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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“There was no ‘first woman’”: The historical politics of gender, science, and exploration in twentieth-century US Antarctic fieldwork The following dissertation examines the history of gendered change in twentieth century Antarctic fieldwork, focused on the US Antarctic Research Program. It responds to the calls of feminist historical geographers and ...
(2021-06)Storied Icebergs seeks to understand how, in the context of story(telling), Qallunaat knowledge production about the Canadian North might be decolonised. Inspired by Tiffany Lethabo King’s The Black Shoals (2019), this ...
Towards Polycentric Regionalism: Sino-Russian Geo-Economic Relations and the Formation of the Pacific Arctic Region The post-Cold War unipolar world order is being challenged in both North East Asia and the broader Eurasian Arctic not by the emergence of multilateral political institutions, but rather by what I conceptualise as a ...
Empowering Indigenous Culture Through Benefit Sharing Agreements: Study of Companies and Communities in the Alaskan Arctic (2021-06-30)This dissertation aims to contribute to the study of sustainable business in the polar regions by considering improvements to creating and maintaining corporate partnerships with indigenous communities through equitable ...