UArctic 20 years anniversary seminar
Monday 6.9.2021, 15.00-18.30 (Finnish time) (1200-1530 UTC)
Arktikum, Polarium (and live streaming)

Program:

15:00 – 18:30

Welcome words by Johanna Ikävalko, Director, Arctic Centre (5 min)
Arctic cooperation for peace and stability: the role of science and education

Session moderated by Johanna Ikävalko and Lars Kullerud

Nikolay Korchunov, ( Video address) Chair of the Senior Arctic Officials, Ambassador-at-large of Russia's MFA  (5 min)
Petteri Vuorimäki, Finland’s Ambassador Arctic and the Antarctic (5 min)
Olivier Poivre d’Arvor, French Ambassador to the Poles (5 min)
Ian Campbell, Chargé d’Affaires, US Embassy in Finland (5 min)

Ambassadors’ dialogue, moderated by Johanna Ikävalko and Lars Kullerud (15 min)

Outi Snellman, UArctic 20 years: a brief history before the Launch in 2001 (5 min)

Speed talks: State of Arctic research and cooperation through UArctic Thematic Networks, moderated by UArctic Vice-President Networks Kirsi Latola (60 mins)

Climate and ecosystem change

  • Arctic climate change (Researcher Hanna Lappalainen, University of Helsinki)
  • Preserving the Cryosphere (Professor John Moore, Arctic Centre, University of Lapland)
  • Speeding up climate change- an experimental approach (Dr. Riku Paavola, University of Oulu)
  • One Health, people and ecosystem as one (Arja Rautio, Professor in Arctic research and Director of Thule Institute in University of Oulu)
  • Adaptive capacity of Arctic communities, CHARTER project (Professor Bruce Forbes, Arctic Centre, University of Lapland)
  • Energy issues and territorial development of the Arctic (Professor Sébastien Gadal, University of Aix-Marseille)

People in the Arctic

  • Arctic Indigenous films (Liisa Holmberg, International Sámi Film Institute)
  • “Extention of the Continental Shelf in the Arctic Ocean: Science Setting the Stage for Law” (Professor Kamrul Hossein, Arctic Centre, University of Lapland)
  • Arctic land use pressures from extractive industries ( Florian Stammler, Research Professor at the Arctic Centre, University of Lapland)
  • Connectivity in the Arctic (Professor Harri Saarnisaari, University of Oulu)
  • Arctic Art and Design (Professor of Art Education, Timo Jokela, University of Lapland)

Concluding remarks: Peter Sköld, Chair of the Board of UArctic

17:00 – 18:00 Reception and ASAD exhibitions, Arktikum glass tube (Break in streaming)

Back to Polarium

18.00-18.30 ( Streaming continues)
UArctic 20 years anniversary seminar closing: Congratulations, UArctic
UArctic 20th Anniversary Video

Master of Ceremonies Lars Kullerud, UArctic President

Juho Kähkönen, UArctic Board student representative

Anne Husebekk
, Member of the Board of UArctic

Johanna Ikäheimo, Chair of the University of Lapland Advisory Board and member of the Board of UArctic

Speech from the Founders of UArctic: Stephen Heal

Closing words: Liisa Holmberg, immediate past Chair of UArctic Assembly, member of the Board of the University of Lapland