Links to Other Cold Regions Sites of Interest
We are compiling a list of links to other World Wide Web sites which might be of interest to Cold Regions researchers, scientists,
engineers, students, and others interested in Cold Regions science and technology. The list includes links to our project partners, libraries
with large Cold Regions collections, and polar research institutions.
National Science Foundation (NSF) Division of Polar Programs
The National Science Foundation's programs for support of research in the Antarctic and the Arctic acknowledge the need to understand the
relationships of these regions with global processes and the need to understand the regions as unique entities. NSF's polar programs,
most of which are supported through the Division of Polar Programs, thus provide support for investigations in a range of
Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (CRREL) Library
The Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory Library maintains an extensive collection of Cold Regions scientific
and technical literature. The library holds over 25,000 monographs, 75,000 reports, 225,000 micrographic items, 502 scientific serials,
the CRREL historical archives, and a complete collection of U. S. Geological Survey topographic maps.
Antarctic Treaty Secretariat
The Antarctic Treaty Secretariat was established in Buenos Aires, Argentina in September 2004 by the Antarctic Treaty
Consultative Meeting (ATCM). One of the main tasks of the Secretariat is support of the annual meeting and publication of the ATCM Final Report. Aside from
supporting the annual ATCM, the Secretariat has the following tasks: support intersessional work of the ATCM and the
Committee for Environmental Protection (CEP); facilitate the exchange of information between the Parties required in the Treaty and the Environment Protocol;
coordinate and liaise with other parts of the Antarctic Treaty System and other international institutions; establish and maintain databases relevant to the operation
of the Treaty and the Protocol; circulate relevant information among the Parties; store and publish the records of the ATCM and CEP; make available information
about the Antarctic Treaty System.
Antarctica New Zealand: The New Zealand Antarctic Institute
Antarctica New Zealand is responsible for developing, managing and administering New Zealand activities in Antarctica
and the Southern Ocean, in particular the Ross Sea Dependency. The agency is responsible for maintaining and enhancing the quality of New
Zealand scientific research and takes an active role in environmental stewardship through special projects and ongoing management.
The Institute maintains the New Zealand Antarctic Bibliography database, which
comprises references to Antarctic publications by authors supported by New Zealand. The bibliography includes scientific publications, publications resulting from
the Antarctica New Zealand Artists to Antarctica Programme, the Media Initiatives in Antarctica Programme, theses and internal
university and governmental reports.
Australian Antarctic Division
Administering Australia's wide-ranging activities in Antarctic and subantarctic regions is the responsibility
of the Australian Antarctic Division (AAD), a part of the Australian Government's Department of the Environment and Heritage.
The AAD seeks to advance Australia's Antarctic interests in pursuit of its vision of having "Antarctica valued, protected
and understood". It does this by conducting Antarctic research and other activities aimed at achieving the Government’s
Antarctic goals, and by administering and maintaining a presence in Australian Antarctic and subantarctic territories. The AAD
manages Australian government activity in Antarctica, provides transport and logistic support, maintains the four permanent
Australian research stations, and conducts and manages scientific research programs both on land and in the Southern Ocean.
British Antarctic Survey (BAS)
British Antarctic Survey (BAS) undertakes a world-class program of science in the Antarctic
and related regions, addressing key global and regional issues through research, survey and monitoring. BAS also helps
to discharge the UK's international responsibilities under the Antarctic Treaty System. In so doing, BAS sustains for the UK
an active and influential regional presence, and a leadership role in Antarctic affairs, especially concerning environmental
protection and management.
Byrd Polar Research Center (BPRC)
Named in honor of one of America's most famous explorers, Admiral Richard E. Byrd, the Byrd Polar Research Center of The
Ohio State University is recognized internationally as a leader in polar and alpine research. The Center's research programs are conducted throughout the world, and
research focuses on the role of cold regions in the global climate system.
International Glaciological Society (IGS)
The International Glaciological Society was founded in 1936 to provide a focus for individuals interested in practical and scientific
aspects of snow and ice. The objects of the Society enshrined in its Constitution are to: stimulate interest in and encourage research into the scientific and
technical problems of snow and ice in all countries; facilitate and increase the flow of glaciological ideas and information; publish the Journal of Glaciology,
the Annals of Glaciology, ICE (the News Bulletin of the International Glaciological Society), and other appropriate publications, such as books and
monographs ; sponsor lectures, field meetings and symposia.
International Permafrost Association (IPA)
The International Permafrost Association, founded in 1983, has as its objectives to foster the dissemination of knowledge concerning
permafrost and to promote cooperation among persons and national or international organizations engaged in scientific investigation and engineering work on
permafrost. Membership is through adhering national or multinational organizations or as individuals in countries where no Adhering Body exists. The IPA is
governed by its officers and a Council consisting of representatives from 24 Adhering Bodies having interests in some aspect of theoretical, basic and applied
frozen ground research, including permafrost, seasonal frost, artificial freezing and periglacial phenomena. Committees, Working Groups, and Task Forces
organize and coordinate research activities and special projects.
Scott Polar Research Institute (SPRI)
Scott Polar Research Institute is the oldest international research center in the world covering both the Arctic
and Antarctic regions. SPRI is part of the Faculty of Earth Sciences and Geography in the School of
Physical Sciences of the University of Cambridge. SPRI's library holds a vast collection of polar scientific and technical literature, and the library's database,
SPRILIB Antarctica, is searchable online.