StudioPolar
2014-2018 research



StudioPolar is supported by the US National Science Foundation (NSF). 

We focus on research cooperation among Arctic countries for the study of intermediary expertise and Arctic energy futures. The program employs approaches developed from the NSF EArly-Grant for Exploratory Research (EAGER) entitled Assessing Coordination on Arctic Energy Development (2010-2013), with the goal of expanding a Culture of Expertise framework. 

StudioPolar methods include (a) Ethnographic data gathered on internal practices to address how experts assemble knowledge; (b) Artefactual data gathered at networking events to address how experts mobilize knowledge for industry; (c) Observation studies on external practices to address how expertise is performed; (d) Semi-structured interviews to supplement data gathered during (a) through (c) by focusing on ad hoc communications.