Project Profile: MARAT

Marine Arctic Resilience, Adaptations and Transformations


Principal Investigators: Juan Carlos Rocha, Stockholm Resilience Centre, Stockholm University, Sweden
Partners: Kevin Berry, University of Alaska Anchorage, USA
Jean-Sébastien Moore, Université Laval, Canada
Les Harris, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Canada
Sebastian Villasante, International Council for Exploration of the Seas, Denmark
Elena Bennett, McGill University, Canada
Anne Sophie Crépin, Beijer Institute of Ecological Economics, Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, Sweden
Susa Niiranen, Stockholm Resilience Centre, Stockholm University, Sweden
Garry Peterson, Stockholm Resilience Centre, Stockholm University, Sweden
Sponsors: Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, Canada
Danish Agency for Science and Higher Education, Denmark
Swedish Research Council for Environment, Agricultural Sciences and Spatial Planning, Sweden
National Science Foundation, United States


Full Project Title: Marine Arctic Resilience, Adaptations and Transformations
Full Call Title: Arctic2019


Project Objective: This project will integrate models, local knowledge, and comparative case studies to assess the resilience of Arctic marine food webs to climate and fishing pressures, and how communities adapt or transform to such changes. The project will use methods and theories from the natural and social sciences, as well as integrating perspectives from local communities, national governmental agencies and multilateral institutions all focused on sustainable fisheries.
Call Objective: This joint Belmont Forum CRA calls for co-developed and co-implemented proposals from integrated teams of natural and social scientists, and stakeholders to address key areas of arctic resilience understanding and action. This collaboration of academic and non-academic knowledge systems constitutes a trans-disciplinary approach that will advance not only understanding of the fundamentals of arctic resilience but also spur action, inform decision-making, and translate into solutions for resilience.


Regions: Arctic, Europe, North America
Countries: Canada, Denmark, Sweden, United States of America (USA)


Duration: 36
Call Date: 20 February 2019
Project Award Date: 5 February 2020