NUNATARYUK is an international permafrost research project funded by the European Union Horizon 2020 framework programme. In Nunataryuk, 26 partners from 12 countries work together to understand how thawing permafrost on land, along the coast and below the sea changes the global climate and life for people in the Arctic.
NUNATARYUK means “land-to-sea” in Inuvialuktun, one of the Inuit languages spoken in Northwest Territories and Nunavut in Canada, where land meets the Arctic Ocean. NUNATARYUK combines permafrost research with modelling and socio-economic analysis and includes stakeholders from all over the Arctic. New research is underway, in cooperation with local partners, in Beaufort Sea, Greenland, Svalbard and the north-eastern Siberia in Russia. The findings will be used to develop targeted adaptation and mitigation strategies both for the local communities and for our global society.
- Duration: 6 years (2017-2023)
- Starting date: 1 November 2017
- Funding: EU Horizon 2020, BG-2017-1
- Budget: 11.5 M€
- 26 partners from 11 countries
- Coordinator: Prof. Hugues Lantuit
Alfred Wegener Institute
Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research
Our Work Packages
EU Polar Cluster
Nunataryuk is part of the EU Polar Cluster. The EU Polar Cluster is a network of Horizon 2020 and Framework Programme 7 funded polar research projects. The objective of the Cluster is to bring the state-of-the-art insights from various areas of expertise together in order to increase synergies between research disciplines and provide one entry point to EU funded Polar research. The Cluster aims at providing policy-relevant information and supporting the EU in implementing its integrated policy for the Arctic.