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

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 …