse, a site for social scientists interested in the North, and a report on Inuit observations.
* Arctic Report Card 2008
* Cape Farewell expedition to the Arctic of researchers and artists
* University of the Arctic, a cooperative network of universities, colleges, and other organisations committed to higher education and research in the North.
* Polarstern, a German research vessel that reports from the North.
* The International Arctic Research Center, a project that brings together research on climate change.
* The Northern Research Network, a grouping of researchers conducting work on the circumpolar North in the humanities and social sciences.
* Inuit Observations on Climate Change, at the International Institute for Sustainable Development.