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New Blog for World Policy Institute: Why should we care about the Arctic?

REXSAC researcher, Annika E. Nilsson, kicks off new bi-monthly series about the Arctic as guest blogger with two other colleagues on the World Policy website. Answering…

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Poison and profit: mining on traditional lands

In the underground depths of northern Canada lies a monster. That’s how Mary Rose Sundberg of the Goyatiko Language Society describes the 237,000 tons of…

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Amidst social and environmental dynamic in Ilulissat

We have seen the images of calving icebergs calling our attention to the impacts of climate change in the Arctic. The ground zero for such…

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Workshop on the shared experiences of supplementary feeding in reindeer husbandry – a collaborative approach across Fennoscandia

On 22-23 March 2018, the three Nordic Centres of Excellence CLINF, ReiGN and REXSAC organized a workshop on the ‘challenges and opportunities of supplementary feeding…

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Mining compressed. A PDAC 2018 experience

The annual convention by Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) was held in Toronto over four days in March and attracted more than 25.000…

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Blog published in AntroBlogi: “Letters from the field: Searching for a sense of snow and ice”

Jasmiini Pylkkänen is a PhD student in Cultural Anthropology, based at the University of Oulu. In her blog post in the well-established web-publication, AntroBlogi, Jasmiini…

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How can research plans and findings be communicated to a diverse audience?

How can research plans and findings be communicated to a diverse audience? Jasmiini Pylkkänen For a while I thought that it was not very common…

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Reflection on methods and ethics in Arctic interdisciplinary research

Reflection on methods and ethics in Arctic interdisciplinary research Jean-Sébastien Boutet What does it mean to conduct ethical research with/in communities? Who are the communities…

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Looking towards the future

Looking towards the future Annika E. Nilsson Scenarios have become a popular tool for trying to capture what the future of a rapidly changing Arctic…

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Nautanen field work

Nautanen field work: Confessions of a new PhD student Sandra Fischer, PhD student in Physical Geography, Stockholm University Nautanen is an old mining community in…

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Abandoned infrastructures from Arctic science as cultural heritage – the Sorgfjorden project

In July 2017, researchers from REXSAC together with collaborators from other research environments at KTH, NTNU & UNIS, conducted historical-archaeological field work at Svalbard, funded…

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Reflections on dimensions and tensions

What happens when 30+ researchers from nine countries, representing a range of scientific disciplines, and at different stages in their career gather for two days…

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Mining settlements in transition – Reflections from Svalbard

“The road you see down there, that’s the most expensive road in Norway,” says one of the helicopter pilots as he takes us for a…

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Resources in times of transformation

Welcome to REXSAC! This is the website of the Nordforsk Center of Excellence for research on Resource Extraction and Sustainable Arctic Communities. Here you will…

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What is in a logo?

What is in a logo? Designing a logo for a research project is about visual appearance but also raises issues about every single word that…

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