Oulanka Research Station is responsible for regional activities of Oulu University in northeastern Finland. Cooperation between University of Oulu and Kuusamo town is based in a framework agreement that is implemented as a part of Naturpolis Kuusamo development programme. The head of the station is responsible for the focus area of nature and nature resources of this programme. The aim of applied research is to offer scientific research results for the regional planning, decision-making and sustainable development.
The station represents the whole univeristy at its region of influence, and serves as a link between the region and the university. Research conducted at the station has raised the knowledge on the environment and the nature values of the region influencing thus positively to Kuusamo town´s image as a nature town. Co-operation with local schools enhances biological knowledge and environmentally friendly way of living.
Last updated: 15/11/2016