CHARTER Participates in Journalist Training Course in Inari, Finland

The CHARTER project will have a visible role in journalist training course in Inari, Finland, 13th-14th March. The event is organized together with the Finnish Ministry of Environment and the Arctic Centre at the University of Lapland and the participants, about 20 in total, are mainly members of Finnish associations for science journalists and environment journalists.

The themes of the training include Arctic environmental topics in Finnish context, participatory research, local decision making and land use, updates on Sámi livelihood issues and the current state of Arctic cooperation. The training will be conducted in Finnish and it is on-site only.

Dr. Sirpa Rasmus, CHARTER project manager and snow researcher, is among the key speakers in the training and she also introduces the participants to snow observation exercise. Markku Heikkilä, head of CHARTER Expert Advisory Group, is also among the speakers and he is one of the training organizers together with Helen Honkasaari who also works in CHARTER coordination. They all are from the Arctic Centre.

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