Astrid E.J. Ogilvie



Primary affiliations are the Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research (INSTAAR) at the University of Colorado, Boulder, USA and the Stefansson Arctic Institute in Akureyri, Iceland.

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Understanding Resilience and Long-Term Ecosystem Change in the High Arctic: Narrative-Based Analyses from Svalbard (SVALUR)

Focus on Svalbard

Astrid Ogilvie´s primary focus for the SVALUR project is to compare perceptions of environmental change with information drawn from scientific environmental monitoring, thereby focusing on overlap and mismatch in emphasis in findings, and to identify synergies through deploying tools that foster co-production of knowledge. Prior to this, data will be gathered through document analysis and interviews with key informants including scientists. In the past, she has worked on documentary and early instrumental evidence concerning past climate change on Svalbard. E.g., Nordli, Ø., Przybylak, R. Ogilvie, A.E.J. and Isaksen, K. 2014. Long-Term Temperature Trends and Variability on Spitsbergen: The Prolonged Svalbard Airport Temperature Series 1898-2012. Polar Research, 33, 21349,

Planned fieldwork periods on Svalbard

Planned fieldwork periods are currently not decided because of travel difficulties associated with Covid-19. It is to be hoped that travel will be possible by summer 2021.