CTSI BERD Seminar: POLARIS: The Pursuing Opportunities for Long-term Arctic Resilience for Infrastructure and Society
April 8, 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
POLARIS: The Pursuing Opportunities for Long-term Arctic Resilience for Infrastructure and Society by Guangqing Chi, PhD, on Apr. 8, 1-2 p.m.
Alaskan coastal Indigenous communities face severe, urgent, and complex social and infrastructural challenges resulting from environmental changes. However, the magnitude and significance of impacts are unclear; as is how local communities will respond to resulting disruptions and disasters. This transdisciplinary POLARIS project investigates how interconnected environmental stressors and infrastructure disruptions are affecting coastal Arctic communities and identifies important social, environmental, infrastructural, and institutional assets to help them adapt and become more resilient to climate-related changes. The POLARIS project (https://arcticpolaris.org) has identified three convergent and interconnected research pillars to help communities adapt: environmental hotspots of disruption to communities and infrastructure, food in complex adaptive systems, and migration and community relocation. The ultimate goal of this integrated research project is to enable communities to become more resilient with both stronger societies, civic culture, and improved infrastructure needed as the new Arctic continues to emerge.
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