Institute of Arctic Studies

HiLDEN working group: Arctic drone synthesis to bridge the gap from plants to pixels

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, data synthesis.

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

Ross A. Virginia, Director of the Institute of Arctic Studies elected Fellow of The Explorers Club

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’s mission is to advance field research, scientific exploration, resource conservation, and the ideal that it is vital to preserve the instinct to explore.

Explorers Club Fellowships are “reserved for those who have distinguished themselves
by directly contributing to scientific knowledge in the field of geographical exploration or
allied sciences evidenced by scientific publications documenting fieldwork or

Salsa Research Project

Hands-On Learning in the Antarctic


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.

America must act on the North and South poles

September 13, 2018

The Institute of Arctic Studies Director Ross Virginia has co-authored a piece in The National Interest with former Dickey Director Kenneth Yalowitz and former Ambassador for Oceans and Fisheries (Department of State) David Balton. In the article they call for greater U.S. leadership in the polar regions. Read it here.



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