Arctic observations and sustainable development goals: Contributions and examples from ERA-PLANET iCUPE data

Steffen M. Noe, Ksenia Tabakova, Alexander Mahura, Hanna K. Lappalainen, Miriam Kosmale, Jyri Heilimo, Roberto Salzano, Mattia Santoro, Rosamaria Salvatori, Andrea Spolaor, Warren Cairns, Carlo Barbante, Fidel Pankratov, Angelika Humbert, Jeroen E. Sonke, Kathy S. Law, Tatsuo Onishi, Jean Daniel Paris, Henrik Skov, Andreas MasslingAurélien Dommergue, Mikhail Arshinov, Denis Davydov, Boris Belan, Tuukka Petäjä

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Integrative and Comprehensive Understanding on Polar Environments (iCUPE) project developed 24 novel datasets utilizing in-situ observational capacities within the Arctic or remote sensing observations from ground or from space. The datasets covered atmospheric, cryospheric, marine, and terrestrial domains. This paper connects the iCUPE datasets to United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals and showcases the use of selected datasets as knowledge provision services for policy- and decision-making actions. Inclusion of indigenous and societal knowledge into the data processing pipelines enables a feedback mechanism that facilitates data driven public services.

Original languageEnglish
JournalEnvironmental Science and Policy
Pages (from-to)323-336
Number of pages14
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2022
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

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Funding Information:
Financial support from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under Grant agreement No. 689443 via project iCUPE (Integrative and Comprehensive Understanding on Polar Environments), and via Academy of Finland , Finland (flagship “Atmosphere and Climate Competence Center”, Grant No. 337549 ), Belmont Forum , Uruguay project ACRoBEAR (Grant No. 334792 ), NANOBIOMASS (Grant No. 307537 ), the Prince Albert Foundation , Monaco project "AASCO – Arctic Science Collaboration" no. 2858 , the Estonian Ministry of Sciences , Estonia projects (Grant Nos. P180021 , P180274 , P200196 ). Ground-based observations in Siberia were supported in part by the Ministry of Science and Education of the Russian Federation (Agreement no. 13.2251.21.0069 ).

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Fields of Science

  • 114 Physical sciences
  • Arctic data
  • Data driven public services
  • In-situ
  • Mercury
  • Remote sensing
  • Sustainable development

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