Climate Impact Research Centre | Swedish Polar Research Secretariat | Umeå Institute of Design | Service Design | together with Kevin Gaunt, Jiao Jiao Xu and Yedan Qian | 2014 May
Abisko is a small but internationally recognized and well visited place in the northern part of Sweden, known for its beautiful scenery, its national park and its constantly sunny and blue sky which enables great opportunities to enjoy the midnight sun in summer and one of the best places in the world to experience the northern lights wintertime.
Within the vicinity of Abisko, a wide range of landscape archetypes can be found, from high alpine to taiga (boreal forest) and natural scientists have been interested in the area since way back. In 1912 a proper research station was built in the village Abisko, replacing earlier provisional solutions, and since, the station has collected data on environmental variables. Today, the Abisko Scientific Research Center is run by the Swedish Polar Research Secretariat.
One of the major challenges for researchers at Climate Impact Research Centre (CIRC), as for the Swedish Polar Research Secretariat, is to make the on - going research more visible create an interest and curiosity for their activities for the large number of visitors in Abisko, also amongst people yet not familiar with the research station.