‘When Rains Fell in Winter’ StoryMap a Finalist for StoryMap of the Year!

Congratulations to Philip Burgess and Irina Wang! Their StoryMap ‘When Rains Fell in Winter‘ has been nominated as a finalist for the 2023 ArcGIS StoryMaps Competition, which focuses on the restoration and conservation of the earth’s lands and waters. The competition is organised by Esri and the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). The winner will be announced at

Juan-Ignacio Ramirez: New CHARTER Post Doc

The CHARTER project may be entering its final year, but there is still time to squeeze in one more PostDoc (likely the projects last!). His name is Juan-Ignacio Ramirez and he is going to be working with Dr. Dorothee Ehrich at The Arctic University of Norway in Tromsø. His overall research interest is to understand both how consumers (not the shopping

CHARTER at the Finnish Met Institute Snow Seminar

Many thanks to all the 90 registered participants of the FMI’s 11th Pyry snow seminar on 1.11.2023! The seminar was again a great success and the talks and poster presentations included topics such as (but not limited to) Antarctic and Arctic research, weather and climate modelling, snow model approaches, and citizen science (by Outi Meinander, FMI). Collaboration has always been in

Arctic Holocene Biodiversity Map Now Live!

A major CHARTER project deliverable is now live! The Arctic Holocene Biodiversity Database (AHBD) is an evolving metadata database of time-series biodiversity metrics covering the last 11,750 years in the Arctic region. T The academic underpinnings of the map were outlined in a 2022 CHARTER publication (What evidence exists for temporal variability in Arctic terrestrial and freshwater biodiversity throughout the

New CHARTER publication

An important new publication with substantial input from CHARTER researchers has landed which is a pilot study on the reindeer impact on soil carbon storage which revealed that animal impacts are very different for permafrost and non-permafrost areas but that they facilitate more productive vegetation. Titled ‘Impacts of Reindeer on Soil Carbon Storage in the Seasonally Frozen Ground of Northern

Workshop Playing Cards Now Available to Download

The CHARTER project in collaboration with two other projects, POVAUS and CLIMINI have held numerous workshops across Finnish Lapland, and also in northern Sweden. These workshops are held local people, often folks practicing traditional livelihoods such as herding and fishers with researchers, and administrators. The workshops have taken different formats and had varying themes as their focal point. A workshop

Extraordinary Moth Outbreak in Finnish Lapland

An exceptionally large outbreak of the Common Heath Ematurga atomaria moth has been observed this summer in parts of the Ounastunturi fell, in northwest Finnish Lapland. A CHARTER project researcher Henri Wallen has been investigating this outbreak and its ramifications through the use of satellite imagery, on site visits and with local reindeer herders who have been reporting this as an

Workshop in South Sámi Reindeer Herding Area, Norway

In mid-August, 2023, the Norwegian Institute for Nature Research (NINA) and University of Hamburg (UHH), together with the County Governor of Trøndelag and Innlandet, arranged a workshop in the South Saami Reindeer area Plassjesne in Rossen tjïelte (Røros). This workshop was part of a series of workshops and outreach initiatives in the CHARTER project. This region of reindeer herding is