Greenland is culturally connected to and economically dependent on living marine resources. They have ensured the survival of the Inuit in Greenland for more than 4000 years, and today they make up about 96 percent of Greenland’s exports. Photo taken in 2017.
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