NOMAD gehört zu einer Reihe von Forschungsprojekten, die Rentiere (Caribous, Rangifer) und die Situation von Rentierzüchtern und -jägern im Zirkumpolargebiet untersuchen. Die Mitglieder des NOMAD-Teams arbeiten in vielerlei Form mit anderen Projekten zusammen.
BOREAS: Histories from the North - environments, movements, narratives: "The circumpolar North is widely seen as an observatory for changing relations between human societies and the environments. This region, which includes the Arctic and the sub-Arctic, has also moved to the centre of global debates on new post-cold-war partnerships and issues of post-colonial governance, strategy and regional sovereignty. Through its core focus on time, space, change and movement, BOREAS aims to bring commensurability to the time scales of geophysics, archaeology and lived human experience. It will analyse how seasonality and climate change drive the high level of human and animal movement and create highly integrated zones of contacts. It will explore local perceptions of environmental, cultural, social and economic change, thereby facilitating dialogue between local and scientific models. BOREAS as a coordinated programme of research on the North will enable the humanities to collaborate more effectively and offers synergies between social, natural and medical sciences. This is the first circumpolar initiative in the humanities, with innovative collaboration between Europe, the US, Canada and Russia."
CircumArctic Rangifer Monitoring and Assessment Network: "Presently there are over 4 million wild and 1.8 million domestic reindeer and caribou inhabiting the earth’s arctic regions. This keystone species has been an economic and cultural mainstay of nearly every indigenous group in the Arctic. Recent profound changes have been occurring in the North with the potential to jeopardize the relationship forged over countless generations between Rangifer, the land and the people. In late 2004 a concerned circumpolar group of social scientists, biologists, ecologists, abiotic specialists, aboriginal leaders, and resource managers met in Vancouver, Canada to launch an organization to track and assess the impacts of the changes that are occurring. This group, the CARMA Network (CircumArctic Rangifer Monitoring and Assessment network www.taiga.net/CARMA ) defined its mission: To monitor and assess the impacts of global change on the human/Rangifer system across the Arctic through cooperation, both geographically and across disciplines."
"The IPY Arctic Reindeer Herders' Vulnerability Network Study (EALÁT)-Network study is an interdisciplinary, intercultural study that will assess the vulnerability of reindeer herding, to change in key aspects of the natural and human environments, actively involving reindeer herders, linguists, lawyers, anthropologists, biologists, geographers, economists, philosophers as well as indigenous institutions and organisations, relevant industrial enterprises and management authorities."
Environmental and Social Impacts of Industrial Development in Northern Russia: "The overall aim of ENSINOR is the co-production of knowledge that stems from different traditions among both scientists and herders and their respective ways of knowing about contemporary social-ecological systems. The project will undertake a multidisciplinary analysis of the social and environmental consequences of energy development in northern Russia. Specifically, this project will make a comparative study of effect of two key federal districts in northwest Russia - Nenets Autonomous Okrug (NAO) and Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug (YNAO) - with links to the global level on the basis of scientific and local knowledge."
Orientation in Space, Perception and Utilisation of Space on the Edge of the Arctic -- Nomads and Sedentary People in Northwest Siberia: "Subject of this research is the perception of and orientation in space among different users of the tundra in Siberia [...] The geographical focus of this research is in the Russian North, to the immediate east and west of the Polar Ural Mountains. This is the area of Nenets (earlier: Samoyed) reindeer nomads. [...] The overall goal of this research is to contribute to a better understanding of human perception of and orientation in space. Cases studied in anthropological fieldwork are used to identify the differing conceptualisations of space and their interrelations with one another. From there, we expect an answer to the theoretical question of whether a categorisation in absolute, relative or intrinsic systems of orientation in space can be maintained, or whether other systems are more appropriate to describe reality at this point."
The Challenges of Modernity for Reindeer Management: "RENMAN is a 36-month research project, beginning February 2001, which has been funded for the amount of 1.97 million euro by the European Commission's 5th Framework Programme under the Key Action 'Quality of Life and Management of Living Resources'. RENMAN aims to address fundamental questions regarding the future sustainable utilization of reindeer (Rangifer tarandus) in northernmost Fenno-Scandia and on the Kola Peninsula in order to enhance the quality of life of local reindeer-herding communities and their families and the appropriate management of living resources."
Zusammengestellt von Joachim Otto Habeck (Februar 2007)