The aim of the Nordic Society for Circumpolar Health (NSCH) is to promote and spread interest in scientific studies of healthcare problems in polar, subpolar, and similar environments. The association fulfils its purpose by, arranging scientific meetings and training courses, conducting research, information and publication activities, directing initiatives towards various authorities, collaborating with other scientific associations.
Anyone who accepts the association’s purpose and statutes can become a member of the association. The association’s members are approved by the board upon application, through the Application form:

Membership fee

The membership fee is 15 Euros for students and 30 Euros for other members for a three-year period. Membership payments: IBAN account no: FI3780001170134184, SWIFT/BIC-code: DABAFIHH (Sampo Bank, Oulu, Rotuaari, Finland).



The board of the NSCH (2018 – present) consists of:

  • Arja Rautio, chair (Finland)
  • Anna Rönkä, treasurer (Finland)
  • Lena Maria Nilsson, secretary (Sweden)
  • Agneta Larsson, (Sweden)
  • Anders Koch (Denmark)
  • Eydís Kristín Sveinbjarnardóttir, (Iceland)
  • Jon Øyvind Odland, (Norway)
  • Sigrún Sigurðardóttir, (Iceland)
  • Siv Eirin Nilsen, (Norway)
  • Tiina Ikäheimo, (Finland)