Mission

We conduct interdisciplinary research from detailed process-level studies to comprehensive landscape-level studies in both aquatic and terrestrial Arctic ecosystems. We communicate our research to the scientific community, the public and policy makers focusing on increasing their knowledge about climate and environmental change related impacts on Arctic environments. We provide a scientific platform for research, teaching and public outreach in Abisko, serving a key role in Umeå University´s activities in the Arctic.

    Vision

    • Conduct ground-breaking research at the scientific forefront on Arctic environments and how they are impacted by climate and environmental change and how this change impacts the global climate system;
    • Form a highly creative and dynamic environment for national and international research collaborations on Arctic ecosystems;
    • Build an internationally unique research-based teaching program focused on Arctic ecosystems; and,
    • Communicate how we do our science, its importance and the role of the Arctic as a key driver for the global climate system to the public and business, economic and social leaders confronted with the ever-increasing realities of the impacts of climate change on society.






    (C) 2012 Scott Wilson

    (C) 2012 Scott Wilson

    Research

    Find out about our researchers and research activities in the sub-Arctic and Arctic.

    (C) 2014 Gesche Blume-Werry

    (C) 2014 Gesche Blume-Werry

    EDucation

    Interested in learning more about the Arctic. We offer both undergraduate and master's courses in Abisko.

    Laholm Gymnasium (2016)

    Laholm Gymnasium (2016)

    Outreach

    We conduct outreach programs, field excursions and media visits both in Abisko and Umeå!