Nunataryuk

Most human activity in the Arctic takes place along permafrost coasts. These coasts have become one of the most dynamic ecosystems on Earth because permafrost thaw is now exposing them to rapid change: change that threatens the rich biodiversity, puts pressure on communities that live there and contributes to the vulnerability of the global climate system.

NUNATARYUK is a H2020 project that investigates the impacts of thawing coastal and subsea permafrost on the global climate, and develops targeted and co-designed adaptation and mitigation strategies for the Arctic coastal population. NUNATARYUK brings together world-leading specialists in natural science and socio-economics to:

(1) develop quantitative understanding of the fluxes and fates of organic matter released from thawing coastal and subsea permafrost;

(2) assess what risks are posed by thawing coastal permafrost, to infrastructure, indigenous and local communities and people’s health, and from pollution;

(3) use this understanding to estimate the long-term impacts of permafrost thaw on global climate and the economy.

NUNATARYUK is guided by a Stakeholders’ Forum of representatives from Arctic coastal communities and indigenous societies, which will create a legacy of collaborative community involvement and a mechanism for developing and applying innovative evidence-based interventions to enable the sustainable development of the Arctic.

 

 

Partners:

1 ALFRED-WEGENER-INSTITUT HELMHOLTZ-ZENTRUM FUER POLAR- UND MEERESFORSCHUNG Germany

2 STOCKHOLMS UNIVERSITET Sweden

3 STICHTING VU Netherlands

4 CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS France

5 UNIVERSITE LAVAL Canada

6 MAX-PLANCK-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FÖRDERUNG DER WISSENSCHAFTEN EV Germany

7 OULUN YLIOPISTO Finland

8 DANMARKS TEKNISKE UNIVERSITET Denmark

9 NORDREGIO Sweden

10 Stefansson Arctic Institute Iceland

11 UNIVERSITÄT WIEN Austria

12 BGEOS Austria

13 CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE Italy

14 UNIVERSITETET I OSLO Norway

15 INSTITUTO DE GEOGRAFIA E ORDENAMENTO DO TERRITORIO DA UNIVERSIDADE DE LISBOA Portugal

16 INTERNATIONALES INSTITUT FÜR ANGEWANDTE SYSTEMANALYSE Austria

17 UNIVERSITÄT HAMBURG Germany

18 UNIVERSITE LIBRE DE BRUXELLES Belgium

19 NORGES TEKNISK-NATURVITENSKAPELIGE UNIVERSITET NTNU Norway

20 UNIVERSITE DE VERSAILLES SAINT-QUENTIN-EN-YVELINES. France

21 STIFTELSEN GRID ARENDAL Norway

22 NORDURSLODAGATTIN EHF Iceland

23 Natural Resources Canada - Geological Survey of Canada Canada

24 INFORMUS GMBH Germany

25 ACRI-HE France

26 UNIVERSITE PIERRE ET MARIE CURIE - PARIS 6 France

27 HELMHOLTZ ZENTRUM POTSDAM DEUTSCHES GEOFORSCHUNGSZENTRUM GFZ Germany

28 Kommune Kujalleq Greenland

Project Information

ContactLeena-Kaisa Viitanen 
Telegrafenberg A43
14473 Potsdam

Websitecoming soon
Project Duration
01.11.2017 - 30.10.2022
FundingEU Horizon 2020
Funding RecipientsTBA
LeaderProf. Dr. Hugues Lantuit
RepresentationLeena-Kaisa Viitanen
Role of AWI
in Project
Project Lead
Participants (AWI)

Dr. Paul Overduin
Dr. Michael Fritz

Participants (extern)TBC
Section (AWI)Periglacial Research