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Annual Report 2018


Editor Johanna Westerlund

Layout & Design Reetta Linna

Cover photo Printed in University of Lapland Printing Centre Rovaniemi, Finland 2019

photo johanna westerlund

Risto Viitanen


Arktikum’s library was opened in new premises on 5 June 2018. Arctic Café about the Arctic Council was part of the opening ceremony programme. | photo johanna westerlund

Contents From the Director

Arktikum

Around 4 100 people visited in the Arctic Market Days on 14–16 December 2018. At the market, over 80 vendors presented local arts, handicrafts and food. | photo iida kutuniva

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Expertise

Publications

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Events and Seminars

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From the Director In 2018, climate change has risen more

Independence Day Reception was the real recognition strongly to discussions than ever before. Young people of our long-term work at the Arctic Centre. around the globe have begun to demand concrete Year 2018 has also been the year of Finland’s actions to prevent climate change. In October, the Chairmanship of the Arctic Council (2017-2019). IPCC published the Global Warming of 1.5 °C report Lapland has been a location for several meetings and the message was clear: we have to act now! and the Lapland Arctic Council Host Committee, We share the same worries. coordinated by the Arctic Centre, One recent study shows that new, has been hosting the guests The Science Centre is an taller plant species have been together with the Foreign Ministry. important window to the slowly taking over the Arctic tundra. To support the chairmanship, our changing Arctic for many Another one shows that winters researchers have been producing with basal ice are experienced knowledge and information to visitors from abroad. more often than before. The third our foreign ministry’s Arctic team, suggests targeted engineering other ministries and agencies. projects to hold off glacier melting to slow down the The tourism boom in Lapland still goes on and, collapse of ice sheets and limit sea-level rise. once again, Arktikum had a record number of Our work on climate issues has been noted also by visitors. The Science Centre is an important window President Sauli Niinistö, who visited the Arctic Centre to the changing Arctic for many visitors from abroad. in October to discuss the climate change research. However, tourists are not the only one who come to This meeting with the invitation to the President’s us to learn: a record number of pupils took part in

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Timo Koivurova

photo anna muotka

the learning paths and workshops in the Arktikum Science Centre. In 2018, some big projects ended. In November, we had the last Arctic Fury Film Festival, which we have organized since 1998. In addition, three Finnish Academy funded projects published their final conclusions: HuSArctic, Arctic Ark and Humanor. At the same time, we had a chance to strengthen our expertise for example in China research and the new three-year Finnish Academy funded research project WOLLIE about the attractiveness of Arctic industrial cities among young people started. With respect to scientific publications, the year 2018 was extremely productive: Arctic Centre made its all-time record for the number of scientific publications. I want to thank every staff member of the Arctic Centre and our partners for making this all happen. Looking forward to the new inspiring year 2019!

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Arctic Centre staff tested sliding snowshoes in Ounasvaara. | photo johanna alppi


Expertise Visiting personnel

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researchers from 13 countries with average 5 months stay

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Total funding 3 958 400 €*

trainees from 2 countries with average 1,5 months stay

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projects More information:

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Person years of work 60.81

Basic budget 2 351 343 €, 59%

Researchers 69%

External funding 1 607 057 €, 41%

(e.g. Exhibition Designer, Science Communicator, Event Coordinator, Project Coordinator, Administrative Secretary)

*Does not include costs of premises and other general expenses

Others 31%

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Arktikum

Science Centre Exhibitions ▪▪ ARCTIC IN CHANGE Permanent exhibition ▪▪ HOT STUFF Arctic dating and mating 2.6.2017–30.9.2018

2018 109 301 visitors

107 238

2007

91 143

88 049 visitors

94 711 77 653

80 593

70 333

70 369

72 945

73 776 72 216

109 301 Visitors in Arktikum 56 % from abroad

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▪▪ PEARLS OF THE TUNDRA Photography exhibition about Skolt Sámi culture, produced in cooperation with Skolt Sámi Cultural Foundation 12.6.2017–7.1.2018 ▪▪ AURORA PHOTO OF THE YEAR 2017 11.1.2017–28.1.2018 ▪▪ ARCTIC EXPO 2017 Highlights of Finnish Arctic Expertise 15.11.2017–28.1.2018 ▪▪ LIGHT IN THE DARK Photography exhibition by Risto Leskinen 1.2.2018–13.1.2019 ▪▪ NATURE PHOTOS OF THE YEAR 20.3.–22.4.2018 ▪▪ THE BEGINNING OF THE ARCTIC ERA 8.10.2018–31.1.2019 ▪▪ CO-TRAVELLERS Artist Anu Osva’s installations of human-animal interaction 14.12.2018–3.3.2019


Science Centre Collaborative Exhibitions Abroad ▪▪ AURORA BOREALIS 14.11.2017–3.1.2018 Médiathèque communautaire de Valbonne Sophia-Antipolis, Nice, France ▪▪ ARCTIC EXPO 2017 Highlights of Finnish Arctic Expertise 15.4.–31.5.2018 The Embassy of Finland, Washington DC, USA

School co-operation ▪▪ Around 2860 children took part in learning paths and workshops in Arktikum. The biggest event was Science Week in September with 1920 pupils. The event was organized together LUMA Centre Lapland.

During the Science Week in September 2018, 1920 schoolchildren learned about Arctic animals and nature, climate change and space by using methods such as programming, chemistry, art and drama. | photo johanna westerlund

▪▪ In 2018, around 230 teacher students participated in the activities as part of their university studies.

The “Staging Sámi in the City” exhibition by Tanja Joona and Joonas Vola presented photographic illustrations to interpret Sámihood in urban space. The exhibition was presented in Gallery Kopio in the University of Lapland and it provided illustrative material to the NUORGÀV research project. | photo joonas vola ARCTIC CENTRE ANNUAL REPORT 2018

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President Sauli NiinistĂś visited the Arctic Centre on 9 October 2018 to discuss climate change with research professors. | photo kaisa sirĂŠn

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Publications 140 16 22

Scientific publications Professional publications Publications for general public

Blogs Northern Political Economy www.arcticcentre.org/NPEblog Arctic Anthropology arcticanthropology.org Kaikuja Arktikselta – Arctic Echoes www.arcticcentre.org/kaikuja

More information:

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Markku Heikkilä presented The Beginning of the Arctic Era Exhibition for the Arctic Environment Ministers who had a meeting in Rovaniemi in October 2018 as part of Finland’s Chairmanship of the Arctic Council. | photo kaisa sirén

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Events and Seminars ▪▪ JOINT INTERDISCIPLINARY MARITIME SAFETY WORKSHOP 2.2.2018

▪▪ ECOHUCY CONFERENCE ON DIGITALISATION AND CYBERSECURITY IN THE NORTH 24.5.2018

▪▪ FINAL SEMINAR OF THE LAPPARI PROJECT 22.2.2018

▪▪ CHINA’S ARCTIC POLICY – THE BELT AND ROAD INITIATIVE AND THE NORDIC COUNTRIES Guest lecture of Egill Thor Nielsson 21.8.2018

▪▪ THE ARBITRAL AWARD ON THE SOUTH CHINA SEA DISPUTE Guest lecture by Suzette V. Suarez 23.2.2018 ▪▪ RECOGNISING INDIGENOUS RIGHTS AND LOCAL PERSPECTIVES SEMINAR 14.–15.2.2018 ▪▪ MEDIATING THE ARCTIC Joint workshop of University of Tampere/TaRC and Arctic Centre 16.3.2018 ▪▪ PUBLIC DEFENCE OF DOCTORAL DISSERTATION OF FRANCIS JOY: SAMI SHAMANISM AND ART AS SYSTEMS OF EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 24.3.2018 ▪▪ SCIENTIFIC ADVISORY BOARD MEETING 2.–4.5.2018 ▪▪ SOCIAL LICENSE TO OPERATE Workshop of Mining and Metallurgy Regions EU Project (MIREU) 8.–9.5.2018 ▪▪ INTERNATIONAL MUSEUM DAY Open doors in Arktikum 18.5.2018

▪▪ THE CHALLENGES AND GOALS OF EDUCATIONAL ENVIRONMENT OF IMMIGRANT YOUTH National roundtable of the Sirius network 6.9.2018 ▪▪ ROVANIEMI DAY & SAHANPERÄN SAVOTTA Open doors in Arktikum 9.9.2018 ▪▪ OPENING OF THE HONORARY VICE-CONSULATE OF ITALY 21.9.2018 ▪▪ SCIENCE WEEK Workshops and lectures for children in schools and kindergartens 17.–21.9.2018 ▪▪ ELMER ICE TRAINING COURSE FOR BEGINNERS 22.–23.10.2018

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▪▪ NORDIC INTERNATIONAL GLACIOLOGY SOCIETY (IGS) MEETING 23.–25.10.2018 ▪▪ STOPPING THE FLOOD – CAN WE ENGINEER ICE SHEETS AND SAVE THE HOMES OF A BILLION PEOPLE? Public Lecture of John C. Moore 24.10.2018 ▪▪ FINAL SEMINAR OF THE HUSARCTIC PROJECT Helsinki 23.–27.10.2018 The Honorary Vice-Consulate of Italy in Finnish Lapland opened in Arktikum in September 2018. Senior Researcher Nuccio Mazzullo was appointed as Honorary Vice-Consul of Italy in August 2016. | photo johanna westerlund

▪▪ ARCTIC FURY FILM NIGHT 6.11.2018 ▪▪ FINAL SEMINAR OF THE HUMANOR PROJECT 10.–14.12.2019 ▪▪ PUBLIC DEFENCE OF DOCTORAL DISSERTATION OF NAFISA YEASMIN: THE GOVERNANCE OF IMMIGRATION MANIFESTS ITSELF IN THOSE WHO ARE BEING GOVERNED: ECONOMIC INTEGRATION OF IMMIGRANTS IN ARCTIC PERSPECTIVES 15.11.2018 ▪▪ ARCTIC CENTRE’S STAFF DEVELOPMENT TRIP TO OULU 19.–20.11.2018 ▪▪ BRING YOUR CHILD TO WORK DAY 23.11.2018

During the Bring Your Child to Work Day in November 2018, the children of our employees got to know Northern Finncattle and other Arctic animals. | photo johanna westerlund

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▪▪ FINAL SEMINAR OF THE ARCTIC ARK PROJECT 11.–16.12.2018 ▪▪ ARCTIC MARKET DAYS 14.–16.12.2018


Arctic Café’s ▪▪ 13.3.2018: WHAT CAN THE BARENTS REGION OFFER TO ENTERPRISES IN LAPLAND? ▪▪ 17.5.2018: YOUTH OF LAPLAND – TO STAY OR TO LEAVE? ▪▪ 5.6.2018: ARCTIC COUNCIL – HERALD OF CHANGE OR MERE WINDOW DRESSING?

The new WOLLIE project (2018–2020) studies what could attract especially young people to the Arctic industrial cities. In May 2018, we invited members of the Rovaniemi youth council to Arctic Café to discuss what could attract young people to stay in Rovaniemi. | photo johanna westerlund

▪▪ 16.10.2018: THE BEGINNING OF THE ARCTIC ERA – ARCTIC CAFÉ & EXHIBITION OPENING ▪▪ 29.11.2018: WHAT ARE ARCTIC CITIES MADE OF?

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The Final Conference of the HuSArctic project took place in Helsinki in October 2018. The four-year project addressed human challenges of the Arctic population. | photo afroja khanam ARCTIC CENTRE ANNUAL REPORT 2018

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