Multiple Resource Announcements

Date: 
16 July 2012

Multiple Resource Announcements

1. SCAR Newsletter: Issue 29, July 2012
Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research

2. Northern Notes Newsletter, Summer 2012
International Arctic Social Sciences Association

3. New Report Available
Framework to Improve Health and Well-Being of Arctic Communities

4. New Website Available
Climate Data Guide

5. June 2012 Issue of the Journal ARCTIC Available
Volume 65, Number 2
Journal of the Arctic Institute of North America (AINA)

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1. SCAR Newsletter: Issue 29, July 2012
Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research

The Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR) announces that
Issue 29 (July 2012) of the SCAR Newsletter is available at:
http://tinyurl.com/July2012-SCARNewsletter. This issue of the newsletter
includes:

- SCAR focus on the Continuous Plankton Recorder going Global;
- News and Announcements from SCAR;
- Antarctic Science News;
- Polar and APECS News; and
- Forthcoming Events.

To view the newsletter, please go to:
http://tinyurl.com/July2012-SCARNewsletter.

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2. Northern Notes Newsletter, Summer 2012
International Arctic Social Sciences Association

The International Arctic Social Sciences Association (IASSA) Summer 2012
issue of the Northern Notes newsletter is now available. The newsletter
can be downloaded from the IASSA website, at:
http://www.iassa.org/news-letter.

Featured articles in this issue include:

- ICOMOS International Polar Heritage Committee
- APECS Continues to Shape the Future Of Polar Social Science
Research

For further information about IASSA, please go to:
http://www.iassa.org.

To download the newsletter, please go to:
http://www.iassa.org/news-letter.

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3. New Report Available
Framework to Improve Health and Well-Being of Arctic Communities

A report released by the Dickey Center for International Understanding
and the UArctic Institute for Applied Circumpolar Policy (IACP) finds
that rapidly changing health conditions in the Arctic, due in part to
climate change and globalization, call for a dramatically new approach
to research and delivery of services to improve the health and wellness
in arctic communities.

Twenty-seven health experts met at Dartmouth in 2011 to tackle the
critical health issues facing arctic communities and to recommend ways
of combating these problems. They conclude that a focus on wellness and
the resilience of northern communities is a more productive path to
solutions than many traditional health care approaches.

Communities from the Canadian North to the Russian Arctic face a variety
of health challenges ranging from the movement north of insect and water
borne diseases as temperatures rise, the threat of environmental
contaminants such as mercury, an increase in heart disease and obesity
with a shift away from traditional foods, as well as the difficulty of
providing health services to remote areas.

The report's recommendations include assuring that health research
creates tangible benefits for communities as well as individuals, brings
local and traditional knowledge into health practices, actively involves
the community in making health research priorities, and focuses more on
holistic practices that protect and sustain people rather than solely on
health problems.

The report can be downloaded by clicking on the link in the right-hand
sidebar at: http://iacp.dartmouth.edu/.

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4. New Website Available
Climate Data Guide

A new NSF-funded website entitled 'Climate Data Guide' is now available.
It can be accessed at: https://climatedataguide.ucar.edu/.

The website is a source for information and advice on the strengths,
limitations, and applications of climate data. It shares expertise and
advice on datasets, including strengths and limitations from expert
users. The Climate Data Guide facilitates access to many types of
datasets and arranges them in convenient categories, such as data
related to earth system model diagnostics, data from various satellite
missions, and the numerous atmospheric reanalyses, to name a few. Over
3,000 unique monthly visitors from around the world make the Climate
Data Guide a one-of-a-kind platform for increasing the visibility of
climate data sets as well as studies assessing climate data. Users are
from academia, government, and the private sector.

To be the best possible resource for the community, the Climate Data
Guide depends upon contributions from data developers and users.
Comments and perspectives on datasets or model evaluation strategies are
encouraged and will be credited to the author. To provide feedback,
please go to: http://climatedataguide.ucar.edu/contribute.

Suggestions and questions may be submitted to the website itself or
emailed to: climatedataguide@cgd.ucar.edu.

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5. June 2012 Issue of the Journal ARCTIC Available
Volume 65, Number 2
Journal of the Arctic Institute of North America (AINA)

The Arctic Institute of North America (AINA) announces publication of
the June 2012 issue of the journal ARCTIC, Volume 65, Number 2. A
non-profit membership organization and multidisciplinary research
institute of the University of Calgary, AINA's mandate is to advance the
study of the North American and circumpolar Arctic through the natural
and social sciences, as well as the arts and humanities; and to acquire,
preserve, and disseminate information on physical, environmental, and
social conditions in the North. Created as a binational corporation in
1945, the Institute's United States Corporation is housed at the
University of Alaska Fairbanks.

For information on becoming an AINA member and receiving the journal,
please visit the Institute's website at: http://www.arctic.ucalgary.ca/.
Members have the options of receiving ARCTIC in print, online, or both
in print and online.

The following papers appear in the June 2012 issue of ARCTIC:

- Occurrence, Distribution and Behaviour of Beluga (Delphinapterus
leucas) and Bowhead (Balaena mysticetus) Whales at the Franklin Bay
Ice Edge in June 2008
By: Natalie C. Asselin, David G. Barber, Pierre R. Richard, and
Steven H. Ferguson

- Landfast Sea Ice Conditions in the Canadian Arctic: 1983-2009
By: Ryan J. Galley, Brent G.T. Else, Stephen E.L. Howell, Jennifer
V. Lukovich, and David G. Barber

- Incidental Observations of Birds in the Vicinity of Hell Gate
Polynya, Nunavut: Species, Timing, and Diversity
By: Amie L. Black, H. Grant Gilchrist, Karel A. Allard, and Mark L.
Mallory

- Decline and Extermination of an Arctic Wolf Population in East
Greenland, 1899-1939
By: Ulf Marquard-Petersen

- Paleoeskimo Demography on Western Victoria Island, Arctic Canada:
Implications for Social Organization and Longhouse Development
By: James M. Savelle, Arthur S. Dyke, Peter J. Whitridge, and
Melanie Poupart

- Flow Structure and Channel Stability at the Site of a Deep Scour
Hole, Mackenzie Delta, Canada
By: Spyros Beltaos, Bommanna G. Krishnappan, Robert Rowsell, Tom
Carter, Roger Pilling, and Paul Emile Bergeron

- Physical and Biological Factors Affecting Mercury and
Perfluorinated Contaminants in Arctic Char (Salvelinus alpinus) of
Pingualuit Crater Lake (Nunavik, Canada)
By: Nikolaus Gantner, Julie Veillette, Wendy K. Michaud, Robert
Bajno, Derek Muir, Warwick F. Vincent, Michael Power, Brian Dixon,
James D. Reist, Sonja Hausmann, and Reinhard Pienitz

- Growth in Skull Length and Width of the Arctic Wolf: Comparison of
Models and Ontogeny of Sexual Size Dimorphism
By: Nicholas C. Larter, John A. Nagy, and Tad M. Bartareau

- All That Glitters: Diamond Mining and Taicho Youth in Behchoko,
Northwest Territories
By: Colleen M. Davison and Penelope Hawe

- Not Always Black and White: Colour Aberrations in the Dovekie
By: Dariusz Jakubas and Katarzyna Wojczulanis-Jakubas

The June issue also contains six book reviews and an AINA News section.

For information on becoming an AINA member and receiving the journal,
please visit the Institute's website at: http://www.arctic.ucalgary.ca/.

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