Marine Resource Governance in the Arctic

This project aims to promote sustainability of the marine resources and the environments that support them by understanding the interacting effects of human behaviour, including local, regional and international governance incentives and decisions, and ecological change on Arctic marine resources.

The project is directly related to what is stated in the programme document: “knowledge and information about what can be done at a local and regional level to preserve and protect the environment, nature and the seas in the Arctic region”

The project brought together academic experts on the economics of living marine resources in the Arctic and on-the-ground resource managers and policymakers. Together, these stakeholders addressed key ecosystem governance challenges associated with the reduced ice presence in the region. Read more here.

Applicant: Department of Environmental and Business Economics University of Southern Denmark

Countries: Denmark, Iceland, Norway, Greenland, Faroe Islands

Project start 2013, expected to be finalized in 2015.

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