Scott Polar Research Institute (SPRI)
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The Scott Polar Research Institute is the oldest international centre for polar research within a university and is acknowledged as the world's premier polar information centre. It combines active research with world-renowned library, museum, archival and photographic collections, covering all aspects of the Arctic and Antarctic, including polar history, science and technology, economics and politics, law, medicine, tourism, humanities and art.
The Institute has research groups investigating a range of issues in both the environmental sciences and social sciences of relevance to the polar regions:
- Glaciology and Climate Change Group
- Glacimarine Environments Group
- Polar Landscape and Remote Sensing Group
- Polar Social Science and Humanities Group
In addition, the Institute is part of the NERC Centre for Polar Observation and Modelling.
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(Scott Polar Research Institute, 2017-09-26)Accurately predicting the future dynamic contribution to mass loss from the ice caps of the High Arctic requires an improved understanding of the basal conditions of these ice bodies. An adjoint method numerical inversion ...
Remote Sensing Methods for Environmental Monitoring of Human Impact on sub-Arctic Ecosystems in Europe (2013-10-26)The role and scale of human impact on the global environment is a question of special importance to the scientific community and the world as a whole. This impact has dramatically increased since the beginning of ...
What it means to be a herdsman: the practice and image of reindeer husbandry among the Komi of Northern Russia (2003-01-01)This thesis explores the social, economic and political aspects of reindeer husbandry among the Komi, a people living in the north of European Russia. Taking agency as an initial concept, successive chapters examine how ...