What makes an Arctic region “important?”

To answer this question, one must consider the perspective and interests of a group. One challenge that managers and policy makers often face is the conflict of interests among groups.

This tool displays geospatial datasets from various environmental, economic, and cultural categories to see where they overlap. This approach illustrates the relative importance of those areas, identifies potential areas of conflict, and highlights gaps in Arctic geospatial data.

Tool Details

User Groups:

  • Academic Researchers
  • Decision Makers

Created by:

  • Alaska Climate Adaptation Science Center (AK CASC)
  • Scenarios Network for Alaska + Arctic Planning (SNAP)


  • International Arctic Research Center (IARC)

Funded by: