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Arctic Council > Arctic Contaminant Action Program (ACAP)
ACAP is an Arctic Council Working Group that works to reduce emissions of pollutants into the environment. It encourages Arctic State governments to take remedial and preventive actions relating to contaminants and other releases of pollutants. Resources include reports and publications.

CICERO > CO2 from Arctic soil
CICERO, the Norwegian Center for Climate Research, offers documents, data, and charts on carbon dioxide emissions from Arctic soil.

GRID Arendal > Chemicals and Pollutants
Norwegian GRID Arendal offers maps, projects, graphics, data, and access to recent publications related to chemicals and pollutants, including POPs.

GRID Arendal > Pathways of Contaminants to the Arctic
Norwegian GRID Arendal addresses the long-range transport of pollutants, such as POPS and heavy metals, across the Arctic. Resources on the site include multiple specialized maps and graphics.

National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS) > National Status and Trends Data Portal
The Portal contains datasets organized into the Biological, Chemical, Physical, and Toxicological categories, each of which lead to additional multiple subcategories.

State of Alaska, Department of Fish and Game > Parasites and Diseases
A searchable database of diseases and parasites, with search options available by host species, including big game and aquatic species, and disease. Additional resources include diseases of concern and fish and shellfish laboratories, which monitor the diseases in those species.

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European Commission Joint Research Centre > European Soil Portal > Soil Datasets > Maps >
Soil Atlas of the Northern Circumpolar Region
The 144 Atlas is a collaborative effort by the European Union and other Arctic nations, including the United States, and provides a detailed overview of circumpolar soil resources relevant also to agriculture, forest management, water management, land use planning, infrastructure and housing and energy transport network. The Atlas also contains maps, graphs, and imagery.

National Park Service, Inventory and Monitoring Program > Alaska Region > Inventories > Soils
Interactive Soil Resources Inventory (SRI) for the Arctic region. Contents include metadata, static and interactive maps, graphs, and spatial data.

National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS) > National Status and Trends Data Portal
The Portal contains datasets organized into the Biological, Chemical, Physical, and Toxicological categories, each of which lead to additional multiple subcategories.

National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) > Arctic Soil Freeze/Thaw Status from SMMR and SSM/I, Version 2
Dataset with near-surface soil freeze/thaw status on snow-free and snow-covered land surfaces over the Arctic terrestrial drainage basin, along with access to metadata.

National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) > Northern Circumpolar Soils Map
Circumpolar map of dominant soil characteristics created using the Northern and Mid Latitude Soil Database.

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Alaska Volcano Observatory
The Observatory monitors Alaskan and other Arctic volcanos, such as those on Kamchatka. Along with the daily update, resources include a library, imagery, webcams, and webicorders for specific volcanoes.

Environmental Response Management Application (ERMA) > Arctic
ERMA is an interactive map that brings together real-time and static datasets through multi-topic layers that address topics such as bathymetry, marine debris, coastal resources and habitats, and land use and land cover, among others.

NOAA Coastal Services Center > Coastal County Snapshots > Flood Exposure
Snapshots is an interactive tool that allows users to locate flood exposure by state and county. The results are revealed through charts and graphs.

NOAA National Weather Service > West Coast and Alaska Tsunami Warning Center
The Center provides detailed information through an interactive map with layers such as Observations, Dart Buoy, the WCATWC Break Points Layer, and Forecasts. Additional resource include products and documentation, catalogs, and tsunami exercise manuals.

USGS Earthquake Hazards Program
The Earthquake Map monitors and auto updates every minute to reveal earthquake activity across the globe. Earthquakes details include location name, location longitude and latitude, time of occurrence, depth, and nearby cities. Search options can also be customized through various factors, including age, magnitude, and intensity.

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State of Alaska, Department of Fish and Game
ADFG official website with information on all aspects of fishing, hunting and shooting, and wildlife viewing in Alaska. Extensive information is available on species (nonnative, special status, wildlife action plans, etc.), the environment (management plans, protected areas, GIS, Etc.), and regulations (hunting and fishing, subsistence, enforcement, etc.).

State of Alaska, Department of Natural Resources, Division of Forestry > Wildland Fire & Aviation Program
The Program addresses wildlife concerns throughout Alaska. Resources include wildland fire smoke basics, integrated fire management and fire maps.

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