Polar and Climate
The polar and high mountains are the planet’s barometers, telling us a great deal about the present and future effects of climate change.
We are proud to announce that GRID-Arendal is part of Arctic PASSION!
The Arctic PASSION consortium will promote the integration of international environmental data observation systems for the Arctic. It will put efforts to tailor these systems to better match with the needs of diverse user groups, which range from the local people and academia to industry and decision-makers.
“Ensuring that the results will reach the relevant user groups and that they are relevant to the society is as important as the research itself,” remarked Anna Sinisalo, Principal Expert of the Polar and Climate Programme at GRID-Arendal.
Faithful to our mission, GRID-Arendal’s main role in the project will be to ensure that the observation systems will be better connected with society through communication, dissemination, and engagement. This work will be done jointly with the Association of Polar Early Career Scientists (APECS) and other Arctic PASSION partners as well as people living in the Arctic.
We are looking forward to the journey with Arctic PASSION!
Arctic PASSION is a new EU project with 35 partners from 17 countries led by the Alfred Wegener Institute.
Under the frame of the Horizon 2020 Programme, the European Union will provide 15 Mio € to fund the Arctic PASSION project for the period 2021 to 2025, officially starting 1 July 2021.
Partners in the project are: Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research – AWI (Germany), Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Programme Secretariat – AMAP (Norway), British Antarctic Survey UKRI-BAS (UK), CAE (Italy), Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique – CNRS (France), Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche – CNR (Italy), Danmarks Meteorologiske Institut (Denmark), Danmarks Tekniske Universitet (Denmark), Eidgenössische Forschungsanstalt für Wald, Schnee und Landschaft (Switzerland), European Polar Board (Netherlands), Gronlands Naturinstitut (Greenland), Ilmatieteen Laitos – Finnish Meteorological Institute (Finland), International Network for Terrestrial Research and Monitoring in the Arctic INTERACT (Sweden), Joint Research Centre – European Commission (Belgium), Lumimuutos Osuuskunta – Snowchange (Finland), Lunds Universitet (Sweden), Meteorologisk Institutt (Norway), National Centre for Polar and Ocean Research – NCPOR (India), Norsk Polarinstitutt (Norway), O.A.Sys – Ocean Atmosphere Systems GmbH (Germany), P.P. Shirshov Institute of Oceanology of Russian Academy of Sciences (Russia), Spatineo Oy (Finland), Stiftelsen GRID-Arendal (Norway), Suomen Ympariistokeskus (Finland), Svalbard Integrated Arctic Earth Observing System SIOS Svalbard AS (Norway), the Arctic Institute of North America (Canada), The Inversion Lab Thomas Kaminski Consulting (Germany), Tomskij Gosudarstvennyj Universitet – Tomski State University (Russia), Universitetet i Bergen (Norway), Universitetet i Tromsø – Norges Arktiske Universitet (Norway), University of Bristol (UK), University of Lapland – Lapin Yliopisto (Finland), University of Maryland Centre for Environmental Science (USA), University of Washington (USA), Women of the Arctic (Finland) and the Indigenous communities of Inupiaq and Yupiaq (Unalakleet, Alaska, USA), Tahltan Nation (Dease Lake, British Columbia, Canada), Gwitchin Nation (Tsiigehtchic, Northwest Territories, Canada), Inuit (Attu and Aasiaat, Greenland), Skolt Sámi (Näätämö River Basin, Finland and Norway), Skolt, Ter, Kildin Sámi (Ponoi River Basin, Murmansk, Russia), Khanty, Mansi (Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Okrug – Yugra, Russia), Chukchi, Even, Yukaghir, Dolgan (Lower Kolyma, Republic of Sakha-Yakutia, Russia) and members of the community members from the Qaanaaq region (Northwest Greenland).
Other partners: Aker Arctic (Finland), Arctic Frontiers (Norway), ArcticNet (Canada), Arctic Mayors Forum (Iceland), BSRN-GCOS (Italy), Copernicus C3S and CAMS (UK), CAFF (Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna) (Iceland), Canadian Network for the Detection of Change - CANDAC (Canada), CATS-GEOMAR (Germany), CLMS (Italy), Copernicus in Situ Component - EEA (Denmark), EPPR – Arctic Council (Norway), ESA (The Netherlands), EuroGOOS (Finland), Gwich’in Council International (Canada), Inuit Circumpolar Council – ICC (Canada), JAMSTEC (Japan), Korea Polar Research Institute - KOPRI (Korea), Kystverket (Norway), Lloyd’s Register (UK), Mercator-Ocean International (France), NIPR (Japan), PAME (Iceland), RAIPON (Russia), SAON (Norway), SIPN2 (USA), Sustainable Development Working Group – Arctic Council (Iceland), The Nautical Institute (UK), The Northern Forum (Russia), T-MOSAiC (Portugal), University of Alaska Fairbanks (USA), University of Hamburg (Germany), Utrecht University (The Netherlands), World Meteorological Organization – WMO and Global Cryosphere Watch – GCW (Switzerland), WWF (Canada), Year of Polar Prediction - YOPP (Germany)
Release date: 16 Jun 2021