Overall Goal

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.

Main Activities

  • 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

Current and Planned Activities

  • Presentation at the Sixth International Symposium on Arctic Science ISAR-6, in Tokyo, 2020
  • Publication of book on community-based monitoring in the Arctic, capabilities, good practices, and challenges, with many partners, University of Alaska Press, 2020
  • Public statement and participation in discussions at the Arctic Observing Summit, in Akureyri, April 2020
  • Presentation at the Coastal Zone Canada 2020 Conference, in Iqaluit, Nunavut, June 2020
  • Exploring opportunities for collaboration with the Thematic Network on Local-Scale Planning, Climate Change and Resilience

Past Activities