Current Oulu-led Research Projects


Transformation and Social Innovation for Sustainable Arctic Communities (TransArct), 2018-2021

Researchers: Élise Lépy, Simo Sarkki, Mari Partanen (Geography)
Funded by: Eudaimonia

Conservation, Tourism, Remoteness (CONTOURS), 2021-2023

Researchers: Eeva Berglund, Jonathan Carruthers-Jones, Roger Norum, Anna-Maria Walter
Partners: Tallinn University, Higher School of Economics Saint Petersburg
Funded by: ERA.NET Rus Plus

Teaching Environmental Practices Across Borders from Center to Periphery (ENVIROCENT), 2021

Researchers: Audrey Paradis, Roger Norum, Esa Ruuskanen
Partners: NTNU, Petrozavodsk State University
Funded by: Nordic Council of Ministers for the Environment and Climate; Nordic Working Group on Biodiversity

Making Inclusive Wilds: Participatory Integration of Acoustic, Ecological and Ethnographic Data for Community Conservation of Arctic Landscapes (WILDSENS), 2021

Researchers: Jonathan Carruthers-Jones, Alice Eldridge, Roger Norum
Partners: University of Sussex, University of Leeds

Extending Realities: Pioneering Immersive Technologies in Transdisciplinary Research, 2019-2021

Researchers: Roger Norum, Pentti Haddington, Paul McIlvenny (Aalborg University)
Partners: KTH Stockholm, Aalbord University
Funded by: Joint Committee for Nordic Research Councils for the Humanities and the Social Sciences,. NOS-HS

Collaboration in Other Research Projects

Nordic centre of excellence Resource extraction and sustainable Arctic (REXSAC), 2016-2021

Researchers: Élise Lépy, Jasmiini Fransala, Hannu I. Heikkinen, Jarkko Saarinen (Geography), Vesa-Pekka Herva (Archaeology) and Esa Ruuskanen (History)
Funded by: Nordforsk

Mobility and Digital Media Connections in Times of Crisis: Novel Methodologies, 2021-2023 

Researchers: Roger Norum, Magnus Andersson (Lund), Deniz Duru (Lund), Kristian Møller (ITU Copenhagen)
Partners: Lund University, ITU Copenhagen
Funded by: Joint Committee for Nordic Research Councils for the Humanities and the Social Sciences,. NOS-HS

Won by Walking, 2021

Researchers: Roger Norum, Camilla Brudin Borg (Gothenburg), John Martin (Plymouth) and Suzanne Österlund-Pötzsch (Svenska litteratursällskapet i Finland)
Partner: University of Gothenburg
Funded by: Riksbankens Jubileumsfond

Cold Connections: The Socio-Legal Natures of Submarine Cable Infrastructures in the Arctic, 2019-2021

Researchers: Roger Norum, Daria Shapovalova
Partner: University of Aberdeen
Funded by: British Academy/Leverhulme

Completed Research Projects

Where Are The Wild Things: Human Perceptions of Wild Spaces and Species in Dynamic Arctic Landscapes, 2018

Researchers: Jonathan Carruthers-Jones, Hannu I. Heikkinen, Roger Norum
Funded by: Arctic Interactions, Oulu

Primary Industries and Transformational Change (PITCH), 2014–2018

Hannu I. Heikkinen, Teresa Komu, Élise Lépy, Simo Sarkki, Karoliina Vanhanen


Impacts of Climate Change on Arctic Environment, Ecosystem Services and Society (CLICHÉ), 2011-2014

Researchers: Hannu I. Heikkinen, Élise Lépy, Mervi Kasanen
About the project

Different Land Use Activities and Local Communities in Mining Projects (DILACOMI), 2011-2013

Researchers:Hannu I. Heikkinen, Élise Lépy
About the project

Wellness Study of the Conscription-aged (MOPO), 2009-2015

Researchers: Hannu I. Heikkinen, Tim Luoto
About the project
Project website

Adoption and Meanings of Ubiquitous Technology in Northern Surroundings (UBI Anthropos), 2010-2012

Research network coordinated by Media Team in the University of Oulu.
Researchers: Tiina Suopajärvi, Johanna Ylipulli 
Project webpages

The Working Body in the Post-Industrial Economy (WORKBOD), 2011-2014

Researchers: Taina Kinnunen, Johanna Aromaa
Project webpages
The New Working Body, 2009-2011
University of Tampere, Philosophy

Gender Dynamics and Subsistence Systems in Circumpolar Societies (Alaska, Saskatchewan, Lapland, Western Siberia), 1998-2006
State University of New York at Albany, USA; University of Oulu, Finland; University of Ural, Russia.

The Sociocultural Change of Aboriginals in the Kola Peninsula in the 20th Century, 1991-1998
University of Oulu, Finland, the Russian Academy of Science and The Science Centre of Kola, Russia. 

Gouvernement Autochtone: Structures et Principes de Fonctionnement (Aboriginal Government, Resources and Development, James Bay territory), 1992-1996
McGill University, Memorial University of Newfoundland, MacMaster University, Canada and University of Oulu. 


Last updated: 18.1.2021