Prof Timo Koivurova is Research Professor at the Arctic Centre of the University of Lapland. He has also worked as the Director of the Northern Institute of Environmental and Minority Law at the Arctic Centre since 2004 and the Arctic Centre (till 2020). Koivurova is a member at the Social Economic and Cultural Expert Group of the Sustainable Development Working Group (SDWG) of the Arctic Council. He is also a Docent of International Law at the Faculty of Law, Economics and Business Administration at the University of Eastern Finland and at the Faculty of Law at the University of Turku. Koivurova has specialised in various aspects of international law applicable in the Arctic and Antarctic region. His research work addresses the interplay between different levels of environmental law, legal status of indigenous peoples, law of the sea in the Arctic waters, integrated maritime policy in the EU, the role of law in mitigating/adapting to climate change, the function and role of the Arctic Council in view of its future challenges and the possibilities for an Arctic treaty. Koivurova is also a board member in the Arctic Research Consortium of the United States (ARCUS).