Researchers from Dalarna University are involved in one of the sub-projects for REXSAC. The focus lies on the study of extractive resource industries in the Arctic and their opportunities for transitioning toward post-extractive futures. The project is also concerned with the role that the legacies of mining industries have as well as the attempts to diversify the economies of these regions in the transition to post-industrial futures.
What lessons can be drawn from attempts to define and use abandoned mines or present-day mining operations as heritage sites and tourist attractions? Recommendations will be made both for environmental and social impact procedures and environmental remediation legislation as well as for the existing national cultural heritage authorities.