• E-mailArjan.Wardekker@uib.no
  • Visitor Address
    Parkveien 9
    Ida Bloms hus
    5007 Bergen
  • Postal Address
    Postboks 7805
    5020 Bergen

I’m an interdisciplinary environmental scientist (social science, plus natural & humanities) with 17 years of experience and a dual career in both academia and in the science-policy interface. My work focuses on ‘Urban & Community Resilience and Climate Adaptation under Uncertainty’, with applications in global cities, delta regions and the Arctic. Key topics include: framing & narratives, science-policy-society interfaces, visualisation & communication, governance under uncertainty & surprise.

I'm affiliated as a Senior Researcher with the Centre for the Study of the Sciences and the Humanities, University of Bergen (Norway). In 2021, I was elected as a Fellow of the Young Academy of Europe.


My personal Twitter account: @Arjan_Wardekker.

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


Recent news & popular science:

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) (2022). The effects of serious gaming on risk perceptions of climate tipping points. Climatic Change.
  • 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). Contrasting the framing of urban climate resilience. Sustainable Cities and Society (SCS).
  • 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.
  • Show author(s) (2022). Editorial: High-Quality Knowledge for Climate Adaptation: Revisiting Criteria of Credibility, Legitimacy, Salience, and Usability. Frontiers in Climate.
Academic anthology/Conference proceedings
  • Show author(s) (2022). High-Quality Knowledge for Climate Adaptation: Revisiting Criteria of Credibility, Legitimacy, Salience, and Usability. Frontiers Media S.A..
Academic monograph
  • Show author(s) (2022). Towards a Climate-Resilient Future Together: Tools for Engaging Citizens for a Better Future.
Academic chapter/article/Conference paper
  • Show author(s) (2022). Reflection: Applying Participatory Foresight Methods in Practice. 10 pages.
  • Show author(s) (2022). Preparing Participatory Foresight Methods. 30 pages.
  • Show author(s) (2022). Performing Participatory Foresight Methods. 23 pages.
  • Show author(s) (2022). Local representations of a changing climate. 21 pages.
  • Show author(s) (2022). Introduction to the Participatory Foresight Toolbox. 6 pages.

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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