Berill Blair

Berill Blair
SKEMA Business School -Paris

PhD | Natural Resources and Sustainability

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Berill Blair is Associate Professor of Sustainability at SKEMA Business School -Paris. Blair's work focuses on the sustainability of socio–technical-environmental systems, specifically to understand how the tools of knowledge innovation might be employed to better support decision making under uncertainty. Her research is typically at the confluence of environmental management, resilience and policy analysis, and grounded in participatory modeling and systems thinking.

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How does the type of disaster affect the learning among key stakeholder groups? This chapter provides a framework of disaster governance through examination of local and global response strategies based on the spatial and temporal attributes (or chronotope) of disaster events and related discourse. A series of case studies builds on the concept of...
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Communities of Alaska's North Slope are affected by concurrent, rapid changes due to climate change and industrial activities. Because these impacts are expected to shape community planning agendas into the foreseeable future, increased attention has been paid to decision-making processes that support adaptation. The planning and development decisi...
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The present study aims to address a disconnect between science and the public in the form of a potential misalignment in the supply and demand of information known as the usability gap. In this case, we explore the salience of marine meteorological (metocean) information as perceived by users in two Southern Hemisphere countries: South Africa and N...
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This publication can be quoted as: Máñez Costa, M.; Oen, A.M.P.; Neset, T.-S.; Celliers, L.; Suhari, M; Huang-Lachmann, J-T.; Pimentel, R.; Blair, B.; Jeuring, J.; Rodriguez-Camino, E.; Photiadou, C.; Columbié, Y.J.; Gao, C.; Tudose, N.-C.; Cheval, S., Votsis, A.; West, J.; Lee, K.; Shaffrey, L.C.; Auer, C.; Hoff, H.; Menke, I.; Walton, P.; Schuck-...
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Forecasts of sea ice evolution in the Arctic region for several months ahead can be of considerable socioeconomic value for a diverse range of marine sectors and for local community supply logistics. However, subseasonal-to-seasonal (S2S) forecasts represent a significant technical challenge, and translating user needs into scientifically manageabl...
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In the ice-infested Arctic Ocean environment, the uptake of new sea ice services is an important factor in ensuring safe and efficient marine operations. Producers increasingly turn to co-production for user input, similar to the wider field of climate services. This paper asks how the uptake of sea ice information services can be optimized, by gau...
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The present study aims to address a proposed disconnect between science and the public. In this case, marine meteorological (metocean) information and the users of these data. Here, the focus is not only on the perceptions, usability and uptake of extreme event forecasts but rather focused on general, everyday situations. The research was conducted...
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Global sustainability goals cannot realistically be achieved without strategies that build on multiscale definitions of risks to wellbeing. Particularly in geographic contexts experiencing rapid and complex social and environmental changes, there is a growing need to empower communities to realize self-identified adaptation goals that address self-...
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In the Arctic region, sea ice retreat as a decadal-scale crisis is creating a challenging environment for navigating long-term sustainability. Innovations in sea ice services can help marine users to anticipate sea ice concentration, thickness and motion, plan ahead, as well as increase the safety and sustainability of marine operations. Increasing...
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What kind of forecast information is needed for safe and sustainable Arctic maritime activities now and through 2035? Building on the SALIENSEAS project’s platform for coproduction of climate services for maritime sectors active in European Arctic waters, a group of experts were brought together to develop scenarios for safe and sustainable maritim...
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Executive Summary What kind of forecast information is needed for safe and sustainable Arctic maritime activities now and through 2035? Building on the SALIENSEAS project’s platform for coproduction of climate services for maritime sectors active in European Arctic waters, a group of experts were brought together to develop scenarios for safe and s...
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SALIENSEAS brings together a team of social and natural scientists, metocean service personnel, and end-users, with the aim to 1). Better understand the mobility patterns, constraints, challenges, decision-making contexts and information needs of end-users in different European Arctic marine sectors; 2). Develop and apply participatory tools for co...
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The Arctic region has been the subject of international attention in recent years. The magnitude of impacts from global climate change, land-use change, and speculations about economic development and accessible polar shipping lanes have intensified this focus. As a result, the potential to manage complex ecological, social and political relationsh...
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A number of biophysical and socio-economic drivers will have a significant influence on future vulnerability, risk, resilience, and adaptation planning in the Bering-Chuckchi-Beaufort (BCB) region ( Chapters 4-7). The trajectories of some of those drivers are amenable to modeling, forecasting, or projection. However, the future is inherently uncert...
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A number of biophysical and socio-economic drivers will have a significant influence on future vulnerability, risk, resilience, and adaptation planning in the Bering-Chuckchi-Beaufort (BCB) region ( Chapters 4-7). The trajectories of some of those drivers are amenable to modeling, forecasting, or projection. However, the future is inherently uncert...
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Communities of Alaska’s North Slope face increased stresses from cumulative effects of industrial development, resource use, and changing cryospheric and socioeconomic conditions. Given these multiple pressures, what avenues exist for citizens and decision makers to exchange knowledge about impacts of oil resource extraction in Alaska, and how do t...
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This thesis assesses the role of modern environmental risks and their institutionalized management in the subpolitics of North Slope stakeholder groups. It draws primarily on the concepts developed by Ulrich Beck and the literature that has grown out of his Risk Society thesis. The purpose of this research is to determine whether the current design...

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| salienseas.com | The warming Arctic ocean has profound socio-economic consequences for local communities and various marine sectors. To make appropriate operational and strategic decisions to effectively adapt to the changing environment, stakeholders require more, and customised climate services. Currently available high-quality Arctic climate information is very limited. In the SALIENSEAS project a team of social and natural scientists, met-ocean service personnel, and end-users will develop Arctic climate forecast products tailored to the existing needs of mobile marine industries. These products will be merged into Norway’s and Denmark’s met-ocean and sea-ice forecasting infrastructures, and maintained and developed beyond the lifetime of the project.