Nordpil

Publications

List of reports, newsletters, books and other publications that has published work by Nordpil. For some of these Nordpil has served as graphics editor and prepared and managed all the illustration work, others feature maps, diagrams or charts that we have prepared.

2016
Arctic Resilience Report Arctic Resilience Report
November 25, 2016

The multidisciplinary study is a comprehensive assessment of Arctic change and resilience, including factors that appear to support or weaken resilience. It provides an overview of tools and strategies that can be used to assess and build resilience in the Arctic, and considers how the Arctic Council can contribute to those efforts. Hugo Ahlenius of Nordpil prepared all illustrations for the report, in close collaboration with the editorial team and contributing scientists. The report is available on the Stockholm Environment Institute website.

Shared Voices Magazine 2016 Shared Voices Magazine 2016
August 17, 2016

For the 2016 edition of Shared Voices magazine, which is the annual newsletter and annual report of the University of the Arctic, Hugo Ahlenius prepared an updated map of University of the Arctic members across the circumpolar Arctic, using ArcMap and Adobe Illustrator based on data supplied by the University of the Arctic secretariat.

Water and human livelihood resilience: a regional-to-global outlook Water and human livelihood resilience: a regional-to-global outlook
June 10, 2016

Scientific article, published in the Springer journal International Journal of Water Resources Development. Hugo Ahlenius of Nordpil assisted the author, Malin Falkenmark of Stockholm University, by preparing all illustrations for this article. He also prepared the document for submission, including reference management and formatting. The article reviews the current and future freshwater roles, needs and uses. Article available on the Springer website.

2014
Global Biodiversity Outlook 4 Global Biodiversity Outlook 4
October 6, 2014

Global Biodiversity Outlook (GBO) is the flagship publication of the Convention on Biological Diversity. It is a periodic report that summarizes the latest data on the status and trends of biodiversity and draws conclusions relevant to the further implementation of the Convention. The fourth edition of the Global Biodiversity Outlook draws on various sources of information to provide a mid-term assessment of progress towards the implementation of the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity. A map by Hugo Ahlenius, Nordpil, on Arctic indigenous languages is featured in the report. The report is available on the CBD website.

WWF Living Planet Report 2014 WWF Living Planet Report 2014
September 30, 2014

The Living Planet Report documents the state of the planet—including biodiversity, ecosystems, and demand on natural resources—and what this means for humans and wildlife. Published by WWF every two years, the report brings together a variety of research to provide a comprehensive view of the health of the earth. A map by Hugo Ahlenius, Nordpil, was featured displaying human impact on coastal areas, with the state in 2002 alongside a GLOBIO scenario for 2050. The report is available from the WWF Living Planet Report website.

ESRI Map book vol 29, 2014 ESRI Map book vol 29, 2014
July 14, 2014

The annual ESRI Map Book presents a selection of the best maps prepared using ESRI ArcGIS software in the previous year. The book is presented at the ESRI International User Conference in San Diego, in July. The 2014 map book, volume 29, was presented at the conference held on July 14-18, 2014. A map by Hugo Ahlenius, Nordpil, was selected for inclusion in this showcase. Soon available to read online at the ESRI Map Book Gallery and for order through the ESRI store.

Shared Voices Magazine 2014 Shared Voices Magazine 2014
May 1, 2014

For the 2014 edition of the Shared Voices magazine, the annual newsletter and annual report of the University of the Arctic (a circumpolar network of 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. The magazine is available from University of the Arctic.

Water Resilience for Human Prosperity Water Resilience for Human Prosperity
March 21, 2014

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. Read more about the book on the Stockholm Resilience Centre website and at Cambridge University Press.

Arctic Ocean Acidification 2013: An Overview Arctic Ocean Acidification 2013: An Overview
March 1, 2014

Arctic Ocean Acidification 2013: An Overview summarizes the results of a study by the Arctic Monitoring and Assesment Programme (AMAP) 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. The report is available for download from AMAP.

2013
AMAP Assessment 2013: Arctic Ocean Acidification AMAP Assessment 2013: Arctic Ocean Acidification
December 1, 2013

Acidification in the world's seas is happening at a rapid and accelerating pace, and the Arctic Ocean is one of the frontlines for this global change. This assessment summarizes the state of science on the Arctic seas, and how this is affecting the marine environment, as well as possible developments for the future - for Arctic marine life and Arctic peoples. Hugo Ahlenius, Nordpil prepared maps, charts and diagrams for the report, as well as handled some of the data management. The report is available for download from AMAP.

Life Linked to Ice: a guide to sea-ice-associated biodiversity in this time of rapid change Life Linked to Ice: a guide to sea-ice-associated biodiversity in this time of rapid change
October 17, 2013

Report from the Arctic Council, and the Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF) working group that 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. Report available from CAFF.

Essential Mapwork Skills 3 Essential Mapwork Skills 3
September 1, 2013

Textbook teaching geographical skills designed for GCSE and A Level specifications, by Simon Ross and published by Nelson Thornes. The book features thirty case studies on physical, human and issue-based geographical topics. An Arctic topographic map by Hugo Ahlenius, Nordpil is provided to give context to a case on global warming and the fate and future of the Arctic sea ice. For more information, please refer to Nelson Thornes.

Sweden’s evolving hydropower sector: Renovation, restoration and concession change Sweden’s evolving hydropower sector: Renovation, restoration and concession change
August 1, 2013

A new report from the Stockholm Environment Institute reviews developments in Sweden's hydropower sector between 1990 and 2012. The report Sweden’s evolving hydropower sector: Renovation, restoration and concession change by Peter Rudberg focuses on existing infrastructure and installations and on their maintenance and upgrades. It also examines the measures taken to restore and maintain ecological qualities in the affected rivers. To provide an overview of the case studies in the report, Nordpil prepared an overview map of the hydropower stations covered, including descriptions.

ESRI Map book vol 28, 2013 ESRI Map book vol 28, 2013
July 8, 2013

The annual ESRI Map Book presents a selection of the best maps prepared using ESRI ArcGIS software in the previous year. The book is presented at the ESRI International User Conference in San Diego, in July. The 2013 map book, volume 28, was presented at the conference held on July 8-12, 2013. Four maps by Hugo Ahlenius, Nordpil, are featured in the book, including a bathymetry map of the Arctic Ocean on the cover. Available to read online at the ESRI Map Book Gallery  and for order through the ESRI store.

Shared Voices Magazine 2013 Shared Voices Magazine 2013
May 17, 2013

Graphics previously prepared by Nordpil were updated in early 2013 with new data: statistics of exchanges in the University of the Arctic North2North student mobility program. The program allows exchanges among higher education institutions in the Arctic. Several maps and circular diagrams were prepared, one of which is featured in the 2013 issue of Shared Voices magazine. Read more on the University of the Arctic website.

Arctic Resilience Interim Report 2013 Arctic Resilience Interim Report 2013
May 15, 2013

The Arctic Resilience Interim Report 2013 was presented in May at the Kiruna Ministerial meeting of the Arctic Council. The interim report represents a major milestone in a multi-year effort in creating a comprehensive assessment on the state and resilience of the socio-ecological systems of the circumpolar north. Nordpil collaborated closely with the editorial team and contributing scientist to prepare all the diagrams, charts and maps in the interim report. The visuals were prepared to communicate the process and results in a clear and legible way for a wide audience. To read more about the report, and for download link, please refer to the Arctic Council Arctic Resilience Report website: http://www.arctic-council.org/arr/

2012
Climate change adaptation in Swedish forestry: a historical overview, 1990-2012 Climate change adaptation in Swedish forestry: a historical overview, 1990-2012
December 12, 2012

This report explores how climate change adaptation concerns were integrated into the Swedish forestry discourse in the period 1990–2010. Nordpil prepared overview map, charts and assisted with the design of the tables. Report available from SEI.

Competing water claims in biofuel feedstock operations in Central Kalimantan Competing water claims in biofuel feedstock operations in Central Kalimantan
November 3, 2012

This SEI working paper gauges the impacts of palm oil plantations from the perspective of local communities in Central Kalimantan, Indonesia, and identifies governance issues. It finds that local communities in Central Kalimantan Province have severe grievances, reporting that plantations pollute local rivers, lakes and aquifers, harming drinking water and killing fish, and also drying up community wells. Nordpil prepared an overview map integrating data and information from various sources. Report available from SEI.

Results from survey on use and capacity in using graphics to communicate environment and sustainable development issues Results from survey on use and capacity in using graphics to communicate environment and sustainable development issues
June 28, 2012

Results from survey on use and capacity in using graphics to communicate environment and sustainable development issues in 2010, to learn more about the way environmental and sustainable development professionals use charts, maps and diagrams, a short survey was prepared. The results are published in this report, and they provide an interesting picture of needs and capabilities in for preparing and using graphics for communication related to climate change, environmental issues and sustainable development. The results are been summarized in this report. Report available from this website.

Snow, Water, Ice and Permafrost in the Arctic (SWIPA) Scientific report Snow, Water, Ice and Permafrost in the Arctic (SWIPA) Scientific report
May 14, 2012

The assessments in Snow, Water, Ice and Permafrost in the Arctic (SWIPA) represent an important milestone in the study of climate change and its impacts. The report examines changes in snow cover, temperatures, glaciers, ice caps, permafrost and sea ice. A key finding is that virtually all parts of the arctic's frozen regions are being affected by increases in temperature. Released in April 2012, the report is the result of many years of work, and includes contributions from a diverse range of institutions. Nordpil assisted in preparing graphics and data research. The report is available from AMAP.

2011
Arctic Protected Areas Monitoring Scheme Background Paper Arctic Protected Areas Monitoring Scheme Background Paper
December 6, 2011

As a benchmark and background study, the conservation programme of the Arctic Council has performed an inventory of protected areas, such as national parks, in the circumpolar arctic. The Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF) has examined the current status using best available data to review the status of protection of land and marine environments. The report was published in the CAFF Monitoring Series, as report #5. Nordpil prepared all the national and circumpolar maps for this study. The report is available on the Arctic Portal website. A map from this report has been added to the portfolio section: Protected Areas of the Arctic.

2010
TheGlobe TheGlobe
November 8, 2010

A plugin for Petrel for interactive management, browsing and exploration of continental shelves and the ocean floor in a 3D view. Nordpil prepared a number of layers for background information on geology and environmental factors for the sea column. Available for purchase through the Ocean Store.

Protecting Arctic Biodiversity Protecting Arctic Biodiversity
October 27, 2010

An in-depth review of existing multilateral environmental agreements and their role for the Arctic environment, including treaties such as the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD). The report covers selected case studies on such topics as climate change, polar bears, seals and an ecosystem approach. Nordpil worked with the editors to prepare maps for the report, including adapting existing graphics from the UNEP/GRID-Arendal graphics library. The publication is available on the UNEP/GRID-Arendal website, and graphics from the report have been published at maps.grida.no.

The Last Stand of the Orangutan - State of emergency: illegal logging, fire and palm oil in Indonesia's national parks (Rapid Response Assessment) The Last Stand of the Orangutan - State of emergency: illegal logging, fire and palm oil in Indonesia's national parks (Rapid Response Assessment)
June 29, 2010

A study in the UN Environment Programme Rapid-Response Assessment series, on the status of Orangutans - trade, deforestation and habitat destruction in Malaysia and Indonesia - Sumatra and Borneo. Graphics editor, research, data collection and preparation of all graphics for the report. See the report website for more information and this link for the graphics prepared for the report.

Arctic Biodiversity Trends 2010: Selected indicators of change Arctic Biodiversity Trends 2010: Selected indicators of change
May 5, 2010

An overview of the ecology of the Arctic is presented in the report Arctic Biodiversity Trends 2010: Selected Indicators of Change, presented by the Arctic Council in May 2010. Nordpil prepared all the maps, charts and diagrams for this publication, and worked closely with the editorial team from UNEP/GRID-Arendal and the CAFF Secretariat. Two maps from this report are presented in the portfolio section: red knot migration and vegetation trends in the Arctic. The report is available from the arcticbiodiversity.is website.

2009
Catalysing change - the UNECE response to the climate countdown Catalysing change - the UNECE response to the climate countdown
December 5, 2009

Some of the member states of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), notably the US and Canada and some EU member states, are among the main emitters of greenhouse gases. The report Catalysing change - the UNECE response to the climate countdown, prepared for the COP15 climate conference in December 2009, summarizes activities among UNECE member states to mitigate and act on climate change. Nordpil prepared and edited all illustrations for this report (partly based on previous work by UNEP/GRID-Arendal). Full layout and graphic design by Nordpil. Three illustrations from this report are presented in the portfolio section: cover, cartogram and a chart. The report is available for download from the UNECE.

Cartography Design Annual #2 Cartography Design Annual #2
December 1, 2009
The second Cartography Design Annual features selected outstanding examples of map artwork published in 2008. The maps were chosen based on the clarity of the information, the appeal of the visual design, and the quality of the production. A map by Hugo Ahlenius, prepared for UNEP/GRID-Arendal, was selected for this volume. The map presents climate scenarios for the Arctic region. See map portfolio to view this map. The report can be ordered from the publisher.
Effekt - klimatmagasinet 2009/2 Effekt - klimatmagasinet 2009/2
November 1, 2009

The 2009/02 issue of the Swedish climate magazine Effekt features maps prepared by Nordpil. The illustrations accompany an article on vulnerability to climate change in Sweden. See map portfolio for samples. The report is available from the publishers.

UArctic Shared Voices - Thematic Networks issue UArctic Shared Voices - Thematic Networks issue
May 14, 2009

Nordpil contributed a series map illustrating the networks of the University of the Arctic using data supplied by the UArctic secretariat. The data was then manipulated and georeferenced to match the background map. See map portfolio for sample and links.

Poverty and Environment Times #5: The Pro-Poor Growth Issue Poverty and Environment Times #5: The Pro-Poor Growth Issue
May 12, 2009
Participated in the editorial team and designed maps and charts for the newspaper. The publication is available on the Environment Times website, and from the UNEP/GRID-Arendal maps and graphics library.
Reindeer husbandry and Barents 2030 - Impacts of future petroleum development on reindeer husbandry Reindeer husbandry and Barents 2030 - Impacts of future petroleum development on reindeer husbandry
May 6, 2009

The future for reindeer husbandry in the Barents region is highly dependent on the availability of grazing land. Extensive oil and gas development will likely lead to loss of vital ranges, in particular coastal summer pastures and calving grounds. Reindeer husbandry and Barents 2030 presents new potential scenarios for reindeer husbandry, combining the GLOBIO methodology for mapping loss of biodiversity with the extensive oil and gas development pictured in the scenarios. Maps and analysis by Nordpil are used in the report. Full report available from UNEP/GRID-Arendal.

The Environmental Food Crisis - The Environment's Role in Averting Future Food Crises The Environmental Food Crisis - The Environment's Role in Averting Future Food Crises
February 7, 2009

Nordpil prepared 30 illustrations, with research and documentation, in close collaboration with the editorial team. Hugo Ahlenius served as graphics editor. Full report and more information available from UNEP/GRID-Arendal, all graphics are accessible in the UNEP/GRID-Arendal maps and graphics library.

Natural Resources and Pro-Poor Growth - DAC Guidelines and References Series Natural Resources and Pro-Poor Growth - DAC Guidelines and References Series
January 27, 2009
Numerous maps, charts and diagrams were prepared for the publication and later modified by the publication team. All illustrations that were prepared are available from UNEP/GRID-Arendal, and the report can be viewed or ordered from OECD.
2008
International Polar Year (IPY) educational posters International Polar Year (IPY) educational posters
July 31, 2008
Project management, editing, research, graphics production and layout of five posters on current research- and sustainable development issues in the polar regions. The posters are available for download from UNEP/GRID-Arendal, and all graphics are also available separately.
ESRI Map book vol 23 ESRI Map book vol 23
July 1, 2008

The annual ESRI Map Book presents a selection of the best maps prepared using ESRI ArcGIS software in the previous year. The book is presented at the ESRI International User Conference in San Diego, in July. The 2008 map book, volume 23, was presented at the conference held on July 2008. A world map prepared for the UNEP Global Outlook of Ice and Snow was included in this volume, showing the distribution and different elements of the cryosphere. Available online at the ESRI Map Book Gallery, or for order through the ESRI Store.

World Resources Report 2008 - Roots of Resilience - Growing the Wealth of the Poor World Resources Report 2008 - Roots of Resilience - Growing the Wealth of the Poor
July 1, 2008
Assorted maps and diagrams, and editorial collaboration. The report and graphics resources are available on the report website, and from UNEP/GRID-Arendal.
Cartography Design Annual #1 Cartography Design Annual #1
July 1, 2008

The Cartography Design Annual is a book showcasing a collection of the best maps. For the 2008 volume a world map presenting the various elements of the cryosphere was included.
For more information and ordering, see http://www.lulu.com/shop/nick-springer/cartography-design-annual-1/paperback/product-3327040.html.

In Dead Water - Merging of climate change with pollution, over-harvest, and infestations in the world's fishing grounds (Rapid Response Assessment) In Dead Water - Merging of climate change with pollution, over-harvest, and infestations in the world's fishing grounds (Rapid Response Assessment)
February 22, 2008
Graphics editor, research, data collection and preparation of all graphics for the report. See the report website for more information and the graphics prepared for the report.
2007
ESRI Map book vol 22 ESRI Map book vol 22
July 1, 2007

The annual ESRI Map Book presents a selection of the best maps prepared using ESRI ArcGIS software in the previous year. The book is presented at the ESRI International User Conference in San Diego, in July. The 2007 map book, volume 22, was presented at the conference held on July 2007. An Arctic topographic map prepared for the Arctic Council working group on conservation was selected for this collection. Available in the ESRI Store.

Global Outlook for Ice and Snow Global Outlook for Ice and Snow
June 5, 2007

Graphics editor, research, data collection and preparation of all graphics for the report. See the report website for more information and the graphics prepared for the report.

2005
Poverty-Biodiversity Mapping applications Poverty-Biodiversity Mapping applications
November 1, 2005
Research and participation in the editorial team. Modelling and the presentation of poverty and biodiversity spatial analysis, including map production. See the report website for more information and the maps prepared for the report. The website is no longer available, report is available by request.
Poverty and Environment Times #4: The Millennium Development Goals Issue Poverty and Environment Times #4: The Millennium Development Goals Issue
September 20, 2005

Graphics editor, research, data collection and preparation of all graphics for the report. See the issue website for more information and downloads and the graphics prepared for the report.

Vital Arctic Graphics Vital Arctic Graphics
May 17, 2005

Project manager, author, graphics editor, research, data collection and preparation of graphics for the report. See the report website for more information and the graphics prepared for the report.

2002
Global Environment Outlook - GEO-4 Global Environment Outlook - GEO-4
May 30, 2002
Graphics editor, research, data collection and preparation of all graphics for the report. See the report website for more information and the graphics prepared for the report.