The primary objective of this workshop series is to establish a new research group for examining the increased vulnerability due to Climate Change of Critical Infrastructure in Remote Areas in the Nordic countries (3CIRAN). To attain this objective, 3CIRAN will develop a series of stakeholder and academic workshops for building a framework combining social science and humanities theories, methods, and analyses.
3CIRAN draws from established knowledge on three research fields: the role of critical infrastructures in the functioning of society, infrastructural vulnerabilities, and the long-term impacts of climate change. Whilst these fields have generated an important new understanding of their domains, 3CIRAN argues that they have overlooked the manifold interconnections and mutually constitutive relationships between them. This creates a need for research to integrate insights from these three areas. The workshops develop a focus on climate adaptation in remote areas in the Nordic countries as a pivotal case to examine these interrelationships and pursue a state-of-the-art understanding of them.
The project is led by Antti Silvast (Technical University of Denmark) and Rico Kongsager (University College Copenhagen), and is in collaboration with the Turo-Kimmo Lehtonen and Mikko J. Virtanen (both Tampere University) and Minna Lundgren (Mid Sweden University). The project will start 1/1-2021 and the first workshop will take place in May 2022 at the Mid Sweden University.
Funded by a grant from the "Joint Committee for Nordic research councils in the Humanities and Social Sciences (NOS-HS)" currently hosted by NordForsk.