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EDITORS Johanna Westerlund Kari Viertola

L AY O U T & D E S I G N Reetta Linna

COVER PHOTO Veli Kouri Printed in Lapin yliopistopaino Rovaniemi, Finland 2017

Pertti Leinonen took part in traditional Ice Fishing Competition between Pilke and Arktikum houses in April 2016. / PHOTO ARTO VITIKKA 2

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CONTENTS

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PHOTO JOHANNA WESTERLUND

EXPER T I S E

PHOTO ULKOMINISTERIÖN EUROOPPATIEDOTUS

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FROM THE DIRECTOR

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P U B L IC AT I O N S

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”Arctic, Our Home” video presenting Arctic Centre’s research, was filmed in the autumn 2016. Minna Turunen is one of the six researchers who appear in the film. / PHOTO AGATA MAZEPUS 4

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The Arctic Centre generates new knowledge and understanding about the Arctic through its research, but we do not stop there. The year 2016 proved once again how the expertise of our Centre is also helping to shape the future of the Arctic. Societal impact is a key component for any academic institution but I dare to say that it seldom plays as big a role as within the Arctic Centre. International interest towards the Arctic has been flying high for a long time. In Finland we have seen the same development. Now it is getting boosted even more as the country is taking over the rotating Arctic Council chairmanship. In 2016, the Arctic Centre was getting ready to play a central role during the Finnish chairmanship period. We fully utilized our unique combination of research, science communication and science centre to form a set of activities with a high societal impact. Our researchers got contracts to produce reports and papers for the Finnish government to increase understanding about the upcoming Arctic challenges. We started projects to set up the Lapland Arctic Council Host Committee, to develop the ArcticFinland portal for national use and to prepare

a major Arctic conference at the beginning of the chairmanship period, Rovaniemi Arctic Spirit. Our science communications produced a popular book to increase knowledge on Finland as an Arctic nation and our exhibition was visited by a record number of visitors. Besides all this we continued our businessas-usual on all levels with a number of scientific publications and other results. The Arctic is facing turbulent times with the climate change. International politics have become a daily drama. Even the very basics of scientific discussion such as truth and facts have been questioned in heated populist debates. In times like these the need for holistic understanding and the ability to present it in an understandable way are greater than ever. This is where the Arctic Centre plays a role and where we can be a role model. With our set of activities we can demonstrate how research can be combined with outreach to produce a real societal impact and thus help the society around us. I want to thank all Arctic Centre staff and the multitude of our partners and contacts for a successful year 2016. Our work is not getting any less important.

PHOTO ANNA-LEENA MUOTKA

FROM THE DIRECTOR

TIMO KOIVUROVA

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During the Finnish Chairmanship of the Arctic Council 2017–2019 the Lapland Arctic Council Host Committee will foster the local perspective by showcasing Lapland’s Arctic expertise and by providing information about the Arctic Council for the local people. The host committee met for the first time in Arktikum in October. / PHOTO ARTO VITIKKA 6

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EXPERTISE TOTAL FUNDING 5 550 454 €

Basic budget 4 223 798 €, 76 % External funding 1 326 656 €, 24 %

VISITING PERSONNEL

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14

RESEARCHERS

TRAINEES

from 13 countries with average 4 months stay

from 4 countries with average 2 months stay

PERSON-YEARS OF WORK 51,56

Researchers 61% Others 39% (e.g. Exhibition Designer, Science Communicator, Event Coordinator, Project Coordinator, Administrative Secretary)

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PROJECTS More information:

lacris.ulapland.fi

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ARKTIKUM 2016 94 711 visitors

2007

91 143

88 049 visitors

80 593

70 369

72 945

72 216

94 711 VISITORS IN ARKTIKUM 60 % FROM ABROAD

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▪▪ TIKUSTA ASIAA – STANDING SHORT 5.6.2015–10.4.2016 ▪▪ ULTIMATE WINTER BIRDS Photography Exhibition by Markus Varesvuo 15.10.2015–31.1.2016 ▪▪ BARENTS, NATURE HAS NO BOUNDARIES Photography Exhibition 2.2.–9.3.2016

77 653 73 776

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SCIENCE CENTRE EXHIBITIONS

▪▪ NATURE PHOTOS OF THE YEAR 2015 15.3.–17.4.2016 ▪▪ NORTHERN IMPRESSIONS Photography Exhibition by Irma Varrio and Ari-Matti Nikula 13.5.–14.8.2016 ▪▪ NANOQ – IMAG(IN)ING CLIMATE CHANGE Photography Exhibition by Ilona Mettiäinen 2.9.2016–29.1.2017 ▪▪ NAM NAM Arctic Food 3.6.2016–23.4.2017


The photography exhibition “Nanoq – Imag(in)ing Climate Change” visualizes a theoretical idea in Ilona Mettiäinen’s doctoral research. 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? / PHOTO JOHANNA WESTERLUND ARCTIC CENTRE ANNUAL REPORT 2016

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NAM NAM exhibition turned the real restaurant on the 25th of August 2016 when Science Centre arranged “Arctic buffet”. Arktikum staff had a chance to hear and taste some samples of Arctic related ingredients in exhibition rooms. / PHOTO JOHANNA WESTERLUND 10

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PHOTO AGATA MAZEPUS

SCIENCE CENTRE COLLABORATIVE EXHIBITIONS ABROAD ▪▪ AURORA BOREALIS 21.12.2015–3.1.2016 Océanopolis, Brest, France ▪▪ FURTHER INTO THE ARCTIC 13.12.2016–5.3.2017 National Maritime Museum of Korea, Busan, South Korea

SCHOOL CO-OPERATION ▪▪ Teachers’ training: 18 teachers ▪▪ Students’ training: 675 students + 33 teachers ▪▪ Separate visits: 6 teachers ▪▪ Events: 819 participants (+ preschoolers & school children in Star Days) ▪▪ Workshops and learning paths: 1880 children/ participants, 109 instructors and teachers, 80 class teacher students = 2069 workshop participants.

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PUBLICATIONS

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SCIENTIFIC PUBLICATIONS

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PROFESSIONAL PUBLICATIONS

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PUBLICATIONS FOR GENERAL PUBLIC

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More information:

More information:

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lacris.ulapland.fi

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ARCTICLES

BLOGS

is a new series of entries by Arctic Centre researchers and other staff relating to current Arctic issues published in

Northern Political Economy

www.arcticcentre.org/NPEblog

www.arcticcentre.org/arcticles.

arcticanthropology.org

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Arctic Anthropology


“Understanding the Many Faces of Human Security – Perspectives of Northern Indigenous Peoples” was published in August 2016. Editors Kamrul Hossain and Anna Petrétei with Hiroshi Maruyama. / PHOTO JOHANNA WESTERLUND ARCTIC CENTRE ANNUAL REPORT 2016

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The 4th China-Nordic Arctic Cooperation Symposium gathered Chinese and Nordic scholars, policy makers and other stakeholders in Arktikum in June 2016. The Symposium is the annual meeting of the China-Nordic Arctic Research Centre (CNARC). / PHOTO VELI KOURI 14

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E VENTS AND SEMINARS ▪▪ SÁMI, ARCTIC AND ENVIRONMENTAL DECISION MAKING SEMINAR (Helsinki) 22.1.2016 ▪▪ ARCTIC CINEMA: Inuk (Greenland) 9.2.2016 ▪▪ TOWARDS ARCTIC SECURITY: NORTHERN ASPECTS OF HUMAN SECURITY (HuSArctic – Human Security as a promotional tool for societal security in the Arctic: Addressing Multiple Vulnerability to its Population with Specific Reference to the Barents Region project) 25.2.2016 ▪▪ STAR FESTIVAL: Arctic light and darkness 26.–28.2.2016 ▪▪ RESCUE 6TH CONSORTIUM MEETING (Patterns of Resilience during Socioeconomic Crisis among Households in Europe) 23.–26.2.2016 ▪▪ THIS WORKS! Technology Competition for Schools, Lapland Regional Competition in Arktikum 18.3.2016 ▪▪ WORKSHOP ON ARCTIC MIGRATION 19.4.2017 ▪▪ THE XVI NORDIC CONGRESS OF WILDLIFE RESEARCH: Transdisciplinary Wildlife Management 30.5.–3.6.2016 ▪▪ THE DAY OF MUSEUMS – Open Doors & Workshops 18.5.2016

▪▪ THE 4TH CHINA-NORDIC ARCTIC COOPERATION SYMPOSIUM: The Sustainable Arctic - Opportunities and Challenges of Globalization 6.–9.6.2016 ▪▪ GLOBALIZATION AND FOOD SECURITY IN THE BARENTS REGION SEMINAR (HuSArctic) 16.8.2016 ▪▪ NEW FORMS OF LAW AND GOVERNANCE FOR AND FROM THE ARCTIC SEMINAR 17.-18.8.2016 ▪▪ OPEN LECTURES ON CLIMATE ENGINEERING by Professor Katharine L. Ricke (Rovaniemi & Sodankylä) 17.–18.8.2016 ▪▪ ADAPTATION ACTIONS FOR A CHANGING ARCTIC (AACA) Project Meeting 30.–31.8.2016 ▪▪ AN URBAN FUTURE FOR SÁPMI? Sámi Youth Organizing and Networking in a Context of Indigenous Urbanization (NUORGÀV) Project Meeting 1.–2.9.2016 ▪▪ NORTHERN POLITICAL ECONOMY SYMPOSIUM: Everyday Life in the Arctic 8.–9.9.2016 ▪▪ ROVANIEMI DAY – Open Doors & Workshops 11.9.2017 ▪▪ OPEN LECTURE: “DID THE FERTILIZER CARTEL CAUSE THE FOOD CRISIS?” by Dr. Hinnerk Gnutzmann 13.9.2016

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The themes for the Arctic Market Days 2016 were natural products and local food. / PHOTO AGATA MAZEPUS 16

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The science show of Akiko Yoshioka from the Osaka Science Museum was one of the highlights in the Star Festival in February 2016. / PHOTO VEIKKO KERÄNEN

▪▪ FINLAND, EU AND THE SOCIAL STATUS OF THE SAMI PEOPLE – Human Rights in the Arctic region (Sajos, Inari) 15.9.2016 ▪▪ OPEN LECTURE: “BIOLOGICAL CONSEQUENCES OF CLIMATE CHANGE IN BANGLADESH PART OF SUNDARBANS: The world’s largest Mangrove Forest” by Professor Bidhan Chandra DAS ▪▪ SEMINAR ON ARCTIC LABOR AND EDUCATION MARKET 4.10.2016 ▪▪ FINLAND, EU AND SÁMI RIGHTS SEMINAR (Inari) 7.10.2017 ▪▪ ARCTIC CENTRE SCIENTIFIC ADVISORY BOARD MEETING 27.–28.10.2016 ▪▪ LAPLAND ARCTIC COUNCIL HOST COMMITTEE MEETING 25.10.2016 ▪▪ ARCTIC VARIETY BOOK LAUNCH EVENT IN THE HELSINKI BOOK FAIR 27.10.2016 ▪▪ ARCTIC FURY FILM FESTIVAL 1.11.–4.11.2016 ▪▪ ARCTIC WORKSHOP – Joint Workshop of University of Lapland and University of Oulu (Oulu) 17.11.2016 ▪▪ INDIGENOUS KNOWLEDGE, IPRSS AND HUMAN RIGHTS SEMINAR 5.12.2016 ▪▪ ARCTIC MARKET DAYS 16.–18.12.2017

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FROM BARENTS CAFÉ TO ARCTIC CAFÉ ▪▪ Barents Café: FISHING REGAL IN FINLAND by Juha Joona 4.2.2016 ▪▪ Barents Café: TRADITIONAL SAMI KNOWLEDGE by Elina Helander-Renwall 23.2.2017 ▪▪ Barents Café: ENVIRONMENTAL CONFLICT MEDIATION IN NORTHERN FINLAND 7.4.2016 ▪▪ Barents Café: NORTHERN IMPRESSIONS – Lecture and Experimental Photo Show 12.5.2016 ▪▪ Arctic Café: ARCTIC REGION IN THE AGE OF CHANGE AND UNCERTAINTY 19.10.2016 ▪▪ Arctic Café: ARCTIC VARIETY REGIONAL BOOK LAUNCH EVENT 1.11.2016

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The name of the discussion, organized by the science communications unit, was changed from Barents Café to Arctic Café in the autumn 2016. The focus group are local people in Finland and especially in Lapland. Arctic Cafés were broadcast live on the Arctic Centre’s YouTube Channel.

www.arcticcentre.org/arcticcafe


Marjo Laukkanen and Markku Heikkilä presenting Arctic Variety book in Arctic Café. Arctic Cafés were broadcast live on the Arctic Centre’s YouTube Channel. / PHOTO JOHANNA WESTERLUND ARCTIC CENTRE ANNUAL REPORT 2016

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CONTACT Arctic Centre, University of Lapland P.O. Box 122 (Pohjoisranta 4, Arktikum House) 96101 Rovaniemi Finland tel. +358 (0)16 341 341 arcticcentre@ulapland.fi

www.arcticcentre.org

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