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The Arctic Coast network consists from scientists, researchers, policy and decision makers, and young local and indigenous leaders.

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Evgeny Denisov
PhD Student, Moscow State University, Russia
Evgeny Denisov is a PhD student in Economic Geography at the Faculty of Geography, Moscow State University. He studies social-economic processes and development in northern regions of Russia.
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Gleb Kraev
Senior Researcher, Forest Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia
Dr. Kraev is a permafrost scientist with experience in tundra and taiga landscapes and fieldwork spanning from Murmansk to Chukotka regions. He is a senior researcher at the Laboratory for Structural and Functional Organization and Resilience of Forest Ecosystems.
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Joan Nymand Larsen
Research Director, Stefansson Arctic Institute, Iceland
Dr. Joan Nymand Larsen is an economist. Her experience in Arctic research includes many years of working and publishing on issues and challenges of economic development, quality of life and living conditions in the Arctic; socio-economic impacts of climate change; and the development of systems for the long-term monitoring of human well-being . Among her recent work is her leading roles in the work on the Arctic Human Development Report: Regional Processes and Global Linkages (2014), and Arctic Social Indicators (2010, 2014); her work on “The New Arctic”, as well as her role of coordinating lead author of the Polar Regions chapter in the AR5 of the IPCC; in Climate Change 2014: Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerability.
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Laura Eerkes-Medrano
PhD Student, University of Victoria, Canada
Laura is a PhD candidate (Geography) at the University of Victoria, Canada, working y in remote coastal communities in western Alaska and Beaufort Sea region (Inuvialuit Settlement Region). She worked extensively with native and rural communities in Mexico to determine the impact of oil development and transport systems. In Canada, she worked since 1988 engaging communities and First Nations in supporting provincial environmental protection initiatives, negotiating land claims and in developing socio-economic health indicators and benchmarks to determine communities at risk due to the decline in commercial fishing and mill closures.
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Maria Dyakonova
Researcher, Karelian Research Centre of the Russian Academy of Sciences
Dr. Dyakonova is a researcher in the Karelian Research Centre of the Russian Academy of Sciences. He interests include regional science, quality of life and well-being, institutional economics, human capital and labor studies. She is also interested in youth adaptation to labor market.
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Student - Tufts University
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Nicole Couture
Geological Survey of Canada
Nicole Couture is a coastal permafrost scientist with the Geological Survey of Canada where her interests include the influence of coastal processes on nearshore and onshore permafrost and the response of permafrost landscapes to development activities and changing environmental conditions . She has been involved in coastal science activities since 1999, and is co-leader of the Arctic Coastal Dynamics (ACD) project, an international group that examines coastal processes and their impacts throughout the circum-Arctic region.
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Rasmus Ole Rasmussen
Senior Researcher, Nordregio, Sweden
Dr. Rasmussen is economic geographer and regional scientist with interests in Greenland and other Nordic polar regions. He is the lead author of “Megatrends in the Arctic” (2011). He is a Senior Reseachers at Nordregio and affiliated with Roskilde University in Denmark.
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UiT-The Arctic University of Norway
Danish political scientist, who grew up in Iceland and is therefore personally and professionally committed to the past, present and future of the North Atlantic and the Arctic. Today Professor of Northern Studies and Barents Chair in Politics at the University of Tromsø-The Arctic University of Norway