Changing Arctic - Impact of new technologies and traditional know-how

19 Jun 2019 - 20 Jun 2019 | Paris, France

Building on the success of the 2016 Franco-Nordic seminar in Tromsø, the Institut français de Norvège and  the Research Council of Norway have decided to further explore topic of "The Changing Arctic".

The Paris seminar will address « the contribution of traditional ecological knowledge and modern technologies in a Changing Arctic » through a set of conferences, round-tables and workshops.

The seminar will take place in the premises of Ecole Normale Supérieure d'Ulm campus at the heart of Paris' 5th arrondissement. The 19th, presentations happen at the Amphithéâtre Jean Jaurès, 29 rue d'Ulm. On the 20th the workshop will be in the salle Dussane, 45 rue d'Ulm.

S. Gabyshev and A. Lavrillier from CEARC participate in the Franco-Norwegian seminar.

The Arctic region is especially exposed to climate change, undergoing fast-paced transformations. Its natural resources attract all kinds of industries, from fisheries to oil drilling, while local communities are going through important socio-economic changes.

These rapid modifications have led to significant degradations of the local biodiversity, which in turn affect different sectors of the economy, like reindeer herding or fishing. This seminar aims to tackle local population’s adaptation to these evolutions in the Arctic’s industry and biodiversity, in a climate change context.

How can modern technology, social and biological science work collaboratively with local and indigenous ecological knowledge? We will see that the Sami have already risen to the challenge and how this fruitful collaboration brings new knowledge. More specifically, the different speakers will focus on the contribution of traditional ecological knowledge and modern technologies.


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