Geospatial and scenario expertise to create participatory answers to land use and livelihoods challenges in the Arctic

The Natural Resources Institute Finland (Luke), as the lead of the ArcticHubs project, is leveraging its expertise in geospatial analysis and scenario planning to create participatory tools that enable informed decision-making for various stakeholders in the European Arctic. These tools are co-designed during the project activities with partners and stakeholders to support decision-makers, local communities, industries, and other interested parties in understanding and planning for the region’s future. ArcticHubs’s participatory …

Events: ArcticHubs at ArcticSpirit Conference 2023

The ArcticHubs project had the privilege of actively participating in the inspiring #ArcticSpirits Conference 2023 in Rovaniemi, Finland. Over two days of thought-provoking discussions and insightful exchanges, we delved into the multifaceted narratives shaping the Arctic’s future. Our researchers brought to the conference the perspectives of stakeholders and local communities from the various project hubs, showcasing their visions for a thriving Arctic in the years to come. These contributions enriched …

Reflecting on a gathering of minds: the ArcticHubs annual meeting in Alagna Valsesia, Italy

Nestled within the scenic embrace of the Italian Alps, the annual ArcticHubs meeting in Alagna Valsesia unfolded as a testament to collaborative research and shared ambitions. Hosted by the University of Turin, this meeting brought together a diverse group of experts, researchers, and practitioners committed to the study and sustainability of Arctic and Alpine regions. Upon our arrival, we were introduced to the picturesque mountain village of Alagna by professor …

ArcticHubs Newsletter for October 2023

🔵 The ArcticHubs Newsletter for October 2023 is finally out! 📎 In this edition, we’ve curated a collection of fascinating insights, updates, and stories from the #ArcticHubs ecosystem. Whether you’re passionate about the Arctic, living in the region, interested in latest developments in our field and this part of the 🌏 , this newsletter is for you. 🔍 What’s Inside? 🧠 A deep dive into the discussion on Social Licence to Operate …

Envisioning the Arctic of tomorrow: Inari Arctic youth gathering

As the world contends with the reverberations of climate change and the evolving landscape of industries, the Arctic stands at the forefront of transformation. The imperative to comprehend the trajectory of the distinctive Arctic ecosystem has drawn a diverse assembly of youth to Inari, Lapland, Finland. From the 16th to the 18th of August, young individuals hailing from Finland, Sweden, Norway, Iceland, and Greenland gathered beside the tranquil expanse of …

Arctic youth envision the future in Inari, Finland: join the discussion!

In the pristine landscapes of Inari, Finland, an upcoming workshop promises to unravel intriguing perspectives on the future of the Arctic. Set to take place on August 17th, this gathering will bring together young individuals hailing from diverse corners of the Arctic region – Greenland, Iceland, Sweden, Norway, and Finland. 🌍 Exploring Alternative Futures The focal point of the workshop lies in the intricate mapping of both threats and opportunities …

Exploring future scenarios for land use and livelihood: insights from Inari Arctic hub

Inari, the municipality with the largest land area in Finland, grapples with intricate issues related to land use and livelihood management. Despite its sparse population, Inari holds significant importance as a central location for the vibrant indigenous Sámi culture in Finland. The recent ArcticHubs meeting held in Inari shed light on the complex interplay between tourism, reindeer herding, and the preservation of Sámi culture. This blog post seeks to provide …

Coexistence and Innovation around Varangerfjord Hub: new responses to Arctic challenges

The Varangerfjord hub, adjacent to the Norway-Russia-Finland tri-border, at first glance may appear as a remote and unassuming region on the fringes of the European Arctic. However, the recent seminar coordinated by ArcticHubs partner NOFIMA shed further light on the region’s vibrant ecosystem of adaptation and innovation amidst increasing competition for resources and livelihood spaces across the fjord area. With contributions from ArcticHubs researchers, community stakeholders, local businesses, and entrepreneurs, …

ArcticHubs Consortium Partners set to host next General Assembly in Alagna Valsesia, Italy in September 2023

The ArcticHubs Consortium, comprised of a group of international partners, is eagerly preparing for its upcoming General Assembly, scheduled to take place in Alagna Valsesia, Italy, in September 2023. The host of this significant event will be the University of Turin, one of the prominent members of the project Consortium. This gathering marks an important milestone for the Consortium as it brings together partner organisations and hub leaders in one …