• 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) (2023). The interaction between cultural heritage and community resilience in disaster-affected volcanic regions. Environmental Science and Policy. 116-128.
  • Show author(s) (2023). Building climate resilience in deltas amid uncertainty and surprise. One Earth. 200-204.
  • Show author(s) (2022). The effects of serious gaming on risk perceptions of climate tipping points. Climatic Change. 23 pages.
  • 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). Framework for analyzing resilience narratives. .
  • 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.
  • Show author(s) (2022). Framing ‘Resilient Cities’: System Versus Community Focused Interpretations of Urban Climate Resilience. 14 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