Research Professor, Team leader
Professor Timo Koivurova is a director of the Arctic Centre. His expertize covers, among others, Arctic legal and governance questions, international environmental law and indigenous rights. He is one of the key scholars dealing with the Arctic regional cooperation, including in particular the Arctic Council.
tel. +358 40 551 9522
Researcher, PhD Candidate
Pamela’s background is in land use and urban planning as well as in environmental impact assessment. Her research at the Arctic Center focuses primarily on the social license to operate (SLO) and sustainable mining in the Nordic countries. The topic of her dissertation centers on the social license to operate concept as a form of private governance and seeks to operationalize SLO via economic compensation mechanisms such as Impact and Benefit Agreements.
tel. +358 40 484 4051
The topic of Ilona's multidisciplinary doctoral research is the use of knowledge in environmental and regional development related strategic planning. Her research focuses empirically on regional level proactive climate change adaptation strategies in the Arctic. Ilona’s other research interests include collaborative planning, regional development in Arctic areas, multiple-use of nature, cartography (historical maps in particular), sustainable Arctic tourism, relational planning theory, and actor-network theory.
tel. +358 40 484 4273
Arctic Council and Arctic governance;
Non-Arctic actors in regional governance;
Collaboration among natural, social and human sciences;
Assessments in policy-making
International environmental regimes
tel. +358 40 484 4400
Adam Stepien is a political scientist. His interests include: policy coherence, Arctic governance, law and cooperation, indigenous governance, participatory decision-making, as well as development cooperation partnerships. Adam took part in several projects dedicated to the EU and the Arctic. The latter is the topic of his ongoing PhD.
tel. +358 40 484 4298
Geographer, her research interest are: Community-based development in sparsely populated and peripheral places; Tourism in small-scale regions; Socio- cultural impacts of tourism development in peripheral places; Community resilience and adaptation to changes; Management, policies and planning in peripheral areas; Regional development in Arctic communities. Conducted several research projects in Greenland.
Sustainable immigration policy in the Barent Region: a study on international and national norms and policies in practice.
tel. +358 40 484 4256