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Tuesday, September 10, 2019 - 11:56am
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DARTMOUTH PRESS RELEASEMedia contact: Amy Olson | [email protected] | 603-646-3274

HANOVER, N.H. – Sept. 9, 2019 – With the Arctic warming twice as fast as the rest of the world, Greenland continues to be an epicenter for climate change research. Each year, hundreds of researchers from the U.S. visit Greenland to conduct fieldwork, often to remote areas of the Greenland Ice Sheet but they rarely collaborate with researchers from Greenland. A new report posted on Dartmouth’s Institute of Arctic Studies’ website calls for more bilateral collaboration between the U.S. and... Read more.

Tuesday, July 2, 2019 - 10:10am

The Institute of Arctic Studies will miss a faithful supporter, Senior Fellow, and former acting director Weyman (Wey) Lundquist who died May 19, 2019 in San Francisco. Wey graduated from Dartmouth in 1952 and Harvard Law School in 1955. He led a distinguished legal career and was a passionate voice for environmental protection, especially for the Arctic. Early in his public service Wey was appointed Assistant U.S. Attorney in Alaska in 1961 and travelled the state meeting and representing people from small communities to urban centers where he learned about the environmental, social, and... Read more.

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 - 11:06am

From the 24th to the 28th of March, 13 researchers met in New Hampshire to advance Arctic tundra research.  Attendees (plus three remote participants) tackled one of the largest drone-imagery datasets ever compiled for high latitudes – all contributed from field teams using similar protocols – to commence the High Latitude Drone Ecology Network (HiLDEN, https://arcticdrones.org/) data synthesis.

Drone data are allowing scientists including members of the HiLDEN team to capture a landscape-level perspective on the rapidly changing Arctic.

The Arctic is warming rapidly and... Read more.

Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 10:38am
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Ross A Virginia, Director of the Institute of Arctic Studies was elected a Fellow of The Explorers Club in October 2018

Founded in New York City in 1904, The Explorers Club promotes the scientific exploration of land, sea, air, and space by supporting research and education in the physical, natural and biological sciences. The Club’s members have been responsible for an illustrious series of famous firsts: First to the North Pole, first to the South Pole, first to the summit of Mount Everest, first to the deepest point in the ocean, first to the surface of the moon.

The club’... Read more.

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 - 10:55am

November 2, 2018

Check out this fantastic video and story on the Dartmouth Institute of Arctic Studies' amazing work in Greenland. Faculty working with students, demonstrating what's great about a Dartmouth education.

To see read the story and/or watch the video, click here.

Monday, August 20, 2018 - 8:00am

Aug 20, 2018 | Dartmouth Media Release

Getting policy right: why fisheries management is plagued by the panacea mindset

Fisheries management has often been characterized by regulatory policies that result in panaceas--broad-based policy solutions that are expected to address several problems, which result in unintended consequences. An international research team shows how one size fits all policies like individual transferable quotas may be doomed from the onset, as these policies perpetuate "the panacea mindset." The team calls for a more customized policy approach in a... Read more.

Tuesday, April 3, 2018 - 1:48pm
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Fulbright Arctic Initiative Press Release  |  April 3, 2018

Sixteen outstanding scholars from Arctic Council nations will engage in collaborative, multi-disciplinary research over the next 18 months through the U.S. Department of State’s Fulbright Arctic Initiative to advance Arctic nations’ shared interest in building resilient communities and sustainable economies. Researchers will explore topics such as renewable energy, fisheries management, health and wellness, and telecommunications infrastructure in the Arctic. Sponsored by the State Department’s Bureau of Educational and... Read more.

Friday, January 26, 2018 - 10:18am

January 25, 2018  |  The Conversation

The Dickey Center's Global Health Initiative Program Manager Anne Sosin and Dartmouth Assistant Professor of Anthropology Chelsey Kivland published an article in "The Conversation" online about the effects of climate change on public health worldwide. 

“We believe that leaders must recognize that environmental policy is health policy. Rollbacks of environmental regulations will cause far greater consequences on health, in the U.S. and globally, than any health care bill.”

They describe the burden of climate change on communities... Read more.

Tuesday, January 16, 2018 - 11:35am
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December 1, 2017  |  Witness the Arctic

An article about the mentoring work of JSEP (Joint Science Education Program) written by Lauren Culler, Outreach Coordinator for the Institute of Arctic Studies, and Lee McDavid, Program Manager of the Institute of Arctic Studies, appeared in Witness the Arctic, an online publication of ARCUS (the Arctic Research Consortium of the US). 

JSEP is funded by the National Science Foundation, along with a companion program, JASE (Joint Antarctic Science Expedition). JSEP faculty take five US high school students to Greenland for a polar... Read more.

Monday, January 8, 2018 - 9:45am
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January 8, 2018  

Two Arctic institutes, one at Dartmouth and the other in Iceland—each a legacy of the renowned polar explorer Vilhjálmur Stefansson—were destined to have shared interests, and through an endowed wish, have become important collaborators.

The most recent demonstration of the collaboration between the Institute of Arctic Studies at the Dickey Center for International Understanding at Dartmouth and the Stefansson Arctic Institute in Iceland, was support for a new interdisciplinary Arctic Research Centre (CER ARCTIC) at the Autonomous University of Barcelona (... Read more.

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