Arctic Cruise Tourism: Navigating Nature, Commerce and Culture in Northern Communities (ACT)

 

From Port of Akureyri ©Þórný BarðadóttirArctic Cruise Tourism: Navigating Nature, Commerce and Culture in Northern Communities (ACT) is a international research project where the ITRC is amongst participants.

The project´s aim is to investigate convergent challenges in the Arctic and Subarctic by systematically analyzing the impacts of the rapidly growing cruise tourism industry. The research will strive to pay special attention to the different effects and challenges caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.

The area of research counts Juneau and Nome in Alaska, US; Bergen, Norway; Visby on Gotland, Sweden and Akureyri, Iceland.

The international research team will be lead by Dr. Robert Orttung (George Washington University, US) and Dr. Astrid Elizabeth Ogilvie (Colorado University, US). The ITRC's role will mainly be around consulting, contact building and information gained through the centre's previous research on the Icelandic cruise sector.

Supervision on behalf of ITRC: Guðrún Þóra Gunnarsdóttir (gudrunthora@rmf.is) and Þórný Barðadóttir (thorny@rmf.is).