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

September 22, 2017: Indigenous peoples and responsible data
The Responsible Data community has compiled an introductory reading list about responsible data protocols for indigenous communities. Together, they offer an introduction to the topic of responsible data protocols for indigenous communities. The suggested works are divided into sections: examples of ethical research guidelines for working with indigenous people, responsible data research guidelines, examples of indigenous data initiatives, and upcoming projects. <br><br> For further information: <a title='undefined' href='https://responsibledata.io/indigenous-peoples-responsible-data-readings/' />Click Here</a>

August 21, 2017: Meteorological Monitoring Program - BLM NPRA - Data Summaries
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has established a meteorological monitoring station in a remote location of the southeastern NPR-A where there is a lack of high quality dispersion meteorological data for use in modeling and climatological data representing the region between the North Slope Coastal Plain and Brooks Range foothills. Annual data summaries for observations during 2014-2017 are provided along with quality assurrance reports. <br><br> For further information: <a title='undefined' href='http://catalog.northslope.org/catalog/entries/8596' />Click Here</a>

August 18, 2017: Regional Cover Mapping of Tundra Plant Functional Types in Arctic Alaska (circa 2015)
Ecosystem maps are foundational tools that support multi-disciplinary study design and applications including wildlife habitat assessment, monitoring, and earth-system modeling. Here we present continuous-field cover maps for tundra plant functional types (PFTs) across ~125,000 km² of Alaska’s North Slope at 30 m resolution. <br><br> For further information: <a title='undefined' href='http://catalog.northslope.org/catalog/entries/8595' />Click Here</a>

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>