The West Greenland marine ecosystem and climate change - The socio-economic adaptation and governance challenges for fisheries management

Project Details


This project will from the social sciences contribute to the establishment of a unique scientific network integrating natural and social sciences and thus improve the understanding of the marine ecosystem off West Greenland and the implications of climate change for the structure and functioning of the ecosystem by: 1) Identifying and describing the main social, economic and institutional drivers behind environmentally significant human behaviours with special emphasis on fishing and 2) Identifying and describing the existing environmental governance institutions and those social interactions that contribute or detract from effective governance of the fisheries resources off West Greenland.
Effective start/end date01/09/200931/12/2014


  • Greenland Climate Research Centre


  • Marine ecosystem
  • Climate change
  • Socio-economic adaptation
  • Governance
  • Fisheries management
  • Human behaviours
  • Fisheries resources


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