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Working through the night (Nunataryuk project)

During summer expeditions, work is sometimes carried out through the "polar day" (when the sun doesn't set), as it was here along the Yukon Coast during the summer 2018 Nunataryuk campaign. The Nunataryuk research project aims to assess permafrost thaw along Arctic coastlines, study how it contributes to climate change, understand its impacts on indigenous communities and other people, and develop mitigation and adaptation strategies. The project brings together world-leading specialists in natural science and socio-economics and connects them with stakeholders from around the Arctic coast. Nunataryuk is an EU-funded Horizon 2020 project coordinated by the Alfred Wegener Institute in Potsdam, Germany.

Year: 2018

From album: Nunataryuk: Permafrost Coastlines

Photographer: Niek Speetjens / Nunataryuk

Tags: nunataryuk permafrost Yukon

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