Project Profile: RACE

Rapid Arctic environmental Changes: implications for well-being, resilience and Evolution of Arctic communities (RACE)


Principal Investigators: Olga Zolina - Université Grenoble Alpes, Institut des Géosciences de l'Environnement, France
Partners: Sergey Gulev, P.P.Shirshov Institute of Oceanology, Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia
Noel Keenlyside, University of Bergen, Norway
Boris Porfiriev, Institute of Economic Forecasting, Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia
Dmitry Streletskiy, The George Washington University, USA
Sponsors: National Research Agency, France
Research Council of Norway, Norway
Russian Foundation for Basic Research, Russia
National Science Foundation, United States


Full Project Title: Rapid Arctic environmental Changes: implications for well-being, resilience and Evolution of Arctic communities (RACE)
Full Call Title: Arctic2019


Project Objective: The RACE project addresses the impacts of rapid climate and environmental changes in the Arctic on infrastructure and pan-Arctic and regional population dynamics. By using best available data sets from in-situ and satellite observations and reanalyses together with climate model simulations under CMIP6 RACE will develop improved regional assessments of Arctic Social Indicators, which will be further used for the projections of population dynamics factors as well as demographic and life quality trends of Arctic communities. For the first time results of large-scale climate diagnostics and projections will be used and translated into social indicators and further into demographic variables by using socioeconomic and demographic models, thus providing accurate regional projections of the Arctic population dynamics which presently are routinely relaying exclusively on economy forecasts.
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: France, Norway, Russian Federation, United States of America (USA)


Duration: 56
Call Date: 20 February 2019
Project Award Date: 5 February 2020