eXchanging Knowledge 2017-2018

This is a two-year project that got funded by the Nordic Arctic Coppertiopn Programme in 2017 with the aim of providing a platform for exchanges of Indigenous-local knowledge on early detection of changes and cultural responses to environmental and climate change between Finland, selected Sámi areas and the area from the Disko Bay to Upernavik in Greenland.

The method applied is community-based monitoring (CBM) of environmental and climate change, which is an emerging method across the Arctic and Northern Areas involving remote sensing. Also, the aim is to build local capacity to monitor and hence act and thus provide opportunities for dialogue and cross-cultural exchange of successes and best practices.

Photographer: Karin Beate Nøsterud