Thematic Network on Arctic Boreal Hub

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The Thematic Network consists of research, research infrastructure and education activities aimed at resolving sustainability questions in the circumpolar Arctic - boreal regions:

  • to understand the Earth system and the influence of environmental and societal changes in pristine and industrialized of the Arctic - boreal environments
  • to determine the processes relevant to climate change, demographic development and use of energy resources in the Arctic - boreal regions
  • to develop the new data sets and archives with continuous, comprehensive data flows in a joint manner
  • to implement the validated and harmonized data products in models of appropriate spatial and temporal scales and topical focus
  • to educate the next generation of multidisciplinary experts and scientists capable of finding tools for solving grand challenges
  • to increase public awareness of climate change impacts in the circumpolar arctic-boreal regions


  • providing opportunities to take part of a scientific assessment; for example J. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics PEEX Special Issue,
  • providing contacts to the Northern Eurasian in situ observations stations enabling joint measurement campaigns and contribution to the development of the measurement concepts in a frame of European environmental ESFRIs and GEOSS Cold Regions is situ component.
  • organizing of special courses, winter/summer schools, workshops and conferences
  • providing partnerships for educating next generation of multidisciplinary PhDs
  • Long-term collaboration between International Center of Big Data for Sustainable Development Goals (CBAS) and Institute for Atmospheric and Earth System Research (INAR) including workshops organization with focus on in-situ and remote sensing observations/ data to meet Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) and data needs.
  • The new Polar Initiative launched on 24 February at the Scientific Symposium “The Cold is Getting Hot: From Arctic to Antarctic”, Monaco, 24.-25. Feb 2022 gives the AASCO project, funded by Prince Albert foundation and coordinated by INAR, University of Helsinki to be continued.
  • PEEX hosted a Special Session at the EGU General Assembly 2021: "Pan-Eurasian EXperiment (PEEX) – Observation, Modelling and Assessment in the Arctic-Boreal Domain". Read more about the session here.
  • PEEX is currently hosting the AASCO Arctic Science Meeting. The “Arena for the gap analysis of the existing Arctic Science Co-Operations (AASCO)” aims to bring the research communities together. Visit the website here.
  • INAR took part on the MO­SAiC ex­ped­i­tion onboard the Po­larstern RV from beginning to end (Sep 2019-Sep 2020), through Legs 1-5.  For more information, visit
  • PEEX Special Session at EGU General Assembly 2020: "Pan-Eurasian EXperiment (PEEX) – Observation, Modelling and Assessment in the Arctic-Boreal Domain". The PEEX special session covered topics on Pan-Eurasia and the Arctic. You can find the Abstracts here. Visit our pages for more information on PEEX at EGU
  • Courses in 2018:
  • The 3rd PEEX Science Conference & The 7th PEEX Meeting, held in Moscow, Russia, 2017
  • IIASA Workshop at the PEEX Conference on Systems Analysis for the Arctic, 2017


Other Information

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Education contact:

University of Helsinki:
Katja Lauri
Taina Ruuskanen
Pauli Paasonen

Communications and administration contact:

University of Helsinki:
Alla Borisova

Hanna Lappalainen, Lead of the UArctic Thematic Network on Arctic Boreal Hub