Dag Avango is a researcher at KTH-Royal Institute of Technology, in Stockholm, Sweden. PhD in History of Technology, he specializes in industrial heritage research. His research has primarily dealt with the relationship between resource extraction, science and geopolitics in the Polar Regions, and the effects of such interactions on environments and societies, from a long term historical perspective. A related field of research is on industrial heritage and how it can contribute to sustainable development in post-industrial communities. Dag Avango is part of the leadership of the Nordic Centre of Excellence REXSAC (Resource Extraction and Sustainable Arctic Communities).