POLARNET at the 9th International Congress of Arctic Social Sciences
The EU-funded POLARNET project will be chairing two sessions at the 9th International Congress of Arctic Social Sciences: People and Place, at Umeå University, Sweden, from 8 to 12 June 2017.
8 June 2017 - 12 June 2017
Around 4 million people live in the Arctic and this population is made up of numerous ethnicities, more than 10% of which are indigenous peoples. The area has seen many changes, some of which represent opportunities to those living there, but many are challenges, such as pollution, widening socio-economic gaps, food- and water insecurity and industrial activities. The 9th International Congress of Arctic Social Sciences: People and Place will be considering these and other issues in a wide-ranging programme.
POLARNET will chair the following sessions: 17.1 – Stakeholder engagement: moving from quantity to more quality to be held on 8th June, 10:30-13:00), and 17.7 – Incorporation of Social Science and Humanities in large EU projects on 10th June, 13:30-15:00.
Other topics to be covered at the event include: Addressing challenges of health and wellbeing in sparsely populated areas with distance bridging technologies; The Ice Law Project, and adaptation and resilience to climate change in the Arctic.