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Sign up for COPE online seminar: Main findings from CliCNord!

COPE Seminar (06.06.2024): Climate Change Resilience in Small Communities in the Nordic Countries (CliCNord) - the main findings, with participation from our researcher Laurien de Korte.



UiT presentations at the UiB conference "Human geographies of climate change adaptation"

Climate change adaptation in the Arctic meets Human geographies conference in Bergen.

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Policy brief: Adapting to heavy rainfall and flood risk, lessons learned from Møre and Romsdal

The brief summarizes key lessons learned from our three-year research project in Møre and Romsdal County. 



CCA RG members participate in the CIIMAR course: Introduction to Ecological Modelling

Between 19-23 February 2024, Stian K. Kleiven participated in the course Introduction to Ecological Modelling held by CIIMAR – the Interdisciplinary Centre of Marine and Environmental Research in Porto, Portugal. Dina Abdel-Fattah also participated in the course as a course observer, providing feedback to the course participants' models and work.

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CCA RG members’ present at CIIMAR’s Oceanus seminar series: An Arctic perspective on the changing Atlantic Ocean

On 14 February 2024, Dina Abdel-Fattah and Stian K. Kleiven from the CCA RG held a seminar at CIIMAR – the Interdisciplinary Centre of Marine and Environmental Research in Porto, Portugal, as part of CIIMAR’s weekly Oceanus seminar series.



CCA RG members’ Erasmus+ research mobility exchange to Porto

This spring, two researchers from the CCA RG, Dina Abdel-Fattah and Stian K. Kleiven, are on a Erasmus+ mobility research exchange to CIIMAR – the Interdisciplinary Centre of Marine and Environmental Research in Porto, Portugal.

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Frozen Oceans documentary series - linking science with cinematography

Last week our research team, including PhD candidate Leikny Bakke Lie and Laurien de Korte, met with Viktória Dénes and Richárd Viesz to talk about possible collaborations between science and cinematography. The two Hungarian film makers were interested in the research we have been doing for the past three years within the Nordforsk funded CliCNord project.





COP 28: International Cryosphere Climate Initiative Side Event on Societal Impacts of a Changing Cryosphere

Dina Abdel-Fattah, CCA RG leader, hosted a side event at COP 28 in Dubai, at the International Cryosphere Climate Initiative (ICCI)'s pavilion, on the various ways our cryopshere is changing and how it is impacting communities.

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SSH Centre Climate Policy Book Chapter Writing Retreat in Harstad

CCA RG members - Dina Abdel-Fattah and Stian Kleiven - are a part of an author team developing a book chapter in the upcoming SSH Centre-funded European Union Climate Policy book, which is set to be published in 2024. As part of book chapter development, the author team visited Harstad for an intensive and fruitful writing retreat.

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Highlights from the 6th Societal Security Workshop: Exploring Resilience

We are thrilled to share the exciting outcomes of the 6th Societal Security Workshop, a dynamic event dedicated to the critical theme of resilience. Organized by the Risk, Crisis, and Societal Security research group at UiT, the workshop brought together a diverse range of participants for a day of insightful discussions



Latest CliCNord-update from Ålesund

Last week, members from the CliCNord-project gathered in Ålesund, Norway, for a week of meetings, workshops and fieldtrips. Updates on the status of the project as well as planning the next steps were the main points on the agenda.

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Presenting at NTNU conference Beyond crisis / Beyond normal

Laurien de Korte and Leikny Bakke Lie from our research group had the opportunity to present our latest paper on this years NTNU Energy Team Society Conference 2023, Beyond crisis/ Beyond Normal.



New PhD fellow on aquaculture and climate change joins the CCA RG

The CCA RG is pleased to announce its newest member, Stian K. Kleiven. Stian is a PhD fellow in the Faculty of Science and Technology and is also a member of the Changing Arctic Research School at UiT. Stian will be studying the impacts of climate change on aquaculture in Northern Norway, an under-researched but highly important topic, for academia and industry alike.

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“Here, I will stay until I die” – CliCNord case study paper

Our most recent paper explores the concepts of place attachment, risk perception, and coping behavior in relation to the risk of climate change-induced natural hazards such as flash flood.

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The impact of climate change on our mountains

Combining climate research with personal testimonies to increase awareness about the impacts of climate change on our mountains: recently, our research group had the opportunity to discuss climate change and local impacts on our mountain ranges in Northern Norway with three French students from Grenoble INP-UGA. 

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CliCNord project update from Iceland

The CliCNord research group recently travelled to Iceland for a research visit hosted by our colleagues from the University Centre of the Westfjords, Ísafjörður.  On the agenda was discussions on progress and preliminary results, planning for the way ahead, as well as field visits and meeting with relevant stakeholders. 

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Spring 2023 conference presentations by UiT's Climate Change Adaptation RG

The work of our Climate Change Adaptation Research Group has been presented at several conferences these past few months.


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Digital master program w/ a strong component on climate change and adaptation now offered at UiT

Are you interested in crisis management and contemporary issues affecting people or places, and want to learn more about how our society can be better prepared to tackle diverse and complex issues in the future?



Aquaculture PhD-position available, read more and apply here!

The UiT Climate Change Adaptation Research Group is happy to announce that we have a new PhD position available, within the topics of climate change, marine ecosystems and aquaculture industry.

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Presenting our latest research developments at an UTFORSK seminar

Yesterday a research seminar was held in conjunction with a research visit from Kyung Hee University, as part of an ongoing UTFORSK project between Kyung Hee University, Seoul and UiT- The Arctic University of Norway, Tromsø.


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Published FylkesROS report of Møre and Romsdal county

CliCNord contribute to the county - Møre and Romsdal FylkesROS (Risk and Vulnerability Assessment) report. 

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UiT Climate Change Adaptation RG @ Forskningsdagene 2022!

Forskningsdagene 2022 (national research week) in Norway – the UiT Climate Change Adaptation research group presented their ongoing work in the CliCNord project. 

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Update from field work week in Ørsta municipality

This week, researchers from the UiT Climate Change Adaptation research group are in Ørsta (County of Møre and Romsdal) for field work for our CliCNord project. 


The next phase of the Norwegian case study on flash flood starts next week!

Researchers from the Climate Change Adaptation research group will travel to Ørsta for fieldwork on place attachment and capacity building in week 38.