Eye on the Arctic – Week in Review 11/14/14

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This week's Arctic headlines explored everything from the Arctic Council to polar mapping. (iStock)
This week’s Arctic headlines explored everything from the Arctic Council to polar mapping. (iStock)
On this week’s news round-up, we bring you some of your most read stories on Eye on the Arctic this week:

–  In The British Invasion – The Arctic Circle and observer states, Canada-based Arctic expert Heather Exner-Pirot looks at the increasing role Arctic Council observer states like the United Kingdom are looking to play in the North.

– Mia Bennett from Cryopolitics looks at the mapping of polar regions in  Revisualizing the Cryosphere.

– In the Nordics, Russian fighter planes have been detected flying off the coast of Norway’s Arctic.

And the most popular Eye on the Arctic story on Twitter at eyeonthearctic?

This week, our followers chose New measures to protect the Saimaa seal in Finland, a story looking at the measures being taken to protect this endangered freshwater seal.

That’s your Eye on the Arctic news for this week. We’ll be back on Monday with more stories and newsmakers from across the North.

Write to Eilís Quinn at eilis.quinn(at)cbc.ca

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Eilís Quinn, Eye on the Arctic

Eilís Quinn, Eye on the Arctic

Eilís Quinn is a journalist and manages Radio Canada International’s Eye on the Arctic news cooperation project.

Eilís has reported from the Arctic regions of all eight circumpolar countries and has produced numerous documentary and multimedia series about climate change and the issues facing Indigenous peoples in the North.

Her investigative report "Death in the Arctic: A community grieves, a father fights for change," about the violent death of Robert Adams, a 19-year-old Inuk man from Arctic Quebec, received an honourable mention for excellence in reporting on violence and trauma at the 2019 Dart Awards in New York City.

Her multimedia project on the health challenges in the Canadian Arctic, "Bridging the Divide," was a finalist at the 2012 Webby Awards.

Eilís has worked for media organizations in Canada and the United States and as a TV host for the Discovery/BBC Worldwide series "Best in China."

Twitter: @Arctic_EQ

Email: eilis.quinn(at)cbc.ca

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