The Arctic Centre’s Science Communication team and library compile, popularize and communicate Arctic issues to increase the knowledge and understanding of experts, decision makers and the general public on Arctic issues.
The Science Centre is located in the Arktikum House together with the Provincial Museum of Lapland. Over 100 000 persons visit the Arktikum House every year, half of them tourists from abroad. The Science Centre exhibitions display the results of Arctic research interactively and inform about the nature and people in the Arctic region.
Regional, national and international cooperation
The Arctic Centre has an extensive multidisciplinary cooperation network and members of the Arctic Centre staff serve as experts around the world.
Among others, Arctic Centre is a member of the European Polar Board which is an independent European Organization of Directors and Managers of the major European National Polar Programmes. It is concerned with major strategic priorities in the Arctic and Antarctic and has members from national operators and research institutes in 17 countries. Arctic Centre is also a member of the China-Nordic Research Center.