Arctic Data and Information Sources

Arctic Reports and Studies

  • ACIA, Impacts of a Warming Arctic: Arctic Climate Impact Assessment. Cambridge University Press, 2004. Available at: http://www.acia.uaf.edu
  • AMAP/CAFF/SDWG, 2013. Identification of Arctic marine areas of heightened ecological and cultural significance: Arctic Marine Shipping Assessment (AMSA) IIc. Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Programme (AMAP), Oslo. 114 pp.
  • Arctic Council, Arctic Marine Shipping Assessment 2009 Report, 2009. Protection of Arctic Marine Environment Working Group. Web.
  • Arctic Council, Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna Working Group, 2001. CAFF Map No.48 - Circumpolar distribution of Arctic Char species complex Salvelinus alpinus, and related species. [Image]
  • Arctic Climate Impact Assessment- Scientific Report. Cambridge UP, 2005. Print.
  • Bird, K. J., Charpentier, R.R., Gautier, D.L., Houseknecht, D.W., Klett, T.R., Pitman, J.K.,Moore, T.E., Schenk, C.J., Tennyson, M.E., and Wandrey, C.J., 2008, Circum-Arctic Resource Appraisal: Estimates of Undiscovered Oil and Gas North of the Arctic Circle: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet FS-2008-3049, 4 p. Available at: http://pubs.usgs.gov/fs/2008/3049/
  • Eamer, J., Donaldson, G.M., Gaston, A.J., Kosobokova, K.N., Lárusson, K.F., Melnikov, I.A., Reist, J.D., Richardson, E., Staples, L., von Quillfeldt, C.H. 2013. Life Linked to Ice: A guide to sea-ice-associated biodiversity in this time of rapid change. CAFF Assessment Series No. 10. Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna, Iceland.
  • Gradinger, R.R., and Bluhm, B.A., 2004. In-situ observations on the distribution and behavior of amphipods and Arctic cod (Boreogadus saida) under the sea ice of the High Arctic Canada Basin. Polar Biology 27(10): 595-603
  • ICES. 2014. Report of the Arctic Fisheries Working Group (AFWG), 2014, Lisbon, Portugal. ICES CM 2014/ACOM:05. 656 pp.
  • Kireeva, Anna. “Northern Sea Route ‘no Suez Canal,’ but Imperils the Arctic More and More.” Bellona. The Bellona Foundation, 10 Apr. 2014. Web. .
  • Klett, T. R., and Gautier, D.L., 2009, Assessment of Undiscovered Petroleum Resources of the Barents Sea Shelf: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet FS-2009-3037, 4 p. Available at: http://pubs.usgs.gov/fs/2009/3037/
  • Klett, T. R., K.J. Bird, P.J. Brown II, R.R. Charpentier, D.L. Gautier, D.W. Houseknecht, T.E. Moore, J.K. Pitman, R.W. Saltus, C.J. Schenk, A.K. Shah, K.I. Takahashi, M.E. Tennyson, and C.J. Wandrey (USGS Circum-Arctic Petroleum Resource Assessment Team), 2008, Assessment of Undiscovered Petroleum Resources of the North and East Margins of the Siberian Craton, Russian Federation: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet FS-2008-3020 , 4 p. Available at: http://pubs.usgs.gov/fs/2008/3020/
  • Maslanik, J., J. Stroeve, C. Fowler, and W. Emery. “Distribution and trends in Arctic sea ice age through spring 2011.” Geophys. Res. Lett., 38
  • Meltofte, H. (ed.) 2013. Arctic Biodiversity Assessment. Status and trends in Arctic biodiversity. Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna, Akureyri.
  • NSIDC, 2014: Arctic sea ice reaches minimum extent for 2014. In Arctic Sea Ice News and Analysis, National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC), Boulder, CO, http://nsidc.org/arcticseaicenews/2014/09/.
  • Perovich, D., S. Gerland, S. Hendricks, W. Meier, M. Nicolaus, and M. Tschudi. "Sea Ice." Arctic Report Card. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, 2 Dec. 2014. Web. .
  • Provencher, J.F., Gaston, A.J., O’Hara, P.D., and Gilchrist, H.G. 2012. Seabird diet indicates changing Arctic marine communities in eastern Canada. Marine Ecology-Progress Series 454: 171-182
  • Renner, A. H. H., S. Gerland, C. Haas, G. Spreen, J. F. Beckers, E. Hansen, M. Nicolaus, and H. Goodwin, 2014: “Evidence of Arctic sea ice thinning from direct observations”. Geophys. Res. Lett., 41, 5029-5036
  • Schenk, C. J., Bird, K.J., Charpentier, R.R., Gautier, D.L., Houseknecht, D.W., Klett, T.R., Moore, T., Pawlewicz, M.J., Pitman, J.K., and Tennyson, M.E. (Timan-Pechora Basin Province Team), 2008, Assessment of Undiscovered Oil and Gas Resources of the Timan-Pechora Basin Province, Russia, 2008: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet FS-2008-3051, 2 p. Available at: http://pubs.usgs.gov/fs/2008/3051/
  • Schenk, C. J., Bird, K.J., Charpentier, R.R., Gautier, D.L., Houseknecht, D.W., Klett, T.R., Moore, T., Pawlewicz, M.J., Pitman, J.K., and Tennyson, M.E., 2008, Assessment of Undiscovered Oil and Gas Resources of the West Siberian Province, Russia, 2008: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet FS-2008-3064, 2 p. Available at: http://pubs.usgs.gov/fs/2008/3064/
  • Transport Canada, Canadian Arctic Shipping Assessment. 19 Nov. 2005. Web. 11 Mar. 2015.

Arctic Databases and Sources

  • Arctic Tourism
    • Arctic Tourism http://www.iser.uaa.alaska.edu/Projects/SEARCH-HD/tourism.html
  • Arctic Shipping
    • Marine Activity Database Per Arctic Country (Arctic Marine Shipping Assessment (AMSA) in 2009. http://www.arcticdata.is/index.php?option=com_phocadownload&view=category&id=13:country-databases&Itemid=155
    • Shipping Routes Database Per Arctic Country (Arctic Marine Shipping Assessment (AMSA) in 2009. http://www.arcticdata.is/index.php?option=com_phocadownload&view=category&id=5:shipping-routes&Itemid=155
    • Arctic Ports Per Country (Arctic Marine Shipping Assessment (AMSA) in 2009. http://www.arcticdata.is/index.php?option=com_phocadownload&view=category&id=12:arctic-ports&Itemid=155
    • Fishing (Canada and Fishing vessels) (Arctic Marine Shipping Assessment (AMSA) in 2009. http://www.arcticdata.is/index.php?option=com_phocadownload&view=category&id=11:fishing&Itemid=155
    • Marine Accidents (Arctic Marine Shipping Assessment (AMSA) in 2009. http://www.arcticdata.is/index.php?option=com_phocadownload&view=category&id=6:marine-accidents&Itemid=155
    • Vessels (Arctic Marine Shipping Assessment (AMSA) in 2009. http://www.arcticdata.is/index.php?option=com_phocadownload&view=category&id=14:vessels&Itemid=155
    • 2010 Arctic Protected Areas (Arctic Marine Shipping Assessment (AMSA) in 2009. http://www.arcticdata.is/?option=com_phocadownload&view=category&id=22:2010&Itemid=157
    • Arctic Topography Maps: (Arctic Marine Shipping Assessment (AMSA) in 2009. http://www.arcticdata.is/index.php?option=com_phocadownload&view=category&id=1:topographical-data&Itemid=162
    • Arctic Boundary Maps (Includes .shp files for GIS) (Arctic Marine Shipping Assessment (AMSA) in 2009. http://www.arcticdata.is/index.php?option=com_phocadownload&view=category&id=23&Itemid=156
  • Arctic Fishing
    • Alaska Fishing Database -> may be able to get only Arctic landings http://www.adfg.alaska.gov/sf/FishCounts/
    • Arctic Fisheries Working Group 2014 Report (includes catch data) http://www.ices.dk/sites/pub/Publication%20Reports/Expert%20Group%20Report/acom/2014/AFWG/01%20AFWG%20-%20Report%20of%20the%20Arctic%20Fisheries%20Working%20Group.pdf
    • Joint Russian-Norwegian Fisheries Commission http://www.jointfish.com/eng
    • ICES Data Portal, has downloads for “catch per unit effort” as text, shapefile, excel http://ecosystemdata.ices.dk/Map/index.aspx?Action=AddLayer&OSPAR=134324&LatN=&LatS=&LonE=&LonW=&Sdate=&Edate=
    • ICES Datasets http://geo.ices.dk/geonetwork/srv/en/main.home?uuid=68a3376b-c85c-4b4e-a6b8-8ebea73bb427
    • DATRAS is an online database of trawl surveys that allows users to upload survey data and anyone to access the data products http://www.ices.dk/marine-data/data-portals/Pages/DATRAS.aspx