In 1999, Nunavut Territory was created in the Canadian Arctic. The area is about 50 times as large as the Netherlands, and is inhabited by a population of 30,000. 85% of the population is Inuit, the indigenous people in this area. The central questions in this research project are what place or regional identities are being ascribed to Nunavut by different groups of people from within and from outside the region, and how do these identities work?
The central questions of this research are the following: What was the Antarctic policy of the Netherlands from the late 1950s until 1990? What were its motives, goals, means and effects? What were the roles of the government, the scientific community, non-governmental organisations and possible other actors in this policy? How can these be explained?
Author: Nienke Boschman, Louwrens Hacquebord, Jan Willem Veluwenkamp (eds)
Publication year: 2005
Op 19 januari 2005, 35 jaar na de oprichting, telt het Arctisch Centrum tien medewerkers die zich bezighouden met historisch, geografisch, cartografisch, archeologisch, biologisch en milieukundig onderzoek in beide poolgebieden. Bovendien vertegenwoordigen zij Nederland in diverse internationale organisaties op het gebied van het poolonderzoek.
This book contains most of the papers presented at the final LASHIPA workshop in St Petersburg, Russia 2-4 November 2009. The workshop was organized to finalize the bilateral LASHIPA Russia-Netherlands project and to discuss possible future cooperation between the participants of the sub-project of the Eurocore Boreas project and the participants of the International Polar Year project Large Scale Historical Exploitation of Polar Areas (LASHIPA).
Author: Nienke Boschman and Louwrens Hacquebord (eds.)
Publication year: 2004
With the publication of this special issue of Circumpolar Journal, the Arctic Centre of the University of Groningen would like to honour Piet Oosterveld as the driving force behind biological research on Edgeøya, Spitsbergen. He invested large amounts of time and energy in this research and he was an inspiration for many students.