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APECS Finland Sauna 2014 1 smallThe Arctic Science Summit Week (ASSW) took place in Helsinki from the 5-11th of April 2014. As part of that conference, APECS organized a workshop on 7 - 8 April on the interaction between scientist and indigenous people in the Arctic.

The APECS Finland National Committee organized a social event for workshop participants, mentors and other interested ASSW participants in the evening of the 7 April. And being in Finland...what else could it be than something related to Sauna. After the official ASSW welcome and reception in the City Hall of Helsinki, about 40 people went cross town to experience this nice side of Finland's culture.

APECS Finland Sauna 2014 2 smallAt nine in the evening the sauna was heated up and the music playing. The first people arrived and went pretty much directly in the sauna. Though a map was handed out, some other participants ended up on grave yard before finding the right way to our location. Some refreshments and snacks were served and a nice atmosphere quickly established.

Running around in a towel made it a bit unhandy to take a camera, but thanks to Alexey Maslakov we fortunately found some nice pictures to share. At about 1 a.m. most people had disappeared to their hotels to get some sleep for the next day of the conference.

APECS Finland wants to thank the ASSW and Geysire for supporting this event.


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