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Global change vulnerabilities in the barents region: linking arctic natural resources, climate change and economies

Objective

The European North will be subjected to significant changes in climate over the next few decades. The complex but poorly understood interrelationships between components of the arctic system may lead to positive or negative feedback to these resulting in enhanced vulnerability. BALANCE will assess the vulnerability of the Barents Region to climate change through the description and quantification of major links between essential environmental and societal components and will be based on a common modelling framework for these components. A holistic, interdisciplinary approach to the assessment of climate change vulnerabilities, a close link between the project scientists and the major stakeholders in the region as well as potential key (institutional) users of our project results and the utilisation of existing data and information from earlier and ongoing EU projects, are key characteristics of the project.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

WESTFAELISCHE WILHELMS - UNIVERSITAET MUENSTER
Address
24,Correnstrasse 24
48149 Muenster
Germany

Participants (14)

INSTITUTE OF MARINE RESEARCH
Norway
Address
Nordnesgaten 50
Bergen
MAX-PLANCK-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER WISSENSCHAFTEN E.V.
Germany
Address
Bundesstra¯e 55
20146 Hamburg
NATURAL ENVIRONMENT RESEARCH COUNCIL
United Kingdom
Address
Maclean Building, Crowmarsh Gifford
OX10 8BB Wallingford
ROYAL SWEDISH ACADEMY OF SCIENCES
Sweden
Address

133 36 981 07 - Abisko
SINTEF FISHERIES AND AQUACULTURE
Norway
Address
Brattoera, Gryta 2
7465 Trondheim
UNEP-WCMC
United Kingdom
Address
Huntigdon Road 219
CB3 0DL Cambridge
UNIVERSITY OF KUOPIO
Finland
Address
Harjulantie 1
70211 Kuopio
UNIVERSITY OF LAPLAND
Finland
Address
Yliopistonkatu 8
96101 Rovaniemi
UNIVERSITY OF TROMSOE
Norway
Address
Breivika
9037 Tromsoe
UNIVERSITY OF TURKU
Finland
Address

20014 Turku / Abo
UNIVERSITY OF UMEAA
Sweden
Address

901 87 Umeaa
UTRECHT UNIVERSITY
Netherlands
Address
2,Heidelberglaan 2
3508 TC Utrecht
University of Cambridge
United Kingdom
Address
Lensfield Road
CB2 1ER Cambridge
WESTFAELISCHE WILHELMS - UNIVERSITAET MUENSTER
Germany
Address
26,Robert-koch Strasse 26
48149 Muenster