The Clim-ATIC project focused on Finnish Lapland.
Adaptation activities took place in the City of Rovaniemi and Kittilä, as well as the ski resorts of Yllas and Levi.
A GIS flood risk management system
Climate change scenarios are needed for flood mapping and risk response planning. Currently, this kind of climate change and flood modelling is done only in the city of Pori and experiences and best practise from there are used also in Rovaniemi and Kittilä. Local adaptation strategy themes, for example tourism and flooding, were taken into account in this demonstration project.
Adaptation strategies - City of Rovaniemi
Within Rovaniemi researchers from the University of Lapland have been leading the adaptation strategy process for the municipality by setting up a series of expert panels made up of local politicians and civil servants.
Climatable is an interactive table with 4 unique hotspots for 4 different datasets or measurements. The data is related to climate change: co2 level, annual mean temperature change, sea ice extent and sea level. The user can choose a year from the dataset and see and hear the climate changing from 1850 to 2009.
Climate change vulnerability - Finland
At first, climate change may appear advantageous to Europe’s northernmost reaches, the demand for heating energy will decrease and crop yields and forest growth may increase. Eventually, however, the disadvantages will outweigh the benefits, and changes taking place elsewhere in the world will be reflected in northern Europe, for example, through economic impacts.
Films - Lapland
Two films where made by Students of the University of Lapland:
THE UNSINKABLE LAPLAND and NORTHERN WISDOM / Pohjoista Wiisautta.
Filming took place in several different locations in the city of Rovaniemi, municipality of Kittilä and Levi Ski resort.
Future tourism prospects for Finnish Lapland
This project set out to examine how strategic tourism plans in Finnish Lapland address climate change. Tourism products were mapped in terms of their possibility to adapt to drastic or slower climate related changes, and a series of workshops on adaptation were held to provide guidance to tourism product developers.