Mine re-use, Regional Development, Funding schemes, Underground Physics, Environmental radiation, H&S
Jari Joutsenvaara is an experienced international project manager, currently leading Interreg BSR funded Empowering Underground Laboratory network usage. His research focuses on the post-mining reuse of mine sites and the possibility of already initiating the reuse process while the mine is still active. Understanding the mine site characteristics is a key parameter for analysing the reuse possibilities. He contributes actively to underground physics and environmental radiation characterisation and research.
He is an experienced Project Researcher and Laboratory Engineer with a decade-long history of working on various research projects. He is skilled in R&D, Health and Safety, Underground Physics, and Regional Development. Through PhD studies at the Oulu Mining School, he is now widening his skill spectrum into mine re-purposing and social licensing.
Current projects include
- GoldenEye (H2020, project partner and trial site coordinator)
- Nordic EPOS (Nordic Ministeriet, project partner)
- Callio Lab – Underground research infrastructure (research coordinator)
- Multidisciplinary International Moon Assessment Group (vice coordinator)
- Kaivasu (EAKR, project researcher, end phase project manager)
- Empowering Underground Laboratory network usage (Interreg BSR, project lead)
- Baltic Sea Underground Innovation Network (Interreg BSR, project lead)
- European Underground Laboratories Association (chair of the board)
- Virtual Muography Institute (global, member)
- Arctic Planetary Science Institute (Finland, member)
- Co-founder and board member of Muon Solutions Oy
He comments on the research, research politics and international cooperation in Twitter.