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Film launch: Resource Extraction and Sustainable Arctic Communities – REXSAC

REXSAC – Resource Extraction and Sustainable Arctic Communities – is a Nordic Centre of Excellence in Arctic research, funded by Nordforsk and led by the Division, together with Stockholm University and Stockholm Environment Institute. Representants in REXSAC from the Division are researcher and LTU Professor Dag Avango, Professor Sverker Sörlin and doctoral students Jean-Sébastien Boutet … Continue reading “Film launch: Resource Extraction and Sustainable Arctic Communities – REXSAC”

In the shadow of geopolitics: Notes from fieldwork in southern Greenland*

by Annika Nilsson, Researcher As we returned to Narsarsuaq after a week of fieldwork in communities of southern Greenland, the outer world came charging in: planes arriving with tourists on their way to various local excursions and high-profile news stories about US president Trump wanting to buy Greenland, including the aftermath of political reactions of uncomfortable surprise at … Continue reading “In the shadow of geopolitics: Notes from fieldwork in southern Greenland*”

the REXSAC Blog

  REXSAC is short for Resource Extraction and Sustainable Arctic Communities and it is a Nordic Centre of Excellence in Arctic research. Funded by Nordforsk and led by our Division together with Stockholm University and Stockholm Environment Institute. Together with 12 additional partners in the Nordic countries, REXSAC studies extractive resource industries in the Arctic … Continue reading “the REXSAC Blog”

I polarexpeditionens fotspår | KTH Magazine

I regn, blåst och midnattssol har KTH-forskare testat nya instrument och undersökt hur människor hanterar bortglömda platser på Svalbard. Swedish article with Dag, Camilla and Lize-Marie from the division among others. Please follow this link to read more: I polarexpeditionens fotspår | KTH Magazine

What should we think about the starving polar bear?

Authors: Justiina Dahl and Peder Roberts Images of a starving polar bear foraging through trash in a rather green northern Canadian landscape recently went viral. Paul Nicklen of Sea Legacy, who recorded the footage, placed the suffering of this individual bear in the wider context of climate change, “to convey a larger message about how a warming … Continue reading “What should we think about the starving polar bear?”

Visions & Mediations of Northern Spaces

Global Arctic–Regional Governance – event hosted by Miyase and Annika On December 6 guest professor Miyase Christensen and affiliated researcher Annika E Nilsson arranged a workshop as a part of their project  Arctic Governance and the Question of Fit in a Globalized World  Among the participants where, other than Miya and Annika, from the Division: researcher … Continue reading “Visions & Mediations of Northern Spaces”

New article by Miyase Christensen and Annika E Nilsson in Popular Communication

(2017). Arctic sea ice and the communication of climate change. Popular Communication: Vol. 15, No. 4, pp. 249-268. doi: 10.1080/15405702.2017.1376064 Visit Taylor and Francis Online for the full article: Arctic sea ice and the communication of climate change: Popular Communication: Vol 15, No 4