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CAVIAR : Community Adaptation and Vulnerability in the Arctic Regions

Description:

CAVIAR is an international research consortium consisting of partners from the eight Arctic nations. The main goal of CAVIAR is to identify how projected changes in climate interact with changes in social and natural conditions, and how such interactions shape vulnerability and adaptation to climate change in Arctic Regions. Comparable case studies across Arctic communities provide a basis for assessing vulnerabilities and for exchanging experiences with adaptation. One of the project outputs is a conceptual framework for community vulnerability, including the role of exposures and sensitivities to multiple stresses and the adaptive capacities or resilience of communities.

Project information

Lead
CICERO - Center for International Climate and Environmental Research (NO)
Partners

Alaska (US), Nunavut (CA), Inuvialuit and Yukon NWT (CA), Kola Peninsula (RU), Laplan (FI), Finnmark (NO), Norrbotten (SE), Uumannaq (GL), Disko Bay (GL), Iceland

Source of funding
International Polar Year Project

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Keywords

Adaptation responses, Adaptive capacity, Arctic region, arctic communities, impact assessment, indicator

Duration

2006/1/1-2008/12/31

Climate impacts

Extreme Temperatures, Ice and Snow

Elements

Adaptation Measures and Actions, Observations and Scenarios, Vulnerability Assessment

Sectors

Agriculture, Coastal areas, Health

Geographic characterization

Europe

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