Tourism and Arctic Observation Systems: exploring the relationships (2016)
Type of ContentJournal Article
PublisherUniversity of Canterbury. Gateway Antarctica
- Science: Journal Articles 
The Arctic is affected by global environmental change and also by diverse interests from many economic sectors and industries. Over the last decade, various actors have attempted to explore the options for setting up integrated andcomprehensive trans-boundary systems formonitoringandobserving these impacts. These Arctic Observation Systems (AOS) contribute to the planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of environmental change and responsible social and economic development in the Arctic. The aim of this article is to identify the two-way relationship between AOS and tourism. On the onehand,tourismactivitiesaccountfordiversechangesacrossabroadspectrum ofimpactfields.Ontheotherhand,duetoitsmultipleanddiverseagentsandfarreaching activities, tourism is also well-positioned to collect observational data and participate as an actor in monitoring activities. To accomplish our goals, we provide an inventory of tourism-embedded issues and concerns of interest to AOS from a range of destinations in the circumpolar Arctic region, including Alaska, Arctic Canada, Iceland, Svalbard, the mainland European Arctic and Russia. The article also draws comparisons with the situation in Antarctica. On the basis of a collective analysis provided by members of the International Polar Tourism Research Network from across the polar regions, we conclude that the potential role for tourism in the development and implementation of AOS is significant and has been overlooked.
CitationSuzanne de la Barre, Patrick Maher, Jackie Dawson, Kevin Hillmer-Pegram, Edward Huijbens, Machiel Lamers, Daniela Liggett, Dieter Mueller, Albina Pashkevich &Emma Stewart (2016) Tourism and Arctic Observation Systems: exploring the relationships. Polar Research, 35, pp. 1-13.
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KeywordsArctic; Antarctic; citizen science; observation systems; tourism; IPTRN
ANZSRC Fields of Research05 - Environmental Sciences::0502 - Environmental Science and Management::050206 - Environmental Monitoring
15 - Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services::1506 - Tourism
RightsPolar Research 2016. c2016 S. de la Barre et al. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/), permitting all non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
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