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Publication: Sustainable Development in the Baltic Sea Region - Focus on Education

The current, fifteenth issue of the journal “Studia Periegetica” is entirely devoted to the matters of education for sustainable development. It particularly focuses on research, practical implementation and educational solutions in the area of education for sustainable development applied in the Baltic Sea Region. Authors of the papers take into account academic activities, public administration entities and companies located in this region.

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International Arctic Research: Analyzing Global Funding Trends. A Pilot Report

The pilot analysis is the result of an exploratory collaboration between the UArctic Science & Research Analytics Task Force and Digital Science's international research teams. The aim was to assess the global funding landscape around Arctic-related research for the decade spanning 2006 to 2015 using the funding data from the Dimensions dataset, which includes information from over 200 funders on more than 2,500,000 projects with funding totalling $1 trillion+ (in US Dollars). 

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Arctic Research Publications: Scholarly Output Trends Using the Russian Index of Scientific Citations. A Working Paper

UArctic recently collaborated with ÜberResearch to produce a report entitled “International Arctic Research: Analyzing Global Funding Trends - A Pilot Report”.The nature of the Dimensions database means that that analysis was based upon project funding data. 

This working paper undertakes a preliminary analysis of how a similar approach could be used with a publications database, utilising the Russian Index of Scientific Citations (RISC) data.

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Arctic Altmetrics: Alternative Perspectives on the Impact of Arctic Research. A Working Paper

There exist a significant number of information sources, apart from the scientific literature, with which to assess the social impact of the findings produced by Arctic researchers and institutions. Various policy documents, online news and media publications, white papers, tweets, and Facebook posts provide additional data points to help assess the reach and potential impact of publicly funded research, including Arctic research. 

In this working paper, the writers provide some alternative perspectives of the way one could view the impact being made by Arctic-related science.

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New Baltic Sea Clean Shipping Guide published

A new and extended version of the HELCOM Baltic Sea Clean Shipping Guide has been released in both electronic and print form. The publication, aimed at all mariners at sea, gives a concise and easily understandable overview of the regional environmental and safety of navigation measures applied in the Baltic Sea to maritime traffic.

Read more and download the guide on EUSBSR Website.

BONUS BaltCoast published the first special issue of the Coastal & Marine Magazine

The BONUS BaltCoast project published the first out of three special issues of the Coastal & Marine Magazine.

“Recalling ICZM – Insights from the Baltic” gives an introduction to the BONUS BaltCoast project, as well as to a Systems Approach Framework for the sustainable management of the Baltic Sea, which is implemented by the project. The issue sets a special focus on the re-analysis of ICZM case studies in the Baltic Sea Region. The PDF is available under: http://www.baltcoast.net/dissemination/publications-via-coastal-marine-magazine.html

Baltic Rim Economies issue 3/2016 is out

The Pan-European Institute publishes a discussion forum, Baltic Rim Economies (BRE), which deals with the development of the Baltic Sea Region. In the BRE review, high-level public and corporate decision makers, representatives of Academia as well as several other experts contribute to the discussion.

Read the latest Special Issue on the Future of the Arctic: BRE 3/2016

 

Report: Nordic Energy Technology Perspectives 2016

Nordic Energy Technology Perspectives 2016. Cities, flexibility and pathways to carbon-neutrality

Nordic Energy Technology Perspectives 2016 (NETP 2016) is a Nordic edition of the International Energy Agency’s (IEA) global Energy Technology Perspectives 2016. The report offers a detailed scenario-based analysis of how the Nordic countries can achieve a near carbon-neutral energy system. The Nordic Carbon-Neutral Scenario achieves an 85% reduction of Nordicenergy-related CO2 by 2050 (from 1990 levels) at lowest total cost. This takes place in the context of the IEA’s global 2-degree scenario and uses the same models and assumptions. The analysis is carried out by seven leading Nordic research institutes and the IEA. The project is coordinated and supported by Nordic Energy Research.

Publication: Environmental Impact Assessment in the Arctic, A Guide to Best Practice

In a new book "Environmental Impact Assessment in the Arctic, A Guide to Best Practice" Timo Koivurova and Pamela Lesser succinctly synthesise primary data gathered from interviews with local communities, indigenous peoples, NGOs, government officials and businesses in Finland, Sweden, Norway, Greenland, Iceland, Canada, Russia and the USA. Considering all stakeholder perspectives, they present the regulatory processes of all eight Arctic countries and also provide helpful flowcharts that depict the process graphically for each country. Measuring these practices against the 1997 Guidelines for Environmental Impact Assessment in the Arctic, the only Arctic environmental impact assessment guidance document that has been officially approved by the ministers of all eight Arctic countries, this book identifies key areas where adherence to best practice is high, such as stakeholder outreach and development, as well as those areas that fall short.

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