How will ARTISTICC achieve its objectives

ARTISTICC will achieve its objectives by mobilizing scientists from leading institutions that have a tradition of working in coastal communities with issues of adaptation to externally driven change. In each of these institutions an interdisciplinary team of scientists from the natural sciences, the social sciences and the humanities have been set up.

These teams will conduct extensive fieldwork dealing with scientific assessment, social change analysis and oral history analysis in order to capture the various temporalities of adaptation. These results will then be integrated through a Transdisciplinary framework, through a cultural mediation exercise and through the co-construction of policy briefs with policy makers and NGOs representatives.

Seven sites have been selected to apply the disciplinary approaches and the transdisciplinary frameworks that will be implemented in the course of ARTISTICC. These sites have selected to maximize diversity and heterogeneity in order to capture coastal adaptation in most of its forms. These sites are : Uummannaq (Greenland), Tiksi (Sakha Republic/Russian Federation), Wainwright (Alaska), Cocagne-Grande-Digue (New-Bunswick Ca), Bay of Brest (Brittany Fr), Mbour (Senegal) and Kanyakumari district and Nagapattinam regions (India).