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The future of Arctic coastal ecosystems - Identifying transitions in fjord systems and adjacent coastal areas

Project description

Enabling the adaptive co-management of social-ecological fjord systems in the Arctic

The Arctic plays a crucial role in regulating the earth’s climate. Hence, the impact of climate change on the Arctic has serious consequences to high latitude ecosystems and societies. The EU-funded FACE-IT project hypothesises that the biodiversity of Arctic coastal zones is changing in line with the rates of cryosphere changes. It also theorises that these changes have an impact on local communities, food production, livelihoods and other ecosystem services. The concept of FACE-IT rests on a comparison of selected Arctic fjord systems at different stages of cryosphere loss in Greenland, Svalbard and Finnmark, Northern Norway. In the face of rapid cryosphere and biodiversity changes, the project consequently aims to enable the adaptive co-management of social-ecological fjord systems in the region. This work will contribute towards the implementation of the new integrated EU policy for the Arctic.

Call for proposal

H2020-LC-CLA-2019-2
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

UNIVERSITAET BREMEN
Address
Bibliothekstrasse 1
28359 Bremen
Germany
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 1 162 835

Participants (13)

NORSK POLARINSTITUTT
Norway
EU contribution
€ 848 930
Address
Hjalmar Johannesens 14
9296 Tromsoe
Activity type
Research Organisations
SORBONNE UNIVERSITE
France
EU contribution
€ 777 543,75
Address
21 Rue De L'ecole De Medecine
75006 Paris
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
NORDLANDSFORSKNING AS
Norway
EU contribution
€ 728 420
Address
Universitetsalleen 11
8049 Bodo
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITETSSENTERET PA SVALBARD AS
Norway
EU contribution
€ 590 000
Address
Sjoskrenten 1
9171 Longyearbyen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
AARHUS UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 560 583,75
Address
Nordre Ringgade 1
8000 Aarhus C
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ALFRED-WEGENER-INSTITUT HELMHOLTZ-ZENTRUM FUR POLAR- UND MEERESFORSCHUNG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 375 125
Address
Am Handelshafen 12
27570 Bremerhaven
Activity type
Research Organisations
STIFTINGA VESTLANDSFORSKING
Norway
EU contribution
€ 329 450
Address
Sognahallen
6856 Sogndal
Activity type
Research Organisations
GRONLANDS NATURINSTITUT
Greenland
EU contribution
€ 444 892,50
Address
Kivioq 2
3900 Nuuk
Activity type
Research Organisations
AALBORG UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 259 987,50
Address
Fredrik Bajers Vej 7K
9220 Aalborg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
HAVFORSKNINGSINSTITUTTET
Norway
EU contribution
€ 321 505,49
Address
Nordnesgaten 50
5817 Bergen
Activity type
Research Organisations
CANADIAN MUSEUM OF NATURE
Canada
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
240 Mc Leod Street
K2P 2R1 Ottawa
Activity type
Research Organisations
University of Alaska
United States
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
North Koyukuk Drive 902
99775 Fairbanks
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
XIAMEN UNIVERSITY
China
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
South Siming Road 422
361005 Xiamen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments