Multiple Resource Announcements

25 March 2013

Multiple Resource Announcements

1. New Version of Arctic Ocean Grid Released
International Bathymetric Chart of the Arctic Ocean (IBCAO)

2. March 2013 Issue of the Journal ARCTIC Available
Volume 66, Number 1
Journal of the Arctic Institute of North America (AINA)

1. New Version of Arctic Ocean Grid Released
International Bathymetric Chart of the Arctic Ocean (IBCAO)

The International Bathymetric Chart of the Arctic Ocean (IBCAO)
initiative has released a new bathymetric grid of the Arctic Ocean. The
IBACO grid Version 3.0 is now available for downloading along with
geo-referenced images and maps that are suitable for plotting.

The goal of the IBCAO initiative is to develop a digital database of all
available bathymetric data north of latitude 64 degrees north, for use
by mapmakers, researchers, institutions, and others whose work requires
a detailed and accurate knowledge of the depth and the shape of the
arctic seabed. Initiated in 1997, this initiative is endorsed by the
Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC), the International
Arctic Science Committee (IASC), the International Hydrographic
Organization (IHO), the General Bathymetric Chart of the Oceans (GEBCO),
and the U.S. National Geophysical Data Center (NGDC).

IBCAO Version 3.0 represents the largest improvement of the grid since
1999. Built using an improved gridding algorithm, the new version is on
a 500-meter spacing, revealing greater details of the arctic seafloor
than previous versions.

To download the IBCAO Version 3.0, please go to:

For further information about IBCAO and Version 3.0, please see:

For questions, please contact:
Martin Jakobsson

2. March 2013 Issue of the Journal ARCTIC Available
Volume 66, Number 1
Journal of the Arctic Institute of North America (AINA)

The Arctic Institute of North America (AINA) announces publication of
the March 2013 issue of the journal ARCTIC, Volume 66, Number 1. 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.

AINA members have the options of receiving ARCTIC in print, online, or
both in print and online. For information on becoming a member and
receiving the journal, please visit the Institute's website at:

The following papers appear in the March 2013 issue of ARCTIC:

- Estimating the Economic Value of Narwhal and Beluga Hunts in Hudson
Bay, Nunavut
By: Carie Hoover, Megan Bailey, Jeff Higdon, Steven H. Ferguson, and
Rashid Sumaila

- Effects of the White River Ash Event on Aquatic Environments,
Southwest Yukon, Canada
By: Joan Bunbury and Konrad Gajewski

- Evaluation of a Technique to Trap Lemmings Under the Snow
By: Frederic Bilodeau, Alice J. Kenney, B. Scott Gilbert, Elizabeth
Hofer, Gilles Gauthier, Donald G. Reid, Dominique Berteaux, and Charles
J. Krebs

- The Freshwater Copepod (Limnocalanus macrurus) in the Canadian Arctic
Archipelago: Numbers, Weights, and Respiration Observed from September
1961 - July 1962
By: Spencer Apollonio and Jasmine E. Saros

- Effects of Climate-Induced Changes in Parasitism, Predation and
Predator-Predator Interactions on Reproduction and Survival of an Arctic
Marine Bird
By: Anthony J. Gaston and Kyle H. Elliott

- Ecoclimatic Zonation of Yukon (Canada) and Ecoclinal Variation in
By: Wayne L Strong

- Ways We Respect Caribou: Teetl'it Gwich'in Rules
By: Kristine Wray and Brenda Parlee

- Distribution and Biology of Bull Trout (Salvelinus confluentus) in the
Mackenzie Valley, Northwest Territories, with Notes on Sympatry with
Dolly Varden (Salvelinus malma)
By: Neil J. Mochnacz, Rob Bajno, James D. Reist, George Low, and John A.

- Community Voices: Perspectives on Renewable Energy in Nunavut
By: Nicole C. McDonald and Joshua M. Pearce

- Summer Sea Ice Concentration, Motion, and Thickness Near Areas of
Proposed Offshore Oil and Gas Development in the Canadian Beaufort Sea -
By: Ryan J. Galley, B.G.T. Else, S.J. Prinsenberg, D. Babb, and D.G.

The March issue also contains a commentary, "Cultural Tourism in
Nunavut," by David F. Pelly; an Arctic Profile of Henri Beuchat by
Barnett Richling; six book reviews; and an obituary for Max Clifton
Brewer written by John F. Schindler.

The InfoNorth section of the March issue features an essay entitled
"Rescuing Valuable Arctic Vegetation Data for Biodiversity Models,
Ecosystem Models and a Panarctic Vegetation Classification" by D.A.
Walker, I.G. Alsos, C. Bay, N. Boulanger-Lapointe, A.L. Breen, H.
Bultmann, T. Christensen, C. Damgaard, F.J.A. Daniels, S. Hennekens,
M.K. Raynolds, P.C. Le Roux, M. Luoto, L. Pellissier, R.K. Peet, N.M.
Schmidt, L. Stewart, R. Virtanen, N.G. Yoccoz and M.S. Wisz.

For information on becoming an AINA member and receiving the journal,
please visit the Institute's website at:

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