Climate Service Centre

The Climate Service Centre unit at the Finnish Meteorological Institute was established in 2014 and currently employs approximately 40 people. The Centre offers operational climate services and studies weather and climate, and their socio-economic aspects. Furthermore, its aim is to diversify the range of customer-oriented climate change services and to provide reliable and high-quality information regarding climate change.

Research areas and other activities

  • The Weather and Climate Research group studies the regional features of the past, present and projected climate in Finland and surrounding areas. The purpose is to produce information on the changing climate, socially significant weather phenomena and their impacts.
  • The Socio-economic Impact Research group studies various socio-economic aspects of weather, climate and climate change in Finland, Europe and globally. The purpose of our research is to support and promote society's resilience and adaptive capacity to respond to weather and climate risks, and climate change, and to assess benefits and costs of weather and climate services.
  • Operational Climate Service produces tailored information on the variability of present climate, climate data, seasonal forecasts and climate change scenarios as well as consultation on the use of such scenarios related to e.g., risk analysis.


Weather and Climate Research

  • ADAPT (2012-2016)
  • SAFE MET (2012-2015)
  • DECADE (2011-2015)
  • CORE-CLIMAX (2013-2015)
  • EAKR-ILKKA (2012-2014)
  • EXWE as part of SAFIR2014 (2011-2014)
  • RAIN

Socio-economic Impact Research

  • FP7 CRISMA (2012-2015)
  • FP7 ToPDAd (2012-2015)
  • RECAST (2011-2015)
  • PERU-AQUAFUTURA (2012-2015)
  • SAFE MET (2013-2015)
  • 5T (2014-2015)

Operational Climate Service


Contact information

Head of Unit
Dr. Hilppa Gregow

tel. +358 29 539 3510


Research administrator
Suvi-Elina Kalliola

tel. +358 50 433 8717


Research Professor
Dr. Adriaan Perrels

tel. +358 50 583 8575



Weather and climate research:
Head of Group, Scientist
Dr. Antti Mäkelä

tel. +358 50 3011988


Socio-economic impact research:
Head of Group, Scientist
Dr. Heikki Tuomenvirta

tel. +358 29 539 4122
fax: +358 29 539 3503


Operational Climate Service:
Head of Group
Niina Niinimäki

tel. +358 29 539 3513


fax: +358 29 539 3146