Scott Polar Research Institute (SPRI)
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The Scott Polar Research Institute is the oldest international centre for polar research within a university and is acknowledged as the world's premier polar information centre. It combines active research with world-renowned library, museum, archival and photographic collections, covering all aspects of the Arctic and Antarctic, including polar history, science and technology, economics and politics, law, medicine, tourism, humanities and art.
The Institute has research groups investigating a range of issues in both the environmental sciences and social sciences of relevance to the polar regions:
- Glaciology and Climate Change Group
- Glacimarine Environments Group
- Polar Landscape and Remote Sensing Group
- Polar Social Science and Humanities Group
In addition, the Institute is part of the NERC Centre for Polar Observation and Modelling.
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(2019-11-30)This thesis is an ethnographic study of life with oil and gas in Hammerfest, the first petroleum town in Finnmark, and of what role this town plays and is cast as in narratives of petroleum as a driver for development in ...
(1997-07-11)Development of remote regions in the circumpolar north has been the subject of much academic, political, and community discourse. This thesis examines the effects that two different fisheries management regimes, the Western ...
(2017-03-07)This thesis examines the roles that families played, and continue to play, in sustaining British polar exploration. It uses polar exploration as a case-study to investigate the ways in which people maintain or revive ...
(2016-11-08)This thesis is a socio-legal interdisciplinary study of risk governance in the oil and gas sector in the Russian North. Against a backdrop of the author's experience of training to be and working as a lawyer in both Siberia ...