Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Vulnerability of the Arctic Environments

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Yuliia Tcibulnikova
      Pages 99-104 Open Access
  3. Vulnerability of the Arctic Societies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 105-105
    2. Riina Haavisto, Karoliina Pilli-Sihvola, Atte Harjanne
      Pages 115-125 Open Access
    3. Satu Miettinen, Titta Jylkäs
      Pages 149-155 Open Access
    4. Alexander Meitz, Karoline Ringhofer
      Pages 157-164 Open Access
  4. Building the Long-Term Human Capacity

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 165-165

About this book


This book is open access under a CC BY 4.0 license.

This book presents the most current research results and knowledge from five multidisciplinary themes: Vulnerability of Arctic Environments, Vulnerability of Arctic Societies, Local and Traditional Knowledge, Building Long-term Human Capacity, New Markets for the Arctic, including tourism and safety. The themes are those discussed at the first ever UArctic Congress Science Section, St. Petersburg, Russia, September 2016. The book looks at the Arctic from a holistic perspective; how the environment (both marine and terrestrial) and communities can adapt and manage the changes due to climate change. The chapters provide examples of the state-of-the-art research, bringing together both scientific and local knowledge to form a comprehensive and cohesive volume.


Climate change and the Arctic Human capacity and knowledge building Vulnerability of Arctic environments Marine and terrestrial polar landscapes Local, indigenous knowledge and tourism Open Access

Editors and affiliations

  • Kirsi Latola
    • 1
  • Hannele Savela
    • 2
  1. 1.Thule Institute, University of OuluOuluFinland
  2. 2.Thule Institute, University of OuluOuluFinland

About the editors

The first ever UArctic Congress science section in St.Petersburg in September 2016 has taken its themes from ICARP III statement and report. The third International Conference on Arctic Research Planning (ICARP III) provided a framework for identifying Arctic science priorities for the next decade; coordinating various Arctic research agendas; informing policy makers, people who live in or near the Arctic and the global community and building constructive relationships between producers and users of knowledge. It was an effort of over 20 Arctic organisations and after the final conference in Toyama 2015 first the statement was given and then in early 2016 the report. The key points given at the statement were used in planning the UArctic congress themes:

1. Vulnerability of Arctic Environments

2.. Vulnerability of Arctic Societies

3. Local and traditional knowledge

4. Building long-term human capacity

5. New markets for the Arctic, including trade, tourism and transportation.

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