News Archive

Iolanda got new funding

Iolanda's ILMApilot project has been chosen for funding by the Academy of Finland under the Key Project Funding - Forging ahead with research. ILMApilot aims at increasing the societal impact of satellite-based atmospheric observations for air quality monitoring. The implementation include pilot projects in which satellite data are used in new products and services to answer to the users' needs.


We are organising the 13th International Workshop on Greenhouse Gas Measurements from Space (IWGGMS). The workshop will be held on 6-8 June, 2017, in Helsinki. For more details, see the workshop web pages IWGGMS13


Pekka, Monika, Niilo, and Kirsi organized the 6th International HEPPA-SOLARIS Workshop in Helsinki, Finland, on 13-17 June, 2016. The topic is related to the CHAMOS collaboration: Influences of solar radiation and energetic particle precipitation on the atmosphere and climate.

Marko got tenure track position at FMI

Marko has been appointed as tenure track professor for three years (1.3.2016-28.2.2019). His research focuses on Statistical postprocessing to improve numerial weather forecasts and/or development of extreme weather forecasting. The aim of tenure-track program is to ensure the development of skills Meteorological Institute in strategically important research areas as well as provide an interesting and competitive career path for experienced researchers. Congratulations Marko and good luck!.

Marko visited the Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Marko visited the Uncertainty Quantification research group in the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology during 11-24 October 2015. The purpose of the visit was to enhance the scientific collaboration between the MIT UQ group and FMI, especially in the fields of inverse problems, uncertainty quantification, and remote sensing.

Hannakaisa Lindqvist begins work at FMI

Hannakaisa joined the FMI's team. She was working 1.5 years as a postdoc at Colorado State University, in Nasa’s OCO-2 satellite project. She did her PhD in meteorology at the University of Helsinki in January 2014. At the FMI, she will continue working with the CO2 satellite data, especially concentrating on quantifying how aerosol and cloud particles affect the space-based CO2 retrievals. She is funded by the Academy of Finland, and is titled Clouds, aerosols, and OCO-2: Quantifying the impact of small-particle light scattering on satellite-retrieved carbon dioxide. Welcome!

Antti Kero visits FMI

Antti (Sodankylä Geophysical Observatory) and Pekka are working on the SIC model during 4 May-5 May.

Alexandra Laeng visits FMI

Alexandra Laeng (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology) visited FMI on 10-12 March to work on on topics related to Ozone_cci project to make a progress in studies of ozone natural variability.

Mark Clilverd visits FMI

Mark Clilverd (British Antarctic Survey) visited FMI on 24-27 February to work on long-term proxies for medium energy electron precipitation for the WACCM-D model and atmospheric effects of substorms.

Dan Marsh and Anne Smith at FMI

Dan Marsh and Anne Smith from National Center for Atmospheric Research visited our group on 11-13 February to give an overall picture of the CESM model updates and also to work on WACCM-D development.

MesosphEO Progress Meeting 1 successful

The first progress meeting of the MesosphEO project was held at FMI on 9-10 February, 2015. Clear plans are now in effect to finish Phase 1 successfully. Well done, all!

MesosphEO PM1

Marko has been granted the title of Docent

Marko has been granted the title of Docent in the field of applied mathematics at the Lappeenranta University of Technology. Congratulations Marko!