ArcticHubs webinar on Environmental impacts in Arctic Hubs gave a kick-start to the ArcticHubs spring webinar series

With the target of summarising our project findings in bite sized chunks, the ArcticHubs spring 2024 webinar series got off to a lively start in February, with the opening session sharing about the environmental impacts on hubs in the Arctic Hubs as organized in work package 2. The objective of that block of research was to assess the changes in the Arctic environment and its ecosystem services that are caused …

Reflecting on a gathering of minds: the ArcticHubs annual meeting in Alagna Valsesia, Italy

Nestled within the scenic embrace of the Italian Alps, the annual ArcticHubs meeting in Alagna Valsesia unfolded as a testament to collaborative research and shared ambitions. Hosted by the University of Turin, this meeting brought together a diverse group of experts, researchers, and practitioners committed to the study and sustainability of Arctic and Alpine regions. Upon our arrival, we were introduced to the picturesque mountain village of Alagna by professor …

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 …

Exploring future scenarios for land use and livelihood: insights from Inari Arctic hub

Inari, the municipality with the largest land area in Finland, grapples with intricate issues related to land use and livelihood management. Despite its sparse population, Inari holds significant importance as a central location for the vibrant indigenous Sámi culture in Finland. The recent ArcticHubs meeting held in Inari shed light on the complex interplay between tourism, reindeer herding, and the preservation of Sámi culture. This blog post seeks to provide …

Coexistence and Innovation around Varangerfjord Hub: new responses to Arctic challenges

The Varangerfjord hub, adjacent to the Norway-Russia-Finland tri-border, at first glance may appear as a remote and unassuming region on the fringes of the European Arctic. However, the recent seminar coordinated by ArcticHubs partner NOFIMA shed further light on the region’s vibrant ecosystem of adaptation and innovation amidst increasing competition for resources and livelihood spaces across the fjord area. With contributions from ArcticHubs researchers, community stakeholders, local businesses, and entrepreneurs, …

Call for participation. Your opinion matters!

What do you think about the development of Arctic’s economic activities? A Q-study. We would like to invite you to be part of our study to investigate perspectives on the current development of economic activities in the Arctic e.g. fish farming, forestry, mining, tourism, and indigenous people’s activities such as reindeer herding, fishing and, hunting. This study is part of the Arctichubs project being implemented in 6 different European Arctic countries …

ArcticHubs and NOFIMA team at aquaculture hub: field visit to Ringvassøya island

A snapshot of some of the activities conducted by the ArcticHubs NOFIMA research team in Ringvassøya island and Tromsø. After several productive workshop days indoors at the NOFIMA offices in Tromsø last January, ArcticHubs researchers maintained their tradition of always embracing a hub field visit to further stimulate ideas and an understanding of the multi land and sea use realities in the Arctic region today. The destination this time was to the island …

What the forests should be used for? How practice-based solutions are reached for forestry, at hub level in Sweden

At a recent workshop with local stakeholders in Malå, Sweden (click here to read more about Malå hub #6), organised by our partner Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU), the issue was raised of how and for which purpose the forest should be managed and used. The workshop was an ideal occasion for our partners to gather information and work together with various local stakeholders and communities representatives linked to …

Finding a blend and a balance across disciplines, research tools, and livelihood sectors: ArcticHubs annual meeting 2022

ArcticHubs annual meeting , 21-24 September 2022 – Magma UNESCO Global Geopark One of the most ambitious features of the ArcticHubs project has been to draw together research across the diverse, but often interwoven livelihood sectors that are transforming lives and communities throughout the European Arctic. In order to achieve this aim, the project is having to balance inputs from an array of natural and social science disciplines. In turn, …

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 …