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

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