University of Oulu prepares to host UArctic Congress 2018

University of Oulu is preparing to host a major scientific event next year, when the UArctic Congress 2018 is taking place on 3rd to 7th September 2018. The congress will be arranged jointly with the University of Helsinki, the first four days of the congress taking place in Oulu and the final day in Helsinki.

The UArctic Congress 2018 themes revolve around the priorities of the Finnish chairmanship, including the goals of the United Nations’ 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, and the Paris Agreement under the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change.

The congress will be second in the series started in 2016, when the first UArctic Congress took place in St. Petersburg, Russia, hosted by the St. Petersburg State University. The congress gathered 450 participants from the UArctic member countries and beyond. The congress of 2018 has already raised a lot of interest and it is anticipated to attract a similar amount of international participants. Save the Date and join this exciting meeting at Oulu and in Helsinki!

A book edited by Thule Institute research coordinators published by Springer Nature

Based on the presentations from the UArctic Congress 2016, a book titled The Interconnected Arctic is now published by Springer Nature as an Open Access book in the Springer Polar Sciences series. The book presents a variety of current arctic issues and is targeted to appeal to a wide audience from scientists to policy makers. The book is edited by Kirsi Latola and Hannele Savela, both working at the Thule Institute at the University of Oulu.

The book consists of 31 chapters, each focusing on a topic related to the themes presented in the congress, such as vulnerability of arctic environment and societies, building of long-term human capacity, arctic tourism, arctic safety, and equality in the Arctic.

The book is Open Access, and can be viewed and downloaded free of charge from the website or via the SpringerLink platform.








Last updated: 7.7.2017