This website uses cookies, which are small text files that are used to make websites work more effectively. In order to continue using this website, you will need to accept the use of cookies. logo 900x450ARGANS, is a company based in Plymouth UK with a branch in France, specialised in satellite-based Earth Observation, remote-sensing applications and services, and geographical information systems used to map and monitor the marine, atmospheric and terrestrial environments. ARGANS offers satellite mission solutions across a range of services, including development of ground segment algorithms and applications, data quality assessment and validation, or operations on behalf of space agencies, while keeping a strong scientific expertise in remote sensing science.

Main tasks in the project

ARGANS will be the focal point for Ocean colour data access and processing to derive specific indicators and parameters within WP4. This will ensure the right connection to Copernicus data and third parties missions as available. Also ARGANS will contribute to local hydrodynamic modelling of the rivers discharge and the behavior of turbid plumes close to the rivers mouth, taking into account the evolution of the coastline due to permafrost thawing.

ARGANS staff involved in Nunataryuk


Dr. Antoine Mangin

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260 route du Pin Montard
BP 234
06904 Sophia-Antipolis Cedex
+33(0)4 92 96 75 00


Philippe Bryère

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LOGO GFZ en mitFreistellungsraum RGB 24bit 300dpi 546x390 jpgThe GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ) was founded in 1992 as the national research institution for geosciences in Germany and is a member of the Helmholtz Association of National Research Centres. It is Germany’s premier research centre for geosciences, with strong links to leading institutes across Europe. It has an annual budget of more than 70 million Euros and a staff of about 1300 employees including more than 500 scientists and more than 200 PhD students. GFZ conducts multidisciplinary research in seven departments on topics ranging across the full breadth of the Earth Sciences from global processes, plate boundary systems and georesources, to earth surface – climate interactions and natural hazards. In particular, GFZ has a strong tradition in the global monitoring of our planet with geophysical and remote sensing techniques but also operates major, multi-disciplinary regional observatories. All work at the GFZ benefits from generous technical support and a uniquely comprehensive range of state-of-the-art equipment. GFZ has formal collaborations with institutions from more than 60 countries and more than 40 joint professor appointments link it closely to the surrounding universities.

The remote sensing section, in particular, operates a spectral laboratory including Perkin-Elmer spectro-radiometers for the reflected (VNIR-SWIR) and thermal (FTIR) domain as well as several field spectrometers. The Modtran code and ATCOR are used for atmospheric- and illumination modeling. A structural whole-plant simulator for three-dimensional plant modeling and a ray tracing software support simulation studies on BRDF issues. Numerous in-house algorithms and programs, necessary for the solution of specific remote sensing tasks, are developed, such as a specific ‘end-to-end’ simulator for the design and simulation of hyperspectral sensor systems.


Main tasks in the project

GFZ will contribute to the tasks of WP4 and provide aircraft LiDAR data as well as hyperspectral and RGB imagery along the Canadian and partly Alaskan Beaufort Sea coast acquired during previous (2012, 2013, 2016) and upcoming surveys (currently scheduled for 2018).


GFZ staff involved in Nunatyryuk

 Researcher in WPs 2 and 4

Prof. Torsten Sachs

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Building A 70, Room 303
14473 Potsdam
+49 331 288-1423



Postdoctoral researcher in WPs 2 and 4

Dr. George Tanski

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Building A 70, Room 304
14473 Potsdam
+49 331 288-28956


George Tanski 

The Villefranche Oceanographic Laboratory (Laboratoire d’Océanographie de Villefranche-sur-Mer - LOV) was created in January 2001, through a merger of two world-renown units, the Laboratoire d'Océanographie Biologique et Écologie du Plancton Marin (LOBEPM) and the Villefranche branch of the Laboratoire de Physique et Chimie Marines (LPCM). Learn more about the history of the Villefranche laboratories here. . The Lab's current contract (2014-2018) defines its statute as a research and teaching unit of both the Université Pierre et Marie Curie (UPMC) and the French National Science Center (CNRS). Within the CNRS, the LOV is in the administrative division of the National Institute of Sciences of the Universe (INSU). However, some of the research themes link the laboratory to the CNRS Institute of Ecology and the Environment (InEE).
LOV staff missions include carrying out basic research, teaching and training, as well as observation and documentation of the marine environment. The three research groups of the LOV share the multi-disciplinary approach required of biological, chemical and physical oceanography.

The over-arching goal of the Marine Optics and Remote Sensing Group is to understand, interpret, and model the optical properties of the ocean and their variability. The larger scientific context is biogeochemical cycles and the ecophysiology of phytoplankton. Our research is directed toward characterizing and quantifying general principles, as well as developing novel techniques and instruments which are required to inform our knowledge of the existing marine environment and future changes. We actively participate, through the development and application of new scientific tools and instruments, to cutting edge efforts of ocean observation currently underway which attempt to quantify our knowledge of marine systems and improve the development of predictive models.
Our research activities fall within two broad categories or themes: (i) Observation, (ii) Instruments and Applications.


Main tasks in the project

LOV will be involved in the project in the work package leader of WP4 ‘Coastal waters’.
The aim of WP4 is to assess the fate of organic matter (OMt; both particulate and dissolved) released into coastal waters by permafrost thaw in the past and the future and quantify how it is impacted by the increasing amounts of terrestrial organic matter supplied to the Arctic Ocean because of accelerating permafrost thaw, increased plant growth in catchments, and increasing freshwater discharge. LOV will contribute to determine the amount and quality of riverine OMt supplied to the Arctic Ocean and its fate using in situ measurements and remote sensing. In situ measurements will allow characterizing OMt in the coastal Arctic Ocean and documenting its reactivity, as well as developing optical remote sensing algorithms. Remote sensing will then be used to document spatial and temporal trends in OMt that can be scaled up for large scale analyses.


LOV-OMTAB staff involved in Nunataryuk

PI in WP4

Dr. David Doxaran

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Laboratoire d'Océanographie de Villefranche
UMR 7093 - CNRS / UPMC
06230 Villefranche-sur-Mer, France
Tel +33 (0) 4 93 76 37 24


Engineer within WP4

Dr. Edouard Leymarie

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Laboratoire d'Océanographie de Villefranche
UMR 7093 - CNRS / UPMC
06230 Villefranche-sur-Mer, France
Tel +33 (0) 4 93 76 37 19


informusInformus GmbH (INF) is a Berlin-based SME founded in 1999, providing scientific and technical consulting services for marine, atmospheric and land-based environmental applications. Our clients include public and private sector organizations with a wide range of service needs, including:
• Analysis of user requirements in the context of environmental regulations and subsequent development of specifically tailored solution strategies.
• Development of IT systems to support acquisition, processing and management of complex environmental data such as from oceanic or atmospheric monitoring networks.
• Application of numerical modelling and remote sensing techniques to support the environmental assessment of freshwater and marine ecosystems.
• In-situ monitoring and remote sensing of rivers, streams and lake shores, for example in the context of the European Water Framework Directive (WFD).
• Preparation and execution of small to medium sized R&D projects in a national or international context.

INFORMUS disposes of the competences required for the proposed work, as demonstrated by its participation to the following activities:
• INFORMUS is operating the “Satellite-based Information System for Coastal Areas and Lakes” (SISCAL), operationally providing Earth observation based information products on water quality parameters, specifically tailored to individual customer’s needs (since 2005).
• For the private sector, INFORMUS has conducted a number of studies assessing the occurrence and possible impact of potentially harmful marine events (such as algae blooms, mass jellyfish occurrence or severe weather) on potential sites for desalination plants worldwide (since 2007).
• For EUMETSAT, INFORMUS has carried out the study “Benefits of Oceanography Measurements” (2010-2011) to analyse the current and anticipated future uptake of space- borne marine observations by European meteorological services, contributing such to shaping EUMETSAT’s future marine observation strategy.
• In the context of the EU-funded project “Sustainable Use of Baltic Marine Resources” (SUBMARINER, 2010-2013), INFORMUS assessed the environmental impact of new uses of marine resources in the Baltic Sea and was a major contributor to the “SUBMARINER Compendium”, an assessment of innovative and sustainable uses of Baltic marine resources, and the “SUBMARINER Roadmap - Towards blue-green economy in the Baltic Sea”.
• On behalf of the German Federal Environment Agency (UBA), INF is leading (since 2003) the development and maintenance of the “Data Acquisition and Quality Assurance System” (DAQAS) to support Germany’s contribution to WMO’s Global Atmosphere Watch programme.

Main tasks in the project

INFORMUS will be involved in WP4. It will mainly contribute to the planning of the helicopter campaigns and the processing of the acquired in situ optical data.


Informus staff involved in Nunataryuk

 Dr. Frank Fell

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Informus GmbH
Brehmestr. 50
13187 Berlin
+49 (0)30 70086-711


AP wThe Arctic Portal,, is the Arctic Gateway, providing a comprehensive gateway access to the Arctic related information and data on the Internet. AP provides access to Arctic data, information and organizations across the Arctic, facilitating information sharing and cooperation between public and private parties. The portal is based in Akureyri, Iceland, managed as a non- profitable organization under an international board of directors. The principal functions of AP are:

1) the Gateway to Arctic information includes features such as: news from around the Arctic; information on the Arctic Council and other Arctic stakeholders; topic related portals; document and project database; virtual library; up-coming events; collection of relevant links; multimedia material including web casts, virtual conferences and videos; interactive mapping portal; webcams and weather in the Arctic; acronyms interpretation.
(2) Communication and outreach, support and hosting - providing consultation, technical and content support and web hosting to numerous Arctic organizations and projects
(3) Arctic Data Interface – the Central Database for the Arctic – developing the central database for the Arctic and designing a methodology, producing and facilitating an interoperable and scalable interfacing technology that allows retrieval and interfacing of observational metadata and consequently interpretation of data accessing tools with emphasis on Iceland as a service provider to the international Circumpolar Sustained Arctic Observing Networks (SAON) and its tasks -
(4) Participation in international projects of Arctic importance and relevance
(5) Participation in organizing events, workshops and conferences incl.


Main tasks in the project

AP will be a partner in WP 10 – Management focusing on dissemination activities and data management tasks.

AP staff involved in Nunataryuk

 Halldor Johannsson

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Arctic Portal Director
Skipagata 12
600 Akureyri


Alexander Smirnov

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Data Manager
Skipagata 12
600 Akureyri


gridaGRID-Arendal is a non-profit private foundation, established in 1989 by the Norwegian Ministry of Environment. It is a collaborating centre to UNEP, the United Nations Environmental Programme, which works to support governments around the world with their awareness-raising and decision-making towards environmental management. GRID-Arendal’s mission is to disseminate environmental knowledge enabling positive change. This is achieved by organizing and transforming sound scientific environmental data into rigorous information products, delivered through innovative communication tools, environmental assessments and capacity-building services to the relevant stakeholders.

GRID-Arendal has a long and varied history of successfully communicating environmental issues and solutions to a variety of target audiences within the Arctic, and to global audiences. The Arctic region has been one of the principal focuses of the organisation since its founding, with GRID- Arendal being UNEP ́s key polar centre and helping to communicate Arctic issues to a global audience. Over the years, GRID-Arendal has built a strong network in the region, including with Arctic Council working groups and Permanent Participants, other Indigenous Peoples groups and communities living in the coastal as well as inland areas, as well as a host of scientific institutions in the Arctic. Our work has included providing communications support to the Arctic Council in the format of assessments and more visual communication, including infographics and films, to the Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF) and the Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Programme (AMAP). We have also co-led the Many Strong Voices (MSV) programme, which brings together communities (including Indigenous) from the Arctic and Small Island Developing States to take action on climate change. In 2013, MSV was named as one of the ten most influential climate campaigns. Recently, we have been involved in several EU-funded initiatives in the Arctic. GRID-Arendal co-led the development of the Arctic NGO Forum (2012 – 2015), a stakeholder platform to promote the views of circum-Arctic environmental NGOs in EU policy decisions. GRID-Arendal was also responsible for stakeholder consultations in the EU-funded “Strategic Environmental Impact Assessment of Development of the Arctic” project.


Main Tasks in the Project

GRID-Arendal’s main tasks in the project will be to provide outreach and communications services under WP10 in cooperation with AWI, AP, and APECS, as well as in WP 4, 7, 9 and 10; in particular with regards to developing the communication and dissemination strategy (early on the project), communicating the project results through the website, social media and through other means (including cartography, short films etc); assisting the design and implementation of stakeholder meetings and larger events, and developing targeted information products such as a comprehensive Atlas of Coastal Permafrost.


GRID-Arendal staff involved in Nunataryuk

Tina H.P. Schoolmeester

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Project Manager, Polar and Mountain Environments
+47 902 49 674

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Björn Alfthan

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Programme Leader, Polar and Mountain Environments
+47 907 34 432 


Runa Sandnes Lindebjerg

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Junior Communications Officer
+47 917 93 431 


 John Crump

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Senior Science Writer
Phone: +47 917 41 771


UVSQThe “Cultures, Environments, Arctic, Representations, Climate” research center (CEARC) is one of the research center (équipe d’accueil 4455) from the Université de Versailles-Saint-Quentin-en- Yvelines. CEARC has established itself as a unique interdisciplinary research center focusing on the circumpolar arctic and on adaptation to climate change. As such it consists of a core team of 20 faculty members and scientists, working collaboratively, and whose disciplinary background is extremely diverse: economics, anthropology, land use planning, regional science, environmental studies, environmental health, geology, journalism, media studies, political science, computer science and operational research.
The Université de Versailles-Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines (UVSQ) is a French university that gathers 19 000 students, 744 administrative and technical employees, 1 110 professors and researchers, and 285 external lecturers. UVSQ provides lectures in various disciplines: natural sciences, laws, social and human sciences, economics, and medical sciences.

The CEARC has been involved in several national and international research projects as coordinator or WP or task leader. CEARC is currently coordinating the Belmont Forum coastal vulnerability call ARTisticc project, which shares geographical focus with Nunataryuk. CEARC led the Social Science work package of THESEUS, FP7 reference project of coastal risk under climate change. CEARC is engaged in numerous partnerships and international co-operations in the field of research and higher education with Russia, Greenland, Finland and Germany, but also with the United States and Canada. In 2011, CEARC joined the University of the Arctic as an associate member. CEARC is a member of the European consortium ENGLOBE (actions Marie Curie, 7PCRD) and a partner of collaborative research project Green Greenland, funded by the ANR (the French national research agency), which began March 1, 2011. Members of the CEARC team are currently involved in various European Commission FP7 projects. In all, CEARC members co-ordinate or makes significant contributions to more than 15 national and international projects. CEARC has developed several teaching master degree including 2 directly relevant to NUNATARYUK: “Master degree in Arctic studies” and “Adaptation to Climate Changes Master degree”.


Main tasks in the project

UVSQ will be participating in WP 7 leading tasks 7.4 and 7.5 analysing the social and economic impacts of permafrost melting. CEARC will contribute to the risk analysis conducted in WP 5, 6 and 9. UVSQ will lead te sociale science fieldwork in the Tiksi study site.


UVSQ / CEARC staff involved in Nunataryuk

 PI in WP7

Prof. Jean-Paul Vanderlinden

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Director CEARC
Observatoire de Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines
11 Boulevard d'Alembert
78280 Guyancourt
+33 (0)1 80 28 55 01


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Researcher in WP7

Associate Prof. Mateo Cordier

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Deputy director CEARC
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PhD student in WP7

Brenda Natalia Doloisio

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Brenda Natalia Doloisio 

ntnuThe Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) is the primary Norwegian university in engineering and technology. NTNU is in addition a full range university. More than 300 PhD-degrees are awarded yearly, within the fields of technology, science, arts and humanities, social sciences and medicine. January 1, 2016, NTNU merged with three regional university colleges, ranking it as Norway’s largest university with about 38 000 students.

NTNU recognises Arctic Technology as an important theme under the Strategic Research Area under NTNU Oceans (one of four main strategic areas for NTNU as a whole). In this context the university participates in three EU projects within this field, PRICE, and two HYDRALB+ projects (Scaling and production of first-year ice ridges in ice basins and LS-WICE). More than 15 PhDs were awarded in Arctic Technology since 2012. The most relevant current project are Centre for Research based innovation SAMCoT and Centre of Exccelence AMOS. Other projects are RISKAT (Holistic risk-based design for sustainable arctic sea transport), BARENTS 2020 (Arctic field logistics and Trans-Arctic shipping; Development of new business and commercial models for Arctic transportation) and several project within Hydralab IV: A Network Dealing with the Complex Interaction of Water with Environmental Elements, Sediment, Structures and Ice.

NTNU is among the leading Universities World-wide within Arctic Technology. It leads one of the work packages in the Centre for Research based Innovation SAMCoT Arctic Coastal Technology, which Nunataryuk builds directly on, and will continue the SAMCoT effort to provide fundamental understanding as well as rational and practical means for designing, building and running Arctic Coastal Infrastructure. NTNU participates in the national project Norwegian GeoTestSites (2016- 2019) where two test-sites will be established on Svallbard, a strong synergy effect with Nunataryuk is expected.


Main tasks in the project

NTNU will co-lead WP6 Coastal infrastructure. NTNU will be responsible for the field site on Svalbard and educate one PhD student. NTNU will also contribute to WP9.


NTNU staff involved in Nunataryuk

Co-lead in WP6

Prof. Knut Vilhelm Høyland

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Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
+47 73594632
Byggteknisk 2-074
Høgskoleringen 7a 


Supervisor in WP6

Raed Lubbad

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Høyskoleringen 7a
Department of Civil and environmental Engineering
7491 NTNU


supervisor WP6

Gustav Grimstad

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Høyskoleringen 7a
Department of Civil and environmental Engineering
7491 NTNU


Researcher in WP6

Wenjun Lu

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Høyskoleringen 7a
Department of Civil and environmental Engineering
7491 NTNU


Field and co-supervisor in WP6

Arne Aalberg

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9171 Longyearbyen




logo ulb2Founded in 1834, the Université Libre de Bruxelles has a long tradition of excellence in Research with four scientific Nobel Prizes, one Fields Medal, three Wolf Prizes and two Marie Curie Excellence Awards. It is one of the largest and best Research Universities in Belgium, with a student population of 24,000 (under)graduate students and 1,600 PhD students. The Faculty of Sciences has over 150 academic and research staff spread across 10 departments, including the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences (DSTE). It is a center for cutting- edge research excellence, employing a trans-disciplinary approach, in sustainable development.

An overarching goal of their research is to understand and quantify the response of carbon fluxes to climate perturbations, as well as their feedbacks on local and global carbon cycling and climate. For this purpose, the group develops and applies state-of-the-art biogeochemical and Earth system models.


Main tasks in the project

ULB is a partner in WP8.


ULB staff involved in Nunataryuk

 PI in WP8

 Prof. Sandra Arndt

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Biogeochemistry and Modelling of the Earth System
Office DB4.132
Solbosch Campus
Building D, wing B, 4th floor
+32 (2) 650 22 17


hamburgThe University of Hamburg Center for Earth System Research and Sustainability (CEN) brings together the expertise of nine university institutes and facilities and is part of the KlimaCampus Hamburg. CEN Members include oceanographers, meteorologists, marine biologists, geophysicists, geologists, soil scientists, geographers and biogeochemists, as well as researchers in the business and social sciences, all of whom are actively engaged in climate, environmental and earth system research. As such, CEN links the natural and social sciences – in research, education, and in promoting and supporting the next generation of researchers – and combines resources to address far-reaching, cross-disciplinary questions. The oceanographic activities are closely coordinated with meteorological and climate research within this center.

The Institute of Oceanography (Institut für Meereskunde, IfM), as one of the members of CEN, performs basic research and academic education in physical oceanography. It has a staff of 60 researchers and is equipped for sea-going ocean work. It has access to the fleet of German research vessels. The observational activities have always been complemented by modelling studies, notably, but not exclusively, on circulation in the North Atlantic and in shelf seas. Remote sensing and data assimilation is another expertise for which UHAM is well known. The institute performs the German ECCO effort (GECCO) by which global and regional data assimilation is being performed over the past 50 years. It has access to the university’s computer centre and the German Climate Computing Centre (DKRZ).

UHAM has been actively participating in several European projects as well as in the North Atlantic fieldwork for CLIVAR. UHAM has a well-established and reputed ability for coordinating EC research projects in different disciplines (VEINS, ASOF, PRIMO, MONARCH-A, THOR, NACLIM, SPECS) and receives professional support by the financial and administrative staff of the University of Hamburg. The institute’s research plan calls for focus in the European Arctic and Sub-arctic Seas in the fields of experimental, modelling and remote sensing work. IfM is involved in the Blue-Action a four-year research and innovations project funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 programme. It brings together 116 experts from 40 organisations in 17 countries on three continents working in academia, local authorities and maritime industries. IfM has an expertise in development and implementation numerical models with a focus of such important for shelf and coastal regions proceses as ocean surface waves and erosion of seabed and costal line.


Main tasks in the project

In cooperation with the Max-Planck Institute for Meteorology (MPI-M), IfM will contribute to the project in WP8 by development of an Arctic coastal erosion model  based on the semi-empirical model of coastal erosion DR-PIY developed at the Melnikov Permafrost Institute (Yakutsk, Russia). The coastal erosion model will be then coupled to the Earth system model of the MPI-M MPI-ESM.


UHAM staff involved in Nunataryuk

 PI in WP8

Dr. Mikhail Dobrynin

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Bundesstr. 53
20146 Hamburg
Office Bu 53
Room: 341
+49 40 42838-7750


IIASAIIASA is an international scientific institute that conducts policy-oriented research into problems that are too large or too complex to be solved by a single country or academic discipline. Problems like climate change that have a global reach and can be resolved only by international cooperative action. Or problems of common concern to many countries that need to be addressed at the national level, such as energy security, population aging, and sustainable development. Funded by scientific institutions in Africa, the Americas, Asia and Europe, IIASA is also independent – completely unconstrained by political or national self-interest. IIASA’s mission is to:

  • provide insights and guidance to policymakers worldwide by finding solutions to global
    and universal problems through applied systems analysis in order to improve
    human and social wellbeing and protect the environment.

Some 200 mathematicians, social scientists, natural scientists, economists and engineers from over 35 countries carry out research at IIASA in Laxenburg, Austria. These range from world-renowned scholars – four Nobel Prize laureates have worked at IIASA – to young scientists just embarking on their careers. In addition, IIASA-related research networks around the globe collect and process local and regional data for integration into IIASA’s advanced scientific models. Through such scientific collaboration IIASA also builds bridges between countries.
IIASA researches real world problems using cutting-edge science. It provides practical and independent insights into today’s most pressing global issues relating to the environment, society and technology. It has also been a leading contributor for more than 30 years to the development and refinement of assessment and decision-support methodologies, global databases, and analytical tools in particular in the field of integrated assessment modelling.

Over decades IIASA has developed a cluster of global and regionally differentiated modelling tools for integrated assessment. In particular, for the assessment of global scale climate mitigation strategies IIASA has developed the MESSAGE-GLOBIOM model. This model is used for impact assessments, economic analyses, modelling, scenario building, and data provisioning in the fields of energy, land use, forestry, and agriculture. The integrated model cluster contains inter alia biophysical models of forestry and agriculture, engineering costing models for energy production.

IIASA has key expertise on analysing low carbon development strategies in integrated assessment modelling. The IIASA research team that has been assembled provides a unique set of qualities that will enable the delivery of high quality outputs:
 - Demonstrated strong expertise in the fields of energy, land-use modeling, forestry, agriculture, food sequrity, biomass feedstock availability, as well as climate change;
 - Strong expertise in the field of economic modeling and complex systems analysis;
 - Ongoing modeling SDG compatible pathways;
 - Extensive experience in assessing the impacts of policy options, scenario building exercises, and economic analyses with respect to EU and international policies;
 - Expertise in greenhouse has emission monitoring, reporting, verification, accounting, related mostly to land;

Finally, IIASA has initiatated The Arctic Futures Initiative (AFI) to bringa systems analysis perspective to the future of the Arctic. The objective of the IIASA Arctic Futures Initiative (AFI) is a holistic assessment of the Arctic integrating research, policy, business, and society.


Main tasks in the project

IIASA will contribute to Task 8.4 on projections of the future evolution of Arctic permafrost environment and their socio-economic consequences through integrated assessment modelling. IIASA’s model cluster assess the additional mitigation costs to compensate for emissions from permafrost melting. IIASA will also provide a global setting for scenarios in WP9 to develop adaptation and mitigation strategies on local scale.


IIASA staff involved in Nunataryuk

 PI in WP8

Dr. Michael Obersteiner

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International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis,
ESM Program
A-2361 Laxenburg



Researcher in WP8

Dr. Thomas Gasser

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Ecosystems Services and Management
+43(0) 2236 807 631



logo igot cor e1440428514856The Instituto de Geografia e Ordenamento do Território da Universidade de Lisboa (IGOT-UL) is the School of Geography and Spatial Planning of the University of Lisbon. IGOT's mission is to ensure University education, research, dissemination of knowledge and provide technical and specialized research in geography, spatial planning and territorial organization, policy development and territorial cohesion, urban planning, environment, resources and risks, and on the socio-spatial dynamics. IGOT’s research unit is the Centre for Geographical Studies (CEG), the most prestigious national research centre in geography, established in 1943. With a team of 190 members, of which, 87 PhD graduates, CEG is a leading institution conducting research at the national and international level on cutting-edge subjects of contemporary Human and Physical Geography and Planning. CEG and IGOT are responsible for coordinating the Portuguese Polar Program (PROPOLAR), an interdisciplinary program that promotes Polar science and coordinates the logistics of the Portuguese research teams in the Arctic and Antarctica. Every year, PROPOLAR supports ci. 16 research projects in both Polar regions. CEG is the leading Portuguese institution on Polar Earth and Cryospheric sciences.

For Nunataryuk, the research will be conducetd within the Research Group on Climate Change and Environmental Systems (ZEPHYRUS) and especially by the Geocryology team. The group has international level expertise on permafrost research (geomorphodynamics and thermal state), remote sensing of the Polar regions (landcover, topographical surveying and mapping, and snow cover) and paleoenvironmental reconstruction. The excellency of CEG research has been systematically recognized by international evaluation panels and backed by several public institutions.

Main tasks in the project

The team of IGOT – Universidade de Lisboa will work on high resolution mapping of Arctic coasts at the Nunataryuk key sites and will evaluate coastal erosion rates by comparing project surveys, satellite imagery and existing data sets. It will also contribute on ultra high resolution mapping of small watersheds using CEG/IGOT’s UAVs, a field in which the team has developed several research activities in sites such as Svalbard, Northern Quebec, Antarctica, but also in the Andes and Cape Verde volcano. The team also has expertise on environmental chemistry and contaminants and will collaborate directly with VUT. CEG/IGOT provides the remote sensing infrastructure to lead this task and also the support from its experience acquired as operator of Polar logistics. The expertise of CEG/IGOT on mapping is also very relevant for the production of several deliverables of WP3.


IGOT-UL staff involved in Nunataryuk

 PI in WP2

Dr. Gonçalo Vieira

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High resolution remote sensing and permafrost geomorphodynamics
Centro de Estudos Geográficos, IGOT -
Universidade de Lisboa
Rua Branca Edmée Marques, 1600-276 Lisboa, Portugal
Telephone: +351-210442936


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High resolution remote sensing in optical and microwave imagery, WP2 

Carla Mora

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Centro de Estudos Geográficos, IGOT - Universidade de Lisboa
Rua Branca Edmée Marques, 1600-276 Lisboa, Portugal
Telephone: +351-210443000


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High resolution remote sensing and pattern recognition, WP2

Pedro Pina

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Centro de Recursos Naturais e Ambiente, IST - Universidade de Lisboa
Av. Rovisco Pais nº1, 1040-001 Lisboa, Portugal
Telephone: +351-218417425 


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Trace element biogeochemistry, WP2 and WP3

 João Canário

Centro de Química Estrutural, IST - Universidade de Lisboa
Av. Rovisco Pais nº1, 1040-001 Lisboa, Portugal

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