The Arctic Centre Scientific Advisory Board
1.1.2017 - 31.2.2019
- Professor Karin Lochte, Alfred Wegener Institute, Chairman
- Professor Gerard Duhaime, University of Laval
- Professor Viatcheslav Gavrilov, Far Eastern Federal University
- Executive Director Lawrence Hislop, Climate and Cryosphere Project (CliC)
- Professor Jon Moen, Umeå University
- Counsellor of International Affairs Samu Paukkunen, Finnish Parliament
- Professor Peter Scweitzer, University of Vienna
The board has an advisory and supervisory role, which includes following tasks:
- The Board supports the leadership of the Arctic Centre by giving advice for research planning, science education, data management, communication and outreach.
- The Board advises on implementation of the Arctic Centre Strategy. The Board assesses whether the benchmarks set out in the Strategy are being achieved.
- The Board gives advice for evaluation the quality of the work of the Arctic Centre. The Board supports Arctic Centre’s national and international co-operation and networking with scientific partners as well as public and private sectors.
- The Board supports the Arctic Centre in gaining external funding by giving advice and status for the Arctic Centre.
The Previous Arctic Centre Scientific Advisory Boards
Professor Karen Lochte, Chair
Director, Alfred Wegener Institute
Karin Lochte is director of the Alfred Wegener Institute for Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research, and Professor for Biological Oceanography at the University Bremen. She studied in Hannover and the University of Wales, UK, Marine Biology and worked as a scientist at the Alfred Wegner Institute, at the GEOMAR in Kiel and at the Institute for Baltic Sea Research Warnemünde. Her main research area is marine microbial ecology with emphasis on the microbial carbon and nitrogen cycle and its role in global biogeochemical and climate processes. She is vice president of SCAR, member of IASC Council, member of the European Polar Board, chair of the European Climate Research Alliance and chair or member of several scientific advisory boards.
Professor Gerald Duhaime
• Economy and Society
• Material and symbolic living conditions, poverty, consumption, indebtedness
• Economic and social conditions of indigenous peoples and Arctic regions
Professor Vyacheslav V. Gavrilov
Far Eastern Federal University
Professor Gavrilov received his PhD in International Law from Kazan State University in 1994 and his S.J.D. in 2006. The title of his doctoral dissertation was “International and Internal Legal Systems: Notion and Main Directions of Interaction”. He is the author of many scientific publications devoted to actual problems of international public and private law. In recent years he has been heading the scientific working group of FEFU's law school for International Law of the Sea and the Arctic Studies. He is a member of the Russian Association of International Law and the Asian Society of International Law.
Director, Climate and Cryosphere Project (CliC)
For the past fifteen years, Lawrence Hislop has been leading programs that support research, policy and communications on Arctic and high mountain environmental issues. He is currently the Director the Climate and Cryosphere Project in Tromso, Norway, which is a core activity of the World Climate Research Programme. From 2009-2014, Lawrence led the Polar and Cryosphere programme at GRID-Arendal in Norway and managed projects with the Arctic Council, University of the Arctic and UNEP-linked activities in Polar and mountain regions. He was also on the management team of the Himalayan Climate Adaptation Programme from 2011 - 2014 and initiated long-term research on environmental impacts in Nepal, India, Pakistan and China. In addition to his research work, Lawrence also produces documentary photography, films and infographics.
Professor Jon Moen
Dr Moen is Professor in ecology at the Department of Ecology and Environmental Science, Umeå University, Sweden. Since 2013 he is also Deputy Head of Department. His research focuses on natural resource ecology, land use and sustainability science, especially in northern and Arctic areas. Most of the work includes aspects of reindeer herding, forestry, and conservation. He is passionate about interdisciplinary research, and he has managed several large research programs, such as the Mountain Mistra Program and Future Forests.
Counsellor of International Affairs Samu Paukkunen
Samu Paukkunen works as the Secretary General of the Standing Committee of the Parliamentarians of the Arctic Region. He is also the secretary of the Finnish Parliament’s Arctic delegation. Mr. Paukkunen has been working with Arctic affairs from 2007 and he was involved in drafting the first Finnish Arctic policy. Mr. Paukkunen has work experience from the fields of international relations and diplomacy. Previously he has served as foreign and security policy expert at the Office of the President of the Republic of Finland.
Professor Peter Schweitzer
University of Vienna
Peter Schweitzer is Professor at the Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology at the University of Vienna and Professor Emeritus at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. His theoretical interests range from kinship and identity politics to human-environmental interactions, including the community effects of global climate change, and his regional focus areas include the circumpolar North and the former Soviet Union. Schweitzer is past president of the International Arctic Social Sciences Association (IASSA), past chair of the Social and Human Sciences Working Group of the International Arctic Science Committee (IASC), and currently the director of the Austrian Polar Research Institute (APRI).