Written by: Lisbeth Iversen and Alexandra Meyer
Edited by: Danita Catherine Burke
Lisbeth Iversen (NERSC) and Alexandra Meyer have written a workshop report from a dialogue-workshop they had with local actors in Longyearbyen on December 6, 2018.
The aim of the workshop was to initiate a dialogue on knowledge, challenges and possibilities related to climate, nature, and the environment on Svalbard. A central question asked was how research on climate and the environment can be of use for the local community in Longyearbyen. Different local actors were invited to give short statements about what they see as the most important challenges and possibilities related to climate, nature, and the environment within their sector, as well as what knowledge is needed.
The workshop was prepared and facilitated by Lisbeth Iversen, NERSC on behalf of the UAK and INTAROS project, and Alexandra Meyer, University of Vienna on behalf of the NUNATARYUK project. The workshop was organized by Nansen Environmental and Remote Sensing Center and collaborating partners under the project “Useful Arctic Knowledge: partnership for research and education” (UAK) in collaboration with the H2020 project Integrated Arctic Observation System (INTAROS), the H2020 project NUNATARYUK and the University Centre in Svalbard (UNIS).
Learn more about the event and its findings here: