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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).

September 17, 2014
Arctic Ocean Acidification 2013 Overview
AMAP Assessment 2013: Arctic Ocean Acidification Overview Report

Arctic Ocean Acidification 2013: An Overview summarizes the results of a study featuring 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 for the scientific report.

September 2, 2014
UArctic Shared Voices magazine 2014
UArctic Shared Voices magazine 2014

For the 2014 edition of the Shared Voices magazine, the annual newsletter and annual report of the circumpolar network of the University of the Arctic (a circumpolar network of higher educational and research institutions), Hugo Ahlenius of Nordpil prepared a set of maps and diagrams. The illustrations demonstrate the wide span of the network in a map showing its geographic distribution, as well as in a graphic on student exchanges around the Arctic.

August 19, 2014
Världens länder
Världens länder ("Countries of the world")

For an upcoming educational website, the Swedish online encyclopedia Nationalencyclopedin turned to Nordpil for the preparation of a collection of thematic maps. The website will feature information about countries and the world, and the world maps present a variety of themes related to the environment, sustainable development and global politics.

August 5, 2014
Swedish polar research portal
Swedish polar research portal

The Swedish Polar Research Secretariat is working on a new website and portal presenting its work. The main interface will be an interactive map interface. Nordpil was assigned the task of assembling a database of GIS data for the polar regions, including both the Arctic and Antarctica. From this database a background map was prepared using TileMill and MapBox.

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.