Changing climate and northern environment

We seek to understand global environmental change, interactions in the northern environment and the effects of climate change in the Arctic. Our research also covers near-Earth space and the Earth´s atmosphere.

Wide-range Arctic research

Warming and rapid changes in the Arctic threaten vital ecosystems in the north as well as traditional cultures and livelihoods. We study Arctic interactions and biodiversity loss, monitor changes in the Arctic and promote sustainable development in northern societies and around the planet.

In addition to the Arctic research, we also study:

  • the activity of the Sun, how it changes, and the effects of the Sun on the atmosphere and climate
  • solar system astronomy

Researchers and projects

Take a look at our researchers and their research topics.

Research projects

The University of Oulu participates in research collaboration projects of national and international significance. Below you can find information on some research projects.

For more information on projects, see focus area spearhead projects and emerging projects.

Coordination and faculties

Multidisciplinary research activities in the focus area are coordinated by the Kvantum Institute. Research is conducted mainly in the Faculties of Science and Technology.

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