Welcome to the North Slope Science Catalog

The North Slope Science Catalog has been developed by the North Slope Science Initiative (NSSI) to facilitate the discovery and distribution of data and information products that promote science based research and management within the North Slope region of Alaska and contribute to a better understanding of the circum-arctic region.

Catalog News

August 8, 2017: Ecological Atlas of the Bering, Chukchi and Beaufort Seas
Audubon Alaska has produced an Ecological Atlas of the Bering, Chukchi, and Beaufort Seas that provides a description of the natural history and ecological relationships in the Arctic marine environment. This comprehensive, trans-boundary atlas contains over 100 maps of Arctic marine mammals, seabirds, sea ice, subsistence, and more. The Atlas is organized into six sections that build, layer by layer, the ecological foundation of the Bering, Chukchi, and Beaufort seas. These sections are physical setting, biological setting, fishes, birds, mammals and human uses. <br><br> For more information: <a title='undefined' href='http://catalog.northslope.org/catalog/entries/8592' />Click Here</a> <br><br> Also check out the Audubon Ecological Atlas of Alaska's Western Arctic 3rd Edition: <a title='undefined' href='http://catalog.northslope.org/catalog/entries/8593' />Click Here</a>

July 24, 2017: A Literature Review of the Effects of Helicopter Disturbance and Noise on Selected Wildlife Species
This document provides a summary of literature that evaluates the effects of noise, primarily from helicopters, on large mammals and migratory birds. The literature was compiled by ABR for the U.S. Army as part of an EIS and was prepared in 2007. <br><br> For further information: <a title='undefined' href='http://catalog.northslope.org/catalog/entries/8591' />Click Here</a>

July 19, 2017: Effects of Industrial and Investigator Disturbance on Arctic-Nesting Geese
USGS investigators monitored nests of greater white-fronted geese with digital cameras and periodic nest visits during 2013-2014 at two sites on the Arctic Coastal Plain to estimate effects of industrial activity and investigator disturbance on avian productivity. Results of this study are summarized in a Journal article and at a USGS website. <br><br> For further information: <a title='undefined' href='http://catalog.northslope.org/catalog/entries/8590' />Click Here</a>

June 21, 2017: BLM Aviation Rules and Actions to Reduce Disturbance
Distrubance from aircraft is viewed as a threat to subsistence activities consequently it is important that all researchers on the North Slope consider best practices to minimize conflict. This document summarizes BLM understanding of the problem, provides a summary of BLM regulations for aircraft in NPR-A and presents best managment practices for aircraft operations. These guidelines are intended to help minimize conflicts between subsistence activities and aircraft operations on the North Slope. <br><br> To download the document: <a title='undefined' href='https://www.blm.gov/sites/blm.gov/files/GetInvolved_Alaska_NPR-A_SAP_BLM_Aviation_Rules_and_Actions_to_Reduce_Disturbance.pdf' />Click Here</a> <br><br> For further information on the NPR-A Subsistance Advisory Panel: <a title='undefined' href='https://www.blm.gov/get-involved/resource-advisory-council/near-you/alaska/npr-a_sap' />Click Here</a>

June 8, 2017: Chukchi Shelf Bathymetry and Shallow Geology Compilation
Shell Exploration & Production Company (Shell) contracted with Canadian Seabed Research Ltd. to compile and analyze bathymetry seafloor shallow geology data for the Chukchi Sea. The reports and data from this study are available for download. <br><br> For Shallow Geology Data and Reports: <a title='undefined' href='http://catalog.northslope.org/catalog/entries/8571' />Click Here</a> <br><br> For Bathymetry Data and Reports: <a title='undefined' href='http://catalog.northslope.org/catalog/entries/8570' />Click Here</a>