UArctic Thematic Network on Global Change’s the new courses will be launched in front of the Arctic audience during the Arctic Science Summit Week in Bergen (ASSW, The Launch will be done by Anders Oskal, Director of International Centre for Reindeer Husbandry, Kautokeino, Norway and webcast live at Arctic portal:

UArctic Thematic Network on Global Change in the Arctic (see has been in operation since 2006 with three year funding received from the Nordic Council of Ministers’ Arctic Co-operation Program. The host of the network is Thule Institute at University of Oulu, Finland and there are 32 partners in the network from Nordic countries and along with from Russia, Canada and the USA.

The new curriculum consists of four on-line courses and field course:

On-Line courses:
• Health, security and wellbeing in the North (Academic Lead: Dr. Arja Rautio, Centre of Arctic Medicine, University of Oulu, Finland)
• Arctic Economies and Livelihoods (Academic Lead: Dr. Joan Nymand Larsen, Stefansson Arctic Institute, Iceland)
• Institutional Dimensions of Global Change (Academic Lead: Prof. Alf Håkon Hoel, University of Tromsø, Norway)
• Adaptation to Global Change in the Arctic (Academic Lead: Prof. Svein Mathiesen, International Centre for Reindeer Husbandry, Norway).

Field course:
• Global Change Technology, methodology, and analysis (Academic Lead: Dr. John Moore, Arctic Centre, University of Lapland, Finland)

All new courses will be also presented in posters through out the ASSW, posters will posted to the Thematic Networks site afterwards.

More information: Coordinator Kirsi Latola,