The Global Change Research Group explores futures that are engineered both by greenhouse gases and by deliberate human interventions. Our focus is the role of the Arctic economy, landscape, ecology and cryosphere in global environmental security. We consider both on-going processes, and mathematical simulations in search of optimal strategic policy pathways. Projects >>
The Northern Political Economy Research Group is engaged in research that critically investigates social and political dimensions of development in the Arctic. Projects >>
The Northern Institute for Environmental and Minority Law carries out research in the international treaties and statutes concerning the Arctic as well as land law and environmental law relating to the Arctic indigenous peoples.
The Anthropology research group studies how human groups across the Arctic are culturally similar or diverse, and the ways in which shared human practices, values, worldviews, institutions and economic forms lead to identification of people with groups. Themes include human-animal-environment relations, Arctic peoples and industrial development, space, landscape and mobility in the North, and oral history. Projects >>
The Arctic Governance group aims at rendering the complexity of Arctic governance more transparent and at providing policy-makers, scholars and other actors with a more holistic knowledge-base to make better informed and more responsible decisions. Projects >>