A new initiative has been launched for social science research in Longyearbyen, Svalbard. Several researchers studying the human dimensions of the dynamic changes currently underway in Svalbard have decided to create The Svalbard Social Science Initiative. The aim of the network is to create linkages among social scientists working with issues related to Svalbard, establish a platform for coordinating research activities and to facilitate the communication with local communities and other scientists.
Our website will provide a venue for sharing research and publications as well as creating opportunities to coordinate with each other and local residents.
We heartily invite other social scientists with relevant past, present or future research interests to get in touch with us and join the initiative.