Resources and Sustainable Development in the Arctic (ReSDA) was a research network in operation from 2012 to 2019. It brought together researchers from a broad range of disciplines and organizations representing communities, government, the private sector, and non-profit organizations. ReSDA examined ways to ensure that a larger share of the benefits of resource development stay in the region with fewer costs to communities. Through partnerships and collaborations we conducted and mobilized research aimed at the sustainable development of Arctic natural resources in a manner that would improve the health and well-being of northern communities while preserving the region’s unique environment.

We will continue to update our webpage and social media sites with news and information relating to the original ReSDA project and the research carried out by our researchers.

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Information on ongoing research relating to Arctic and northern resource development and sustainability can be found on the websites of our continuing partner projects such as:

ReSDA Atlas

The ReSDA Atlas of information is available at
Data is current as of March, 2016. Updating will occur as funding becomes available.


Details on past events here


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Details on ReSDA Reports/Books/Presentations and other materials here

Details for projects and updates here