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Publication: Public engagement is a key part of research (28.9.2016)
Professor Timo Aarrevaara and researcher Kirsi Pulkkinen are authors of a recently-published report in which thirteen societal interaction plans of projects funded by the Strategic Research Council have been examined.
What if? Photo exhibition visualizes the imagined impacts of climate change (16.9.2016)
In the Arctic, average temperatures are rising due to climate change almost twice as fast as in the rest of the world, but what does it mean for Arctic communities and nature? The photo exhibition Nanoq – Imag(in)ing Climate Change by Ilona Mettiäinen in Rovaniemi, Arktikum Science Centre visualizes some imaginary, possible and even impossible worlds that may result from climate change. Through displaying a polar bear figure in different natural environments, the exhibition challenges to think about the consequences of climate change and asks: what if?
First ever UArctic Congress in St. Petersburg (14.9.2016)
From September 12 to 16, St. Petersburg State University hosts the first ever UArctic Congress, the University of the Arctic’s largest meeting to date – with over five hundred participants. The UArctic Congress 2016 includes a science section with over 250 oral and poster presentations and world-renowned keynote speakers from across the circumpolar world. In addition, UArctic’s various governance and organizational bodies will convene together to expand cooperation in higher education and science in northern regions.
The new book addresses the human security challenges of indigenous peoples (29.8.2016)
The new book addresses different aspects of human security challenges facing the indigenous peoples of the Arctic and sub-Arctic region, including Ainu, Inuit, Nenets, Sámi and the Mongolian indigenous peoples. The book highlights the increased changes of natural and social environment and their effects on the indigenous peoples of the region, in particular on the effects concerning their unique and nature-based livelihood practices.
New research project on elderly living Nordic Arctic region (12.8.2016)
The Unit for Gender Studies has received funding from the Nordic Council of Ministers for an international research network project to study challenges facing elderly people in the Nordic upper north area.
Seminar on food security in the Barents region (11.8.2016)
Open seminar on “Globalization and Food Security in the Barents region” will be arranged in Arctic Centre at the University of Lapland (Arktikum, Pohjoisranta 4, Rovaniemi) on Tuesday, 16th August2016 at 9.30–12.40. In the afternoon there will be meeting for invited stakeholders.
Public lectures on climate intervention to be held in Rovaniemi and Sodankylä (9.8.2016)
Climate intervention (also climate engineering, geoengineering) means deliberate, man-made strategies for reducing global temperatures by utilizing different technologies; for instance by removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and storing it, or by increasing the amount of sunlight being reflected back into space. Climate intervention does not, however, replace the need to mitigate climate change by reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
Universities from Bangladesh and Finland address a refugee's security issues in a seminar (6.7.2016)
Hundreds of thousands Rohingya refugees are fully outside from all the aid schemes and are fallen on a continuous threat of food insecurity in the Bangladesh border. There is an emergency needs of protracted displacement of Rohingyas in Asia and create sustainable strategy for rethinking Rohingya issues. The Arctic Centre at the University of Lapland, Finland and the Faculty of Law at the University of Rajshahi, Bangladesh will organize common human rights seminar September 2016 in cooperation with several human rights institutions and Universities in Bangladesh to disseminate knowledge and best practices among a wider audience.
Arctic herbivore diversity is mostly determined by plants and predators (22.6.2016)
Diversity patterns of Arctic herbivores are only partly determined by temperature; interactions with plants and predators are more important. The diversity of herbivores varies across the Arctic, and until now, no one knew whether this was shaped by physical environmental factors, like temperature, or biotic factors, such as plant productivity.
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