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Drivers and Feedbacks of Changes in Arctic Terrestrial Biodiversity

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 869471

Status

Grant agreement signed

  • Start date

    1 August 2020

  • End date

    31 July 2024

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.5.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 5 899 931,25

  • EU contribution

    € 5 899 931,25

Coordinated by:

LAPIN YLIOPISTO

Finland

Objective

CHARTER aims to advance state-of-the-art (SOTA) knowledge on Arctic biodiversity change and social-ecological systems (SES) on four critical fronts: i) Feedbacks: To understand transitions in vegetation cover, energy balance and cryospheric change at centennial, decadal, and present-day time scales; ii) SES and biodiversity: To understand the effects of biodiversity changes on indigenous/local communities and traditional livelihoods, e.g. reindeer herding; iii) Modelling: To integrate biochemical/permafrost soil carbon exchange, sea ice and albedo into an Earth System Model (ESM), and incorporate these into the latest Arctic Regional Climate modeling efforts; and iv) Policy: To develop strategies supporting Arctic communities with co-benefits and synergies between adaptation, mitigation and policy implications. To accomplish these, CHARTER combines expertise from Earth System sciences, biodiversity indices and SES research. CHARTER is an ambitious effort to advance SOTA modelling of 21st century Arctic change with major socio-economic implications and feedbacks for the Cryosphere. We bring together our strongly participatory approaches that incorporate indigenous/local communities’ ways of knowing regional changes with SOTA research on circumpolar climate dynamics and long-term palaeoecological studies. CHARTER collates and processes truly transdisciplinary quantitative and qualitative empirical datasets for a holistic view that can be modeled. Arctic residents and stakeholders work alongside scientists to identify risks and viable adaptation strategies in relation to projected changes and future resilience in Arctic SESs. CHARTER combines natural sciences with ESM and participatory approaches to leverage the untapped potential for wild ungulate and livestock management to regulate global climate feedbacks through biogeoengineering. CHARTER’s results will lead to new tools and data for implementing sustainable strategies and establish public dialogue on the Arctic.

Coordinator

LAPIN YLIOPISTO

Address

Yliopistonkatu 8 E Wing 3rf Floor
96101 Rovaniemi

Finland

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 895 916,25

Participants (20)

NORGES TEKNISK-NATURVITENSKAPELIGE UNIVERSITET NTNU

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 164 302,50

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 221 500

NORGES MILJO-OG BIOVITENSKAPLIGE UNIVERSITET

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 362 933,75

THE CHANCELLOR, MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 216 597,50

HELSINGIN YLIOPISTO

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 331 900

ITA-SUOMEN YLIOPISTO

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 149 125

B. GEOS GMBH

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 183 717,50

LANDBUNADARHASKOLI ISLANDS

Iceland

EU Contribution

€ 121 946,25

ILMATIETEEN LAITOS

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 131 075

UNIVERSITAT ZURICH

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 87 065

TURUN YLIOPISTO

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 63 595

EIDGENOSSICHEN FORSCHUNGSANSTALT FUR WALD SCHNEE UND LANDSCHAFT

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 62 212,50

UNIVERSITAET HAMBURG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 644 376,25

ALFRED-WEGENER-INSTITUT HELMHOLTZ-ZENTRUM FUR POLAR- UND MEERESFORSCHUNG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 264 276,25

UNIVERSITETET I TROMSOE - NORGES ARKTISKE UNIVERSITET

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 491 825

THE UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 303 857,50

STIFTELSEN NORSK INSTITUTT FOR NATURFORSKNING NINA

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 324 250

THE UNIVERSITY OF LIVERPOOL

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 188 370

AARHUS UNIVERSITET

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 316 783,75

UMEA UNIVERSITET

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 374 306,25

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 869471

Status

Grant agreement signed

  • Start date

    1 August 2020

  • End date

    31 July 2024

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.5.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 5 899 931,25

  • EU contribution

    € 5 899 931,25

Coordinated by:

LAPIN YLIOPISTO

Finland