Generally includes the area north of the Arctic Circle, the area south of the Antarctic Convergence, and the peri-Antarctic islands.

Guidelines For Submissions

  • Find The Appropriate Subcategory
    DO NOT submit sites in the top level category of Regional:Polar Regions and expect it to be moved to the correct category.

  • English Sites Only
    Sites authored in other languages should be submitted to the appropriate language category in World.

    *Bilingual webpages that are also authored in English can be submitted and are listed in the Regional areas.

  • Guidelines For Submitting Sites:
    • The title should be the name of your company or organization.
      • Do not type in all caps
      • Do not include a list of keywords
      • Do not include your products
      • Do not write a sales pitch.
    • The description should be a brief summary of your organization''s products and services.
      • The description should be in English and in coherent sentence form.
      • Do not include superlatives or a sales pitch.
      • Do not submit your company history.
      • Do not submit a list of keywords.
      • Do not use unnecessary capitalization, or include HTML tags.

    • Submit to only ONE category
      • Submit to the best category possible. If you cannot find the proper category in Regional:Polar Regions, first look elsewhere in the ODP. If you still cannot locate an appropriate category, submit the site to the best category possible.

According to the Antarctic Treaty of 1959, the Antarctic Region is defined as follows; Article VI The provisions of the present Treaty shall apply to the area south of 60 deg South Latitude, including all ice shelves, but nothing in the present Treaty shall prejudice or in any way affect the rights, or the exercise of the rights, of any State under international law with regard to the high seas within that area. This category contains links to the Antarctic countries and islands as defined above and to the web sites contained there-in.
Submit to the best category possible. If you cannot find the proper category in Antarctic, first look elsewhere in Regional: Polar Regions. If you still cannot locate an appropriate category, submit the site to the best category possible.
The Arctic includes the Arctic and Subarctic regions of Alaska, Canada, Greenland, Iceland, Scandinavia, Siberia and the Russian Far East. The Arctic region is often defined as that area where the average temperature for the warmest month is below 10°C.
Submit to the best category possible. If you cannot find the proper category in Arctic, first look elsewhere in Regional: Polar Regions. If you still cannot locate an appropriate category, submit the site to the best category possible.
This category is for websites about information and national organizations related to arts and entertainment. Topics include architecture, art, dance, music, photography, theatre, performing arts venues, museums, galleries, libraries, movies, and cultural events. A subcategory of this category is created when there are enough sites about the specific topic to make a separate subcategory desirable. Until then, the sites are listed here.
Please note that the websites of some businesses related to arts and entertainment are listed elsewhere. When the technical or commercial aspect is seen to overshadow the creative side, as with recording studios, production companies, and stores selling recorded music or cameras, the sites are listed in the Business and Economy category instead of the Arts and Entertainment category.

In addition websites of a provincial or municipal nature should be sent to the appropriate provincial category or Localities category.

This category includes web sites offering online maps, photographs, web cam views, and satellite images of the Polar Regions.
This category is for web sites specifically related to the Polar Regions.

Before submitting a site, be sure to read the category description.

This category includes the web sites of Polar Regions related magazines, e-zines, newspapers, radio, and other media. It is also appropriate for web sites about Polar Regions media.
This category is for web sites specifically related to the Polar Regions.

Before submitting a site, be sure to read the category description.

This category includes web sites about the natural, scientific, and environmental aspects of the Polar Regions. It includes information about the natural environment, environmental problems, and scientific activities specific to the Polar Regions.
This category is for web sites specifically related to the Polar Regions.

Before submitting a site, be sure to read the category description.

This category includes web sites that reflect the history and composition of the local peoples. It also includes sites about local social-service resources and institutions. Examples includes sites for clubs, social-service organizations, disability resources, genealogy, history, personal pages, activism, politics, religion, and various sub-groups of the population.
This category is for web sites specifically related to the Polar Regions.

Before submitting a site, be sure to read the category description.

Please submit to an appropriate subcategory, if one is available. Otherwise, submit here. Failure to submit to the most specific appropriate category can delay the consideration of your submission.
This category includes web sites directed at those visiting the Polar Regions. Examples include sites for hotels, motels, other lodging facilities, travel guides, attractions, parks, tour operators, and travel agents.
Please submit only web sites that are exclusively related to the Polar Regions.

Before submitting a site, be sure to read the category description.