ARCPATH - Arctic Climate Predictions: Pathways to Resilient, Sustainable Societies
ARCPATH is a Nordic Centre of Excellence in Arctic Research including 24 partners. NordForsk granted the centre with 18 mill NOK for the period 2016-2021. Expected ARCPATH results are: improvements in Arctic climate predictions by the reduction of uncertainties originating from changes in the cryosphere and the ocean, and insights into Arctic climate sensitivity to anthropogenic forcing, as well as an increase in understanding of how changes in climate interact with multiple societal factors, ranging from development of fishing communities to consumptive and non-consumptive use of marine mammal in the North Atlantic Arctic. ARCPATH will use tools and approaches from both the natural and social sciences to create a truly interdisciplinary project that will link climate predictions with impacts on human activities through the analysis and assessment of climate-induced risk and opportunities.
Contactperson: Edward Huijbens, professor and head at School of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Akureyri, Iceland