“Resource management in Arctic environment” will strengthen the ArcI research theme “Sustainable systems, resource use and development”. This research area covers a broad set of expertise that is needed to provide sustainable solutions for urbanisation, infrastructure, water and environmental protection, human health and good quality of life. The current research also includes a strong focus on sustainable use of Northern natural resources, sustainable winter cities, urban infrastructure (such as intelligent lighting, transport systems) and massive-wood architecture, mineral resources and biomasses utilisation, and participatory action studies and Arctic culture. Research methods include for example analysis of the past solutions, process and product development with the industry and research by design, which offers possibilities in modelling future solutions of built environment and urban structure.
The research in “Resource management in Arctic environment” integrate natural resource management to understand complex interactions (across various systems, scales, pressures) and coupled phenomena (climate-land-water-energy Nexus) linked to the assessment of policies of e.g. carbon neutrality, impacts on environment (water, biodiversity).
New faculty members:
The Research Council of the University of Oulu has appointed Dr.Sc.(Tech.) Ali Torabi Haghighi, Faculty of Technology, to the tenure track position as Associate professor level. Postdoctoral Research Fellow Epari Ritesh Patro and PhD Student Sahand Ghadimi are working in Torabi Haghighi's ArcI research team.
ArcI Postdoc programme members:
Dr. Antonio Caló is working in energy nexus research field as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow of ArcI Postodoc programme.
More about the Resource management in Arctic environment research area:
Research groups or units at the University of Oulu:
• Prof. Eva PONGRÁCZ (environmental and energy engineering)
• Prof. Bjørn KLØVE (hydrology, water resources engineering)
• Prof. Juha Pekka LUNKKA (geosciences)
• Prof. Antti NIEMI (construction technology)
• Prof. Janne PIHLAJANIEMI (architecture)
• Prof. Anna Maria PIRTTILÄ (plant physiology)
• Prof. Jan HJORT (physical geography)
• Prof. Arja RAUTIO (arctic research, toxicology)
Last updated: 14.12.2020