About Nunataryuk:

The Nunataryuk research project aims to assess permafrost thaw, 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. Scientists affiliated with Nunataryuk are publishing papers about their research in peer-reviewed journals.

“Nunataryuk” means “land to sea” in Inuvialuktun, an Inuit language spoken in northwest Canada, referring to areas where land meets the Arctic Ocean. Nunataryuk is an EU-funded Horizon 2020 project coordinated by the Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research, in Potsdam, Germany.

Press Contact:

Leena Viitanen
Nunataryuk Project Manager
Alfred Wegener Institute

Levi Westerveld
Geographer, Technology and Innovation
Grid Arendal
Phone: +47 929 89 904


Photo and Map Library:

The Nunataryuk project makes photos and maps available for free use by members of the media, researchers, and others.

photo library
map library