Thematic Network on Collaborative Resource Management

The network seeks to develop capacity in collaborative natural resource management and community monitoring in the Arctic.


In collaborative management, fishermen, hunters and local community members play a central role in the decision-process about the use of natural resources. The goal is a resilient society that is capable of adapting to the rapidly changing environment. The network will contribute to this goal by increasing the number of resource managers and scientists who can use bottom-up, participatory tools and connect local, Indigenous and science knowledge for management decisions.


  • Interdisciplinary capacity development in collaborative natural resource management and monitoring
  • Practice-based courses for people in public natural resource management positions with a focus on community-based approaches, and for Arctic-based Master’s students
  • Development of new tools and educational materials
  • Workshops and networking for encouraging dialogue on natural resource management between representatives of different world views
  • Workshop on ‘good practice’ in the use of local and scientific knowledge for informing natural resource management in Aasiaat, Greenland, 29 Nov. – 1 Dec. 2022. Presentations by:
    • Ane Hansen, Mayor, Qeqertalik Municipality (pdf)
    • Karl Tobiassen, Minister of Fisheries and Hunting (pdf);
    • Amalie Jessen (pdf) and
    • Robin Holmvang (pdf), Ministry of Fisheries;
    • Rannvá Clementsen & Rasmus Lindholm, Mineral License and Safety Authority (pdf);
    • Steen Christensen, Environmental Agency for Mineral Resource Activities (pdf);
    • Hans Inûsugtoq, Qeqertalik Municipality (pdf);
    • Nikkulaat Jeremiassen, Greenland Association of Fishers and Hunters (pdf);
    • Per Ole Frederiksen, Piniakkanik Sumiiffinni Nalunaarsuineq (PISUNA) in Attu (pdf);
    • Rasmus Nygaard (pdf) and
    • Rikke G. Hansen (pdf), Greenland Institute of Natural Resources;
    • Parnuna Egede Dahl, Oceans North Kalaallit Nunaat (pdf);
    • Rasmus Hedeholm, Sustainable Fisheries Greenland (pdf);
    • Caroline Bouchard, Greenland Climate Research Centre (pdf);
    • Hannah-Marie Garcia, Indigenous Sentinels Network (pdf);
    • Donna Hauser (MEPG4) and
    • Roberta Glenn (MPEG4), Alaska Arctic Observatory & Knowledge Hub;
    • Jessica Lefevre (pdf);
    • Kirsten Silvius and Pedro Constantino, US Forest Service International Programs (MPEG4);
    • Braulio de Souza Diaz, Universidade de Brasília (pdf);
    • Herizo Andrianandrasana, University of Warwick (pdf);
    • Yuka Oishi, Kobe University, Japan (pdf);
    • Roel May, Norwegian Institute for Nature Research (pdf);
    • Siri Jodha Khalsa, University of Colorado, and Stein Sandven, Nansen Environmental and Remote Sensing Centre (pdf).

UArctic Course on Collaborative Resource Management

Course plan, reading materials and course programme
Curriculum Overview, pdf
i. Course Plan, English, pdf
ii. Course Plan, Greenlandic, pdf
iii. Reading Materials, pdf
iv. Programme, English, pdf
v. Programme, Greenlandic, pdf
vi. Course Certificate, pdf
Lectures and exercises
Day 1
1.1 Lecture: General course introduction, pdf
1.2 Lecture: Collaborative management and monitoring: Theory and international experiences, pdf
1.3 Lecture: Arctic context of self-determination and Indigenous governance, pdf
1.4 Lecture: Overview of programs for collaborative management and monitoring, pdf
1.5 Lecture: The PISUNA approach, pdf
1.6 Exercise: Digital platform for communicating local knowledge, pdf
1.7 Evaluation, Day 1, pdf
Day 2
2.1 Lecture: Collaborative management and monitoring: Good practices, pdf
2.2 Lecture: Inuit Circumpolar Council perspectives, pdf
2.3 Lecture: Perspectives of the Greenland Association of Fishermen and Hunters (KNAPK), pdf
2.4 Lecture: Nuuk Fjord experiences, pdf
2.5 Lecture: Greenland Institute of Natural Resources (GN) natural scientist case, pdf
2.6 Exercise: Group discussion on Nuuk Fjord and GN case, pdf
Day 3
3.1 Lecture: Collaborative management and monitoring: Governance, pdf
3.2 Exercise: Planning for long-term monitoring where communities feel ownership, pdf
3.3 Evaluation, Day 3, pdf


Other Information

Finn Danielsen, Lead of the UArctic Thematic Network on Collaborative Resource Management