Working in the New Arctic

The Arctic CoLab represents a research initiative leveraging existing expertise from across the University and a network of collaborators, to conduct research on the coupled human and natural components of Arctic systems. Faculty from fields including Environmental Science, Architecture, and Engineering and Applied Science are all part of the research team. To discover intersections between these fields, the team is hosting a series of Research Dialogues, to bring together faculty and students from across grounds. The CoLab’s work is enhancing our understanding of the interactions among natural, infrastructure, cultural, and socio-economic components of these Arctic systems. The integrated approach to arctic research is expected to provide insights that can be used to develop strategies for promoting and ensuring the long-term resilience of these coupled human-natural systems, and potentially more complex communities and cities in other climate zones around the globe.

About the speaker

Dr. Joseph L. Corriveau serves as the Director of the Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (CRREL) in Hanover, New Hampshire, one of seven laboratories that comprise the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC).  The mission of CRREL is to advance and apply science and research engineering approaches to solve interdisciplinary and strategically-important problems with unique core competencies related to the Earth’s cold regions. CRREL conducts research across a range of fundamental and applied sciences and engineering in polar regions and in temperate and mountain regions. The CRREL Hanover campus includes the Remote Sensing / Geospatial Information Systems Center of Expertise of the Corps of Engineers.