Arctic Climate Change, Economy and Society

With ongoing climate change the Arctic Ocean changes. Rising temperatures lead to receding sea ice, with severe implications for the ecosystem. Growing interest in the Arctic Ocean as a shipping route, fishing ground and resource hold, imply both grand opportunities and threatening risks. The ACCESS project will evaluate the social and economic implications of a change in the accessibility of the Arctic Ocean, point out the according risks and provide an assessment of the inherent trade-offs.

Duration:     2012-2015
Funding:     FP7-Ocean-2010/CP-IP, EC-DG Transport
Partners:     UPMC – Universite Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris; LOCEAN, Paris; LATMOS, Paris; LOV, Paris; O.A.Sys-Ocean Atmospheric Systems GmbH, Hamburg; Natural Environment Research Council; Southampton; University of Cambridge; AWI - Alfred-Wegener Institute, Bremerhaven; Nofima Marin AS; HSVA – Hamburgische Schiffbau-Versuchsanstalt; Norsk Polarinstitute; Tromsø; Meteorologisk Institutt, Oslo; Fastopt GmbH, Hamburg; SAMS - The Scottish Association for Marine Science, Argyll; The Beijer Institute of Ecological Economics, Stockholm; P.P. Shirshov Institute of Oceanology of Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow; IMPAC Offshore Engineering GmbH, Hamburg; Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya, Barcelona; Deutsches Zentrum für Luft und Raumfahrt EV, Cologne; Arctic and Antarctic Research Institute of Roshydromet, St.Petersburg; Economic and Social Research Institute, Dublin; Lapin Yliopisto; Sintef Fiskeri og Havbruk AS, Rovaniemi; Cicero Senter for Klimaforskning, Oslo; Stiftelsen Sintef; EWI - Energiewirtschaftliche Institut an der Universität zu Köln; Association Le cercle polaire, Paris; Nordic Bulk Carriers A/S, Hellerup
Contact:     Prof. Dr. Katrin Rehdanz