I’m an interdisciplinary environmental scientist (social science, plus natural & humanities) with 16 years of experience in academia and in the science-policy interface. My work focuses on ‘Urban Resilience & Climate Change Adaptation under Uncertainty’ (strategies & options, framing & narratives, science-policy-society interfaces, visualisation & communication). Current projects deal with urban, community, regional, and Arctic resilience & change. I’m also interested in broader aspects of urban studies & futures, climate risk management, and governance under uncertainty.

I'm affiliated as a Senior Researcher with the Centre for the Study of the Sciences and the Humanities, University of Bergen (Norway), as well as with the Copernicus Institute of Sustainable Development, Utrecht University (The Netherlands).


My personal Twitter account: @Arjan_Wardekker.

I also manage the project accounts for @CoCliServ and @SeMPER_Arctic.


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I teach mostly at Utrecht University, where I'm one of the coordinators of the BSc Global Sustainability Science course 'Sustainable Land Use'.

A list of Master and Bachelor theses that I've supervised, can be found here.

I've given several (guest) lectures in Bergen over the past couple of years, particularly on: urban resilience to climate change, framing, and climate visualisations.


Academic article
  • Show author(s) 2021. Quality Assessment in Co-developing Climate Services in Norway and the Netherlands. Frontiers in Climate. 1-15.
  • Show author(s) 2021. Beyond rules: how institutional cultures and climate governance interact. Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Climate Change (WIRESs).
  • Show author(s) 2020. Resilience of arctic communities: Socio-economic aspect. International Journal of Criminology and Sociology. 3066-3081.
  • Show author(s) 2020. Portrait of a climate city: How climate change is emerging as a risk in Bergen, Norway. Climate Risk Management.
  • Show author(s) 2020. Local narratives of change as an entry point for building urban climate resilience. Climate Risk Management. 1-15.
  • Show author(s) 2020. Environmental visualizations: Framing and reframing between science, policy and society. Environmental Science and Policy. 497-505.
  • Show author(s) 2020. A diagnostic tool for supporting policymaking on urban resilience. Cities: The International Journal of Urban Policy and Planning. 1-13.
  • Show author(s) 2019. Toward a multi-faceted conception of co-production of climate services. Climate Services. 42-50.
  • Show author(s) 2019. The visual framing of climate change impacts and adaptation in the IPCC assessment reports. Climatic Change. 273-292.
  • Show author(s) 2019. City-To-City Learning for Urban Resilience: The Case of Water Squares in Rotterdam and Mexico City. Water. 1-21.

More information in national current research information system (CRIStin)

My full list of publications can be found here.

Scientific journal articles


Scientific books, book chapters and peer-reviewed reports


Selected other publications (full list on my private page)

SeMPER-Arctic: SeMPER-Arctic - Sense Making, Place attachment, and Extended networks as sources of Resilience in the Arctic (The Belmont Forum) [2020-2023]

  • Lead WP5 (resilience integration) in the University of Bergen team
  • Project Leader (PI) in the Utrecht University team

CoCliServ: CoCliServ - Co-developing place-based climate services for action (JPI Climate / ERA4CS) [2018-2020]

  • Lead WP2 (participatory incremental scenario design) in the Utrecht University team
  • Project Leader (PI) in the Utrecht University team
  • Project Member in WP5 (knowledge quality assessment ) in the University of Bergen team

Visual Framing of Climate Change (UiB, UL, self) [2017-2020]

  • Coordinating Project Leader (Lead PI), connecting the Universities of Bergen, Utrecht, Leeds, and Wageningen, and PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency

KBS-Learning Modules: Climate Proof Cities learning modules for practitioners & policymakers on participation, co-creation and governance (NKWK) [2019-2021]

  • Co-project Leader (co-PI) in the Utrecht University team



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