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International

Canada files submission to establish continental shelf’s outer limits in Arctic Ocean

Canada filed its Arctic continental shelf submission with the U.N. Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf on Wednesday, claiming approximately 1.2 million square kilometres of the Arctic Ocean seabed and subsoil in an area that includes the North »

Environment & Animal Life, International, Internet, Science & Technology

A Global water map: new resource for scientific studies

It’s hard to make something when you’re missing the proper tool. In science as well, it’s hard to make accurate judgements and models if you’re missing some information. Water is a critical component for scientists studying global climate and any »

Economy, Environment & Animal Life, Indigenous, International, Politics, Society

Politics, pot & polar ice – Arctic week in review

On this week’s news round-up, we bring you some of your most read stories from Eye on the Arctic this week: – A study done in Nunavik, the Inuit self-governing region of Northern Quebec, suggests a link between cannabis use and »

Environment & Animal Life, International, Internet, Science & Technology, Society

What’s down there? Mapping the ocean floor

Canada, Ireland, and the US joint project A multi-national ocean mapping effort was announced this week. It’s the first effort of the Transatlantic Ocean Research Alliance, formed following the Galway Statement of 2013 on Atlantic Ocean Cooperation. Researchers from Memorial »