The Arctic Region and CPLP security arrangements/challenges - North and South Atlantic Oceans in Comparison

Start and End of the Project
2015 - Ongoing

Principal Researcher
Professor Sandra Maria Rodrigues Balão


Research Team

Researcher Institutional Affiliation
 Sandra Balão CAPP/ISCSP
 Ilonka Dilvânio Costa
 Mário Rodrigues Pontes
 Suraia Muguengue
 Hermenegildo Bento CAPP/ISCSP



Consultant Institutional Affiliation
 Lassi Heininen Universidade de Lapland



The GlobalArctic project aims to foster a comprehensive and transdisciplinary approach of the Arctic in a global cultural, economic, geopolitical, security and societal context. In particular, it aims, on the one hand, at understanding the dynamics of the Arctic, as it increasingly becomes part of global changes, the world-wide resources and transportation economy, as well as global geopolitics and geo-economics with a danger of an ‘irreversible collapse’ of industrial civilization. Yet, on the other hand, the Arctic already is, and increasingly will be, a key agent of global changes, as it is also a place from where a paradigmatic transformation in global governance, as well as that in security, can emerge.

Consequently, the GlobalArctic project aims to become an international and interdisciplinary research project, as well as an international center of excellence, on the globalized Arctic with sites in several Arctic states and regions, and partners all over the Northern Hemisphere.


This project is part of