lintu_IMG_3029.jpgAtlases, Encylopedias and Portals

  • BarentsPortal - The Joint Norwegian-Russian Environmental Data Portal for the Barents Sea
  • NatureGate - tells about the many aspects of nature in Finland. Provide a wealth of information about Finland’s plants, birds and butterflies, as well as many pictures of our featured species. You can even identify plants using the unique species-identifying tool. In English, Finnish, Germany, Spanish, French and Swedish.
  • Vital Arctic Graphics - the graphics outlines key issues in climate change, pollution, and development of the Arctic, paying special attention to human environment interactions, and specifically highlighting the perspectives of Arctic indigenous peoples. With a combination of illustrations and case studies, this web site highlights the major environmental and sustainable development issues in the Arctic. By GRID Arendal
  • Climate Expeditions - provides information based on current ice core research for educators, students and the public.
  • BioDat - BioDat is one of the largest Russian sites, devoted to biodiversity issues. BioDat includes data (databases, catalogs, surveys) on the following topics: Nature, people, collaboration; Business and ecology; Nature protection; Information and knowledge. Some of the content is available in English.
  • Biological Atlas of the Arctic Seas 2000, Plankton of the Barents and Kara Seas, by Murmansk Marine Biological Institute, RUSSIA; Ocean Climate Laboratory, NODC/NOAA, USA Presented are physical and biological data for the region extending from the Barents Sea to the Kara Sea during 158 scientific cruises for the period 1913-1999.
  • Den virtuella floran - offers information about Swedish flora and its species.
  • Ecology of the Nenets Autonomous area. About the ecology of the region, photos, protected areas, ecological dictionary. In Russian.
  • Enviropedia - user-friendly information on global atmospheric environmental issues like global warming, ozone depletion, weather & climate, sustainablility and acid rain.
  • Phytoplankton of the Barents Sea - table of specific content of microphytoplankton of the Barents Sea, made on the base of literary sources and observations. Album with video of separate representatives of microalgae.  
  • Nature in the Murmansk region - climate, landscapes, minerals, geology, forests, plants and animals, ecology.
  • Flora of the Murmansk Region  - information on the main types of plants of the Murmansk Region. in Russian
  • The Planet - The aim with the production is to enhance public awareness of the planet Earth; to show its limits, its treats and its possibilities. - in Swedish, Norwegian and English. 
  • Eco-site NAO  - Environmental site of Nenets Autonomous District. General information, history, specially protected territory, industrial ecology, law, red book, map NAO etc.
  • Nature Russia -  national portal. Here can find the analytical data on the state of the atmosphere, water, forest, land, biological, climatic, mineral and other resources in the special region. To get the correct information, go to the section entitled "Russia" right partition ( "climate", "Air", "Water", etc.), then click on the link special area.
  • Electronic environmental library  -  Web site created through the work to expand access to environmental information and environmental information resources of the Arkhangelsk region.
  • Vascular plants in the municipality of Enontekiö -  In Finnish
  • Värriö blog


Maps and satellite photos

Projects and programs

  Environmental data centers and international programs or working groups
  • AMAP Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Programm
  • CAFF Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF) is a distinct forum of Arctic professionals, indigenous peoples representatives, and observer countries and organisations, to discuss and address circumpolar Arctic conservation issues.
  • EPPR - Emergency Prevention, Preparedness and Response Working Group
  • GRID Arendal - provides environmental information, communications, and capacity building services for information management and assessment.
  • Center for International Climate and Environmental Research - Oslo
  • Svanhovd Environmental Center (Finnmark).
  • Research institutes - see Education and Reseach page of the portal 
  • TOPAZ - Towards an Operational Prediction system for the North Atlantic European coastal Zones

Governmental offices

Environmental organizations


Study papers, reports, publications


  • Environment & Rights / Ekologiya i Pravo- magazine offers extensive, in-depth analysis and news on the Russian environmental situation, as well as related legislation and the legal ways to exercise a citizen’s rights to a favourable environment. English summaries of the magazine’s articles sorted by place and date.
  • Environment Times - a publication by UNEP/GRID-Arendal. Contains Environment & Powerty, Polar and Environment, Arctic Environment.



Nature, information centres and tourism

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