Chris Southcott of Lakehead University is the Chair of the Board with Øyvind Paasche of the University of Bergen and Maria Kalinina as Vice-Chairs. Lars Kullerud, President of the University of the Arctic, also attended the meeting. Other members of Mimir include Kari Laine of the University of Oulu, Anatoli Bourmistrov of the University of Nordland, Lars Lövgren of Umeå University, Patricia Cochran of the Northern Research Forum, and Lars Anders Baer of the UArctic EALAT Institute.

The Board Executive meeting follows up on the successful opening of the University of the Arctic’s Research Office at the Northern (Arctic) Federal University in Arkhangelsk on September 22 in the presence of Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson, President of Iceland; Russian parliamentarian and well-known Arctic explorer Artur Chilingarov.