Islands and Island life
Seminar for anyone interested in islands and archipelagoes!
Studies about ecological, sociological, cultural and economic aspects of islands and island life. What kind
of studies about islands and island life are done? Both traditional and scientific knowledge is important
for the development of sustainable solutions for island societies.
1st of October 2014, 9-16 (morning coffee from 8.30)
Seminar room Auditorium Armfelt, Åbo Akademi University, Turku (Arken) Fabriksgatan 2/
Tehtaankatu 2
Welcome by Jan-Åke Törnroos, Åbo Akademi University
Expected consequences of the climate change, visions in the Baltic Sea catchment area, Ilppo
Vuorinen, University Turku
The more, the merrier? Strategies and effects of generational changes and shared usage of
second homes in Sweden. Urban Nordin, University of Stockholm.
Finnish lighthouse and maritime pilot communities. Changing historical identities and today's
heritage interest. Harri Nyman, University of Helsinki.
Lunch 11:30-13:00
Samsø 100% RE island: Think local, Act local, Michael Kristensen, Samsö Energiakademi
Little Big Islands. Christian Pleijel. Sweco Transportsystem Ab.
A “think tank” about island research today and the contact between Island research and the
society today. Moderator, Kristina Svels, Åbo Akademi University.
Please, researchers inform us about your research interests when you register to the seminar!
Last day for registration is 24th of September. Register at https://survey.abo.fi/lomakkeet/5417/lomake.html.
Tell us if you need help finding accommodation in Turku!
More about the seminar soon at: www.archipelagoseabiospherereserve.fi
or [email protected], phone: 040-3562655
The seminar is arranged by the Archipelago Sea Area Biosphere Reserve to celebrate the 20th
Anniversary. Archipelago Institute at Åbo Akademi University, the Archipelago Research Institute of
Turku University, Nordenskiöld-samfundet and is a part of the EU funded project “Jag är en del av
biosfären”.
Kort beskrivning på svenska: Den 1.10.2014, kl.9-16 (8.30 morgonkaffe) ordnas ett seminarium
om Öar och öliv. Alla intresserade är välkomna med! Seminariet äger rum i Auditoriet Armfelt vid
Åbo Akademi. Både vetenskaplig och traditionell kunskap om öar och öliv presenteras på forumet.
Seminariespråket är engelska. Arrangörerna är Skärgårdsinstitutet vid Åbo Akademi,
Skärgårdsforskningsstationen vid Åbo universitet, Nordenskiöld-samfundet och Skärgårdshavets
Biosfärområde. Forumet förverkligas som en del av EU-finansierade Leader-projektet ”Jag är en del av
biosfären”.
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