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Updates and announcements on the activities at Nordpil are posted continuously in this space. In addition to following the news on the website, you can also read these in your favorite RSS reader, as a news feed, through Twitter or by subscribing to announcements by e-mail (service provided by FeedBurner).

July 23, 2014
Climate change maps for Globalis
Climate change maps for Globalis

Globalis, a map-based educational website by the Nordic UN associations, was recently updated with a new portal on climate change. Hugo Ahlenius of Nordpil acquired recent climate data for the site, adapted it and prepared map presentations using MapBox and TileMill for the interactive map on the website.

July 4, 2014
New Wagner VII GIS database
New Wagner VII GIS database

Nordpil is proud to announce the Wagner VII basemap database. This collection of GIS data is now publicly available for download and integration in cartographic outputs and projects. The data is modified from the Natural Earth 2.0 dataset and reprojected and edited. Wagner VII is an equal-area projection suitable for thematic world maps.

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.

December 5, 2013
Map featured in Essential Mapwork Skills 3
Map featured in Essential Mapwork Skills 3

A map by Hugo Ahlenius of Nordpil is included in the new textbook Essential Mapwork Skills 3 by Simon Ross, published in August 2013. The textbook, designed for CSE and A level specifications, supports the development and application of key geographical skills.

November 12, 2013
Publication list revised
Publication list revised

For clearer navigation and reference - the publication list has been revised and updated. The list has moved to its own section under portfolio, and updated with some of the latest reports for the year of 2013.

October 31, 2013
New Arctic report on sea-ice and biodiversity, with maps by Nordpil
New Arctic report on sea-ice and biodiversity, with maps by Nordpil

A new report from the Arctic Council, and the Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF) working group examines sea-ice-associated biodiversity on land in the marine, and climate change. As the ice is reduced, the report looks at the impacts for marine species as well as human communities. The report features maps by Hugo Ahlenius, Nordpil.

September 30, 2013
Arctic Resilience Interim Report 2013
Arctic Resilience Interim Report 2013

The Arctic Resilience Interim Report 2013 was presented in May at the Kiruna Ministerial Meeting of the Arctic Council. All diagrams, charts and maps in the report were prepared by Hugo Ahlenius, Nordpil, in close collaboration with the editorial team and contributing scientists. The report summarizes the current state of science for resilience of the socio-ecological systems in the circumpolar north, and their potential to withstands shocks and stresses.

September 19, 2013
OSGS 2013
Open Source GIS Sweden 2013

Hugo Ahlenius was invited to speak at the Open Source GIS Sweden 2013 conference in May. The conference, organized by ULI Geoforum, gathered actors involved in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) using open source solutions in Sweden. Hugo Ahlenius presented best practices and methods for clear and powerful web cartography.