Thematic Network on Communicating Arctic Research

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  • To link professional photographers, information-visualization specialists and art students together with students of science, arctic researchers, holders of traditional knowledge, and scientists to explore and create photo, video, and map based communication materials that can be used for publishing, scientific research, exhibiting, and web distributing.
  • To provide education and training in photo-based imaging and data visualization tools and methods to create photo, video, info-graphics and related materials that can be used in print and on the internet.
  • To build capacity and practical skills amongst the science / research community to produce the best quality and the most practical imagery for their research needs.
  • To bring art students together with students of the sciences, scientific researchers and professionals to help stimulate the creative process.
    The focal areas would encompass a broad scope of Arctic research and ensure integration of subject matter that is linked to priority areas of Indigenous Peoples.


Exhibition: Visualizing Environmental Change

The traveling exhibition is an outcome of the project Visualization of Environmental Change, funded by the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation in 2014-2016. The project, conducted in the framework of the University of the Arctic, brings together the natural science, fine arts and students from these areas for learning together to develop innovative ways for communicating environmental change and to raise public awareness and responsibility on the environmental issues

The exhibition is available to audience at the premises of the inspiring open-space for learning -Tellus innovation Arena- at the University of Oulu until 16th of October. After that the exhibition will travel to Rovaniemi, later Monaco, Hamburg and/or Berlin.

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Riku Paavola, Lead of the UArctic Thematic Network on Communicating Arctic Research