Arctic Field Projects



Project Title: RCN-SEES Arctic-FROST: Arctic FRontiers Of SusTainability: Resources, Societies, Environments and Development in the Changing North (Award# 1338850)

PI: Petrov, Andrey N (andrey.petrov@uni.edu)
Phone: (319) 273-6245 
Institute/Department: U of Northern Iowa, Department of Geography 
IPY Project?
Funding Agency: US\Federal\NSF\GEO\OPP\ARC\ASSP
Program Manager: Dr. Anna Kerttula (akerttul@nsf.gov)
Discipline(s): | Data Management\Cyberinfrastructure | Social and Human Sciences |

Project Web Site(s):
Data: http://uni.edu/arctic/
NSF_Award_Info: http://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward?AWD_ID=13...

Science Summary:
RCN-SEES Arctic-FROST: Arctic Frontiers Of SusTainability: Resources, Societies, Environments and Development in the Changing North is an international interdisciplinary collaborative network and platform for research exchange, developing an interdisciplinary synthesis and establishing a future international research program about Arctic and sub-Arctic sustainability and sustainable development. The first US-based circumpolar initiative of this kind and magnitude after the International Polar Year (IPY, 2007-08), Arctic-FROST builds on IPY's success new collaborative research opportunities. The purpose of the network is to contribute to conceptual, applied and educational aspects of sustainability science about the Arctic and beyond. Arctic-FROST teams environmental and social scientists, local educators and community members from all circumpolar countries to enable and mobilize research on sustainable Arctic development, specifically aimed at improving health, human development and well-being while conserving ecosystem structures, functions and resources. Arctic-FROST addresses three overarching questions: What does sustainable development in the Arctic mean, locally, regionally, and globally? How is sustainable development attainable in a changing Arctic? What are the best ways of measuring achievements towards adaptation, thrivability and sustainable development in the Arctic? Arctic-FROST organizes meetings and workshops that involve young, Indigenous scholars and members of underrepresented groups, coordinates educational activities, presentation and validation of research results through researcher/community workshops and educational initiatives. Arctic-FROST supports knowledge dissemination and methodological cross-pollination across the four themes of sustainable regions, economies, cultures, and environments. Arctic-FROST facilitates data sharing and exchange, contributing significantly to Arctic research and cyberinfrastructure.

Logistics Summary:
The project is named RCN-SEES: Arctic-FROST: Arctic Frontiers of Sustainability: Resources, Societies, Environments and Development in the Changing North. The project is based at the Arctic Social and Environmental Systems Research (ARCSES) Laboratory in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences. As the leader of the project, UNI will serve as the national focal center of sustainability science research in the Arctic for the next five years. Arctic-FROST builds an international collaborative network that teams together environmental and social scientists, local educators and community members to enable and mobilize research on sustainable Arctic development. The research is specifically aimed at improving health, human development and the well-being of Arctic communities. Development of a publicly accessible data and project materials infrastructure is one of the primary goals of this project. Arctic-FROST electronic publications, regional case studies, data and metadata developed in this project will sufficiently enrich the pool of information available for analysis and dissemination within the Arctic spatial data infrastructure – a part of emerging Arctic research cyberinfrastructure. No fieldwork would be conducted.




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