Presenting the Arctic Anthropology team from the Arctic Centre in Rovaniemi
|The Arctic Anthropology Team|
I am running behind schedule regarding all the topics I planned to write before my departure. Oh well, it leaves me with plenty of things to tell you on my return! But there is one thing I absolutely want to do before hitting the road: presenting The Arctic Anthropology team from the Arctic Centre and their work.
As you know, "Hiking for the Arctic" is a mean to raise awareness on climate changes, on how people and animals adapt to these ongoing alterations, and on solutions implemented by locals and research teams. The Arctic Anthropology team is made of people passionate about the Arctic and their specific field of research. The various projects they work or have worked on truly deserve to be better known and supported by a larger audience. If through my blog and my action I can contribute to making their research widely known, then I'd have reached my goal!
All the information provided below comes from the website, the blog and other documents from the Arctic Anthropology team. For those interested and for more extensive information, I strongly encouraged you to visit their pages .
run by the anthropology group or with a strong role
of their members
People living in the Arctic have had decisions made for them, far away in Southern in capital cities, be it in Russia, Finland or any other Northern country. This project would like to take a bottom-up approach to the writing and reading of the histories of the people of the North, and how their lives developed in the 20th Century.
Anna Stammler-Gossmann is coordinating the socio-economic impact assessment of climate change on the fishery sector in the Barents region and activities of the Board of Ethical Issues within EU FP 7 project ACCESS (Arctic Climate Change Economy and Society). The ACCESS project was selected in response to the first call ‘The Ocean of Tomorrow’ of the European Union. The European Commission supported the Arctic Centre research with 359,094.94 Euros. ACCESS will evaluate the impacts of climate change on economic sectors such as fishery, oil and gas extraction, marine transportation and analysis of associated risks.
RISES will reconstruct the environmental histories of integrated social-ecological systems in Fennoscandia and Yamal, West Siberia that have been characterized by both climate change and the constant adaptation of people and their reindeer herds through the late Holocene. The team is experienced in strongly interdisciplinary and theoretical research. Intensive study areas for collecting experimental (quantitative) and descriptive (qualitative) data are selected for two bioclimatic zones, near and beyond treeline, in each region.
Human-animal adaptations to the Arctic environment: natural and folk selection practices