CONNECT- participatory mapping of land use and ecosystem services prioritisations in the Arctic

Project description

In the CONNECT project we aimed to understand how increased accessibility, resource extraction, tourism are changing socio-ecological systems in the Arctic. In WP2, participatory mapping in Arctic Canada, Alaska, Norway and Russia followed the same protocol to enable cross-cultural comparison of land use and ecosystem services prioritisations. Partners in this project were Norwegian Institute for Nature Research, Utah State University, University of Saskatchewan, and Saint Petersburg State University.


Research themes

Marine and coastal planning

Ecosystem management

Project details

  • Start date:
    January 30, 2015
  • End date:
    June 15, 2020
  • Location:
  • Funded by:
    Belmont Forum, Arctic Observing and Research for Sustainability Norwegian Research Council, the Polar Program
  • Objectives:
    1. Identify how global connections introduced by resource extractive industries, tourism and new communication technology influence adaptation and adoption mechanisms in Arctic communities; 2. Identify how the changes in resource use systems influence wildlife, ecosystem services and landscapes; 3. Investigate the implications of changes in global connections for the sustainable governance of resource use systems in the Arctic

Project contact

Vera Helene Hausner

University of Tromso

Participating partners

Douglas Clark

University of Saskachewan

Christopher Monz

Utah State University

Per Fauchald

Norwegian Institute for Nature Research

Related publications

Participatory Mapping Institute
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