Research Themes

The research plan envisaged for ReSDA is based on four themes:
1. Sustainable regions
2. Sustainable communities
3. Sustainable cultures
4. Sustainable environments

Each theme is headed by a Theme Coordinator. Within these themes, research subprojects will examine various resource sectors such as oil and gas, mining, wildlife management, fishing, and forestry. The subprojects will also be categorized according to three types of research questions:

  1. Those measuring the impacts of resource development.
  2. Those analyzing the impacts of resource development.
  3. Those finding ways of helping Arctic communities deal with these impacts through enhancing the benefits of development and mitigating negative impacts.