Academy of Finland
Funding decision
Name Hjort, Jan
Organisation OY
Project title Geomorphic sensitivity of the Arctic region: geohazards and infrastructure (INFRAHAZARD)
Decision No. 285040
Decision date 10.12.2014
Funding period 01.01.2015 - 31.12.2018
Funding 293 391
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Project description
Arctic earth surface systems (ESSs) are highly sensitive to climate warming. The Arctic ESSs, such as permafrost, are strongly linked to the dynamics and feedback mechanisms of high-latitude environments and human activity. The INFRAHAZARD consortium focuses on the modelling of the Arctic ESSs in changing climate and production of infrastructure risk maps for decision making and land use planning. Our ground-breaking approach is to apply complementary research approaches to assess the impact of the climate change on the Arctic ESSs and infrastructure. The research will provide science-based new knowledge and insights regarding the (i) environmental drivers of Arctic ESSs and (ii) relations between ESSs changes and infrastructure. The results have both theoretical and applied implications and considerable societal significance. In addition to scientific publications, the results will be disseminated using existing spatial data infrastructures.