Arctic Sovereignty Websites

The Arctic Sovereignty Websites page is organized according to categories and includes only the most relevant and official sites pertaining to this issue. This site was prepared by the course instructors and will be updated and maintained in Winter Quarter 2009 by the Arctic Sovereignty Research Team.

Arctic Foreign Policy

Northern Peoples / Inuit Organizations

Research Programs

Non-Governmental Orgs / Education Sites


Arctic Foreign Policy

International
Arctic Council (the international intergovernmental organization)
United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea

Canada
Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada
Northern Dimension of Foreign Policy

Indian and Northern Affairs Canada
Circumpolar Liaison (government's involvement with circumpolar issues)
Northern Program (part of Northern Strategy to improve social/economic well-being)
Inuit Relations Secretariat (Indian and Northern Affairs Canada)

United States
US Arctic Policy, US Department of State, Oceans
North of Sixty
(US virtual consulates in Canada's Arctic)

Northern Europe / Russian Federation
European Commission
Maritime Policy, the EU, and the Arctic Region
External Relations, Arctic Region

Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, High North

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Northern Peoples / Inuit Organizations

International
Inuit Circumpolar Council (international Inuit organization)

Canadian
Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami (Canadian national Inuit organization)
Inuit Regional Organizations (four Inuit regions in Canada)
    Inuvialuit (Northwest Territories)
    Nunatsiavut (Newfoundland and Labrador)
    Nunavik (northern Québec)
    Nunavut

Europe / Russia
Russian Association of Indigenous Peoples of the North
Greenland Home Rule Government
Saami Council

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Research Programs

International
International Polar Year (through International Council for Science, United Kingdom)
Arctic Oceans Sciences Board (non-governmental, multinational/multidisciplinary research)
Arctic Monitoring Assessment Programme (program group of Arctic Council, Norway)
International Arctic Science Committee (non-governmental, international science org, Sweden)

Canadian
Canadian Polar Commission, Government of Canada (lead agency for polar research)
ArcticNet (Canadian Centre of Excellence on Arctic research)
Arctic Institute of North America, University of Calgary
Canadian Circumpolar Institute, University of Alberta, Edmonton

United States
Arctic Assessment, The US Geological Survey, Department of the Interior
United States Arctic Research Commission (establish national policy based on research)
Arctic Theme Page, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Office of Polar Programs, National Science Foundation The Arctic Research Consortium of the US (non-profit research/education)
International Arctic Research Center, University of Alaska, Fairbanks
National Snow and Ice Data Center, University of Colorado, Boulder
Polar Science Center, Applied Physics Laboratory, University of Washington

Europe
Danish Polar Center, Danish Agency for Science and Technology
United Norwegian Polar Institute
Svalbard Science Forum, Research Council of Norway

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Non-Governmental Orgs / Educational Sites

International
Polar Centre, United Nations Environment Program
World Wildlife Fund, Arctic (non-governmental, international, Switzerland)
University of the Arctic (international network of universities, Sweden)

Canada
Canadian Arctic Resources Committee
(citizens' org, environment/social wellbeing)

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