Internationsl Centre for Reindeer HusbandryASsociation of World Reindeer Herderssa-sucAbout Reindeer Husbandry
Working Package 7
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Principal Investigators: Dr Robert Corell, Prof. Ole Henrik Magga, Prof. Svein Mathiesen, Dr Grete Hovelsrud

Collaboration: P.I.s from WPs 1 -7

The information gathered through the seven tasks in EALÁT-RESEARCH will be synthesised at two levels: within Finnmark and between Finnmark and Yamal. The team will analyse and compare the vulnerability, resilience and sensitivity of the reindeer herding community to the interacting forces of change outlined in the Tasks. 

bcThe international integration and synthesis of the results will be carried out in collaboration with the multiple partners and supporters of the project. Dr. Robert Corell is the lead investigator in this all important synthesis part of the EALÁT project. Dr. Corell brings an unprecedented level of skill and experience to the project and in his long time association with the Association of World Reindeer Herders has been a valuable ally and advisor to the multiple strands of EALÁT. His resume is as wide as it is varied.

Dr. Robert W. Corell is a Principal for the Global Environment Technology Foundation, an Ambassador for ClimateWorks, Professor II at the University of the Arctic’s new Institute of Circumpolar Reindeer Husbandry and Professor II at the University of Tromso, a Partner of the Sustainability Institute and it’s C-ROADS Climate Interactive Initiative, Head of US Office for the Global Energy Assessment, and Chair of the Global Climate Action Initiative established to assist international negotiators in the COP 15 and beyond processes. In 2003 a Mountain region in Antarctic was name the “Corell Cirque” in his honor. Further, Dr. Corell was recognized with the other scientists in the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007 for his extensive work with the International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) assessments. 1996 Awarded Brazilian Order of Scientific Merit by the President of Brazil. He joined the Heinz Center in 2006 as Vice President for Programs and Policy, Dr. Corell served as an Affiliate of the Washington Advisory Group and is a Senior Policy Fellow at the Policy Program of the American Meteorological Society.  He recently completed an appointment that began in January 2000 as a Senior Research Fellow in the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government.

Dr. Robert Corell has been quoted in the Washington Post, Vanity Fair, Golf Digest, CBS News’ 60 Minutes, and many additional public media outlets. Dr. Corell is actively engaged in research concerned with the sciences of global change and the interface between science and public policy, particularly research activities that are focused on global and regional climate change, related environmental issues, and science to facilitate understanding of vulnerability and sustainable development. He co-chairs an international strategic planning group that is developing a strategy designed to harness science, technology, and innovation for sustainable development; serves as the Chair of the Arctic Climate Impact Assessment; counsels as Senior Science Advisor to ManyOne.Net; and is Chair of the Board of the Digital Universe Foundation. Dr. Corell was Assistant Director for Geosciences at the National Science Foundation where he had oversight for the Atmospheric, Earth, and Ocean Sciences and the global change programs of the National Science Foundation (NSF).  He was also a professor and academic administrator at the University of New Hampshire.  Dr. Corell is an oceanographer and engineer by background and training, having received Ph.D., M.S., and B.S. degrees at Case Western Reserve University and MIT. He has also held appointments at the Woods Hole Institution of Oceanography, the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, the University of Washington, and Case Western Reserve University.

Through his active and open engagement with reindeer herders through the early phases of the ACIA process, of which he was the Chair, Corell made it possible for the voice of reindeer herders to be heard for the first time at such a high and international level. By doing so, he opened pathways for reindeer herders' knowledge to heard and taken account of not only on the political sphere but also in rigorous scientific and academic spheres. As a direct result of his ability to promote and enable discourse between scientists and herders, herders were able to use their knowledge in collaboration with scientific knowledge and knowledge holders, leading to a process which has been more than fruitful for all parties concerned.This initial engagement grew into what has become the EALÁT project.

He is also an extremely busy person as a brief overview of his recent activities demonstrates, including workshops and climate simulation tools (C-ROADS) for global climate change negotiators and policy makers (2007-present); Chair, Governance in a Rapidly Changing Arctic (2007-present); Chair, NAS Panel on Strategies and Methods of Climate-related Decision Support (2007-present); Member of the NAS Human Dimensions of Global Environmental Change (2006 - present); Many national and international science and technology committees, panels, and board involved in global environmental change, assessments, and planning organizations, e.g., Chair (2000-2005) of the Arctic Climate Impact Assessment; an international assessment of the impacts of climate variability, change, and UV increases in the Arctic Region, established under the Arctic Council – a treaty-based organizations of the eight Arctic nations and the six Indigenous Peoples organizations of the Arctic region. Chair, International Arctic Research Planning Committee - ICARP II (2003 - present); Member of the Climate Research Committee, National Academy of Sciences (2000-2004); NATO Environmental and Earth Science & Technology Panel (1998-2004); founding Director of the Inter-American Institute for Global Change Research (1992-1995).
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