Arctic Science and Technology Information System (ASTIS)

Founding Year: 1945

Staff: 13


Maribeth Murray (Executive Director)

It is Canada’s first and longest-lived Arctic research institute. Their mandate is to “advance the study of the North American and circumpolar Arctic through the natural and social sciences, the arts and humanities, and to acquire, preserve and disseminate information on the physical, environmental and social conditions in the North.” It is a project of the “Arctic Institute of North America at the University of Calgary.” It’s database contains “84,000 records describing publications and research projects about northern Canada” as well as  subset databases about specific regions, subjects and projects.”


  • Geography, Geomorphology and Cartography
  • Geology, Geochemistry and Paleontology
  • Soils and Permafrost
  • Oceanography
  • Indigenous Peoples
  • Archeology
  • Meteorology and Climatology
  • Snow, Glaciology and Hydrology
  • Ice on Water and Ice in General
  • Botany
  • Land Use, Management and Planning
  • Zoology
  • Environmental Protection
  • Medicine and Public Health
  • Renewable Resources
  • Government and Socioeconomic Conditions
  • Communications and Transportation
  • Engineering and Construction
  • Mining
  • Petroleum, Natural Gas and Pipelines
  • History
  • Description and Travel




Arctic Science and Technology Information System (ASTIS) contributes to the following Sustainable Development Goals

  Organization Type

  Geographic Foci


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