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Data-driven Subnational Decision-making in the Arctic: a scoping workshop


Online (Zoom), 8 June 2022, at 17-20 CEST (18-21 Helsinki; 15-18 Reykjavik; 9-12 am Yellowknife; 7-10 am Fairbanks)

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The meeting will bring together local, regional and national decision-makers and experts, as well as Arctic PASSION researchers.
The purpose of the workshop is to identify key interactions/issues between pan-Arctic observation system (especially, the Arctic PASSION work) and the needs and activities of sub-national authorities and agencies. These issues will become topics for analysis and consecutive policy briefs, which we will elaborate under the Arctic Passion. We are interested both in learning about decision-makers' needs and possible benefits from improved pan-Arctic observation, as well as in the ways how local and regional decision-makers can contribute to integrated circumpolar observation and monitoring.

Arctic PASSION (Pan-Arctic Observing System of Systems: Implementing Observations for Societal Needs) is a Horizon 2020 project funded by the EU. The project addresses the need for a sustained and accessible observing system that is tuned to the diverse needs of users, ranging from local inhabitants to academia through to industry and decision-makers. Arctic PASSION contributes to co-creating an integrated pan-AOSS (pan-Arctic Observation System of Systems), which will allow for the monitoring of ongoing environmental changes, reduce uncertainly in predicting future system changes, support risk assessment, and inform and guide mitigation and adaptation measures, and to support sustainable development in the Arctic and elsewhere.

Download (PDF): Arctic PASSION WORKSHOP Agenda and Information.pdf

Download (PDF):
- Background Paper: Data-driven Subnational Decision-making in the Arctic
- Reader-friendly poster based on the Background Paper

Registration Form

By filling out the registration form, you agree to being added to the mailing list of the Scoping Workshop and to your data being added to the database used solely for the purpose of organizing and reporting from the workshop. You have the right to review the data stored in our database and revise or remove them at any time. Contact Adam Stepien at

The data is processed in accordance to the GDPR: the Regulation (EU) 2016/679 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data, and repealing Directive 95/46/EC (Data Protection Directive). The controller of personal data is the University of Lapland, Finland. Data Protection Officer: Hannu Mikkola, +358 40 735 6200, tietosuoja (at)

If you have any questions about the workshop or the Arctic PASSION project, please contact us:
Pavel Tkach, 
Adam Stepien, +358 404844298
Arctic Centre of the University of Lapland, Finland

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EU flag.png  This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. 101003472