One aspect of UArctic is it´s Thematic Networks. That increases cooperation between the member institutions on specific topics. Among the topics are Arctic Coastal and Marine Issues, Arctic Medicine, Energy in New Time, Global Change, Northern Agriculture, Northern Tourism and others.
Each network has a leader and these leaders meet
regularly to discuss what they have done, what they want to do and to
get ideas and thoughts from their collegues.
The last meeting was
in AKureyri, Iceland, late in January of 2012. Arctic Portal was there
and captured videos of the meetings. Here are interviews with various
people around the meeting.
Lars Kullerud, president of UArctic, talks about the school, the thematic network and the meeting in Akureyri:
Kirsi Latola, coordinator of Thematic Networks Office:
Focus on Thematic Networks
Fri, Jan 27, 2012
Thematic Networks are at the forefront of UArctic's activties, focussing collaboration in key areas among our partners and producing high quality contributions to scientific research, public outreach, and educational development. The hosts of the recent Thematic Networks meeting, the University of Akureyri, have produced a series of short video reports about UArctic's Thematic Networks in collaboration with Arctic Portal.