Canada signs the Joint Statement from the 2nd Arctic Science Ministerial

The European Commission, Finland and Germany co-hosted the 2nd Arctic Science Ministerial (ASM 2) on 25-26 October 2018 in Berlin.

The aims of this 2nd ministerial meeting were to promote the results of the deliverables agreed at the 1st Arctic Science Ministerial, increase capacity to respond to major societal challenges in the Arctic, encourage further scientific cooperation among a large number of countries and representatives of indigenous peoples.

Whaling Logbook Transcription in Schools finalist for 2018 Governor Generals History Award for Excellence in Teaching

This year, AINA piloted a new education program based on our project “Northern Seas: An interdisciplinary study of human/marine and climate system interactions in Arctic North America over the last millennium,” which is funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC). This program brought copies of real logbooks from British whaling voyages in the Canadian Arctic to Grade 10 students at Robert Thirsk High School. Under the direction of AINA postdoctoral researcher Dr.

Summer Research Assistant Opportunity - Northern Seas Project

Summer Research Assistant Opportunity

Northern Seas Project

The research assistant will work as part of the SSHRC Northern Seas project, assisting in the transcription of meteorological observations from 19th Century British Arctic whaling logbooks into a digital database. These observations are used to reconstruct past climatic conditions of the Arctic for the historical period. High attention to detail required; an interest in Arctic science/history and experience in reading cursive is a benefit.