99,430Ideas for new Thematic Networks include:  TN in Environmental technology/cold climate engineering; TN in Arctic Energy/Circumpolar Energy; TN in New Digital Media; TN in PHD network for Indigenous Studies; TN in Journalism; and TN on Arctic Marine and Coastal Management. If you are interested in any of those developed Thematic Networks, please contact  Kirsi Latola (contact information below).
Anybody wishing to propose a totally new idea for a Thematic Network to be endorsed in the next UArctic Council meeting in Edmonton in June 2008 should act right away. An Expression of Interests for a new Thematic Network, with a letter of support from the head of the host institution, needs to be sent to UArctic Thematic Network Coordination Office by the end of February, 2008.
Those wishing to propose a Thematic Network should keep the following in mind:
  • The lead and host of the Network is from UArctic member institutions.
  • Thematic Networks consists of individual experts from at least three UArctic member institutions, which can include the lead.
  • A Thematic Network should have membership from all three major northern regions (North America, northern Europe, and Russia).
  • A Thematic Network can also have members from non-UArctic member institutions, but representatives from UArctic member institutions shall have majority in any internal decision-making structure.
If you need any assistance in finding partners or with any other matter, Thematic Networks Office is there for you and will help you.
The final proposal has to be sent to TN Program coordinator by the April 14 2008. The proposal should be a short (one – two pages max) describing the Network focus, goals, membership, planned activities, and structure.
More information on Thematic Networks can be found from the TN Website.
Contact information:
UArctic Thematic Networks Programme Office
Thule Institute
P.O.Box 7300
FIN-90014 University of Oulu, Finland