NEWS

16.08.2017 CultEs just published a fantastic app! Go tracking in Jotunheimen and check the survey and app out! 22.05.2017 The Arctic Sustainabiltiy Lab participated at the International Symposium on Society and Resource Management (ISSRM), June 19-22 in Umeå, Sweden. We had 3 speakers, where Sigrid Engen was one presenting: Public participation in Norwegian protected area…

The Arctic Sustainability Lab

The Arctic is facing tremendous changes through rapid warming and the prospective increase in resource exploitation, commercial activities, globalization and change within social frames. This lab commends that a science is needed that addresses the sustainability challenges arising from global changes by focusing on ecosystems and the welfare of the people living in the Arctic….

CONNECT

CONNECT – Global connectedness and changing resource use systems in the Arctic, is a project viewing the  Arctic as coupled to the rest of the world through flows of goods, services, information and people. CONNECT is based on a research collaboration between researchers in US, Canada, Russia, Greenland and Norway that study how global connections…

MarEs

MarES –changing uses and values of marine ecosystem services in the Norwegian Arctic Use and values of marine ecosystem services are changing, caused by not only climate but also global changes. This interdisciplinary research project rooted in economics, with contributions from natural and social science, aims to investigate how global changes and human activities affect…

Blue Growth

-because world’s oceans are becoming a major arena for economic growth, addressing global challenges such as food security, poverty and provision of natural resources and energy. BLUE ECONOMIES The new blue economy is expected to have far-reaching impacts on coastal ecosystems and communities. The development of the marine industries will alter the anthropogenic pressures on…

TriArc

Indigenous people and Northern local communities have traditionally lived in close contact with and off nature, and developed arrangements for resource management that can be under considerable pressure due to large industrial development projects. The aims of the research project The Arctic governance triangle: government, Indigenous people and industry in change (TriArc) are to examine…

CultEs

The concept of ecosystem services is gaining increased importance in Norwegian environmental policy and management. Most research on ecosystem services mapping and modeling do not include empirical data on social values and preferences. Local community preferences are particularly ignored in large-scale analysis, partly due to the costs and complexity of mapping local values on such…

EsArctic

EsArctic -Taking into account heterogeneity in ecosystem services monitoring and climate change adaptation-  Adaptation to climatic changes needs active management of the interactions and tradeoffs among multiple ecosystem service. Adaptive management must build on facts about how climatic – and anthropogenic disturbances influence spatial heterogeneity and co-occurrence of ecosystem services in “bundles”, but also on…

RConnected

RConnected -The impact of extractive industries and tourism on socio-ecological dynamics in the Arctic The growth and expansion of resource extraction and tourism industries create ripple environmental effects by changing spatial land use, harvest and the socio-ecological dynamics in the Arctic. Recent studies suggest that the environmental effects may differ substantially between regions depending on…

IndGov

IndGov Indigenous-industry governance interactions in the Arctic. Environmental impacts and knowledge basis for management. The international emphasis on local knowledge systems in environmental governance (i.e. the IPBES)  is challenging existing systems to develop new ways for solving environmental problems and to assess impacts. Common to several Arctic countries is a need for integrated assessments of…

TUNDRA

The Arctic is currently experiencing profound transformations. Rapid climate change in an era of increased globalization is perceived by a range of global actors to be opening up new economic opportunities. These changes are the most apparent drivers in the current debate on Arctic governance. The Arctic is no doubt a wide and open space,…