The Arctic Centre is partner in a new project called Svalur. Svalur stands for Understanding Resilience and Long-Term Ecosystem Change in the High Arctic.
To advance resilience building and adaptation to current changes in the Arctic, SVALUR will focus on the creation of knowledge of the environment in one geopolitical region: the archipelago of Svalbard. The prevalence of long-term monitoring programs to capture environmental change is increasing, but such initiatives typically capture highly specific parameters and mostly cover relatively short periods of time. Environmental understanding of people living, working and exploring parts of the Arctic is multifaceted, relational and often concerns much longer time periods. However, compared with scientific monitoring, such knowledge is rarely utilised, thus hindering holistic knowledge generation with agency in arctic areas subject to rapid environmental change.
Svalur is funded by the Belmont Forum
The Arctic Centre will be able to appoint a postdoc for this project. For more information, contact Maarten Loonen.
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