Arctic Centre Board 1.8.2007 – 31.7.2010
Chair Person 
Vice Persons
Juha Perttula  Tuija Hautala-Hirvioja
Tuija Hautala-Hirvioja
Kai Kokko
Aini Linjakumpu  
Sari Poikela 
 Kari Hakapää
Sisko Ylimartimo
Seppo Aho
Leif Rantala 
Student representative of the University of Lapland
 Mikko Heinikoski  Jaakko Laitakari
Staff representative of the Arctic Centre
 Jukka Jokimäki  Arto Vitikka
Members of other institutes
Atte Korhola
University of Helsinki 
Antero Järvinen
Kilpisjärvi Biological Station
Jukka Käyhkö
University of Turku  
Sami Moisio
Kevo Subarctic Research Institute
Kari Laine 
University of Oulu 
Pirkko Siikamäki
Oulanka Research Station
Ilkka Liikanen 
University of Joensuu 
Heikki Eskelinen
Karelian Institute
Marja-Liisa Sutinen
Finnish Forrest Research Institute
Martti Varmola 
FFRI, Rovaniemi Research Station
Lassi Valkeapää
The Educational Center of Sami Area
 Pekka Aikio
Sámi Parliament
The Arctic Centre Scientific Advisory Board  1.1.2009 - 31.12.2011


Dr. Philip A. Wookey  Dr. Frank Burnet Dr. Peter Prokosch
Dr. David Leary Ms. Liisa Holmberg
Dr. Grete Hovelsrud
 Dr. Karl Erb Director Paula Kankaanpää Ms. Annika Lindblom
Dr. Elena Andreeva

The scientific board meets once a year and it 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 for 2020 that has been adopted in fall 2008. 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.


Arctic Centre Organization chart 


Arctic Centre funding 

The Arctic Centre’s budget comprises an appropriation granted by the Ministry of Education and the share from the University of Lapland. In 2000, the share from the University of Lapland came to about 10% and since 2003, its share amounts to over 30% of the overall budget for the Arctic Centre.

The Arctic Centre finances about 40% from its total budget through external funding. The sources are Academy of Finland, EU framework and regional programs, ministries and companies.

Budget by the Arctic Centre  
 Basic budget (m€)  2,513  2,460
 External funding (m€)  1,301  1,079
 TOTAL   3,814  3,539