Paleoclimatology

What is paleoclimatology, what are archives and proxies? Has climate change occured in the past and how do we know it? How do scientists interpret natural records? What kind of history records can be found in the Arctic, and not only there? DOWNLOAD OFFLINE VERSION GO TO TEACHERS’ GUIDELINES

Iceland

Inhabited by the descendants of the Vikings, a volcanic island torn between two retracting continental plates – Laurentian (Canadian) and Eurasian. One of the few fragments of the Great Atlantic Rift emerged above the surface of the ocean. Magnificent mountain landscapes, the largest ice dome in Europe, active volcanoes, geysers, …

Wildlife technology

What mainly sets humans apart from other animal species is our technological abilities. Here we explore ways that humans use technology to monitor wildlife, and the ethical dilemmas they pose. For example, is it okay to catch and operate on wild animals? Do we want to know all the secrets …

North American Arctic

The North American Arctic comprises North Canada, the northern portion of Alaska, and Greenland. This toolkit will focus on the North American Arctic, which contains North Canada and the northern part of Alaska. The North American Arctic lies above the Arctic Circle. The North American Arctic includes the Arctic Ocean, …

Snow in the Arctic ecosystem

How does snow form? Is Arctic snow different from that of the lower latitudes? How do researchers study snow and why? What is the impact of snow cover on vegetation and the inanimate environment? What lives in the snow? In the package you will find answers to aforementioned questions! GO …

Siberia

Siberia is a multinational, vast geographical area in northern Asia, belonging to Russian Federation. How many languages are spoken there? What are the main cities and what minerals are mined there? We invite you on an amazing journey, during which you will get to know one of the most interesting …

Arctic phytoplankton

Phytoplankton is the base of several aquatic food webs. It’s a group of microorganisms consisting of about 5,000 known species. Most of them are buoyant and float near the surface of the water. The major types of phytoplankton are diatoms, golden-brown algae, blue-green algae, green algae and dinoflagellates. They reside …