NEW SPECIAL ISSUE OF ENERGIES JOURNAL (https://www.mdpi.com/si/81490) on "Climate Change, Ecosystems and Environmental Geology: Threats, Challenges and Solutions in the Arctic" welcomes submissions until 30 November 2021. Energies is an open access Q2 journal cited in WoS (IF 2.7) which offers rapid publication. Good news: reductions on the Article Processing Charges are available for selected papers!
Keywords for our Issue: permafrost, social-ecological systems in the Arctic, climate change adaptation, greenhouse gases emission reduction, infrastructure stability, gas-hydrates and alternative energies in the Arctic, waste management, environmental footprint, geohazards
Summary: Intensive exploration of the Arctic continues. Originally sparsely inhabited and still mostly intact lands and offshore areas are currently in the focus of the largest economies of the world. Issues of exploration of the natural resources in these remote areas are comparable to exploration of space by the level of investments and international cooperation. Challenges posed by the extreme conditions force humanity to develop innovative solutions in project design, infrastructure construction, industrial production, transport of natural goods, raw materials or products, and environmental and carbon footprint reduction in the Arctic.
This Special Issue will focus on but not be limited to the following topics:
- Alternative energies in the Arctic, including gas hydrates, shallow gas, and renewables;
- Climate change adaptation of communities and industries in the Arctic;
- Advances in climate change mitigation, including carbon capture and utilization, and nature-based solutions in high latitudes;
- Challenges of infrastructure stability and geohazards associated with permafrost degradation. Reduction of disaster risks associated with cryogenic landslides, coastal retreat, sea ice–construction interactions in the Arctic ocean;
- Industrial and communal wastes and pollution management in Arctic regions.
Case studies and reviews documenting successful and unsuccessful practices of improvement of interactions in social–ecological and industrial systems located in the Arctic will be considered.
Yamal-Nenets Center of Arctic Research