Since 09 September we are at sea. A charter flight with about 35 crew members and the same number of scientists brought us from Québec City to Resolute Bay on Cornwallis Island in the Canadian Arctic Archipelago.
It is not easy to tell you how many we are - I have not even tried to count. Since more than three years we work on this project and it will take even longer to work on all the data and samples we will bring back to our labs and offices and to our partners all over the world.
A new study, led by a number of Nunataryuk researchers, shows that optical and radar remote sensing can be used to map ice frozen to the riverbed vs. ice, resting on top of the unfrozen water layer.
A first pan-Arctic assessment of dissolved organic carbon in lakes of the permafrost region is now published in Biogeosciences.
The regional Yedoma records in the Lena Delta and on Bykovsky Peninsula confirm the existence of late Pleistocene tundra-steppe environments in West Beringia about 52 000 years ago.
Paper led by George Tanski showing that carbon and CO2 pathways from coastal erosion in the Canadian Arctic differ greatly for different erosion types.
New study by Siewert et al. shows that subsurface soil properties in permafrost tundra terrain exhibit tremendous spatial variability.
The East Siberian Arctic Shelf holds large amounts of inundated carbon and methane (CH4). Holocene warming, fortified by anthropogenic warming, has caused thawing of the underlying subsea permafrost.
New study presents the development of a risk management framework adapted to the Arctic coastal context.
You can now download the new permafrost extent map as a foldable Dymaxion map.
Arctic regions are currently undergoing unprecedented climatic and socio-environmental changes. Both scientific research and the observations and knowledge of Arctic residents provide detailed information about the multiplicity of transformations.