Arctic targeted call 2013: Sustainable economy and infrastructure in Arctic conditions, funding: €4 million, funding period: 1 Sep 2014–31 Aug 2018

Understanding the Cultural Impacts and Issues of Lapland Mining: A Long-Term Perspective on Sustainable Mining Policies in the North

  • Vesa-Pekka Herva, University of Oulu

Kara-Arctic Monitoring and Operation Planning Platform

  • Mikko Lensu, Finnish Meteorological Institute
  • Jukka Tuhkuri, Aalto University

Towards Efficient and Sustainable Arctic Oil-Spill Response: Green Dispersing and Herding Agents Derived from Northern Bioresources

  • Jouko Niinimäki, University of Oulu
  • Mika Sillanpää, Lappeenranta University of Technology

Governing adaptive change towards sustainable economy in the Arctic

  • Jukka Similä, University of Lapland
  • Pasi Eilu, Geological Survey of Finland
  • Artti Juutinen, Natural Resources Institute Finland

Towards better tailored weather and marine forecasts in the Arctic to serve sustainable economic activities and infrastructure

  • Timo Vihma, Finnish Meteorological Institute

Strap-down sensing for safe material handling and high-performance motion control

  • Ari Visa, Tampere University

Arctic Academy Programme call 2014, funding: €11 million, funding period (as a rule): 1 Jan 2015–31 Dec 2018

Geomorphic sensitivity of the Arctic region: geohazards and infrastructure

  • Jan Hjort, University of Oulu
  • Miska Luoto, University of Helsinki

Arctic Ark. Human-animal adaptations to the Arctic environment: natural and folk selection practices

  • Juha Kantanen, Natural Resources Institute Finland
  • Florian Stammler, University of Lapland

Keeping the Arctic White: Regulatory Options for Reducing Short-Lived Climate Forcers in the Arctic

  • Kati Kulovesi, University of Eastern Finland
  • Kaarle Kupiainen, Finnish Environment Institute
  • Kari Lehtinen, University of Eastern Finland

Domestication of Indigenous Discourses? Processes of Constructing Political Subjects in Sápmi

  • Veli-Pekka Lehtola, University of Oulu

Wastewater treatment by natural freeze crystallization and ice separation

  • Marjatta Louhi-Kultanen, Lappeenranta University of Technology
  • Pentti Kujala, Aalto University
  • Aki Mikkola, Lappeenranta University of Technology

Cooperative heavy-duty hydraulic manipulators for ustainable subsea infrastructure installation and dismantling

  • Jouni Mattila, Tampere University
  • Ville Kyrki, Aalto University

Oil Production networks in the Russian Arctic: societal impacts and potential for partnership

  • Soili Nystén-Haarala, University of Lapland

Towards more efficient Arctic research using dominant Betula species, spectromics and genomics

  • Elina Oksanen, University of Eastern Finland
  • Juha Mikola, University of Helsinki
  • Kaisa Nieminen, Natural Resources Institute Finland

Integrative science for adaptive co-management in the Arctic: Teno Atlantic salmon as a model system

  • Craig Primmer, University of Turku
  • Jaakko Erkinaro, Natural Resources Institute Finland
  • Timo Pauli Karjalainen, University of Oulu

Carbon Balance under Changing Processes of Arctic and Subarctic Cryosphere

  • Jouni Pulliainen, Finnish Meteorological Institute
  • Timo Vesala, University of Helsinki

Long-term effects of fire on carbon and nitrogen pools and fluxes in the arctic permafrost and subarctic forests

  • Jukka Pumpanen, University of Helsinki

Exposing the long-term dynamics of Arctic ecosystems by novel and transdisciplinary techniques

  • Tomas Roslin, University of Helsinki

Assessing Intermediary Expertise in Cross-Border Arctic Energy Development

  • Veli-Pekka Tynkkynen, University of Helsinki

Ice Clouds and Ice Nucleation in Arctic

  • Hanna Vehkamäki, University of Helsinki
  • Jorma Keskinen, Tampere University
  • Sami Romakkaniemi, Finnish Meteorological Institute
  • Annele Virtanen, University of Eastern Finland

EU Joint Programming Initiative “Connecting Climate Knowledge for Europe” (JPI Climate) Call (2013), funding €750 000


Constraining uncertainties in the permafrost-climate feedback

  • Christina Biasi, University of Eastern Finland
  • Tarmo A. Virtanen, University of Helsinki

Social-Ecological Transformations: HUMan-ANimal Relations Under Climate Change in NORthern Eurasia

  • Bruce Forbes, University of Lapland


NordForsk, Nordic Centre of Excellence (NCoE) call 2015: Responsible Development of the Arctic: Opportunities and Challenges - Pathways to Action, funding period 2016 - 2020

NordForsk: Responsible Development of the Arctic: Opportunities and Challenges - Pathways to Action

Climate-Change Effects on the Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases and the Impacts on Northern Societies (CLINF)

  • Juha Lemmetyinen, Finnish Meteorological Institute (Finnish partner)
    • Project Manager: Professor Birgitta Evengård, University of Umeå (Sweden)

Resource Extraction and Sustainable Arctic Communities: Impacts of Multiple Pressures on Arctic Landscapes and Societies (NCoE REXSAC)

  • Hannu I. Heikkinen, Professor of Cultural Anthropology, University of Oulu (Finnish partner)
    • Project Manager: Sverker Sörlin, Kungliga tekniska högskolan (Sweden)

Reindeer Husbandry in a Globalizing North – Resilience, Adaptations and Pathways for Actions (ReiGN)

  • Olli Tahvonen, University of Helsinki, Department of Forest Sciences (Finnish partner)
    • Project Manager: Øystein Holand, Norwegian University of Life Sciences (Norway)

Academy project, funding € 1353962, funding period 2016-2020

Carbon Dynamics across Arctic Landscape Gradients: Past, Present and Future (CAPTURE)

  • Atte Korhola, University of Helsinki
  • Narasinha Shurpali, University of Eastern Finland
  • Karri Saarnio, Finnish Meteorological Institute


Call for Joint Projects in Arctic Research (Academy of Finland and RFBR), funding 1,8 M€, funding period 1 Jan 2018–31 Dec 2020

List of funded projects

Towards constraining the circumarctic nitrous oxide budget (NOCA)

  • Christina Biasi, University of Eastern Finland

Mechanisms, pathways and patchiness of the Arctic ecosystem responses and adaptation to changing climate

  • Jaana Bäck, University of Helsinki
  • Sergej Zilitinkevich, Finnish Meteorological Institute

Modes and time scales of eye adaptation to changing environments in Arctic and glacial-relict mysid shrimps

  • Kristian Donner, University of Helsinki

  • 2019 progress description

Live, Work or Leave? Youth – wellbeing and the viability of (post) extractive Arctic industrial cities in Finland and Russia

  • Florian Stammler, University of Lapland
  • Veli-Pekka Tynkkynen, University of Helsinki

Biogenic amines in the health challenge caused by the changing arctic climate

  • Jouko Vepsäläinen, University of Eastern Finland

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