Nordic Centres of Excellence in Arctic Research

27 March 2022 from 14:00 - 18:00 (CEST / GMT+2)

Open Session



Room:  Auditorium 2 (Teorifagbygget Hus 1)


Session Abstract: 

Nordic Centres of Excellence are established to strengthen cooperation between outstanding researchers, research groups and research institutions within areas of priority for the Nordic countries. NCoEs add value to research performed in the countries and increase the international impact of Nordic research. The NCoEs are multi-site research environment with a common research agenda, joint management and budget, and joint communication and outreach activities.

Within the NordForsk Arctic Programme four NCoEs were funded in 2016 and their final reports are submitted during 2021. The four NCoEs have performed research within the fields of resource extraction and sustainable communities, reindeer husbandry in a globalizing North, Arctic climate predictions and pathways to resilient communities and climate change effects and infectious diseases.

This event will present the outcome of each of the four NCoEs.


Dag Avango and Ninis Rosqvist Resource extraction and sustainable Arctic communities – conclusions and insights REXSAC
Øystein Holand Reindeer Pastoralism in Fennoscandia – a comparative approach ReiGN
Tomas Thierfelder Climate-change effects on the epidemiology of infectious diseases and the impacts on Northern societies CLINF
Astrid Ogilvie and Yongqi Gao†.  “The ARCPATH project: ´If you want to go fast, go yourself. If you want to go far, go together’” ARCPATH
Discussion 10 mins  
Coffee break 30 mins  
François Counillon and Noel Keenlyside.  Arctic Climate Prediction: Progress and Impacts. ARCPATH
Sandra Fischer Microbial sulfate reduction in Arctic catchments to mitigate mine drainage pollution. REXSAC
Yan Ma Linking Infectious Diseases and the Changing Climate in the Northern/Arctic Region CLINF
Majken Paulsen tba  
Discussion 20 mins  
David Cook, Laura Malinauskaite and Brynhildur Daviðsdóttir Whale ecosystem services and socio-ecological change in the Arctic. ARCPATH
Antti-Juhani Pekkarinen  Bioeconomics of reindeer husbandry in Fennoscandia ReiGN
Annette Löf  Unpacking reindeer husbandry governance in Sweden, Norway and Finland – a political discursive perspective ReiGN
Ninis Rosqvist & Dag Avango Understanding land use tensions and climate change impacts: a holistic approach REXSAC
Discussion 20 mins  


Session Organizer: 

Kyösti Lempa  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.