The CAPARDUS project


Citizen science in the High Arctic: collaboration between Hearts in the Ice and UNIS.
Photo: Hilde Fålun Strøm. 


Collecting data on local fishery resources in rives and lakes is an example of Community-based monitoring (CBM).
Photo: M.


Participants in workshop on CBM in support of cultural heritage research, organized in Longyearbyen in August 2022.
Photo: NERSC


2023 - 23 February: Workshop with focus on Arctic Practice System design.  The workshop was an open event during the Arctic Science Summit Week in Vienna, with 12 participants attending in-person 


2023 - 07-08 February: Workshop on Practices, Guidelines and Standards in Svalbard tourism development, at Polheim in Longyearbyen.

2022- 17 December: Promoting knowledge and rights of Arctic Indigenous Peoples through community-based monitoring.

Side-event under UN Convention on Biological Diversity COP15 in Montreal 7 - 18 December 2022, organised by Council of Yukaghirs Elders, Yakutia; CSIPN, Russia and NORDECO, Denmark. More information at University of the Arctic website and the programme for the side event.

2022 - 15-16 December: Ocean Data Dojo workshop: Building competence in FAIR data management in marine research and citizen science. Workshop no. 2 - Recommendations for improved data value chains. See agenda and presentations


2022 - 29 November - 01 December: Workshop in Aasiaat, Greenland

Title: Towards ‘good practice’ in the use of local and scientific knowledge for informing natural resource management

The workshop is organised by NORDECO, University of Greenland, University of Copenhagen, NINA and the Qeqertalik Municipality.  Final Programme in Greenlandic and English. One session will be an Arctic Practice System. A questionnaire was used to survey the requirements for such system in Greenland.

Photo of Aasiaat  More information about Aasiaat


2022 - 01 November: Ocean Data Dojo - Building competence in FAIR data management in marine research and citizen science. Workshop no. 1

In person workshop funded by Svalbard Science Forum under Research Council of Norway.  Coordinator Torill Hamre, NERSC . See workshop programme and presentations


2022 - 13 October:  Session at Arctic Circle: Less talk - more action: UN goals in the Arctic, Tools & games workshop

organized by: Nordic Marine Think Tank, Denmark; University of Bergen, Norway; SINTEF Ocean, Norway; ARCT/SDGCARDS.NO, Norway. Preliminary programme

Reykjavik 12-15 October 2022

2022 - 12 October: OBPS workshop VI: Capacity sharing in Arctic Community-Based Monitoring

Session organised by CAPARDUS:  Presentations and Summary

Logo OBPS workshop VI

2022 - August 06 - 09: Workshop at UNIS in Longyearbyen

The workshop "Community-based monitoring and Citizen science" was organised in collaboration between NERSC and NIKU.   Programme and presentations

trip to HiorthamnFrom the excursion to Hiorthamn

2022 - March 31: CAPARDUS session at Arctic Science Summit Week 2022 in Tromsø

The Arctic Science Summit Week (ASSW) 2022 was organized from 26 March - 1 April 2022 in Tromsø, Norway and online by the International Arctic Science Committee (IASC) and co-hosted by UiT, The Arctic University of Norway, the Norwegian Polar Institute (NPI) and The Research Council of Norway (RCN). The session was hybrid with ca 20 in-person participants and in total about 35.  The agenda  and the presentations are available

Alaska photosThawing and coastal erosion in Alaska

2022 - January 13-14:  Progress meeting - online event for the project partners

A summary of the meeting and all presentations are found at 

Examples of ongoing work

2021 - November 12: Use of future analysis and Bayesian Belief Network models in Greenland

A side event at Science Week in Nuuk, Greenland, organised by Martin R. Nielsen, Roel May, Birger Poppel as a joint event between CAPARDUS and FutureArcticLives. See

Sustainable development in Greenland


2021 - November 4: Interdisciplinary workshop - SSSI, NERSC and partners. Side-meeting to Svalbard Science Conference 2-3 Nov. 2021

Agenda and report are available

INTERDIS sidemeeting 4 Nov 2021


2021 - October 29-31: A Svalbard Social Science Initiative workshop was organised in Longyearbyen

Agenda and report are available 


Photos SSSI workshop 29-31 Oct 2021



2021 - September 20: CAPARDUS session at Ocean Best Practice System Workshop - Towards and Arctic Practices System.


Arctic Practices System High level charaterictics

2021 -  March 24: Workshop on Cultural heritage sites in Svalbard, collaboration with the CULTCOAST project


Photos from CULTCOAST project in Svalbard



2021 - February 21: Workshop on use of local knowledge in NAMMCO and other international bodies

Together with KNAPK (Association of Greenland Fishermen and Hunters), the CAPARDUS project organized a workshop to discuss the value of including resource users’ LK (local knowledge) in the activities of those international environmental agreements that are directly influencing the lives and livelihoods of Greenlandic and Arctic communities. More information found under workshops.  NAMMCO is an intergovernmental organization providing advice on marine mammal management in the North Atlantic, where Norway, Iceland, Greenland and the Faroe Islands are member countries.


2020 - February 3-4: Kickoff meeting in Copenhagen.



CAPARDUS summary

Title: Capacity-building in Arctic Standardisation Development
A Coordination and Support Action under H2020-LC-CLA-07-2019. Start date: 01 December 2019  End date: 30 November 2022
Coordinator: Stein Sandven, Nansen Environmental and Remote Sensing Center