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“The Northwest Passage: Myth, Environment, and Resources” was created by Elena Baldassarri (2017) under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International license.

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Partial Opening of the Northwest Passage, 31 August 2015



NASA Airborne Campaigns focus on climate impacts in the Arctic. This red plane is a DHC-3 Otter, the plane flown in NASA’s Operation IceBridge-Alaska surveys of mountain glaciers in Alaska

The Northwest Passage Timeline


Wall-hanging tapestry created by the Elders in residence and school students at the Kitikmeot Heritage Society. May Hakongak Centre, Cambridge Bay, Nunavut (Canada)

Myth and Adventure


Rest of one of the towers of the Giant Mine, a gold mine located outside Yellowknife, Northwest Territories

Natural Resources


Large group of Inuit with crewmen of the C.G.S. ARCTIC at ceremonial taking of possession by Capt. Joseph-Elzéar Bernier, Baffin Island, Northwest Territories, [Nunavut], 9 November 1906



Phytoplankton Bloom in the Barents Sea. NASA image acquired on 31 August 2010



Renda near Nome. The Coast Guard Cutter Healy leads the 370-foot Russian tanker Renda closer to Nome, 14 January 2012. The Renda is carrying 1.3 million gallons of petroleum products to deliver to Nome residents

Further Reading



For more information on the historical photographs and maps, please go to the respective chapters.