Stakeholder Engagement Task Group

Lead by Annette Scheepstra, RUG ()


The stakeholder task group within the EU Polar Cluster was established in early stages of the Cluster as there was a clear need to coordinate and collaborate in stakeholder activities conducted in Polar projects. As the number of EU Polar Cluster projects rise, the need for coordination and collaboration increases with the increased demand for stakeholder engagement.

Mission of the stakeholder task group

The mission of the stakeholder task group is to coordinate and collaborate in organizing joint stakeholder events, this is particularly important when Arctic local and Indigenous communities are being reached out. By working jointly in organizing activities, projects can reduce the stakeholder fatigue and are able to better target the stakeholders and rights holders by pooling the resources available by projects. Pandemic will also influence the future events and actions, as travelling has to more efficient with clear purpose and by combining needs of several projects into same event that spreads over two days or more, is beneficial in many ways.  

Specific items to be decided and discussed in the task group: 

  • Joint terminology: The terminology we agree to use across this task group: what do we mean with “stakeholders”? Find the explanation in this section of the wiki.
  • Stakeholder mapping: Maps of the stakeholders in the clustered projects, with links to deliverables and reports on the mapping.
  • Stakeholder engagement: Links to the documents related to the stakeholder engagement methodology, approach.
  • Indigenous engagement: How to engage with the indigenous communities.

Stakeholder Engagement Task Group project contacts:



 Marta Terrado

 Barcelona Supercomputing Center

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  Penelope Wagner     

  Norweigen Meteorological Institute 




Penelope Wagner 2 


  Robert Lynch 

  Halpin Centre for Research  and Innovation

  Robert Lynch 3 

  Janet Pawlak






   Head and Shoulder 5






   n/a  Head and Shoulder 5

    Chiara Bearzotti

    Danish Meteorological Institute

   Head and Shoulder 5

    Rikke Becker Jacobsen

    Aalborg University

   Rikke Becker Jacobsen 4

    Pjotr Elshout 

    European Polar Board

   Head and Shoulder 5

    Renuka Badhe

    European Polar Board

   Renuka Badhe 2
EU-PolarNet 2

    Annette Scheepstra 

    University of Gronigen

   Annette Scheepstra 2
EU-PolarNet 2

    Kirsi Latola

    University of Oulu

   Kirsi Latola 2
EU-PolarNet 2     Janet Pawlak    Head and Shoulder 5
FACE-IT     Maiken Bjørkan    Maiken Bjorkan 2

    Matthew  Salter

    Stockholm University

   Matt Salter 2
iCUPE      Head and Shoulder 5

    Erik Buch


   Eric Buch 2
INTERACT     Niklas Labba    Head and Shoulder 5

    Tanja Joona

    University of Finland

   Tanja Joona 2

    Penelope Wagner  

    Norweigen Meteorological Institute 


   Penelope Wagner 2
NUNATARYUK     Justine Ramage    Head and Shoulder 5

    Dariusz Ignatiuk


   Dariusz Ignatiuk 2
SO-CHIC      Head and Shoulder 5
TIPACCs      Head and Shoulder 5

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