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Arctic Summer College Yearbook

Arctic Summer College Yearbook

An Interdisciplinary Look into Arctic Sustainable Development
A dynamic collection of interdisciplinary insights into a wide range of Arctic issues

This book, edited by Ecologic Institute's Brendan O’Donnell, Max Gruenig, and Arne Riedel, highlights both the diversity of perspectives and approaches to Arctic research and the inherent interdisciplinary nature of studying and understanding this incomparable region. The chapters are divided into four liberally-defined sections to provide space for dynamic interpretation and dialogue in search of sustainable solutions to the issues facing the Arctic. From governance to technology, scientific research to social systems, human health to economic development, the authors discuss fundamental questions while looking toward the Arctic’s future. Whether the reader is well-versed in the history and complexity of Arctic policy or looking for an insightful introduction to the vast world of Arctic research, everyone will find answers that lead to new questions and even more discoveries in these pages, laying the foundation for tomorrow’s discussion on the future of the Arctic.

Brendan O'Donnell composed the introduction to the yearbook and Arne Riedel contributed the chapter "Arctic Council Scorecards - Monitoring Arctic Policy Transfer". It provides an overview of the aim and scope of the exerciese. It then describes challenges that were identified during the research and reflects on some of the key findings. It also points towards remaining gaps and provides ideas for future additions to the scorecards.


O'Donnell, Brendan; Max Gruenig; Arne Riedel (Eds.) 2018: Arctic Summer College Yearbook. An Interdisciplinary Look into Arctic Sustainable Development. 1st ed. Springer International Publishing Switzerland.

978-3-319-66458-3 (paper), 978-3-319-66459-0 (eBook)
159 pp.
Table of Contents

Imagining the Arctic
Ghosh, Supriti Jaya

From Consultation to Consent: A Comparative Analysis of Arctic States
Ross, Sarah-Grace

The Arctic as a Region of Innovation
Exner-Pirot, Heather

Inclusive and Lateral Environmental Governance: Exploring Theoretical and Practical Capacity for Networked Environmental Governance in the Russian Arctic
French, Nadia

Maritime Passages of the Future
Conley, Heather A. (et al.)

Arctic Council Scorecards – Monitoring Arctic Policy Transfer
Riedel, Arne

South Korea and the Arctic Region
Kossa, Martin

The Arctic Digital Divide
Kuersten, Andreas

Arctic Freshwater – A Commons Requires Open Science
Muster, Sina

Contemporary Circumpolar Health Issues and Innovative Responses in the Anthropocene
Devine, Carol

Local Initiatives to Reduce the Incidence of Sexual Assault in the North
Ehrlander, Mary F.