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Nina WORMBS

KTH Royal Institute of Technology: Consortium #8, WP7 LEADER

Nina Wormbs is Associate Professor at KTH and served as Head of Division 2010-16. Her research has focused on media history with special interest in infrastructural and political issues concerning broadcasting technologies and frequency allocations. Recent interests are Arctic assessments and remote sensing of the cryosphere. She has had several commissions for the Ministry of Culture, most recently concerning digital radio switch over. She sits on the board of the Nobel Museum and the steering committee for the Swedish Polar Research Secretariat and the Swedish Agency for Accessible Media. She takes part in the public discourse, either with written own material or through for example seminars or radio interviews.

Wormbs will act as WP Leader, organise a Local Network Presentation seminar, a Thematic Workshop and participate in the Project Management Board. Her case study is on Arctic monitoring and assessments as windows into science diplomacy.

Case Study Pitch

Prof. Wormbs is author of InsSciDE case study n°7.3, The networks of Arctic Monitoring and Assessments and the objectives of the Arctic Council. Read the pitch for this case study here.

This pitch outlines how case study n°7.3 focuses on formal scientific assessments of the Arctic environment which have become important features in both the public and the political understanding of the region. Key quote: ’The Arctic with its 4 million human inhabitants has become a central arena and not just a periphery. Climate change is a major reason for this development as its effects are seen with greater amplitudes in the region.’