Welcome to the GAPS web site! GAPS (Gas, Arctic Peoples, & Security) is a fully endorsed International Polar Year (IPY) project and is funded through the Canadian and Norwegian IPY programs.
GAPS is a multi-national, multi-disciplinary initiative that aims to examine the scope and range of human security in the Arctic. GAPS specifically focuses on the impacts of oil and gas activity on climate change and on Arctic peoples, in order to identify and document threats and coping strategies from multiple security perspectives (in both Arctic communities and among Arctic researchers). GAPS aims to deliver this knowledge in cooperation with Arctic communities, to other Arctic communities, and to the human security policy and academic communities.
Read the GAPS Project Results Summary.