Thule Research Seminar and Workshop 2014 on Global Change and Communicating Science; Programme

Link to the program and abstacts here.

Wednesday October 1, 2014

8:15 Departure by bus in the front of the Thule Institute, the University of Oulu (address Paavo Havaksentie 3, Oulu)

Arrival in the Oulanka Research Station, Kuusamo at 12

12:00 Welcoming address and lunch

13:00 Short excursion around the Oulanka National Park

15:00 Opening session (with coffee)

  • Introduction of Oulanka Research Station and its activities, Director Riku Paavola, Oulanka Research Station
  • Thule Institute’s Research Programme for understanding change in the North and the best scientific practices, Research Prof. Kari Strand, Thule Institute, University of Oulu
  • Introduction of Thule DP, Research Prof. Arja Rautio, Centre for Arctic Medicine, Thule Institute, University of Oulu
  • Illuminating the Arctic: Introducing the LUMINOUS Research Community, Dr, Director Eva Pongrácz, Thule Institute, University of Oulu

17:00 Dinner

Sauna and mingling


Thursday October 2, 2014

8:00 Breakfast

9:00 Keynote presentation:
Air quality  and climate change, Research Prof. Hannele Hakola, Finnish Meteorological Institute

9:30 Science Session 1: 

  • Social and Technological Challenges in Present-Day Greenland, Mikkel Bue Lykkegaard, Arctic Technology Center, DTU
  • The Metabolism of the Finnish Economy: Understanding exchanges between socioeconomic and ecological systems, Pablo Piñero, NorTech Oulu (discussant Arttu Juntunen)
  • Sustainable Heating of Buildings in the North, Arttu Juntunen, NorTech Oulu (discussant Pablo Piñero)
  • Smart grids and social wellbeing, Antonio Caló, Thule Institute, University of Oulu

11:00 Lunch

12:00 Keynote presentation:
Climate change adaptation – structuring the communication process from vulnerability analyses towards the implementation of measures, Dr, Senior Scientist Philipp Schmidt-Thomé, Geological Survey of Finland

12:30 Science Session 2:   

  • The criticality of Indium: Final Sinks vs. Dissipative Losses, Eva Pongrácz,Nortech Oulu, Thule Institute, University of Oulu
  • Winter Time Water Flow on Constructed Treatment Wetlands and Water Quality, Heini Postila, Water Resources and Environmental Engineering, University of Oulu (discussant Ekaterina Kaparulina)
  • Late Pleistocene Ice Sheet Decays, Transport Mechanism and Provenance Changes Studied Via Heavy Mineral Geochemistry of Central Arctic Ocean Sediments, Ekaterina Kaparulina, Thule Institute, University of Oulu (discussant Heini Postila)
  • Research Plan: The Effects of Climate Change and Land Use on Stream Biodiversity and Ecosystem Function, Romain Sarremejane, Thule Institute, University of Oulu (discussant Netta Keret)
  • Family Relationships in Families with Violence - A multigenerational perspective, Anu Kangas, Thule Institute, University of Oulu (discussant Sandra Juutilainen)

 Poster session:

  • Structural racism and its impact on Indigenous Health: A comparative study of Canada, Finland and Norway, Sandra Juutilainen, Thule Institute, University of Oulu (discussant Anu Kangas)
  • Evolutionary Potential of Insect Life Histories – Implications to trophic interactions under climate change, Netta Keret, Thule Institute / Department of Biology, University of Oulu (discussant Romain Sarremejane)

14:30 Coffee

15:00 Doctoral Studies Workshop: Communicating science
Chair Eva Pongácz

  • How to give scientific presentations, Dr, Senior Scientist Philipp Schmidt-Thomé, Geological Survey of Finland
  • The increased importance of methodological analysis in scientific publishing, Dr, Researcher Antti Huusko, Thule Institute, University of Oulu
  • The art of applying, Dr, Director Eva Pongrácz, NorTech Oulu, Thule Institute, University of Oulu
  • Round-up discussion

17:00 Dinner

18:00 Group Work Session

Evening program with sauna etc


Friday October 3, 2014

8:00 Breakfast

9:00 Summary Session

  • Concluding remarks of the seminar and workshop
  • General discussion

10:00 Walking tour 
Oulanka Visitor Centre and the Kiutaköngäs Falls

11:00 Lunch and packing

12:00 Departure for Oulu

16:00 Arrival in Oulu


Last updated: 29.9.2014