PERMAFROST MATTERS

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Most human activity in the Arctic takes place along permafrost coasts. Climate change and permafrost thaw is exposing these coasts to rapid change, change that threatens the rich biodiversity, puts pressure on communities and contributes to the vulnerability of the global climate system.

We are studying:

  • what happens to the fluxes and organic matter released from thawing coastal and subsea permafrost
  • what risks are posed by thawing coastal permafrost to infrastructure, indigenous and local communities and people’s health
  • what are the long-term impacts of permafrost thaw on global climate and the economy




NUNATARYUK is an EU-funded Horizon 2020 project.



Arctic Permafrost Atlas

The Arctic Permafrost Atlas, a key output of Nunataryuk project, will showcase the research, data, and knowledge about permafrost across the Arctic. As an interdisciplinary publication, it will focus on the changes taking place in the permafrost regions and people whose lives revolve around permafrost and explore strategies they can use to adapt to permafrost thaw. 

 

Expeditions

Our scientists blog from their field expeditions.
Read their blogs here >

Publications

We publish our results in peer-reviewed open access journals. See our result highlights here >

Maps

We create maps to illustrate some of our results. See our map collection here >

Frozencartoon

Nunataryuk supports "Permafrost on all channels" -  frozengroundcartoon.com
An international collaboration between artists, communicators and permafrost scientist