ITS5.9/EOS4.14

World-wide an increasing number of research projects focus on the challenges associated with permafrost thaw. Whereas these often have a natural and physical science focus, this session focuses on trans-disciplinary approaches to study the multiple phenomena associated with warming ground, especially but not exclusively in Arctic regions, and how to tackle these in large, trans-disciplinary research projects, initiatives and programs (e.g. HORIZON2020 Nunataryuk and the T-MOSAIC program of the International Arctic Research Council, NSF Navigating the New Arctic). Contributions are invited, but are not limited, to the following themes:
• science communication with local stakeholders, co-production of knowledge, risk perception,
• integration of social and natural science approaches in large research projects,
• (indigenous) approaches to adaptation and mitigation, equitable mitigation,
• socio-economic modelling in relation to permafrost thaw,
• examining the impacts of permafrost thaw on health and pollution as well as infrastructure (and consequences of the built environment).

Invited speaker: Skip Walker (University of Alaska Fairbanks) – ‘Navigating the New Arctic: Adapting to infrastructure- and climate-related changes in ice-rich permafrost systems’

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Co-organized by CL4/CR4/GM7/HS12/NH9
Convener: Peter Schweitzer | Co-conveners: Annett Bartsch, Susanna GartlerECSECS
World-wide an increasing number of research projects focus on the challenges associated with permafrost thaw. Whereas these often have a natural and physical science focus, this session focuses on trans-disciplinary approaches to study the multiple phenomena associated with warming ground, especially but not exclusively in Arctic regions, and how to tackle these in large, trans-disciplinary research projects, initiatives and programs (e.g. HORIZON2020 Nunataryuk and the T-MOSAIC program of the International Arctic Research Council, NSF Navigating the New Arctic). Contributions are invited, but are not limited, to the following themes:
• science communication with local stakeholders, co-production of knowledge, risk perception,
• integration of social and natural science approaches in large research projects,
• (indigenous) approaches to adaptation and mitigation, equitable mitigation,
• socio-economic modelling in relation to permafrost thaw,
• examining the impacts of permafrost thaw on health and pollution as well as infrastructure (and consequences of the built environment).

Invited speaker: Skip Walker (University of Alaska Fairbanks) – ‘Navigating the New Arctic: Adapting to infrastructure- and climate-related changes in ice-rich permafrost systems’