The research seminar and workshop on Sustainable Resource Use and Earth’s Changing Environment is part of the activities of the Thule Institute and the related Technology and Natural Sciences Doctoral Programme. The first day introduces the highlights of the research in Sustainable Resource Use and Earth’s Changing Environment and provides introduction to the strategic research in two focus areas of the University of Oulu, ‘Creating sustainability through materials and systems’ and ‘Earth and near-space system and environmental change’. The second day is open for other researcher presentations.
This two-day seminar and workshop can also serve as a research plan seminar for doctoral students (1-2 cr), registration for the ourse is open in webOodi. Description and requirements for the course (480023J) here.
Call for abstracts
The second day is open for all that wish to introduce their research. Please submit an extended abstract for an oral and poster presentation (from one to four pages) on your research / research plan. All abstracts will be published in the seminar abstract book on the seminar web page.
Please submit your abstract (with preference of oral/poster presentation) as a word file, including possible figures, using the given template by e-mail to riitta.kamaula (at)oulu.fi.
The deadline for abstract submission is November 8, 2017. Notification of acceptance will be sent by e-mail to the corresponding author by November 15, 2017.
Costs and registration
The seminar is free of charge and open for all, registration is required for coffee service. Register through this link latest by 15th November, 2017.
- Riitta Kamula, email: riitta.kamula (at) oulu.fi
- Pirjo Taskinen, email: pirjo.taskinen (at) oulu.fi
DAY 1. MONDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2017
Place: Stage at Tellus Innovation Arena, University of Oulu
Highlights of the research in Sustainable Resource Use and Earth’s Changing Environment and introduction to the strategic research in the two focus areas of the University of Oulu, ‘Creating sustainability through materials and systems’ and ‘Earth and near-space system and environmental change’.
Chair: Docent Jukka Forsman
09.00 - 09.10 Opening words. Docent, Vice-Director Jukka Forsman, Thule Institute
09.10 - 09.40 Keynote presentation
New understanding of atmospheric aerosols and climate from a synchrotron super-microscope. Associate Professor Nønne Prisle, Nano and Molecular Systems Research Unit, University of Oulu
09.40 - 10.00 Resource Optimization for Context-Aware Smart Cities. Adjunct Professor Mehdi Bennis, Centre for Wireless Communications (CWC), Faculty of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering
10.00 - 10.20 Frontiers of Materials NMR. Ville-Veikko Telkki, Docent, Department of Physics, Faculty of Science
10.20 - 10.40 Coffee (complimentary)
10.40 - 11.00 Impact of extreme weather events in the Arctic on technological system, critical facilities and urban environment. Professor Elena Kozlovskaya, Oulu Mining School
11.00 - 11.20 Surface-groundwater interaction in boreal peatland-esker systems. Professor Bjørn Kløve, Water Resources and Environmental Engineering Research Group, Faculty of Technology
11.20 - 11.40 Loss of ice in the Arctic system. Professor Kari Strand, Research Unit in Geosciences, Oulu Mining School
11.40 - 12.00 University of the Arctic and its Research Area. Professor Arja Rautio, Thule Institute, University of Oulu and Vice-President Research, the University of the Arctic
12.00 - 13.00 Lunch (at own cost)
13.00 - 13.30 Keynote presentation
Title to be confirmed. Professor Jouni Pulliainen, Head of the Arctic Research Centre, Finnish Meteorological Institute
13.30 - 13.50 Mesospheric Monitoring of Ozone above the Polar Vortex. Adjunct Professor Thomas Ulich, Sodankylä Geophysical Observatory
13.50 - 14.10 Climate and Atmospheric Effects of the Sun in Arctic Regions. Professor Kalevi Mursula, Space Climate Research Unit, Faculty of Science
14.10 - 14.40 Coffee (complimentary)
14.40 - 15.00 Macroecology and diversity of species interactions. Docent Jukka Forsman, Ecology and Evolution Research Unit, Faculty of Science
15.00 - 15.20 Understanding and predicting environmental change in northern rivers. Professor Timo Muotka, Ecology and Evolution Research Unit, Faculty of Science
15.20 - 15.40 Ecology and evolution in trophic interactions in changing boreal forest habitats. Postdoctoral Researcher Panu Välimäki, Ecology and Evolution Research Unit, Faculty of Science
15.40 - 16.00 Impact of mining on the rate of molecular aging in Arctic wildlife. Professor Phillip Watts, Ecology and Evolution Research Unit, Faculty of Science
16.00 - 16.20 Towards the genomic era in species identification and delimitation. Postdoctoral Researcher Kyung Min Lee, Ecology and Evolution Research Unit, Faculty of Science
16.20 - 16.30 Summary of the day
DAY 2. TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2017
Place: Tellus Innovation Arena, University of Oulu
- TENTATIVE PROGRAM -
Researcher presentations with discussions and a workshop.
09.15 - 09.30 Opening words. Coordinator Riitta Kamula, TNS-DP, University of Oulu
09.30 - 10.00 Keynote presentation
Title to be confirmed. Thomas Ulich, Adjunct Professor, Vice Director SGO Sodankylä Geophysical Observatory, University of Oulu
10.00 - 10.30 Coffee (complimentary)
10.30 - 12.00 Researher presentations (15 min each, incl. discussion)
12.00 - 13.00 Lunch (at own cost)
13.00 - 14.30 Researher presentations (15 min each, incl. discussion)
14.30 - 15.45 Workshop with complimentary coffee
- Introduction to the workshop
- How to present research results in oral presentation. Coordinator Riitta Kamula, TNS-DP, University of Oulu
- Group work
15.45 - 16.00 Summary of the day
Last updated: 7.11.2017