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The Svalbard Archipelago in the Norwegian high arctic has a diverse economy based on coal mining, arctic research, and the island's geostrategic importance. In recent years, tourism has become increasingly important, with more than a fourfold increase in tourists from the 1970s to the 1990s. This...

Author(s)
Kaltenborn, B. P.
Citation
Mountain Research and Development, 2000, 20, 1, pp 28-31
Abstract

Increased tourism in the Arctic calls for more knowledge to meet management challenges. This paper reviews existing knowledge of the effects of human use on vegetation, fauna and cultural heritage in Svalbard, and it addresses the need for site-specific knowledge for improved management. This paper ...

Author(s)
Hagen, D.; Vistad, O. I.; Eide, N. E.; Flyen, A. C.; Fangel, K.
Publisher
Co-Action Publishing, Stockholm, Sweden
Citation
Polar Research, 2012, 31, pp 18432
Abstract

This article examines high Arctic summer tourists' weather perceptions and tolerances. Given that global warming strikes Arctic regions more forcefully than other parts of the world, an improved understanding of visitors' weather perceptions and responses is imperative for tourism operations in...

Author(s)
Denstadli, J. M.; Jacobsen, J. K. S.
Publisher
Routledge, Abingdon, UK
Citation
Scandinavian Journal of Hospitality and Tourism, 2014, 14, 1, pp 80-99
Abstract

Natural habitats in the area of Pyramiden town (Svalbard, Norway) were assessed as a part of landscape planning for purposes of tourism development. Habitat types evaluation was done by using phytosociological units and assessed by IUCN categories. Altogether, 15 main habitat types were united in...

Author(s)
Koroleva, N.
Publisher
Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic
Citation
Czech Polar Reports, 2014, 4, 2, pp 193-211
Abstract

The Arctic is affected by global environmental change and also by diverse interests from many economic sectors and industries. Over the last decade, various actors have attempted to explore the options for setting up integrated and comprehensive trans-boundary systems for monitoring and observing...

Author(s)
Barre, S. de la; Maher, P.; Dawson, J.; Hillmer-Pegram, K.; Huijbens, E.; Lamers, M.; Liggett, D.; Müller, D.; Pashkevich, A.; Stewart, E.
Publisher
Co-Action Publishing, Stockholm, Sweden
Citation
Polar Research, 2016, 35, pp 24980
Abstract

This article proposes that reactance theory can be used to better understand how tourists' perceptions of climate change affect their travel decisions. Reactance theory explains how individuals value their perceived freedom to make choices, and why they react negatively to any threats to their...

Author(s)
Font, X.; Hindley, A.
Publisher
Routledge, Abingdon, UK
Citation
Journal of Sustainable Tourism, 2017, 25, 1, pp 26-42
Abstract

Recent data indicate accumulation areas of marine litter in Arctic waters and significant increases over time. Beaches on remote Arctic islands may be sinks for marine litter and reflect pollution levels of the surrounding waters particularly well. We provide the first quantitative data from...

Author(s)
Bergmann, M.; Lutz, B.; Tekman, M. B.; Gutow, L.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Marine Pollution Bulletin, 2017, 125, 1/2, pp 535-540
Abstract

This thesis presents the marine community concept as a new analytical lens for studying environmental governance of maritime activities. A marine community is a community of socio-economic and policy actors and institutions organised around a certain maritime activity that influences or will be...

Author(s)
Bets, L. K. J. van
Publisher
Wageningen University, Wageningen, Netherlands
Citation
Marine communities: governing oil & gas activities and cruise tourism in the Arctic and the Caribbean, 2017, pp x + 207 pp.
Abstract

Collective self-governance is gaining attention in the literature for maintaining the quality of key attractions and promoting sustainable tourism. The long-term success of collective self-governance is dependent on both its internal organization and its embeddedness in external state and non-state ...

Author(s)
Bets, L. K. J. van; Lamers, M. A. J.; Tatenhove, J. P. M. van
Publisher
Routledge, Abingdon, UK
Citation
Journal of Sustainable Tourism, 2017, 25, 11, pp 1583-1599
Abstract

Longyearbyen is the major administrative, touristic, and scientific centre in Svalbard and so-called 'European Gateway' to the Arctic. The number of inhabitants and tourists as well as community infrastructure has significantly expanded over the recent decade, and present-day community faces...

Author(s)
Jaskólski, M. W.; Pawłowski, Ł.; Strzelecki, M. C.
Publisher
Wiley, Chichester, UK
Citation
Land Degradation & Development, 2018, 29, 8, pp 2514-2524

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