I have long been interested in the Arctic as a social and ecological system that is subject to the most profound impacts of climate change. This is a region with over four million inhabitants, many of them indigenous people, and it is home to some of the most vulnerable and the most resilient flora and fauna. It is has a long complex history of exploration and natural resource extraction and remains one of the most contested of geo-political areas. I am working on securing the means for the development of a long term project to document resilience and change in this region.