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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(2018-02-15)Increasing surface runoff from the Greenland Ice Sheet due to a warming climate not only accelerates ice mass loss by altering surface mass balance, but may also lead to increased dynamic losses. This is because surface ...
Lost to the state: family discontinuity, social orphanhood, and residential care in the Russian Far East (Scott Polar Research Institute, University of Cambridge, 2003-01-01)My thesis examines the phenomenon of 'social orphanhood' today and is based on twelve months' fieldwork in the cities of Magadan and Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, Russian Far East. 'Social orphans' are children without parental ...