The Kastelli Symposium is a scientific international conference that has been arranged biennially with changing themes since 2000. The 7th International Kastelli Symposium 2010 will be organised under the multidisciplinary theme "People in a changing world".

The Symposium and Pre-conference course are arranged by Thule Institute, University of Oulu in a co-operation with University of Arctic Thematic Networks on Global Change and Arctic Medicine. The course is funded by Norforsk Top-level Research Initiative "Effect studies and adaptation to climate change" as the first course organized by the Nordic Network "People and Ecosystems in a changing world". Number of PhD students for the pre-conference course is limited to 20. PhD students are asked to apply for free participation including the travel grant, free admission and free accommodation by submitting the form available at by 2nd August, 2010.

The 2nd Announcement and Call for Abstracts will be released on August 2nd, 2010, after which the registration and abstract submission open at the Symposium website.

For further information, please contact

Kastelli Symposium: Dr Hannele Savela, tel. +358 8 553 7555, email:
hannele.savela(at) Pre-conference Course: Dr Kirsi Latola, tel.
+358 8 553 3565, email: kirsi.latola(at)

Postal address: Thule Institute, P.O.Box 7300, FIN-90014 University of Oulu, Finland

Symposium website: