Project Profile: HYPE-ERAS

HYdrology, PErmafrost and resilience in Eastern Russian Arctic and Subarctic


Principal Investigators: David Gustafsson, Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute, Sweden
Partners: Sardana Boyakova, The Institute for Humanities Research and Indigenous Studies of the North, Russia
Tetsuya Hiyama, Nagoya University, Japan
Liudmila Lebedeva, Melnikov Permafrost Institute, Russia
Sponsors: Japan Science and Technology Agency, Japan
Russian Foundation for Basic Research, Russia
Swedish Research Council for Env, Agric Sci & Spatial Plannin, Sweden


Full Project Title: HYdrology, PErmafrost and resilience in Eastern Russian Arctic and Subarctic
Full Call Title: Arctic2019


Project Objective: The objective is to improve understanding of the interrelationships among the impacts of climate warming on hydro-logical regimes, river ice conditions, permafrost thawing and related landscape changes and the corresponding societal challenges of flood hazard, river ice road infrastructure, and loss of agricultural land by ground subsidence, respectively.
Call Objective: This joint Belmont Forum CRA calls for co-developed and co-implemented proposals from integrated teams of natural and social scientists, and stakeholders to address key areas of arctic resilience understanding and action. This collaboration of academic and non-academic knowledge systems constitutes a trans-disciplinary approach that will advance not only understanding of the fundamentals of arctic resilience but also spur action, inform decision-making, and translate into solutions for resilience.


Regions: Arctic, Asia, Europe
Countries: Japan, Russian Federation, Sweden


Duration: 48 Months
Call Date: 20 February 2019
Project Award Date: 5 February 2020