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NICH-Arctic ‒ From Nunavik to Iceland: Climate, Human and Culture through time across the coastal (sub)Arctic North Atlantic

En cours : 20/02/2020 → 20/02/2023

Paléoclimats

Projet Belmont Forum

NICH-Arctic proposes transdisciplinary investigations of Human, Cultural and Environment interactions in the Arctic-subarctic North Atlantic in a context of climate change and industrialization. The Arctic-Subarctic coastal regions are subject to large amplitude changes of climate and sea ice conditions, which play a vital role in accessibility through navigation and livelihood of the cultural communities since prehistoric times. The history of this regions is however poorly documented frominstrumental data. Disciplinary knowledge has been developed, but with limited communication across disciplines, and between scientists and stakeholders. Hence, it appears urgent to improve sectorial exchanges to develop an integrated perspective on climate, habitat, archeology and culture in the context of accelerated changes in the Arctic and subarctic areas. With the aimto assess on resilience and vulnerability of the Arctic-subarctic North Atlantic the project will integrate multidisciplinary information according to three foci: (i) natural variability of sea ice, climate and vegetation, (ii) adaptation of local human populations to their habitat and (iii) cultural representation and perceptions of the natural environments by local and outside-of-the-region populations. The target areas include the regions of northern Nunavik, Nain in Labrador, Nuuk in Greenland and Svalbarðshreppur, Iceland, where NICHArctic teammembers have gained experience and are willing to further conduc…

Porteur : Anne de Vernal - Université du Québec à Montréal

Collaborateurs :

Aarhus University

Anne de Vernal - Université du Québec à Montréal

The Arctic University of Norway

University at Buffalo

University of Iceland

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