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Artist Kirsten Tofte Jensen gifted the sculpture of Arktikum main architect Claus Bonderup for Arktikum on 15 April 2019. | photo santeri happonen

Doctor of Social Sciences Nafisa Yeasmin received the Academic of the Year award granted by the Finnish Union of University Researchers and Teachers (FUURT). Yeasmin is an expert of Arctic immigration and was recognized with the award as an “active academic and a social activist whose research has a high and direct impact on the society�. Nicolas Gunslay congratulated Yeasmin on behalf of the Arctic Centre. | photo heidi volotinen

Editor Johanna Westerlund

Layout & Design Reetta Linna

Cover photo Alexander Kuznetsov

Printed in University of Lapland Printing Centre Rovaniemi, Finland 2020


The theme of the 4th Rovaniemi Arctic Spirit Conference on 12–13 November 2019 was climate change and the future generations. Around 230 participants, including researchers, decision makers and local youth, took part in dialogue. The conference was an official side event of Finland’s EU Presidency. | photo marko junttila

Contents

From the Director

Arktikum

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Expertise

Publications

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Events and Seminars

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From the Director Once upon a time there was a grand vision to

Arctic countries have walked in our corridors, a record establish in Rovaniemi something that Finland and number of visitors have seen our Arctic exhibition and actually the whole world had never seen: a new insti- successful scientific publications and projects follow tution with state-of-the-art premises and exhibitions, one after the other. Our way of operating, combining devoted entirely to increasing understanding about Arctic research and science communications, is a the Arctic region through research, outreach and unique and well-functioning model. activities. None of this would be possible without our Such visions can easily be doomed to fail for mul- greatest asset, a committed and professional pertiple reasons. This one, however, did not fail. In 2019, sonnel, coming here from many different countries the Arctic Centre celebrated its 30-year anniversary and backgrounds and creating a world class Arctic as a vibrant, international academic community with academic community. All of us were extremely a strong vision of the future: to delighted when one in our ranks, be a global forerunner in Arctic researcher Nafisa Yeasmin, was None of this would be research and science commuchosen as the Academic of the possible without our nication in social, political and Year in Finland. greatest asset, a committed environmental issues. 2019 was such a year that it and professional personnel. Our history and experience is even difficult to decide which give us the tools to reach our activities to pick out. Our 30 vision. In Arctic affairs, 30 years is a long time. When years anniversary celebrations were merged with the the Arctic Centre was founded, there was no Arctic biannual Rovaniemi Arctic Spirit Conference which Council, and the Arctic countries had not yet even met is establishing its position as Finland´s only regular on a ministerial level. In 2019, all foreign ministers of international Arctic policy and science conference. 4


Timo Koivurova

photo anna muotka

This time, it focused on Arctic youth and climate change – topics that could not be more topical. During the Finnish Arctic Council chairmanship, we were involved in multiple ways. In spring, we organized the Circumpolar Agriculture Conference. Our aim is also to help the society and decision makers with Arctic knowledge. In 2019, the EU Arctic Policy Assessment project report provided – based on stakeholder interaction – recommendations with regard to the European Union’s current and future Arctic policy. For the upcoming Finnish Arctic strategy, we made a well-received survey of Arctic financing in Finland. Overall, we have established good contacts with the current Arctic decision makers in Finland. However, our most important contact may have again been someone whose name we do not even know: one of the over 3400 school children visiting our workshops and exhibitions. If we have created some love to the Arctic in even one of those children, we have succeeded.

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Employees, partners and conference guests celebrated the Arctic Centre’s 30th anniversary at the Rovaniemi Arctic Spirit evening reception on 12 November 2019. | photo marko junttila

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Expertise Visiting personnel

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researchers from 10 countries with average 7 months stay

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Total funding 3 771 662 €*

trainees from 3 countries with average 3 months stay

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projects More information:

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Person years of work 52.50

Basic budget 2 235 627 €, 59%

Researchers 61.3 %

External funding 1 536 035 €, 41%

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

*Does not include costs of premises and other general expenses

Others 38.7 %

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Arktikum

2019 128 454 visitors

107 238

2007 88 049 visitors

91 143 80 593

70 333

128  454 8

77 653

70 369

72 945

109 301

94 711

73 776 72 216

Visitors in Arktikum 60 % from abroad

Arctic Market Days brought 82 sellers and 7 000 visitors together in Arktikum on 13–15 December 2019. Visitors had a special chance to hear the stories behind the products. | photo santeri happonen


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

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Science Centre Exhibitions ▪ ARCTIC IN CHANGE Permanent exhibition ▪ LIGHT IN THE DARK – Photography exhibition by Risto Leskinen 1.2.2018–13.1.2019, 2.9.2019– ▪ THE BEGINNING OF THE ARCTIC ERA 8.10.2018–26.5.2019 ▪ CO-TRAVELLERS – Anu Osva’s installations of human-animal interaction 14.12.2018–3.3.2019 ▪ THE BEGINNING – Photography exhibition by Tuure Aalto 15.1.2019–3.3.2019 ▪ NATURE PHOTOS OF THE YEAR 2018 19.3.–19.5.2019 ▪ GLOBAL LINKAGES – A GRAPHIC LOOK AT THE CHANGING ARCTIC 8.5.–7.7.2019 ▪ ARCTIC BIODIVERSITY THROUGH THE LENS 2018 2.5.2019 – ▪ STAGING SÁMI IN THE CITY – Photography exhibition by Tanja Joona and Joonas Vola 14.6.–1.9.2019

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Science Centre Collaborative Exhibitions ▪ MAAILMAA KARTOITTAMASSA – MAPPING THE WORLD, The Ark Nature Centre, Pori, Finland, 14.2.–28.7.2019

Other exhibitions ▪ THE MEMORY OF SAHANPERÄ – THE STUDY OF MEMORIES AND THE MEMORY OF THE CITY Exhibition by Monica Tennberg, Gallery Kopio, University of Lapland 26.11.–19.12.2019

School co-operation ▪ Around 3 404 children took part in learning paths, workshops and other activities in Arktikum. The biggest event was Science Week in September with 2 392 pupils. The event was organized together with LUMA Centre Lapland. ▪ In 2019, around 265 teacher students participated in the activities as part of their university studies.

Total 119 workshops were organized during the Science Week in September 2019. Among other things, the students learned about the fascinating world of bugs through art. | photo heidi volotinen


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Publications 108 16 20

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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The book of Northern Political Economy Research Group “Resources, Social and Cultural Sustainabilities in the Arctic” was launched in the Rovaniemi Arctic Spirit Conference on 13 November 2019. The book focuses on social and cultural dimensions of sustainability in the Arctic and presents case studies in Finland, Russia and Greenland. Authors Marjo Lindroth (left), Hannah Strauss-Mazzullo and Francis Joy presented the book in the conference. | photo marko junttila


Around 150 persons participated the 10th Circumpolar Agriculture Conference in Rovaniemi on 13 – 15 March 2019. The conference addressed what agriculture means in different parts of the Arctic region, and highlighted the significance of, and the challenges and opportunities related to the field. | photo marko junttila

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Events and Seminars ▪ PUBLIC DEFENCE OF DOCTORAL DISSERTATION OF JUHA JOONA ”Ikimuistoinen oikeus – Tutkimus Lapin alkuperäisistä maa- ja vesioikeuksista” 1.2.2019

▪ PUBLIC DEFENCE OF DOCTORAL DISSERTATION OF SANNA OVASKAINEN ”Ekologisen elämäntavan mahdollisuudet ja rajat Lapissa” 5.4.2019

▪ WHERE ARE WE NOW, NORTHERN FINNCATTLE? Open seminar by the Lapparikoulu Project 7.2.2019

▪ THE SIGNIFICANCE AND THE RESULTS OF THE FINNISH CHAIRMANSHIP OF THE ARCTIC COUNCIL Public event organized by Lapland Arctic Council Host Committee, Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland and City of Rovaniemi 4.5.2019

▪ BOOK LAUNCH: IF WE LOSE THE ARCTIC Markku Heikkilä 28.2.2019 ▪ #METOO MOVEMENT International women’s day lecture by Professor JoAnne Sweeny, University of Louisville 8.3.2019 ▪ 10TH CIRCUMPOLAR AGRICULTURE CONFERENCE 13.–15.3.2019 ▪ XXIX GEOPHYSICS DAYS 21.–22.3.2019 ▪ THE REVOLUTION OF SMALL SATELLITES Guest lecture by Assistant Professor Jaan Praks, Aalto University 21.3.2019

▪ PUBLIC SCREENING OF THE 11TH ARCTIC COUNCIL MINISTERIAL MEETING by the Lapland Arctic Council Host Committee 7.5.2019 ▪ FAREWELL RECEPTION OF THE 11TH ARCTIC COUNCIL MINISTERIAL MEETING by Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland and Lapland Arctic Council Host Committee 7.5.2019

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▪ INTERNATIONAL MUSEUM DAY Open doors in Arktikum 18.5.2019

▪ NORTHERN POLITICAL ECONOMY SYMPOSIUM What is left of development in the Arctic? 14.–15.11.2019

▪ CONNECTIVITY IN AND THROUGH THE ARCTIC Guest lecture by Assistant Professor Juha Saunavaara, Arctic Research Center of Hokkaido University 30.8.2019

▪ BRING YOUR CHILD TO WORK DAY 22.11.2019

▪ SOCIAL MEDIA & THE YOUTH Open seminar by Sirius Project 2.9.2019 ▪ SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP IN LAPLAND Open event by Aim2Work Project 4.9.2019 ▪ ROVANIEMI DAY & SAHANPERÄN SAVOTTA Open doors in Arktikum 8.9.2019 ▪ SCIENCE WEEK Workshops and lectures for children in schools and kindergartens 16.–20.9.2019 ▪ FRAMING CYBERSECURITY AND DIGITALISATION: CASES FROM THE NORTH Open keynotes by Eneken Tikk, Mika Kerttunen and Matti Särkelä, Final meeting of the ECoHuCy project 9.11.2019 ▪ SCIENTIFIC ADVISORY BOARD MEETING 10.–11.11.2019

▪ SAHANPERÄ – MEMORIES OF AND ABOUT THE CITY Open lecture by Research Professor Monica Tennberg 25.11.2019 ▪ ENVIRONMENTAL DIALOGUES: ARCTIC RALWAY AND THE SUSTAINABLE FUTURE OF THE ARCTIC In cooperation with Kone Foundation, Nessling Foundation and Forum for Environmental Information 27.11.2019 ▪ FIRE IN THE SKY – MYTHS AND MYSTERY OF AURORA BOREALIS. Premiere of YLE Documentary Movie directed by Simo Sipola (2019) and lecture by Professor Emeritus Esa Turunen 2.12.2019 ▪ PUBLIC DEFENCE OF DOCTORAL DISSERTATION OF MALGORZATA (GOSIA) SMIESZEK “Informal International Regimes. A Case Study of the Arctic Council” 11.12.2020 ▪ ARCTIC MARKET DAYS 13.–15.12.2019

▪ ROVANIEMI ARCTIC SPIRIT CONFERENCE Climate Change and the Future Generations 12.–13. 11.2019 ▪ ARCTIC CENTRE – 30 YEARS OF ARCTIC RESEARCH AND SCIENCE COMMUNICATION Anniversary seminar and reception 12.11.2019

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Sébastien Duyck, Petri Koikkalainen, Tahseen Jafry, John Moore and Sanna Kopra in Rovaniemi Arctic Spirit conference talking about climate decision-making. | photo marko junttila


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Arctic Café’s ▪ 13.2.2019: OVERTOURISM – EXAMPLES FROM ROVANIEMI AND ICELAND ▪ 5.9.2019: CROSS-BORDER JOURNALISM IN LAPLAND ▪ 27.11.2019: CUSTOMER TRENDS AS A COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE FOR LAPPISH NATURE PRODUCTS

www.arcticcentre.org/arcticcafe

Armi Rousu (left), Jyri Kataja-Rahko and Päivi Kuisma took part in the Arctic Café discussion about the future of the cross-border journalism in Lapland. Markku Heikkilä moderated the discussion. | photo heidi volotinen

His Serene Highness Prince Albert the Second of Monaco visited the Arctic Centre on 14 May 2019 to see the science centre and to hear about the latest research findings related to the effects of climate change in the Arctic. | photo kaisa siren

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The 11th Arctic Council Ministerial Meeting was organized in Lappi Areena in Rovaniemi on 7 May 2019. The Lapland Arctic Council Host Committee, coordinated by the Arctic Centre, supported the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland in the arrangements. The ministerial dinner and the farewell reception took place in Arktikum. | photo jouni porsanger

Anne Tuomivaara, Paula Tulppo and Päivi Soppela were responsible for the 10th Circumpolar Agriculture Conference. | photo markku heikkilä

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