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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).

Polarportal 2015
December 9, 2015
Polar Research Portal

The Polar Research Portal is a new interactive map presenting Swedish polar research and expeditions in the Arctic and Antarctica. Nordpil worked with the Swedish Polar Research Secretariat in preparing the background maps and implementing the interactive map interface.

IAEA Fukushima technical report
December 1, 2015
IAEA Fukushima technical report

The technical report The Fukushima Daiichi Accident presents a comprehensive assessment of the nuclear disaster that followed the Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami that occurred on 11 March 2011. Hugo Ahlenius of Nordpil collaborated with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in preparing maps and data management for the report.

New database on tectonic plates
September 23, 2014
New database on tectonic plates

Nordpil is proud to announce the publication of the new Tectonic Plates GIS database. This collection of GIS data is now publicly available for download and integration in cartographic outputs and projects. The data is useful for geological applications, analysis and education, and should be easy to use in any modern GIS software application.

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

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.

UArctic Shared Voices magazine 2014
September 2, 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.

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

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.

Swedish polar research portal
August 5, 2014
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.

Climate change maps for Globalis
July 23, 2014
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.

New Wagner VII GIS database
July 4, 2014
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.

Water Resilience for Human Prosperity
March 26, 2014
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.