Global change, including climate change, is affecting local communities everywhere. These events occur at the global level, but the outcomes are often experienced most strongly at a local level. The importance of studying the local adaptation processes, capacity to adapt and community resilience at the local level in order to enhance the sustainability of communities in the face of global change, is highlighted. This chapter examines the role of culture within adaptive capacity indicators in the context of a former winter-seining community in Rymättylä, Southwestern Finland. The adaptation process, adaptive capacity and resilience of the community is analysed here in retrospect, and the identified 126indicators of adaptive capacity are examined in the context of cultural factors and cultural sustainability. © 2018 selection and editorial matter, Inger Birkeland, Rob Burton, Constanza Parra and Katriina Siivonen; individual chapters, the contributors.
Sonck-Rautio, Kirsi, Inger Birkeland, Rob Burton, Constanza Parra, and Katriina Siivonen (2018) "Adaptation and Cultural Sustainability of the Winter-seining Community in the Southwest Finland Archipelago." Cultural Sustainability and the Nature–Culture Interface: Livelihoods, Policies, and Methodologies. 1st ed. Vol. 1. Routledge.