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December 15, 2017

A new calculator, available in Greenlandic, Danish and English, enables local stakeholders and managers at any level to examine ‘what-if’ scenarios regarding future harvest regimes for reindeer and muskoxen populations. The calculator models future population levels of...

June 22, 2017

The Government of Greenland held a remarkable speech at the tenth anniversary of the adoption of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. The speech was about the country's efforts to incorporate indigenous and local knowledge into decision-making on the...

March 13, 2017

From the 6th to the 7th December 2016 the PISUNA project - funded by the European Commission’s BEST Initiative – gathered together Greenlandic stakeholders and international experts in Nuuk to discuss and share experiences and lessons-learnt during the project, as well...

November 25, 2016

Environmental, ecological, and social changes are happening fast in the Arctic, and they are accelerating. They are also more extreme, well beyond what has been seen before. This means the integrity of Arctic ecosystems is increasingly challenged, threatening the susta...

June 16, 2016

How can we find solutions to the climate and environmental challenges? New research funded by the Nordic Council of Ministers suggests that the answer is with citizens and community members.

In a dr. scient. (DSc) dissertation defended at University of Copenhagen recent...

December 2, 2015

"The indigenous Scandinavian people are taking matters into their own hands to save the salmon and reindeer integral to their livelihoods..." Story in the US media about Näätämö river activities including the tools of the Nordic Resource Management project for document...

November 13, 2015

A recent study in BioScience details successful efforts by local citizens to monitor natural resources, and finds that citizens do the job just as effectively as trained scientists.

 

The study authors say that although “many scientists believe non-literate communit...

October 15, 2015

 

Citizen Science in the Faroe Islands: Helps both hunters and animals.

 

How do you obtain hunting figures in a country where there are no official hunting statistics? Citizen science and Facebook may be the solution. Eydfinn Magnussen of the University of the Faroe Isla...

September 15, 2015

Interview with Øystein Slettemark from Greenland's Department of Fisheries, Hunting and Agriculture on the new Nordic Resource Management project (in Scandinavian), listen here

August 25, 2014

 

 

The office of US Science and Technology Policy is requiring 42 federal agencies to designate a citizen science coordinator and put agency support for citizen science into place. A federal toolkit for citizen science also was also released.  Read memo  and see to...

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