British Antarctic Survey is pleased to announce the upcoming publication of a new map: 'Greenland and the European Arctic'. The map is at 1:4,000,000 scale covering a region not previously covered on one map sheet. There is a large information sheet on the reverse with topical information about the Arctic, produced by the UK Natural Environment Research Council Arctic Office.
The map covers the eastern Canadian Arctic, Greenland, Iceland, northern Scotland, Svalbard, Scandinavia, Finland, and the western edge of the Russian Arctic, including Franz Josef Land. Features including glaciers, bays, islands and lakes are named, and the extent of permanent ice is shown. The map includes minimum and maximum sea ice extents for the region and also for the whole Arctic in a small inset map. Major towns, places commonly visited by tour ships and scientific research stations are shown on the map.
The reverse side features a vibrant information panel covering many aspects of Arctic life. Topics such as polar bear conservation, indigenous people and Arctic
warming are covered, with contributions from organisations including the UK Met Office and The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF).
The map and information sheet will be an excellent resource for tour visitors, scientists and all with an interest in the Arctic. It is printed on high-quality paper by map printers Dennis Maps as a large format, double-sided sheet. It is available as both a flat sheet suitable for wall display and as a folded copy with a robust card cover showing a striking photo from Lofoten, Norway.
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