Envisioning the Arctic of tomorrow: Inari Arctic youth gathering

As the world contends with the reverberations of climate change and the evolving landscape of industries, the Arctic stands at the forefront of transformation. The imperative to comprehend the trajectory of the distinctive Arctic ecosystem has drawn a diverse assembly of youth to Inari, Lapland, Finland. From the 16th to the 18th of August, young individuals hailing from Finland, Sweden, Norway, Iceland, and Greenland gathered beside the tranquil expanse of …

Arctic youth envision the future in Inari, Finland: join the discussion!

In the pristine landscapes of Inari, Finland, an upcoming workshop promises to unravel intriguing perspectives on the future of the Arctic. Set to take place on August 17th, this gathering will bring together young individuals hailing from diverse corners of the Arctic region ā€“ Greenland, Iceland, Sweden, Norway, and Finland. šŸŒ Exploring Alternative Futures The focal point of the workshop lies in the intricate mapping of both threats and opportunities …

Participatory research tools: Q-methodology to study perspectives

As used in ArcticHubs, Q-method is being conducted as part of the in-depth analysis of local peopleā€™s perception of the existing and new economic activities in the Arctic. It is being used in particular to assess local stakeholders, policy makers and citizens’ perceptions, in order to identify and cluster like-minded people into so-called opinion types. This makes viewpoints across different parts of the Arctic region and industries comparable. Hereafter a …

Varangerfjord: co-creating in a complex hub. Seminar event May 2022

Perched at the far northern tip of mainland Europe as the easternmost fjord in Norway, the Varangerfjord region is no stranger to thinking about adaptations and remaining resilient to complex and shifting circumstances. It was a natural choice for the region to become one of the focal points for the ArcticHubs research team from project partner, NOFIMA, as they are able to draw upon extensive experiences of working with and …

Registration open: Global drivers and the future of key industries in the European Arctic – webinar on 30 Nov

Globalization is not a singular driving force. Instead, it consists of different kinds of international processes and challenges that may defy a strictly local solution due to their complexity. Climate change is just one example. The Arctic of the 2020s cannot be understood without placing it in the context of global interlinkages and processes that shape its futures and fortunes. Knowledge about global drivers and their local impacts is needed …