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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …