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A N N UAL R EP O R T 2017


EDITOR Johanna Westerlund

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

COVER PHOTO Risto Viitanen

PRINTED IN University of Lapland Printing Centre Rovaniemi, Finland 2018

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MARKO JUNTTILA JOHANNA WESTERLUND ANTTI KUROLA

JOHANNA WESTERLUND

CONTENTS FROM THE DIRECTOR

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EXPERTISE

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ARKTIKUM

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PUBLICATIONS

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EVENTS AND SEMINARS

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The Northern Institute for Environmental and Minority Law hosted the 10th Polar Law Symposium on November 13–14, 2017. The symposium focused on the issues of the global and local governance of the Poles. Themes of the panel sessions concerned the Arctic and Antarctic regions, the protection of the environment, the rights of indigenous peoples and the issue of cyber and digital security in the Polar Regions. / PHOTO MARKO JUNTTILA 4

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In May 2017, Finland started as the chair of the Arctic Council. In December, Finland celebrated its 100 years of independence and Arktikum its 25 years jubilee. At the Arctic Centre, we lived genuinely through all these milestones and we were making things happen. It was quite a year. Here is a sample of what happened: Writing reports and analyzes to the use of the chairmanship. Organizing a local Arctic Council Host Committee in Lapland. Making ArcticFinland the national Arctic portal of Finland. Building the Finnish Arctic Expo exhibition. Having the Rovaniemi Arctic Spirit Conference as the main Arctic event in Finland during the first year of the Arctic Council chairmanship and as a part of the Finland 100 program. Besides all this, it was business as usual. Or – not quite so. Lapland is in the middle of an Arctic tourist boom and in our Arktikum House, we are struggling to find lunch seating in the restaurant. Over 100 000 visitors walked through the doors this year making it the record number since the opening years a quarter century ago.

One can easily say that at the Arctic Centre we are doing a work that has a meaning. Interest towards the Arctic has been steadily raising for many years already and we are trying to do our best when it comes to Arctic research, outreach and societal impact. Our research topics and other activities ranged this year from cyber security to protecting the endangered Northern Finncattle, from Polar Law Symposium to Arctic dating and mating exhibition and from old Arctic maps sent to Korea to discussing the European Union’s integrated policy for the Arctic. The main topic of the Arctic Spirit Conference was to combine the UN Sustainable Development Goals with the Arctic. This fits well to the overall aim of the Arctic Centre. Enhancing sustainable development in the Arctic is the most common denominator to our work: in its entire multitude it helps to create a holistic understanding of what is going on up here in the North. I want to thank our excellent staff for making all this happen together with our partners locally, nationally and internationally. Looking forward to new achievements and adventures in 2018.

ANNA MUOTKA

FROM THE DIRECTOR

TIMO KOIVUROVA

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In June, the science communications team, including staff from the communications, projects, library and janitorial service, made an excursion to Ounasvaara hill in Rovaniemi on fat-tire bikes. / PHOTO RISTO VIITANEN 6

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EXPERTISE TOTAL FUNDING 6 278 793 €

Basic budget 4 400 465 €, 70% External funding 1 878 328 €, 30%

VISITING PERSONNEL

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RESEARCHERS

TRAINEES

from 12 countries with average 5 months stay

from 6 countries with average 3 months stay

PERSON YEARS OF WORK 61.36

Researchers 65% Others 35% (e.g. Exhibition Designer, Science Communicator, Event Coordinator, Project Coordinator, Administrative Secretary)

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PROJECTS More information:

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ARKTIKUM 2017 107 238 visitors

2007 88 049 visitors

91 143 77 653

80 593

73 776 70 333

70 369

72 945

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107 238 VISITORS IN ARKTIKUM 53 % FROM ABROAD

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SCIENCE CENTRE EXHIBITIONS ▪▪ ARCTIC IN CHANGE Permanent exhibition ▪▪ NAM NAM Arctic Food 3.6.2016–23.4.2017 ▪▪ HOT STUFF Arctic dating and mating 2.6.2017–30.9.2018 ▪▪ NANOQ – IMAG(IN)ING CLIMATE CHANGE Photography exhibition by Ilona Mettiäinen 2.9.2016–13.3.2017 ▪▪ NATURE PHOTOS OF THE YEAR 2016 20.3.–24.4.2017 ▪▪ 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 11.10.2017–30.1.2018 ▪▪ ARCTIC EXPO 2017 Highlights of Finnish Arctic Expertise 15.11.2017–28.1.2018


The Hot Stuff exhibition reveals the secrets of Arctic dating and mating with a dash of hay barn romance and summer meadow. The exhibition about sex closes The Survivors trilogy of the Arktikum Science Centre while previous parts told the stories of Arctic tree and food. / PHOTO VELI KOURI ARCTIC CENTRE ANNUAL REPORT 2017

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SCIENCE CENTRE COLLABORATIVE EXHIBITIONS ABROAD ▪▪ AURORA BOREALIS 14.11.2017-3.1.2018 Médiathèque communautaire de Valbonne Sophia-Antipolis, Nice, France ▪▪ FURTHER INTO THE ARCTIC 13.12.2016–5.3.2017 National Maritime Museum of Korea, Busan, South Korea

SCHOOL CO-OPERATION ▪▪ Students’ training & visits: 138 participants ▪▪ Teachers’ training & visits: 3 participants ▪▪ Rectors’ training & visits: 20 participants ▪▪ Workshops and learning paths: 2502 participants, including 2219 children, 25 instructors and 113 teachers, 120 class teacher students, 25 IB high school students In November, Arctic Centre took part in the national Bring Your Child to Work Day. Jukka Jokimäki told what being a bird researcher is like, and Science Communicator Ari Laakso (in the picture) presented the exhibitions and explained what happens “behind the scenes”. / PHOTO JOHANNA WESTERLUND 10

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Arctic Centre organized Science Days for children in schools and kindergartens in September 2017 together with LUMA Centre Lapland and astronomical association Pohjan Kruunu. In the workshops, children learned about the solar system, chemistry, northern lights and photography. / PHOTO RISTO VIITANEN ARCTIC CENTRE ANNUAL REPORT 2017

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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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ARCTICLES

BLOGS

is a 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


ArcticFinland.fi portal, hosted by the Arctic Centre, got official status as the gateway for international audience to Finnish Arcticness when Arctic Centre and the Ministry for Foreign Affairs signed an agreement to develop the portal and produce content also in English. / PHOTO RISTO VIITANEN ARCTIC CENTRE ANNUAL REPORT 2017

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Arctic Expo 2017 showcases the expertise and know-how of Finland in Arctic related technologies. The official Finland 100 exhibition opened during the Rovaniemi Arctic Spirit Conference, which was the main Arctic event during Finland’s centenary. / PHOTO MARKO JUNTTILA 14

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E VENTS AND SEMINARS ▪▪ ARKTIKUM 25 YEARS Opening Ceremony of the Jubilee 31.1.2017 ▪▪ THE BUSINESS OF EXTRACTION: CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES SEMINAR, 13.2.2017 ▪▪ HUMAN AND SOCIETAL SECURITY IN THE CIRCUMPOLAR ARCTIC CONFERENCE. Enontekiö/Finland & Kautokeino/ Norway 25.–28.3.2017 ▪▪ WORKSHOP ON ICE LAW 8.4.2017 ▪▪ FOLO FORUM: MINING INDUSTRY AS EMPLOYER Kittilä 25.4.2017 ▪▪ HOW TO USE THE UNIQUE NORTHERN FINNCATTLE MILK Workshop of the Lappari project on how to utilize Northern Finncattle milk in local production 16.5.2017 ▪▪ INTERNATIONAL MUSEUM DAY Open doors in Arktikum 18.5.2017 ▪▪ LAPLAND’S KICK OFF SEMINAR OF THE FINLAND’S CHAIRMANSHIP OF THE ARCTIC COUNCIL Lapland Arctic Council Host Committee 30.5.2017 ▪▪ ARCTIC EIA – ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT SEMINAR 19.6.2017 (Ministry of the Environment)

▪▪ ARCTIC COUNCIL AND THE FINNISH CHAIRMANSHIP: CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES Joint meeting by the Korea Maritime Institute and the Arctic Centre 27.6.2017 ▪▪ RESEARCH SEMINAR OF ARCTIC CENTRE AND SODANKYLÄ GEOPHYSICAL OBSERVATORY 28.8.2017 ▪▪ ARCTIC CHANGE – GLOBAL CHALLENGE Workshop for Emerging Leaders 30.–31.8.2017 ▪▪ ROVANIEMI DAY & SAHANPERÄN SAVOTTA Open doors in Arktikum 10.9.2017 ▪▪ WORKSHOP: CO-PRODUCING SUSTAINABILITY: knowledge Co-Production, International Collaboration and Sustainable Development in the Arctic, Inari 23.9.2017 ▪▪ CHINA’S BELT AND ROAD INITIATIVE AND ITS IMPLICATIONS IN THE ARCTIC Guest lecture by Dr Nengye Liu 26.9.2017 ▪▪ SCIENCE DAYS Workshops and lectures for children in schools and kindergartens 26.–29.9.2017 ▪▪ EUROPEAN RESEARCHER’S NIGHT: AURORA NIGHT Open lectures and Award Ceremony of the Aurora Photo Competition 29.9.2017

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Arctic Centre organized the Rovaniemi Arctic Spirit Conference on November 14–16, 2017. Over 300 participants gathered to discuss on United Nations Sustainable Development Goals in the Arctic and life in the Arctic. The conference was the third event in biannual series, previously under the name “In the Spirit of the Rovaniemi Process”. / PHOTO MARKO JUNTTILA 16

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▪▪ FOLO FORUM: FROM EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES TO EQUALITY 4.10.2017 ▪▪ CLIMATE INTERVENTION – EFFECTS IN LAPLAND Guest lectures by Douglas MacMartin & Holly Buck, 4.10.2017/Rovaniemi 5.10.2017/Sodankylä ▪▪ IS THE MINING ACT UPT TO DATE – ON WHOSE TERMS AND HOW CAN WE UTILIZE NATURAL RESOURCES? Joint seminar by the Finnish Association for Nature Conservation and the Arctic Centre 23.10.2017 ▪▪ OPPORTUNITIES FOR FINNCATTLE MILK Theme day of the Lappari project 26.10.2017 ▪▪ ARCTIC FURY FILM FESTIVAL 6.–10.11.2017 ▪▪ THE 10TH POLAR LAW SYMPOSIUM 2017 13.–14.11.2017 ▪▪ ROVANIEMI ARCTIC SPIRIT CONFERENCE 14.–16.11.2017 ▪▪ BRING YOUR CHILD TO WORK DAY 23.11.2017 ▪▪ CONFERENCE ON NON-TIMBER FOREST PRODUCTS AND BIOECONOMY Joint seminar by the Natural Resources Institute Finland and the Arctic Centre 28.–30.11.2017 ▪▪ ARKTIKUM 25 YEARS Open doors in Arktikum 6.12.2017 ▪▪ ARCTIC MARKET DAYS 15.–17.12.2017

Hanna Lempinen defended her doctoral thesis “The Elusive Social: Remapping the Soci(et)al in the Arctic Energyscape” in June 2017. / PHOTO JOONAS VOLA ARCTIC CENTRE ANNUAL REPORT 2017

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▪▪ LAPLAND’S DEMOGRAPHIC STATUS AND FUTURE 27.3.2017

RISTO VIITANEN

ARCTIC CAFÉ’S

▪▪ DIGITALIZATION – OPPORTUNITY OR THREAT FOR LAPLAND? 4.4.2017 ▪▪ HOW MANY CHINESE CAN YOU FIT IN LAPLAND? 25.4.2017

▪▪ ARCTIC COUNCIL, ARCTIC ECONOMIC COUNCIL – FINLAND IS ATTRACTIVE, DOES LAPLAND BENEFIT? 30.5.2017 ▪▪ ARCTIC TOURISM – HOW TO FILL THE QUIET SUMMER MONTHS? 13.11.2017

RISTO VIITANEN

▪▪ TOURISM MOVES WORKERS IN LAPLAND 8.5.2017

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Science communicator Ari Laakso and researcher Ilona Mettiäinen took part in the Arctic 100 Expedition on multipurpose icebreaker Nordica through the Northwest Passage in July 2017. One aim of the Expedition was to deepen international and local dialogue in the field of Arctic research. / PHOTO ANTTI KUROLA ARCTIC CENTRE ANNUAL REPORT 2017

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