Nordland Research Institute (NRI) Norway, Brown University (Brown), USA and The Ilisimatusarfik/ University of Greenland (UoG)
This project will investigate the increased need for energy as a major challenge to society, and therefore to politics, in our time, and the effects on local lives in communities in the Arctic.
This project will significantly increase our understanding of the complexities embedded in securing a viable future at the local level in the Arctic, by focussing on local, culturally based perceptions of petroleum development and climate change in shaping such security. This will be addressed through one overall research question:
In which ways can petroleum resources be understood as assets and limitations to reaching the goals of communities, industries and decision-makers in the High North for a viable future?
This main research question will be supported by the following sub-questions:
A mixed-method and multi-level approach in four work packages is designed to answer these research questions.