AAU Arctic

Arctic researchers at AAU

AAU researchers with arctic-related research activities

Below you will find a list of all AAU researchers whose research - in some way or other - is related to the arctic.

Department of Chemistry and Bioscience

Torsten Nygård Kristensen  
Biologi, klimaforandringer, dyr og planters tilpasning til ekstreme miljøforhold.

Cino Pertoldi
Biologi, klimaforandringer, modeller og dyrs tilpasning til ekstreme miljøforhold.

Simon Bahrndorff 
Biology, physiology, ecology, adaptation, global change biology.

Natasja Krog Noer

Department of Civil Engineering

Per Møldrup
Soil science, soil physics, biophysical and chemical processes in soil, soil pollutants, soil hydrology, environmental engineering, South Greenlantic soils.

Department of Clinical Medicine

Stig Andersen, Arctic Health Research Centre
Forebyggelse, sundhed og sygdom blandt befolkningen i Grønland.

Louise Kærholm Schæbel, Arctic Health Research Centre
Inflammation blandt folk i Grønland.

Jakob H. Bønløkke, Arbejdsmedicinsk Klinik
Miljømedicin i Grønland, specielt helbredspåvirkninger af arbejdet i fiskeindustrien.

Birgitte Hamann Laustsen
Miljø- og arbejdsmedicin i Grønland, specielt astma og allergi i den grønlandske fiskeindustri.

Nadja Albertsen
Hjerterytmeforstyrrelser i Grønland

Department of Culture and Learning

Robert C. Thomsen, CIRCLA
Nationalism, autonomy and national identities in the North Atlantic; International relations and sovereignty issues in the Arctic; Heritage tourism and authenticity – Greenland, Newfoundland and Nunavut (Cda).

Lill Rastad Bjørst, CIRCLA
Inuit culture and society; climate change and sustainability; mining and industrialization; postcolonialism and tourism.

Verena Huppert, CIRCLA
Labour market, education, migration, identity, pan-arctic collaborations - Greenland.

Carina B. Ren, CIRCLA
Sustainable development, tourism, entrepreneurship, capacity building, knowledge co-creation, climate change, Greenland, Nordic Arctic

Daniela Chimirri, CIRCLA
Community-based tourism, sustainable tourism development, Greenland.

Karina M. SmedCulture and Consumption
Natural and cultural heritage in tourism,  communication in Arctic tourism, Greenland.

Henrik Halkier
Tourism and destination development – Arctic Siberia.

Julia Zhukova Klausen
Governmentality, identity construction, Northern Russia.

Birgitte Holm Sørensen
ICT, learning and design for learning in relation to children and school.

Jes Lynning Harfeld, Center for Anvendt Filosofi
Etik og værdier, Naturforståelse, Jagt og miljø, Dyrerettigheder, Indfødtes rettigheder. 
Filosofisk antropologi (f.eks. definitioner af ’indigenous’).

Astrid Oberborbeck Andersen
Anthropology, human-environment relations, living resources, hunting livelihoods, climatic and environmental change, environmental politics, human land and area use, technology, map-making, methods for local and citizen-involved monitoring of ecosystems, collaboration, knowledge regimes.

Mette Simonsen Abildgaard
History og technology, colonial and post-colonial infrastructures, ICT practises, media history - Greenland.

Laura James
Laura James, Culture & Consumption. Tourism destination development, cruise tourism, sustainable development, Greenland, Iceland.

Emilie Dybdal Kristensen
Literature, postcolonialism, migration, studies of space and place. Denmark/Greenland

Department of Electronic Systems

Jens F. Dalsgaard Nielsen
Satellitplatforme til jordobservation fra rummet, tracking af skibe i arktiske farvande herunder Safety and Rescue.

Department of Law

Sandra Cassotta
ternational and EU Law,  International Environmental Law, Environmental Governance, Law of indigenous people, Law of the Sea, Arctic Security, Arctic and Antarctic, Sino-Arctic governance.

Department of Planning

Anne Merrild Hansen
Social and environmental assessments in the Arctic, Extractive industries, planning and management.

Birgitte Hoffmann
Kommunal - og infrastrukturplanlægning, ø-drift udfordringer til markeder og institutioner, sociale aspekter af minedrift og storskalaprojekter samt uddannelse af ingeniører i Grønland.

Sanne Vammen Larsen
Planning and impact assessment in the Arctic. Specifically: Research on planning and scenarios for development in Greenland with a point of departure in future industrial development, and recommendations for improvements to Impact Assessment of oil- and gas projects in Greenland based on a comparison of legislation in five Arctic countries.

Jesper Raakjær
The West Greenland Marine Ecosystem and Climate Change – The socio-economic adaptation and governance challenges for fisheries management.

Rikke Becker Jacobsen
Greenlandic fisheries and fishery politics.
Adaptation to change in Greenland and the Arctic  – climate, policy and socio-economy.
Stakeholder participation and multi-disciplinary research.

Alyne Delaney
The West Greenland Marine Ecosystem and Climate Change – The socio-economic adaptation and governance challenges for fisheries management.

Søren Løkke
LCA and environmental assessment in arctic areas, with a focus on special requirements to weighting methods. (We finalized a project on CCS in arctic a couple of years ago, and the PhD Fredrik Moltu Johnsen will (hopefully) defend his thesis end march).

Lone Kørnøv 
Environmental assessment with a focus on strategic level decision-making.

Naja Dyrendom Graugaard
Greenland-Denmark colonial history; Inuit sealing and "the sealskin dispute"; Indigenous knowledge; Decolonizing research and method in the Arctic; sustainability narratives.

Naja Carina Steenholdt Frederiksen

Martin Lehmann
Sustainable Development, Climate Change, Innovation, Systems, and Circular Economy

Department of Political Science

Johannes Dragsbæk Schmidt
Nordøstasien vs. Arctic.

Bo Poulsen, Contemporary History
Environmental history, North Atlantic fisheries.

Jesper Willaing Zeuthen, Development and International Relations

Li Xing, Development and International Relations
China/Asia-Arctic relations; The role of Arctic in the nexus between the rise of China and the emerging world reorder; emerging powers and Arctic players in shaping an ‘Arctic order’; Arctic-led IR and IPE.

Zheng Xiowen

Patrik Andersson
Chinese geological and geopolitical interests in the Arctic mineral sector.

Helene Pristed Nielsen
The relationship between gender and place, gendered mobility patterns and depopulation of 'peripheral areas' within the Nordic Region.

Department of Sociology and Social Work

Finn Laursen

Mette Rømer
Social work and legal practice as regards convicted Greenlanders with intellectual disabilities or mental illnesses.

Lars Uggerhøj
Social work service user experiences and participation. Practice research methodology and approaches. Coordination of International programmes

Mathilde Salskov Sams
Resocialization of Greenlanders convicted for sexual offending children
 

Danish Building Research Institute

Ernst Jan de Place Hansen
New Building Regulations for Greenland, building technology, building physics, moisture management, accessibility, energy consumption. Tasks for the Greenlandic Self-rule, adaptation of requirements to Greenlandic geographical and climatic conditions.

Alireza Afshari 

Birgit Rasmussen
Acoustic regulations and classification. Sound insulating constructions for new-build and renovation. Tasks for Greenland’s Self-Government about sound insulation in housing.

Department of Energy Technology  

Helma Maria Tróndheim
Bæredygtig energi, systemstabilitet, øsamfund

Other

Niels Dahl Thellufsen    
Aalborg Universitets samarbejde med Ilisimatusarfik og Arctic Business Network.

Affiliated members

Bonnie Jensen, Institut for Samfund, Økonomi & Journalistik, Nuuk, Afdeling for Sociale Forhold
Betydningen af anbringelser på døgninstitutioner for børn og unge i Grønland.

Contact AAU Arctic

Secretary Ulla Søndergaard
+45 9940 3696
arctic@aau.dk

Head Carina Ren
+45 9940 8445
ren@hum.aau.dk

Coordinator Rikke Becker Jacobsen
+45 9356 2348
rbj@plan.aau.dk

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