Outi Rantala is a Professor at the University of Lapland.
Tourism cannot be isolated from the climate emergency, and more generally, from the rising consciousness that humans are part of the Earth
Outi Rantala’s project as Arctic Five Chair seeks to answer the research question of how we should (re)think, examine and teach tourism in the era of climate emergency – and in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The project envisions collaboratively what type of future tourism research and education is needed in the Arctic.
- Outi Rantala, University of Lapland
- Emily Höckert, University of Lapland
- Minna Nousiainen, University of Lapland
- Brynhild Granås, UiT – the Arctic University of Norway
- Trine Kvidal-Røvik, UiT – the Arctic University of Norway
- Dieter Müller, Umeå University
- Jarkko Saarinen, University of Oulu
- Gunnar Þór Jóhannesson, University of Iceland
- Carina Ren, Aalborg University
- Pat Maher, Nipissing University
- Suzanne de la Barre, Vancouver Island University
- Master’s Degree Programme in Northern Tourism: www.ulapland.fi/noto
- University of Arctic’s Thematic Network on Tourism: https://old.uarctic.org/organization/thematic-networks/northern-tourism/
- Most recent research report from the group: https://www.norden.org/en/publication/arctic-tourism-times-change-0
- Related research project: Envisioning proximity tourism with new materialism, www.ilarctic.com