The Joint Committee for Nordic research councils in the Humanities and Social Sciences (NOS-HS) awarded a grant to a new network on the sociocultural aspects of climate change in the North Atlantic Gateway to the Arctic or Northgate. The network will enhance understanding of the new challenges of climate, ecosystems and human mobility in the Arctic and strengthen local communities’ resilience in the face of these challenges.
Through a theoretically multi- disciplinary framework the Nordic group asks how we might adreess the sociocultural aspects of climate change and mobility in the Nordic communities that are most affected. Through a series of three workshops in three Nordic countries the project aims to bridge the humanities and social sciences to the natural sciences, and create platforms for international cooperation for coming challenges. By pooling strengths and expertise important value is added to national initiatives on environmental, commercial, economic and social issues. In the West-Nordic/North Atlantic context, Northgate network’s goal is to provide policy-relevant knowledge and create a communication platform between academics, policy makers and local communities.