Stefansson´s Arctic Institute
As part of the Arctic emphasis of the University of Akureyri and its institutes, RHA has has active collaboration við the Stefansson´s Arctic Institute in projects. The institute is located in Akureyri in the same building as RHA on the UNAK campus.
The Stefansson Arctic Institute (SAI) was established in 1998 and is an independent governmental research institute within the Ministry for the Environment and Natural Resources. See the Act on the Stefansson Arctic Institute and the Icelandic Joint Committee on Arctic Affairs. The SAI takes an interdisciplinary approach to understanding human-environment relations in the Circumpolar Arctic. Particular emphasis is on research and scientific assessments concerning economic systems and human development, marine-resource governance, political ecology of agricultural systems, and the impacts of and adaptation to past and present climate change.