ReSDA's four main research themes include:
Focus on policy related research to find ways to ensure that the regions of the North have the appropriate tools to mitigate negative impacts of resource development and provide greater benefits to northern communities.
Research will examine new ways of developing the natural resources of the Arctic so that communities can effectively deal with resulting changes and challenges. The impacts will be examined at the community level.
This theme looks at how resource development can occur in a manner that supports the cultural foundations of the Indigenous peoples of the North and enhances their involvement in economic and social areas.
Research will examine five areas: knowledge of ecosystem variability and change, sustainable resource technologies, social networks and institutions, economic opportunities, and governance of competing land uses.
For more information on this program please visit the ReSDA website.