Rachel Tiller to present REGIMES results at the International Studies Association

Senior Research Scientist Rachel Tiller will present a joint paper at the 59th Convention of the International Studies Association in San Francisco April 4th-7th 2018. The paper she will present is on changing ecosystem goods and services in the Arctic, with a focus on Mackerel and Snow Crab, and how this is an exogenous shock Read More …

Parent workshop in Bergen

We have now completed the Three generational workshops With the completion of the parent workshop in Bergen  at the end of September 2017. We will now analyze the results and compare and contrast the answers of the Three generations. We will then compare this to a wide ranging large population survey With similar questions to assess if Read More …

Rachel Tiller awarded the appointment of Fulbright Arctic Chair for 2018-2019

Rachel Tiller, WP2 leader and Senior Researcher at SINTEF Ocean – Section for Governance, Climate and Security – has been awarded the prestigious Fulbright Arctic Chair scholarship for 2018/2019. The title of the project is: “Evaluating the BBNJ treaty as a global political solution to plastic pollution in areas beyond national jurisdiction, with a special Read More …

Arctic Frontiers 2018

Our abstract for Arctic Frontiers, which will be held at Scandic Ishavshotel in Tromsø 23-25 January 2018, has been reviewed by the International Science Committee, has been accepted for oral presentation in the Resilient Arctic Societies and Industrial Development part. The name of the paper is: Climate change, disasters and community resilience in light of Read More …

REGIMES Svalbard blog: “On-going challenges for locals” by Lisbeth Iversen

The REGIMES project, including students from Amalie Skram High School in Bergen, and Lisbeth Iversen, researcher at the Nansen Center for Remote Environmental Sensing in Bergen, representing the INTAROS project, are on a research field trip to Svalbard this week. Tuesday the 8th of August we visited the Longyearbyen school and had the opportunity to ask questions about the Read More …

REGIMES Student Blog: “The landing might be rougher than you’re used to” by Liam McCafferty

Editor’s note: This post is from one of the five students from Amalie Skram high school in Bergen, Norway, who were chosen to join the REGIMES Team in Longyearbyen, Svalbard August 7-10, 2017. Svalbard Day 1, by Liam McCafferty, Amalie Skram VGS «The landing might be rougher than you’re used to», the pilot warns us, explaining that Read More …

REGIMES Student Blog: “Minor existential crisis” by Magnus Akselsen, Amalie Skram VGS

Editor’s note: This post is from one of the 5 students from Amalie Skram high school in Bergen, Norway, who were chosen to join the REGIMES Team in Longyearbyen, Svalbard August 7-11, 2017. My first day’s impressions in Svalbard, by Magnus (17) (1st from left). So, I woke up at about 05:00 and started getting Read More …

Scientific Advisor Elizabeth Nyman arrives in sunny Longyearbyen

Our scientific Advisor Elizabeth Nyman from Texas A&M University at Galvestor arrived for the annual meeting of the REGIMES project today – and brought with her amazing weather with clear skies and magnificent views! Dr. Nyman in an academic and writer who specializes in international maritime issues. Currently she is an Assistant Professor of Political Read More …

Our Scientific Advisor Sandra Cassotta has leading role in UNs Climate Report

We are so proud to announce that  our Scientific Advisor Sandra Cassotta will serve as Lead Author for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) for Polar Regions – IPCC Special Report on the Ocean and Cryoshpere in a Changing Climate! Here is an article in Danish reporting on this: http://www.law.aau.dk/nyheder/nyhed//juraforsker-faar-ledende-rolle-i-specialrapport-for-fn-s-klimapanel-.cid321779  Reserachers from all over the world Read More …

The Snow Crab drama continues….

The Snow Crab drama continues…. Rachel Tiller, REGIMES research and work package leader, has recently been cited in two very interesting articles: http://www.politico.eu/article/of-crustaceans-and-oil-the-case-of-the-snow-crab-on-svalbard/ Rachel comments on the recent legal decision that the benthic (ground-crawling and bottom-dwelling) nature of snow crab gives it a different legal status under the Svalbard Treaty (of 1920) than, say, fish. In Read More …

REGIMES in Mexico!

Here, REGIMES colleague Yajie Liu (NTNU-SØF) writes from Mexico: The NAAFE Forum 2017 (North American Association of Fisheries Economists) took place at the beautiful city, La Paz, on March 22-24, 2017 (https://www.xcdsystem.com/naafe/website/). The theme of the forum is: The Economics of Aquaculture, Fisheries and Seafood Trade: Managing the Socio-Ecology of Sustainable Marine Resource Use, and hosted by Read More …

Interview with Hakai Magazine about snow crab

I was recently interviewed by Glen Jeffries for Hakai Magazine about Svalbard and snow crab and future implications, and the article is now out and it is pretty good so I recommend you take a read! https://www.hakaimagazine.com/article-short/svalbards-snow-crabs-pincered-proxy-arctic-oil  The same article is also appearing in Arctic Deeply as a reprint: https://www.newsdeeply.com/arctic/articles/2017/04/21/svalbards-snow-crabs-a-pincered-proxy-for-arctic-oil  

Our Svalbard trip is drawing near!

The second week of August 2017, the reserach team (Yajie, Rachel and Dorothy – plus Vicky from UBC in Vancouver) as well as two of our Scientific Advisors (Arne and Liz) will meet in Longyearbyen – with four students and two teachers! We are now working on the program for this week in Longyearbyen, both Read More …

Input to new Treaty under UNCLOS

Dr. Rachel Tiller from SINTEF Ocean and Scientific Advisor Elizabeth Nyman from Texas A&M Galveston recently attended a closed session with UNAI (United Nations Academic Impact) at the UN building in New York City. They were two out of three international experts invited to attend a meeting to the General Assembly decision to develop an international legally binding instrument Read More …

Arctic Frontiers 2017: Gorbachev, Per Sandberg and Sten

  In the REGIMES project, we are applying many different methods to illuminate the question “What will future Norwegian regimes of the Arctic look like?” I have many impressions from the Arctic Frontiers 2017 conference in Tromsø related to this question. Since the REGIMES project has an overrepresentation of women (for good reasons…) I will Read More …

Arctic Frontiers 2017

This past week, Dorothy Dankel, Yajie Liu and Rachel Tiller have represented the REGIMES project at the annual Arctic Frontiers conference in Tromsø. The first two days were filled with Arctic policy and politics plenary sessions, where Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg and Norwegian Foreign Minister Børge Brende were top names. Dorothy presented the REGIMES Read More …

Svalbard is warming, and getting wetter

The current climate trend on the archipelago of Svalbard is very clear: each season is warming, not just the winters. Locals in Longyearbyen, the largest town on Spitsbergen, say that Svalbard is becoming more like Bergen, rain gear and umbrellas are replacing snow suits and snowshoes. See the original article here (in Norwegian): http://www.bt.no/nyheter/innenriks/2016-ble-det-varmeste-aret-som-noen-gang-er-registrert-pa-Svalbard-Men-med-varmen-kommer-ekstremvaret-328383b.html   See Read More …

REGIMES Advisory Board member with new paper in Science

Dr. William W.L. Cheung, REGIMES Scientific Advisory Board member and Associate Professor at the University of British Columbia’s Changing Ocean Research Unit and Director of Science of the NF-UBC Nereus Program, published a new article in the journal Science 23 December 2016. Dr. Cheung, with colleagues Gabriel Reygondeau from UBC and Thomas Frölicher from ETH Zürich Read More …

REGIMES article accepted to the ISA conference

The ISA’s 58th Annual Convention titled Understanding Change in World Politics takes place February 22nd – 25th, 2017 in Baltimore, Maryland on the East coast of the US. The ISA stands for the International Studies Association, and is an annual conference of utmost importance to Political Scientists from all over the world. It has been the premier Read More …

Workshop planning

Dorothy has now had two very productive and fun meetings with 2 of our 3 generational groups: Nordahl Grieg VGS (high school) and Besteforeldrenes Klimaaksjon (Grandparents’ Climate Campaign). Soon Dorothy will be able to follow up also with Elisabeth Engum at Amalie Skram VGS and we will solidify the dates for the first Workshop, lead by Rachel, in November. Read More …

REGIMES present at COST Action on Ocean Governance for Sustainability

The European Cooperation in Science and Technology (COST) finances scholarly networking collaboration opportunities, and accepts proposals twice yearly and 37 countries are eligible, among these Norway. The goal is to enable scientific breakthroughs that lead to new concepts and strenghtens European resaerch capacity. The program finances workshops, conferences, and short term research exchanges among others. Read More …

Planning the WP2 workshops!

The main objective of the second workpackage, named CONSULT, is to determine stakeholder driven scenarios of vulnerability and adaptive capacity to the socio-ecological effects of climate change and related stressors, such as ocean acidification on the provisioning and cultural services provided by the Svalbard Fisheries Protection Zone (SFPZ). In other words – how vulnerable are Read More …

Call for Masters Students! Arctic bioeconomy

Economic impacts of climate change on fisheries in Norwegian Arctic Waters The world ocean has warming up, snow and sea ice are melting, glaciers are retreating, sea levels are rising, and seawater is becoming more acidic. All these changes in climate have produced noticeable effects on ecosystems and ecosystem services. It has become more evident Read More …

The Climate Dialogue game: brainstorming

We have started the brainstorming session on how to designa serious game “Artic Climate in Society” (ARCtIS) to elucidate intra- and intergenerational decision-making under scenarios of climate change for communities of Norway. Once the game is underway, we take a bold intra- and inter-generational approach to radical climate change communications by involving high school students, adult active stakeholders (from Read More …

WP1 Scenario Modelling is underway!

Dr. Yajie Liu from SØF-NTNU is the leader for WP1 PREDICT. The main objective of WP1 is to assess the ecosystem services and changes in these services by integrating social, economic and cultural values in relation to climate change, and to explore potential possibilities how to incorporate these services into potential conflict resolution and negotiation processes Read More …