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Animation: NSF Arctic Research Activities 2004-2020

This animation shows the locations of scientific research projects funded specifically by the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF), as well as ship tracks for NSF-funded scientific cruises aboard research vessels. This animation will be updated periodically.

Click the animation to view it on this page, or right click to download it as .MOV, .PPTX, or .PDF.

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Base Maps

Arctic Boundary Maps


This series of maps was created by ARMAP for the US Arctic Research Commission, and depicts the Arctic boundary as defined by the Arctic Research and Policy Act (ARPA).  You can also download the ARPA boundary as a GIS Shapefile with metadata.

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