The CAPARDUS project

CAPARDUS consortium members at the kick-off meeting in Copenhagen 3-4 February 2020.

Fisheries is the most important economic activitiy and food source for local communities in Greenland.

Buildings in Longyearbyen threatened by snow avalanches and thawing permafrost.

CAPARDUS main events


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

Programme and presentations will be available at

Workshop 6 - 9 August 2022













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

The session was hybrid with ca 20 in-person participants and in total about 35.  The agenda is available at and the presentations are found at

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).

Session  at ASSW 2022












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


INTERDIS sidemeeting 4 Nov 2021











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


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











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