Ilona Mettiäinen’s research focuses on the use and co-production of knowledge (or in other words, sense-making) on climate change for societal and business-related decision-making in the Arctic. She has conducted research on e.g. regional climate change strategies, climate services, and climate geoengineering by ice sheet conservation and SAI. Her work is essentially multi and transdisciplinary, where the combination of social sciences and natural sciences are a key element. Her other fields of expertise include sustainable Arctic tourism, collaborative planning and co-design, and Arctic regional development. Ilona Mettiäinen has also wide experience of science communications, including on visualizing social sciences research by art.
Currently, Ilona works as researcher at both the Arctic Centre and at the Natural Resources Institute Finland (Luonnonvarakeskus).
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