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March 26, 2014
Water Resilience for Human Prosperity
Water Resilience for Human Prosperity

Humanity now constitutes the largest driving force for changes to the biosphere, and as a result of our actions, we are facing critical challenges. How can we handle governance and management of water resources in the context of rapid global change? Water Resilience for Human Prosperity (Rockström, Falkenmark, Folke et al) presents a new approach to water, addressing global sustainability and focusing on socio-ecological resilience. Topics covered include the risks of unexpected change; human impacts and dependence on global water; the prospects for feeding the world’s population by 2050; and a pathway for the future. Hugo Ahlenius of Nordpil coordinated the book production, prepared all the graphics and managed communication with the authors.

March 13, 2014
Revised web maps for UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Revised web maps for UNEP/GRID-Arendal

Nordpil recently assisted UNEP/GRID-Arendal with the migration of a set of older interactive web maps to an updated solution. Maps showing biofuels in Uganda, the environment in the Arctic and Baltic regions, as well as drainage basin information in the Baltic countries have now been implemented using ESRI ArcGIS Server, offering users high performance, increased interactivity and mobile access.

February 14, 2014
AMAP Assessment 2013: Arctic Ocean Acidification
AMAP Assessment 2013: Arctic Ocean Acidification

The AMAP Arctic Ocean Acidification Assessment presents the results of a study including contributions from scientists from throughout the circumpolar north. The assessment examines how ocean acidification is affecting the Arctic seas, marine life and the peoples of the Arctic, and considers future impacts of ocean acidification. Hugo Ahlenius of Nordpil prepared maps, charts and diagrams for the report, and handled some of the data management.

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Examples of illustrations from Nordpil

Nordpil, founded in 2008, is a Swedish-registered geographic services consultancy specializing in custom map design, including cartography, geographic information systems (GIS) and the visual communication of scientific information and data through illustrations, charts and diagrams.

Examples of illustrations from Nordpil

It is a constant challenge to explain complex scientific and environmental issues, especially when illustrating relationships of space and time. Creating graphics that break through the noise and communicate the issues easily to viewers is difficult, even though our tools are very powerful. At Nordpil, we specialize in providing clear, powerful and attractive maps, charts and other graphics for print and the web. To help communicators, scientists and analysts improve their visual communication skills, we offer education and training packages.

Examples of illustrations from Nordpil

We have prepared geographic data and visual material that has been published in National Geographic, Nature and major newspapers. Reports from the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), World Resources Institute (WRI), the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) and others have featured graphics prepared by Hugo Ahlenius, who also acted as graphics editor on some of these flagship reports. See the portfolio pages for examples. The illustrations address themes such as climate change, sustainable development, economics, poverty, the environment and many more.

Please contact Nordpil for more information, or use the form to request a quote on how your map, data and communication problems can be solved, with either freelance cartography and map design or training services.

Examples of illustrations from Nordpil