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Permafrost thaw and the changing arctic coast: science for socio-economic adaptation

Objective

Most human activity in the Arctic takes place along permafrost coasts, making them a key interface. They have become one of the most dynamic ecosystems on Earth because permafrost thaw is now exposing these coasts to rapid change: change that threatens the rich biodiversity, puts pressure on communities that live there and contributes to the vulnerability of the global climate system. NUNATARYUK will determine the impacts of thawing coastal and subsea permafrost on the global climate, and will develop targeted and co-designed adaptation and mitigation strategies for the Arctic coastal population.

NUNATARYUK brings together world-leading specialists in natural science and socio-economics to:
(1) develop quantitative understanding of the fluxes and fates of organic matter released from thawing coastal and subsea permafrost;
(2) assess what risks are posed by thawing coastal permafrost, to infrastructure, indigenous and local communities and people’s health, and from pollution;
(3) use this understanding to estimate the long-term impacts of permafrost thaw on global climate and the economy.

NUNATARYUK will be guided by a Stakeholders’ Forum of representatives from Arctic coastal communities and indigenous societies, creating a legacy of collaborative community involvement and a mechanism for developing and applying innovative evidence-based interventions to enable the sustainable development of the Arctic.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/earth and related environmental sciences/environmental sciences/pollution
  • /natural sciences/biological sciences/ecology/ecosystems
  • /social sciences/other social sciences/social sciences interdisciplinary/sustainable development
  • /natural sciences

Call for proposal

H2020-BG-2017-1
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

ALFRED-WEGENER-INSTITUT HELMHOLTZ-ZENTRUM FUR POLAR- UND MEERESFORSCHUNG
Address
Am Handelshafen 12
27570 Bremerhaven
Germany
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 2 306 571,50

Participants (26)

STOCKHOLMS UNIVERSITET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 1 091 512,50
Address
Universitetsvagen 10
10691 Stockholm
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
STICHTING VU
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 547 406,25
Address
De Boelelaan 1105
1081 HV Amsterdam
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
EU contribution
€ 753 590
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITE LAVAL
Canada
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Allee Des Bibliotheques 2345
G1V 0A6 Quebec
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
MAX-PLANCK-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER WISSENSCHAFTEN EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 551 700
Address
Hofgartenstrasse 8
80539 Muenchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
OULUN YLIOPISTO
Finland
EU contribution
€ 563 637,50
Address
Pentti Kaiteran Katu 1
90014 Oulu
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
DANMARKS TEKNISKE UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 523 092,50
Address
Anker Engelundsvej 1 Bygning 101 A
2800 Kgs Lyngby
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
NORDREGIO
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 678 625
Address
Holmamiralens Vaeg 10
11186 Stockholm
Activity type
Research Organisations
STOFNUN VILHJALMS STEFANSSONAR
Iceland
EU contribution
€ 564 650
Address
Borgir Nordurslod
600 Akureyri
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITAT WIEN
Austria
EU contribution
€ 699 247,50
Address
Universitatsring 1
1010 Wien
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
B. GEOS GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 238 785
Address
Industriestrasse 1
2100 Korneuburg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 337 187,50
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 7
00185 Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITETET I OSLO
Norway
EU contribution
€ 202 836,25
Address
Problemveien 5-7
0313 Oslo
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
INSTITUTO DE GEOGRAFIA E ORDENAMENTO DO TERRITORIO DA UNIVERSIDADE DELISBOA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 229 668,75
Address
Edificio Igot Rua Branca Edmee Marques
1600 276 Lisboa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
INTERNATIONALES INSTITUT FUER ANGEWANDTE SYSTEMANALYSE
Austria
EU contribution
€ 168 762,50
Address
Schlossplatz 1
2361 Laxenburg
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITAET HAMBURG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 184 995
Address
Mittelweg 177
20148 Hamburg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITE LIBRE DE BRUXELLES
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 201 625
Address
Avenue Franklin Roosevelt 50
1050 Bruxelles
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
NORGES TEKNISK-NATURVITENSKAPELIGE UNIVERSITET NTNU
Norway
EU contribution
€ 568 992,50
Address
Hogskoleringen 1
7491 Trondheim
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITE DE VERSAILLES SAINT-QUENTIN-EN-YVELINES.
France
EU contribution
€ 250 000
Address
Avenue De Paris 55
78035 Versailles
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
STIFTELSEN GRID ARENDAL
Norway
EU contribution
€ 322 500
Address
Teaterplassen 3
4836 Arendal
Activity type
Other
NORDURSLODAGATTIN EHF

Participation ended

Iceland
EU contribution
€ 133 491
Address
Kristnibraut 87
113 Reykjavik
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
INFORMUS GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 69 766,25
Address
Belziger Strasse 44
10823 Berlin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ACRI-HE

Participation ended

France
EU contribution
€ 2 987,56
Address
40 Quai De La Douane
29200 Brest
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SORBONNE UNIVERSITE
France
EU contribution
€ 114 637,50
Address
21 Rue De L'ecole De Medecine
75006 Paris
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
HELMHOLTZ ZENTRUM POTSDAM DEUTSCHESGEOFORSCHUNGSZENTRUM GFZ
Germany
EU contribution
€ 84 777,50
Address
Telegrafenberg 17
14473 Potsdam
Activity type
Research Organisations
ARGANS LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 76 272,44
Address
1 Davy Road Plymouth Science Park Atlas Building
PL6 8BX Plymouth
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)