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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).

Maps by Nordpil to be included in the ESRI map book 28
April 2, 2013
ESRI map book

Nordpil is proud to announce that three of our maps have been accepted for volume 28 of the ESRI Map Book, due out in July 2013. The publication showcases examples of high-quality maps prepared using geographic information systems (GIS).


Thematic network maps for the University of the Arctic
March 25, 2013
UArctic thematic networks

Nordpil was contracted by the University of the Arctic (UArctic) to prepare a new set of maps showing the university’s thematic networks. The 26 thematic networks include a number of partner institutions that participate in UArctic’s network of centers of higher education around the circumpolar Arctic.

Inventory of monitoring infrastructure and programmes in the Arctic
March 19, 2013
SAON inventory

Nordpil was contracted by the Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Programme (AMAP) secretariat to summarize and catalog an inventory of Arctic monitoring infrastructure and programs for the Sustaining Arctic Observing Networks (SAON) initiative.

Report on water, biofuels and forests on Borneo
February 27, 2013
Borneo map

Nordpil was contracted to prepare a map for a report from the Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) on conflicts over water, biofuels and palm-oil plantations in Borneo. The report was released in 2012.

Climate change and Swedish forests
February 18, 2013
Swedish forestry

The SEI report Climate change adaptation in Swedish forestry: a historical overview, 1990–2012 features maps, charts and table layouts prepared by Nordpil. The report covers the challenges and events in the recent times that silviculture in Sweden has faced, including the storms Gudrun and Per.

Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Programme (AMAP) video library
February 4, 2013
AMAP videos

The Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Programme (AMAP) recently set up an extensive video library containing videos on pollution and climate change in the Arctic. Nordpil assisted the client by documenting and uploading clips, and by developing a structure for the library.

Maps for the Himalayan Climate Change Adaptation Programme (HICAP)
January 21, 2013
Himalaya maps

To communicate information relating to climate change and issues associated with human development in the Himalaya-Hindu Kush (HKH) region, Nordpil prepared a set of maps on cities, poverty and demography for UNEP/GRID-Arendal.

Dniester river basin geoportal
January 7, 2013
Dniester geoportal

The Dniester River Basin Geoportal is a database of spatial data for the joint management of the Dniester river basin, which covers Moldova and Ukraine, including the Transnistria region. The portal includes interactive maps and the river basin atlas, and is available in English and Russian. Using Linux, ESRI ArcGIS Server, ESRI Geoportal Server and Joomla, Nordpil migrated the application to a new virtual machine. This process included updates and maintenance.

Website updates
January 3, 2013
Website updates

Regular website management: removed and replaced outdated links, removed the “tools” section and folded it into the blog, and updated the publications list in the portfolio and in the website portfolio.

Forthcoming book - Confronting the water challenge in a turbulent world
September 19, 2012
Forthcoming book - Confronting the water challenge in a turbulent world

Nordpil is currently working with graphics editing, graphics production (maps and charts) and with editorial assistance for the forthcoming book Confronting the water challenge in a turbulent world: A green-blue resilience approach for global sustainability. The book, written by Stockholm Resilience Centre scholars and associates, presents a new approach to water resource governance and management in the context of rapid global change. The publication is due in the spring of 2013 from Cambridge University Press.