Arctic Field Projects

Project Title: Arctic Survey on Adaptation to Climate Change (Award# 1636711)

PI: Frazier, Tim (
Phone: (607) 777.3498 
Institute/Department: Binghamton University, Geography 
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Funding Agency: US\Federal\NSF\GEO\OPP\ARC\ASSP
Program Manager: Dr. Anna Kerttula (
Discipline(s): | Social and Human Sciences |

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Science Summary:
This project is a follow up to a previous project "Climate Change Adaption in High Latitude Rural Development Planning." The funding will enable the researcher to use the successful methodology developed during the 2011 research season to. The original project funded the survey of over 80 municipalities in Sweden, Finland, and Norway using a mixed method of face to face interviews and web-based survey. However, the web-based survey response was much lower than anticipated and the face to face survey interviews were more productive than anticipated. This award will allow the PI to increase the response rate and the data gathered by completing an additional 40 interviews face-to-face from the originally planned web-based survey.

Logistics Summary:
This project will continue data collection on climate change experience and adaptation planning in municipalities of the Arctic region by using interview survey techniques begun in the current project (funded as ARC-0909191), which was to administer a systematic www-based survey to all development planners in the Arctic municipalities above 65N in Norway, Sweden, Finland, and northwest Russia. After much effort to solicit responses using the www-based survey, it became clear that a personal interview survey method was needed and researchers proceeded to modify the survey to administer in this way. These interview surveys have been partially completed by the existing grant and will move to the interview in-person process to complete the project. The goal is to obtain an additional 50 to 75 interviews from the remaining municipalities in Sweden, Finland, Russia and northernmost Norway. The remaining funds will be used for publication costs, additional interviews and to present the final project results at a conference in 2016. In 2015 this grant transfered to PI, Tim Frazier at Binghamton, from PI Johansen at U of Idaho, logistic details for 2013-2015 are under the previous NSF grant 1237614.

All logistics will be organized by the researcher and paid through the grant.
SeasonField SiteDate InDate Out#People
2016Norway - Kirkenes0

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