The Arctic - the area to the North of the Arctic Circle - is undergoing rapid environmental, social, and economic change. As one of the most rapidly warming places on the planet, the Arctic is experiencing a range of climate-induced changes, including an observed downward trend in sea-ice cover. These changes have the potential to alter the social and economic fabric of regions in the Arctic as maritime industries such as shipping, oil and gas, fisheries, and tourism expand into the region or change distribution. Arctic nation-states are responding with a variety of policy initiatives, including the development of integrated management planning that incorporates a variety of social actors and institutions. We examine the notion of integrated management, its role in governance, the recent movement toward understanding resilience and adaptation, and the consequences of Arctic policy.
|Title of host publication||Treatise on estuarine and coastal science|
|Subtitle of host publication||Vol 11: management of estuaries and coasts|
|Editors||E Wolanski, D McLusky|
|Place of Publication||San Diego|
|Number of pages||24|
|Publication status||Published - 2011|