The Arctic region is rapidly warming. As a result of the sea-ice retreat the area is opening up for human activities, leading to pressures on the marine environment. This thesis assesses the environmental risks of local human activities that take place in a remote Arctic coastal system. Results from studies on a selection of historic and recent pressures will be combined with data from laboratory studies on potential future pressures. This information forms the basis for a risk assessment of local pressures. This is of vital importance for the proper management of anthropogenic activities in a changing Arctic coastal system.
We provide a disciplinary and multidisciplinary research programme aimed at advanced understanding of environmental problems and advanced training of PhD candidates in this field.