INTERACT reducing CO2 emissions in Arctic Science
INTERACT reducing CO2 emissions in Arctic Science
INTERACT publications SMF Publications 2022

Svenja Holste – Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz-Centre for Polar and Marine Research, Potsdam, Germany
Sophie Duveau – Ecole des Hautes Etudes en sciences Sociales (EHESS), Centre Alexandre
Marta Moreno Ibáñez – University of Quebec in Montreal (UQÀM), Montreal, Canada
Deniz Vural – Polar Research Institute – The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey
(TUBITAK), Istanbul, Turkey
Rebecca Duncan – University Technology Sydney (UTS) and University Centre in Svalbard (UNIS)
Gwenaëlle Gremion – Université du Québec à Rimouski (UQAR), Institut des Sciences de la Mer, Rimouski, Canada
Susana Hancock – University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom
Paul Rosenbaum – Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden
Tatiana Burmenko – Siberian Federal University, Russia
Femi Anna Thomas – Goa University, National Centre for Polar and Ocean Research, India
Morten Rasch – University of Copenhagen, Denmark

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The polar scientific community is engaged in various types of fieldwork, conferences,
education, training and collaboration, which all come with a significant carbon footprint.
Many are concerned about Climate Change and its impact on the environment. In the
Arctic, temperatures are increasing three times faster than in the rest of the world (AMAP,
2021) and the impact of Climate Change is clearly visible.

While many environmental impacts are systemic and thus beyond the control of the
individual, there are numerous opportunities to reduce CO2 emissions that are within
the capacity of both institutions and researchers alike. This handbook attempts both to
summarize existing knowledge and to offer solutions for researchers who want to reduce
CO2 emissions related to their research activities. One of the most significant areas under
individual control is travel, which is the main focus of the forthcoming chapters.
We believe that the scientific community must act responsibly in relation to the changes
that we see – hopefully setting an example for others to follow.

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