Arctic Centre, University of Groningen, The Netherlands

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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

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).


[Summary provided by the University of Groningen.]

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