ARCTIC Centre for Human-to-Environment Oriented Studies: Impact of Climate Change and Human Activities in the Arctic (ARCTOS MU)
- Project Identification
- Project Period
- 3/2020 - 8/2025
- Investor / Pogramme / Project type
- Grant Agency of Masaryk University
- INTERDISCIPLINARY - Interdisciplinary research projects
- MU Faculty or unit
- Faculty of Social Studies
- Other MU Faculty/Unit
- Faculty of Law
- Other MU Faculty/Unit
- Faculty of Science
The objective of the project is to investigate the impact of climate change and human activities on natural environment in the Arctic. The research focuses on both the challenges and risk assessment in terrestrial ecosystems. The research team will investigate the relation of natural environment changes to the human-to-environment interaction, as well as the consequences for the geopolitical, legal and security developments in the Arctic region. Based on gained findings, the team will develop risks analysis and recommendations for mitigating the impact of environmental changes on the natural environment and population in the specific Arctic territories.
One of the key outputs of the project is the ARCTOS MU: ARCTIC Centre for Human-to-Environment Oriented Studies (ARCTOS) at Masaryk University (MU). By establishing the Centre, MU will (i) directly contribute to encouraging interdisciplinary innovative research with high added value and international impact, (ii) enhance the prestige of the Arctic-related research, and (iii) increase international cooperation. The interdisciplinary team will be composed of eight scientists with different specialization from three faculties of the Masaryk University – Faculty of Social Studies, Faculty of Science, and Faculty of Law. The Centre will serve as a platform for enhancing future interdisciplinary research and cooperation with the ambition to succeed in international prestigious grant applications.
Innovative aspects of the project lie in the interdisciplinary character of the Arctic research across different specializations – natural science, social science and law, which has not been combined and investigated yet. Additionally, the project is unique due to its specific science communication and dissemination of research findings. The project is unique in its science communication and dissemination of research findings, which aims at four levels of audiences – (i) academic community, (ii) policymakers, (iii) general public, and (iv) students. In addition, the research project supports the inclusion of female scientists.
Sustainable Development Goals
Masaryk University is committed to the UN Sustainable Development Goals, which aim to improve the conditions and quality of life on our planet by 2030.
Total number of publications: 15
Estimating Suspended Sediment Fluxes from the Largest Glacial Lake in Svalbard to Fjord System Using Sentinel-2 Data: Trebrevatnet Case Study
Water, year: 2022, volume: 14, edition: 12, DOI
Fifty Years of Tidewater Glacier Surface Elevation and Retreat Dynamics along the South-East Coast of Spitsbergen (Svalbard Archipelago)
Remote Sensing, year: 2022, volume: 14, edition: 2, DOI
Is it real? Science diplomacy in the Arctic states’ strategies
Polar Record, year: 2022, volume: 58, edition: August, DOI
Responses of primary photosynthetic processes to repetitive rehydration differ in two representatives of Svalbard moss flora
Czech Polar Reports, year: 2022, volume: 12, edition: 1, DOI
Strained Relations in the High North: Steps-to-War Analysis of Conflict Potential in the Arctic
Year: 2022, type: Appeared in Conference without Proceedings
The effects of foliar application of phenoxy and imidazoline family herbicides on the limitation of primary photosynthetic processes in Galega orientalis L.
Agronomy, year: 2022, volume: 12, edition: 1, DOI
The rise and fall of Pyramiden : The story of a town in a wider geopolitical and environmental context
Polar Record, year: 2022, volume: 58, edition: April, DOI
Inhibition of Primary Photosynthesis in Desiccating Antarctic Lichens Differing in Their Photobionts, Thallus Morphology, and Spectral Properties
Microorganisms, year: 2021, volume: 9, edition: 4, DOI
Seasonal dynamics of snow ablation on selected glaciers in central Spitsbergen derived from Sentinel-2 satellite images
Journal of Glaciology, year: 2021, volume: 67, edition: 265, DOI
High Latitude Dust Transport Altitude Pattern Revealed from Deposition on Snow, Svalbard
Atmosphere, year: 2020, volume: 11, edition: 12, DOI