TripleP@Sea - Sustainable Arctic developments (KB-14-007-002)

Project: LNV project

Project Details


Due to the increasing world population demands for resources are rapidly increasing. As a consequence prices of raw materials also increase. Due to retreating sea ice, new economic activities are developed in the Arctic region, such as offshore oil & gas, shipping, and harbour development.

Managing environmental quality while exploiting Arctic resources is a multi-level challenge in a complex and interactive natural-human system. The spatial heterogeneity of ecological processes, and the distribution of economic and social benefits that are gained, are the subject of consideration, negotiation and interventions for both government, private parties and NGOs. Knowledge and methodologies are needed to get insight into the environmental and socio-economic impacts of Arctic developments and to be able to mitigate the effects of these impacts. This project focuses on:

To create a source of knowledge, expertise and tools for the Arctic system; To show proven knowledge of the Arctic system through peer reviewed papers; To establish a national and international network; To provide buildings blocks for a Code of Conduct containing environmental and socio-economic standards and guidelines for operations in Arctic Regions; To provide a frame work for sustainable Arctic developments; To interact with the private sector, by participation of the private sector in the end-user group of the project and by financial contributions.

Ultimately, the project will result in a framework for impact assessment, scientific publications and contracts with stakeholders showing the establishment of Wageningen UR as important international partner for research and advice on sustainable economic developments in the Arctic.

Effective start/end date1/01/1231/12/15


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