Association of Polar Early Career Scientists


Who's Who - Polar Acronyms

Northern Contaminants Program
The Northern Contaminants Program (NCP) was established in 1991 in response to concerns about human exposure to elevated levels of contaminants in wildlife species that are important to the traditional diets of northern Aboriginal peoples. Early studies found a wide variety of substances, many of which had no Arctic or Canadian sources, but which were, nevertheless, reaching unexpectedly high levels in the Arctic ecosystem.

The NCP allocates funds for research and related activities in five main areas:

Human Health Research
Communication, Capacity and Outreach
National/Regional coordination and Aboriginal Partnerships
Community Based Monitoring Research
Environmental Monitoring and Research

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APECS International Directorate
UiT The Arctic University of Norway
Huginbakken 14
9019 Tromsø
Email: info(at)

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