Project Profile: CONNECT

Global Connections and Changing Resource Use System in the Arctic


Principal Investigators: Vera Hausner, University of Tromsø, Norway
Partners: Else Grete Broderstad, University of Tromsø, Norway
Douglas Clark, University of Saskatchewan, Canada
Dorothée Ehrich, University of Tromsø, Norway
Per Fauchald, Norwegian Institute for Nature Research, Norway
Konstantin Klokov, EthnoExpert, LLC, Russia
Christopher Monz, Utah State University, United States
Jennifer Schmidt, ISER, University of Alaska-Anchorage, United States
Nigel Yoccoz, University of Tromsø, Norway
Sponsors: Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, Canada
Research Council of Norway, Norway
National Science Foundation, United States


Full Project Title: Global Connections and Changing Resource Use System in the Arctic
Full Call Title: Arctic2014


Project Objective: The CONNECT team will investigate how adaption and adoption mechanisms to global connections change land use and ecosystem services, thereby identifying sustainable pathways of relevance to the local and regional contexts.
Call Objective: Through this Call for Proposals on Arctic Observing and Research for Sustainability, the Belmont Forum seeks to bring together integrated teams of natural scientists, social scientists, and stakeholders to develop projects that utilize existing Arctic observing systems, data sets and models to evaluate key sustainability challenges and opportunities in the Arctic region across one or more of four possible themes.


Regions: Asia, Europe, North America
Countries: Canada, Norway


Duration: 36 months
Call Date: May 1, 2014
Project Award Date: 2014