Webinar on the MARINE SABRES project

Catherine Chambers presented the Marine SABRES project on the webinar series Atlantic And Arctic Lighthouse Weekly Hour hosted by the BlueMission AA coordination hub. In the Webinar, Catherine and colleagues focused on the Arctic Northeast Atlantic case study.

New research on climate change and pollution impacts, and adaptation in Arctic coastal communities

New funding for fieldbased research on climate change and pollution will expand research on the human dimension of climate change at the Stefansson Arctic Institute (SAI).

Recent Ventures in Interdisciplinary Arctic Research: The ARCPATH Project

This paper celebrates Professor Yongqi GAO’s significant achievements in the field of inter-disciplinary studies within the content of his final research project Arctic Climate Predictions: Pathways to Resilient Sustainable Societies - ARCPATH. The disciplines represented in the project are related to climatology, anthropology, marine biology, eco-nomics, and the broad spectrum of social-ecological studies.

A framework introduced for the merger of the Vilhjálmur Stefánsson Arctic Institute and the University of Akureyri

The Ministry of Environment, Energy, and Climate has published on the Government Consultation Portal a proposal for the Vilhjálmur Stefánsson Arctic Institute to become part of the University of Akureyri.

New Article: Exploring social media as a tool for disentangling cultural ecosystem service values of whale-watching to inform environmental judgements and ethics: the case of Húsavík, Iceland

By Sílvia Gómez, Beatriz Patraca, Jade Zoghbi, Eduard Ariza, Maria Wilke, Níels Einarsson (SAI), Sveinbjörg Smáradóttir (SAI), Edward Huijbens & Catherine Chambers (SAI). This explorative study contributes to developing methods using social media data and social network theory in tourism studies to unravel cultural ecosystem values. Focused on the case of an emblematic village for whale-watching activity, Húsavík, in Skjálfandi Bay, Iceland, this study explores the cultural ecosystem service values of individuals as expressed through social media (TripAdvisor and Instagram) related to the practice of whale-watching. The aim is to document the cultural ecosystem service values and environmental judgements which provide information that could be used in future marine planning efforts.