Arctic and Antarctic Studies
More than in any other region on earth, in the Polar Regions man is limited in the development of opportunities. Whereas in early days these regions could only support a limited number of inhabitants, resource development has meant that the number of inhabitants is now beyond all original bounds. The regions are used as resource frontier regions most of the time, producing raw materials and energy sources for the rest of the world. Therefore, the exploration and exploitation of resources in Polar Areas are more important for the rest of the world than for the inhabitants of the Polar Regions themselves. The Arctic Centre has a multidisciplinary research team.
Prof. Peter Jordan, University of Groningen