Core Group

The Core Group is working on planning the AFI concept and implementation

Heininen, Lassi, Chair of AFI

Professor Dr., University of Lapland, Finland 

Lappalainen, Hanna

Research Coordinator PhD, Department of Physics
University of Helsinki

Makhmutov, Timur

Dr. Deputy Director of Programs, Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC)

Pelyasov, Alexander

Prof., Council for Research for Productive Forces, Russian Academy Of Sciences

Rachold, Volker

Head, German Arctic Office, Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Center for Polar and Marine Research, Germany

Reissell, Anni

Dr., Guest Research Scholar, AFI

Rovenskaya, Elena

Dr., Program Director, Advanced Systems Analysis, IIASA

Shestakov, Alexander

Dr., Head of Division, Science and Policy department, UN Convention on Biological Diversity

Vauraste, Tero

President and CEO of Arctia

Print this page

Last edited: 12 October 2018


Katica De Pascale

Administrative Assistant: ESP

Exploratory and Special Projects


T +43(0) 2236 807 620


Anni Reissell

Guest Research Scholar

Exploratory and Special Projects

T +43(0) 2236 807 678

International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA)
Schlossplatz 1, A-2361 Laxenburg, Austria
Phone: (+43 2236) 807 0 Fax:(+43 2236) 71 313