Thule Institute 20th Anniversary Science Seminar - Looking forward with Arctic Attitude

Thule Institute's annual science seminar took place on November 16th, at the University of Oulu, Saalasti Hall. This 20th anniversary science seminar gathered former and present Thule Institute’s staff members, researchers, students and main partners in cooperation.

Speeches extended from a retrospect of the first 20 years of the Institute to the future plans on the Arctic research and collaboration. In addition to speeches, an exhibition presenting the northern and Arctic research of the Thule Institute was organized to the Saalasti Hall. After the seminar, the exhibition was displayed also in the Tellus Innovation Arena at the University of Oulu.


Seminar Programme

9.30 – 10.00 Registration and coffee. Exhibition at Saalasti Hall
10.00 – 11.45 Jubilee session
10.00 – 10.10 Music performance. Oulu University Chamber Orchestra Quartette
10.10 - 10.15 Opening words. Kari Strand, Director, Thule Institute
10.15 - 10.25 Welcoming address. Helka-Liisa Hentilä, Vice-Rector, University of Oulu
10.25 - 10.45 Development of the northern and environmental research at the University of Oulu.
Jorma Kangas, Emeritus Professor, University of Oulu
10.45 - 10.55 Video Greeting. Lars Kullerud, President, University of the Arctic
10.55 - 11.05 Northern aspects in national research collaboration. Sanna Marttinen, Secretary General, Finnish Partnership for Research on Natural Resources and the Environment (Lynet)
11.05 - 11.15 Cooperation between the Northern Universities. Timo Koivurova, Director, Arctic Centre, University of Lapland
11.15 - 11.20 Address from Executive and Vice-President Ichiro Uyeda, Hokkaido University, Japan. Represented by Director Yukiyoshi Saito, Division of International Relations, International Affairs Department, Hokkaido University
11.20 - 11.45 Greetings from young scientists
  Romain Sarremejane, Doctoral student, Faculty of Science, University of Oulu
  Miikka Visanko, DTech., Faculty of Technology, University of Oulu
  Video greetings from Anastasia Emelyanova, PhD., International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, Vienna; and Anne Hekkala, PhD., Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Umeå
11.45 - 13.00 Lunch (reservation for the invited speakers in Restaurant Kastari)
13.00 - 15.00 Science session
13.00 - 13.15 Human impact on northern groundwater resources. Björn Klöve, Professor, Faculty of Technology, University of Oulu
13.15 - 13.30 Environmental change and health. Arja Rautio, Research Professor, Faculty of Medicine and Thule Institute, University of Oulu
13.30 - 13.45 Northern environmental technology. Eva Pongrácz, Professor, Faculty of Technology, University of Oulu
13.45 - 14.00 Northern aquatic resources - sustainability in changing world. Jaakko Erkinaro, Research Professor, Natural Resources Institute Finland (LUKE)
14.00 - 14.15 Cooperation of the Finnish Environment Institute with the Thule Institute/University of Oulu during the twenty last years. Raimo Ihme, Key Account Manager, Finnish Environment Institute (SYKE)
14.15 - 14.30 Community facility and regional design in Biei Town, Hokkaido. Takeo Ozawa, Professor, Hokkaido University
14.30 - 14.45 Analysis on energy and environmental problems in cold climate region by GIS.
Taro Mori, Professor, Hokkaido University
14.45 - 15.00 Looking forward in new phase in research and Arctic collaboration. Kari Strand, Director, Thule Institute
15.00 - 16.00 Reception, mingling, exhibition



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