Photo: Louise Mercer

A rigorous review process involving 31 reviewers from various Arctic-focused EU projects has selected 18 Arctic youth and early career professionals from 89 applicants for the Arctic PASSION Sharing Circle. Louise is one of them, and here is a little more about her and her background, as written by Louise. 

"I am a PhD student at Northumbria University, UK. Currently, my research centers on better understanding community-based monitoring of environmental change in the Canadian Arctic. Through my research, I hope to advance collaborative partnerships and capacity sharing to promote resilient and sustainable environmental monitoring approaches. In doing so, different capacities and insights from diverse knowledge systems are brought together to guide environmental monitoring toward appropriate and effective decision-making.

The Sharing Circle will facilitate two-way knowledge exchange processes, providing me with the invaluable opportunity to learn from diverse individuals and knowledge systems. Indigenous youth and ECRs can drive positive change in research approaches, takeaways from this sharing circle could be used to shape future Arctic research proce sses towards being more inclusive of diverse ways of knowing." - Louise Mercer