Ilona Mettiäinen

Arctic Centre, University of Lapland

Ilona Mettiäinen works as a researcher at the Arctic Centre of the University of Lapland in Rovaniemi, Finland. In her doctoral research, she studies strategic adaptation to climate change, particularly the use and co-production of knowledge for planned, proactive responses to climate change on the subnational level. Her other fields of expertise include Arctic human geography, sustainable Arctic tourism, and collaborative planning methods. Mettiäinen’s current research projects include Blue-Action (Horizon2020) case study on developing climate services for winter tourism business in Northern Finland, and “Albedo modification in the Arctic” together with Cornell University. Her traveling science communications photo exhibition “Nanoq – Imag(in)ing climate change” has been invited to seven venues in 2016-2017 in Finland and in the USA.