The Arctic is expected to be free of summer sea ice in the coming few decades. The loss of sea ice is connected to an acceleration in permafrost thaw and subsequent coastal erosion.
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.
From album: Nunataryuk: Permafrost Coastlines