Arctic Centre, University of Groningen, The Netherlands
Data Center Description
The Arctic Centre at the University of Groningen is a multi-disciplinary research programme aimed at getting a better understanding of the arctic environment and its use by people in past and present times. Recently the geographic reach of the Arctic Centre was extended by including the Antarctic regions as an area of study. At present, the Arctic Centre functions as an information centre for polar research in the Netherlands. Part of this research is carried out at the centre itself, by the archaeologists, biologists, ecologists, geographers and historians participating in the centre in close co-operation.
The Arctic Centre represents the Netherlands in the Council and Executive Committee of the International Arctic Science Committee (IASC). The Arctic Centre represents the Netherlands in the working group meetings of the Arctic Monitoring Assessment Programme (AMAP). The Arctic Centre is also involved in the workinggroup for Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF). The Arctic Centre is also represented in the Interdepartementaal (Ant)arctisch Overleg (IAO), the Committee of Antarctic research (CAO) and the National Scientific Committee for Antarctic Research (SCAR).