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 …

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 …

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  

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 …