The international and multidisciplinary project Arctic Climate Predictions: Pathways to Resilient, Sustainable Societies (ARCPATH) was one of four, out of 34 applications, to be awarded a grant of 28 million NOK for 5 years as a NordForsk Nordic Centre of Excellence in Arctic Research (Award 76654). The duration of the project is 01.01.2017 – 31.12.2020.

Project Focus and Goals: The ARCPATH project seeks to combine improved regional
climate predictions with enhanced understanding of environmental, societal, and
economic interactions in order to supply new knowledge on Arctic “pathways to action”.
This will be achieved through extensive cross-disciplinary collaboration including:
climatology (regional and global modelling; dynamic downscaling; historical
climatology); environmental science; environmental economics; oceanography and
cryosphere research; marine and fisheries biology; fisheries management; anthropology;
governance systems; human eco-dynamics; and traditional ecological knowledge (TEK).
Drawing on these separate but interlinking disciplines will enable ARCPATH to form a
truly synergistic Nordic Centre of Excellence where the overarching goal is to foster
responsible and sustainable development in northern communities.

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