Kreutz attends UArctic meeting in Sweden

Karl Kreutz, professor in the Climate Change Institute and the School of Earth and Climate Sciences, attended the annual meeting of the University of the Arctic (UArctic) in Stockholm, Sweden from Sept. 18–20.

The University of Maine Climate Change Institute is a member of UArctic — a cooperative network of universities, colleges, research institutes and other organizations concerned with education and research in and about the North.

“UMaine’s membership in the University of the Arctic is a valuable way for us to connect our polar education and research efforts with like-minded institutions internationally,” says Kreutz.

“Our students have access to a range of opportunities that will help them contribute to a better understanding of the rapidly changing Arctic.”

UArctic was established by the Arctic Council in 1998 and was officially launched in 2001 in Rovaniemi, Finland. It partners with the UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) as a nongovernmental organization.

UArctic seeks to enhance human capacity in the North, promote viable communities and sustainable economies and forge global partnerships. It creates shared knowledge, competences and resources; connects traditional and indigenous knowledge systems with modern academia; partners with northern communities and indigenous populations to respond to their educational aspirations and requirements; and broadens the voice of the North in the world.