ArcticNet and NSERC PermafrostNet sign MoU
ArcticNet is pleased to announce this partnership of many to further Arctic science: We have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with PermafrostNet. This MoU between ArcticNet and PermafrostNet will promote northern research and culture while supporting the exchange of knowledge and fostering the creation of synergies in Arctic research between researchers, institutions, communities, governments, and the private sector.
The MoU was signed on September 16th, 2022.
“Permafrost research has always been a core research topic for ArcticNet. We are keen to continue working closely with PermafrostNet to advance knowledge on permafrost dynamics on natural and built systems across the North. Together, we aim to leverage assets, train the next generation of Arctic specialists, and expand research opportunities.” – Christine Barnard, ArcticNet Executive Director
“NSERC PermafrostNet connects academics and partners for boosting Canada’s ability to adapt to permafrost thaw. As a strategic partnership network, we also work toward better connecting differing perspectives and organizations in the long term. Partnering with ArcticNet helps build on existing strengths and better contribute to an inclusive Arctic research ecosystem.” – Stephan Gruber, NSERC PermafrostNet Scientific Director
The NSERC Permafrost Partnership Network for Canada (NSERC PermafrostNet) unites researchers from 11 universities, with partners in government agencies, industry and Indigenous communities, who share the common goal of boosting Canada’s ability to monitor, predict and adapt to large-scale permafrost thaw and its consequences. Funded under NSERC’s Strategic Partnership Grants for Networks, PermafrostNet aims to understand the interactions between climate, permafrost and people by involving knowledge holders across complementary domains, while also connecting small-scale findings from field sites with national-scale prediction. The network shares and applies research findings by developing and prototyping knowledge products and practices for stakeholders.