INTERACT Reducing the Environmental Impacts of Arctic Fieldwork.
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Frendrup, Laura Lønstrup
Arndal, Marie Frost
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The environmental impacts of fieldwork at and around research stations may be small in comparison to the impacts of all other human activities and in relation to the often vast and remote areas in which the fieldwork takes place. However, fieldwork most likely have both global and local impacts. Examples of these are different means of transport emitting greenhouse gasses and other substances contributing to global Climate Change and pollution, while the fieldwork itself often impacts the local environment. In remote parts of North America, Greenland and Russia, the impacts of research might in fact in some areas be the most important local anthropogenic influence, e.g. in terms of damage to vegetation, erosion, disturbance to wildlife, emissions, waste disposal, nutrient enrichment, etc. The impacts of fieldwork is not only an environmental issue but may also influence other current or future scientific studies. Researchers should therefore aim to minimise the Climate Change.....
Other TitleReducing the Environmental Impacts of Arctic Fieldwork.
PublisherAarhus University, DCE – Danish Centre for Environment and Energy
Sustainable Development Goals (SDG)14.a
Essential Ocean Variables (EOV)N/A
Spatial CoverageArctic Region
CitationINTERACT (2021) INTERACT Reducing the Environmental Impacts of Arctic Fieldwork [by Frendrup, Laura Lønstrup, Rasch, Morten, Topp-Jørgensen, Elmer Arndal, Marie Frost . Aarhus, Denmark, DCE – Danish Centre for Environment and Energy, 44pp. DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.5139698