The Arctic has become an increasingly popular tourism destination. The increased interest in tourism in the Arctic has resulted in the building of relevant infrastructure and influenced the region, and the people inhabiting it. It has also had an impact on the cultural identity and traditional livelihoods of the region. In particular, the recent rapid growth of tourism, and activities associated with it, will have permanent impacts on the Arctic environment and cultures.
The project Partnership for Sustainability: Arctic Tourism in Times of Change develops sustainability of Arctic tourism. The project is funded from the Nordic Council of Ministers' Arctic Co-operation Programme 2018-2021.
The project consists of three sub-projects:
The project involves various actors discussing common and place-specific challenges and solutions.
The research group steering the project consists of:
- Outi Rantala (1st year project manager, University of Lapland)
- Dieter Müller (2nd year project manager, Umeå University)
- Gunnar Þór Jóhannesson (3rd year project manager, University of Iceland)
- Brynhild Granås (University of Tromsø)
- Kaarina Tervo-Kankare (University of Oulu)
- Jarkko Saarinen (University of Oulu)
- Suzanne de la Barre (Vancouver Island University)
- Pat Maher (Cape Breton University)