The WWF Arctic Programme

Martin Sommerkorn

Head, Conservation

WWF Arctic Coordinating Team

Martin is Head of Conservation of the WWF Arctic Programme, where he leads and coordinates work on resilience approaches to nature conservation and resource management.

Martin began his career as an Arctic ecosystem scientist and is the author of about thirty publications in leading international journals. As researcher and teacher at academic institutions in Europe and North America and working in Siberia, Alaska, Greenland, Svalbard and Scandinavia, he has first-hand experience of the Arctic’s unique places, peoples, and concerns.

Martin engages with policy-shaping initiatives of the Arctic Council through contributing to scientific assessments, working groups and expert initiatives. His work underscores the role of nature for social-ecological resilience, healthy economic futures, and the capacity to adapt to change.