14.00 Welcoming words

14.10 Aleksanteri Institute as a Facilitator of Networks in Russian Studies, Markku Kivinen, Aleksanteri Institute, University of Helsinki

14.30 University of the Arctic and Thematic Networks - general overview, Kirsi Latola / Lars Kullerud

14.45 Changing arctic - challenges for human health, Professor Arja Rautio, Thematic Network on Health and Well-being in the Arctic, Thule Institute, University of Oulu

15.00 Action on contaminated areas in the arctic – an interdisciplinary initiative, Lars Lövgren, Thematic Network on Environmental Impact Assessment on Industry Contaminated Areas, University of Umeå, Sweden

15.15 On-line arctic engineering education, Professor Hannele Zubeck / Kai Ryynänen, Thematic Network on Arctic Engineering, University of Alaska Anchorage / Lapland University of Applied Sciences

15.30 Arctic extractive industries and local inhabitants: the social life of best practices on the ground. Dr. Florian Stammler, Thematic Network on Arctic Extractive Industries, University of Lapland, Finland

15.45 An ‘Arctic paradox’ with high societal costs – an outcome of the current resource geopolitics?, Lassi Heininen, Thematic Network on Geopolitics and Security, University of Lapland, Finland

16.00 The value of contemporary indigenous exchange activity, Laila Nutti, The Verdde program, Sámi University College, Norway

16.15 Discussion

16.30 Closing of the seminar