Workshop: Adaptation to climate change in the Arctic

Adaptation to climate change in the Arctic :

A two and a half day workshop on selected emerging scientific challenges and their associated methodological and ethical challenges

February 17-19, 2016 Observatoire de Versailles-Saint-Quentin, Guyancourt, France. A joint CEARC research centre, BRISK and ARTisticc project workshop.

This two and half day work session will aim at identifying key ethical challenges associated to  adaptation to climate change research in the Arctic by engaging a dialogue between thematically connected projects that have been dealing with the following three central research questions:

  1. What are the narratives that sustain action in the arctic in the face of climate change?
  2. How are all forms of knowledge integrated into environmental decision making?
  3. Can adaptation to climate change foster transition to sustainability in the arctic?

We will alternate formal scientific presentations with facilitated focused exchanges.  The focus of these exchange while being thematically grounded in the research questions identified above.  The issues of methods and ethical challenges will be explored inasmuch as possible.

The output of the work done will be publicized, and a rendezvous will be taken to see what progresses have been made on these front next year.  Publication in a special issue of a national or international peer reviewed journal will be explored.


February 17, 2016

February 18, 2016

February 19, 2016

Morning (9h30-12h30AM):

Arrival of participants in the Paris Area

Session (2) forms of knowledge, knowledge sharing, observatory development – ethical dimensions.

Conclusion of the workshop, resolution, publication plan.



Introduction to the workshop, objectives, organisation.

Session (1) collecting narratives of climate change – methods and ethical challenges

Session (3) the transition to sustainability-adaptation to climate nexus its analysis and methodological specificities.

Participant are leaving, optional visit to the Versailles palace (to be confirmed).



Workshop diner in Paris


Photos about this workshop are available