SAON Canada
Sustaining Arctic Observing Networks Canada 

The Canadian Polar Commission’s report on the State of Environmental Monitoring in Northern
Canada provides a snapshot of monitoring activities as of December 2014, based on metadata
that was collected on atmosphere, cryosphere, freshwater, marine, terrestrial, and human
health monitoring initiatives.  The maps in the report indicate what parameters are currently
being measured and in what locations, to identify potential areas of overlap, gaps in
monitoring coverage, and opportunities for synergies to support decision-making. 

The accompanying dataset provides value-added information that will continue to be updated
to support further analyses. 

To submit metadata for a monitoring project that has not yet been added to the dataset,
please send an email to:

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