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Arctic & Northern Studies: Arctic Organizations

American & Canadian Studies, European Studies, International Studies, Arctic, Canada, Canadian Studies, Northern Studies

Arctic Organizations as Sources for Publications and Data

Governmental, intergovernmental, and non-governmental groups concerned with the Arctic are numerous. These organizations will typically produce reports and other publications including policy statements or recommendations, assessments, commentaries, datasets, directories, online tools, annual reports, meeting notes, etc. Many of these documents are not indexed in scholarly bibliographic databases. On the other hand, their publications tend also to be open-access, and can be accessed and downloaded directly from the organization's website. To find them, go to the organization's website and look for sections such as:

  • publications - documents - reports - resources - research - products
  • library - archive(s) - repository
  • meetings - conferences - workshops
  • news - newsletters - press
  • research - projects - working groups

Government Agencies

Several national governments have an agency focusing on research in the Arctic region. These can be a good source of reports, assessments, policy recommendations, original research, news, directories, and more.



International Organizations

Non-Governmental Organizations

Academic Institutes & Centers