Clim-ATIC is a three-year, €2.4 million, international project that has been awarded project funding by the European Regional Development Fund within the Northern Periphery Programme to help establish an advice and training service for community climate change adaptation across the whole of the Northern Periphery. Project partners come from Finland, Greenland, Norway, Scotland, and Sweden. Some are University of the Arctic members; and the University of Arctic itself is also a partner through its Thematic Network on Global Change coordinated by the Thule Institute at the University of Oulu, Finland.

The Clim-ATIC project is currently asking community stakeholders across the whole Northern Periphery for their views of what information THEY want and need, to effectively adapt to climate changes. This is being done using an online questionnaire. The survey is available in the 7 main languages used throughout the Northern Periphery and takes less than 10 minutes to complete. It can easily be found by following the link on the project website home page during June 2009.

The information from this survey will allow project stakeholders to design and establish an appropriate delivery mechanism for information, advice and training for communities across the Northern Periphery, that wish to increase their capacity to adapt to the impacts of climate change.

The project will be presented at a breakout session at the August University of the Arctic Council meeting, focusing particularly on the results of the current survey, leading to a brainstorming on how the outcomes of the project might be used by University of the Arctic members for teaching and training, and how the University of the Arctic might be involved in the implementation of the eventual service.