Nunataryuk

Arctic Project

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.

Nunnataryuk 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.

Website:

https://nunataryuk.org/

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Contacts:

Co-ordinator    Hugues Lantuit 

   Alfred Wegener Institute

   Helmholtz Centre for Polar

   and Marine Research

 

  

 

 Head and Shoulder 5

Project Contact,

Communcations and 

Policy Advice

Task Groups

  Leena-Kaisa Viitanen     Alfred Wegener Institute

 

 

 

Leena Viitanen 2 

Communications

Task Group

  Lisa Hymas    GRID-Arendal     Lisa Hymas 2
Data Task Group   Anna Irrgang

   Alfred Wegener Institute Helmholtz

   Centre for Polar

   and Marine Research

    Anna Irrgang 2

Policy Advice

Task Group

  Tina Schoolmeester    GRID-Arendal     Head and Shoulder 5

Stakeholder

Task Group

  Leneisja Jungsberg    Nordregio        Leneisja Jungsberg 2

Stakeholder

Task Group

  Justine Ramage    Nordregio    Head and Shoulder 5

Training and

Education

Task Group

  Josefine Lenz

  Alfred Wegener Institute

  and APECS

   Josephine Lenz 2

 

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