ARCTIC RUSH

Thursday 26.4.

10:00-12:00, Otakaari 1X (A235)

Nathalia Brichet

Researcher, Anthropology Department, University of Aarhus, Denmark

Nathalia Brichet is a postdoc at “Aarhus University Research on the Anthropocene”, University of Aarhus and part of the research project “Natural Goods? Processing Raw Materials in Global Times”. Her research is focused on the mining industry in Greenland. Brichet uses her fieldwork to collect and exhibit anthropological analyses and she has curated collaborative exhibitions at the National Museum of Denmark, National Museum of Ghana, Moesgaard Museum and at the Maritime Museum in Denmark.

Atte Korhola

Professor in Arctic Global Change, Helsinki University, Finland

Actively involved in the public debate on climate change and its policy options, Atte Korhola’s major research topics include climate change and its ecological and societal impacts, with particular reference to longer-term climatic and environmental changes, carbon cycling, black carbon, peatland dynamics and Arctic regions. Vice-Dean of Societal Interaction of the Faculty of Biological and Environmental Sciences, Korhola belongs to the Editorial Boards of Journal of Paleolimnology and Quaternary International.

Korhola is also a Board member of the Environment Programme of the European Academies Science Advisory Council (EASAC), President of the Paleoclimate Commission of the International Union for Quaternary Research (INQUA), and Steering Committee member of inter-national C-PEAT programme and HELSUS.

 

Mikkel Myrup

Head of Avataq, Society for Nature and Environment, Greenland, and Curator, National Museum of Greenland

“Mikkel Myrup, chair of the Nuuk-based environmental organisation Avataq has been especially concerned with the way that industry and previous and current Greenland governments have apparently entered into what he sees as an “extra societal” partnership, allegedly with the purpose of creating a sustainable Greenlandic economy but he argues that this partnership, and its associated arrangements and agreements, does not act in, nor is it representative of, the interests of Greenlandic society, especially small communities near sites of proposed resource projects, and the environment.” (Mark Nuttall, 2017)