Winners of the Arctic Academic Action Award

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The Frederik Paulsen Arctic Academic Action Award supports ideas that are action- and solution-oriented.

The 2023 winner is Minik Thorleif Rosing / Glacial Rock Flour – a simple natural agent in mitigating the global polycrisis. The initiative proposes to use glacial rock flour to reduce atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) concentrations, improve global food security, and bring new business opportunities to Greenland. Read more about glacial rock flour here

The 2022 winners are Marius O. Jonassen and Hanne H. Christiansen / PermaMeteoCommunity project. The project develops an advanced permafrost and meteorological climate change response system based on real-time environmental data in order to build resilience and safety in Arctic communities. Read more about PermaMeteoCommunity here

The 2021 winner is Trevor Bell / SmartICE. SmartICE is a data acquisition and monitoring tool that contributes to more informed decisions for safer sea ice travel in local communities and supports community economic development such as outfitting and fisheries. Read more about SmartICE here