The Arctic Renewable Energy Atlas (AREA) is a project of the Arctic Council’s Sustainable Development Working Group, focused on supporting sustainable development and healthy, resilient communities in the Arctic.

We bring together tools for Arctic communities working to transition to renewable energy, and showcase this transition to the world. Tools include GIS mapping data, community stories, best practices, training, financing and policy information. It is a living project, which continues to develop as new funds, data and resources become available.

Our partners include governments and organizations from around the world. We are continually working to include new data in our energy map, and include new resources. If you have new data, resources or other suggestions, we would love to hear from you.

For more on the project’s history, click here.


Arctic CouncilSustainable Development Working Group Institute of the NorthArctic PortalNatural Resources Canada National Renewable Energy Lab  U.S. Department of Energy Government of Netherlands Government of Iceland Aleut Corporation Korean Maritime Institute

Gwich’in Council International Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada U.S. Department of State Polar Knowledge Canada National Renewable Energy Laboratory International Renewable Energy Agency NASA University of Northern Iowa The Geographic Information Network of Alaska (GINA)  Renewable Energy Alaska Project Alaska Energy Authority