CV Harri Pietarila

Title Head of Unit, Consulting Services

Postal address Finnish Meteorological Institute P.O.Box 503, FI-00101 Helsinki, Finland

Street address Finnish Meteorological Institute, Erik Palmenin aukio 1, 00560 Helsinki, Finland

Phone number +358 29 539 5432

Fax +358 29 539 4129

Fields of expertise

  • Head of the FMI's Consulting Services; consulting, development, institutional capacity building in the field of air quality and meteorology in Finland and in other countries. Project coordination and management, consultant and researcher.

Projects

  • 9/2010-ongoing. EU IPA Twinning project in fYR Macedonia "Strengthening the central and local level capacities for environmental management in the area of air quality". MS project leader.
  • 10/2009-ongoing. FINAMPO - Improving the capacity of SENAMHI (Peru) to provide climatological and meteorological services for its stakeholders through Institutional Cooperation with FMI. Funded by Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland. Member of Board and short term Expert.
  • 6/2009-ongoing. FPPICS, Finnish-Pacific Project for Increased Capacity of SPREP and PIC NMS Staff to Meet the Growing Demand for Meteorological and Climatological Information in the Society. Funded by Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland. Member of Board and short term Expert.

University and other degrees

  • 1993 Cum laude approbatur in Environmental Science Environment and air quality University of Jyväskylä, Finland
  • 1991 M.Sc., Energy Engineering Energy technology and air quality technology Lappeenranta University of Technology, Finland Diploma Engineer, higher University degree

Previous professional appointments

  • Finnish Meteorological Institute, Helsinki, Finland Meteorology and air quality, Governmental research and services From May 1999 – July 2008 Head of Research Group, Senior Research Scientist Head of the Air Quality Expert Services; project leader, consultant and researcher; consultancy, capacity building and research projects in the fields of air quality and NMS upgrade projects in Finland and in other countries; expert in air quality assessment and legislation, dispersion calculation, emission inventories, air quality measurements and capacity building.
  • Finnish Meteorological Institute, Helsinki, Finland Meteorology and air quality, Governmental research and services From May 1998 – May 1999 Senior Research Scientist Consultant and researcher in air quality assessment projects; Dispersion modelling; Emission inventories; Planning and maintaining the FMI's Emission database
  • Finnish Meteorological Institute, Helsinki, Finland Meteorology and air quality, Governmental research and services From May 1995 – May 1998 Research Scientist Consultant and researcher in air quality assessment projects; Dispersion modelling; Emission inventories; Planning and maintaining the FMI's Emission database
  • Finnish Meteorological Institute, Helsinki, Finland Meteorology and air quality, Governmental research and services From September 1993 – May 1995 Research Scientist Research Scientist and consultant in the area of the final disposal of the spent fuel from the operation of a nuclear power plants in Finland. Development of new method to determine the bedrock characteristics of the possible repository sites for spent nuclear fuel. Development of a new method to determine slow water flows in a fractures in bedrock. Studies of gas methods in matrix diffusion and porosity of rock samples.
  • University of Jyväskylä, Finland, Department of physics Environmental research and consultancy From November 1992 – July 1993 Research Scientist Research Scientist in the areas of air quality research and capacity studies of savage treatment plants.
  • University of Jyväskylä, Finland, Institute for Environmental Research Environmental research and consultancy From May 1990 – November 1991 Process calculations, assistant Process calculations and optimization of the Vuosaari A gas fired combined cycle power plant
  • Helsinki Energy Energy company

Other professional activities

List of publications

Membership of professional bodies:

• Board member in institutional capacity building projects in Peru, Vietnam, Nepal, SIDS Caribbean and SIDS pacific, 2009 -
• Member of EU Data Exchange Group (DEG) subgroup Assessment, November 2005– 2009
• GreenNet Finland, Member of the Board 2003–2005
• The Finnish Air Pollution Prevention Society, Member 1997–, Member of the Board 1997–2005, Chairman 2002–2005
• The Planning Committee of The Lappeenranta Air Pollution Prevention Day,
Member 1998–2006, Chairman 1999–2005.
• Member of the Finnish Association of Graduate Engineers TEK, 1985–.

 

Selected list of projects:


• 12/2008-5/2010. EU Cards Twinning project in Croatia “Establishment of Air Quality Monitoring and Management System”, funded by European Agency for Reconstruction. MS project leader and short term expert.
• 3/2008 – 1/2009. Emergency modelling in EIA of planned New Nuclear Power Plant in Lithuania. FMI’s project leader.
• 9/2006- 8/2008. EU Cards Twinning project in fYR Macedonia “Air Quality Improvement”, funded by European Agency for Reconstruction. MS project leader, component leader and short term expert, several missions.
• 9/200512/2007. Consulting Air Quality monitoring and Inversion layer investigations for Botnia’s new Pulp mill in Uruguay. Specification for measuring equipments, measurement plans and training the operational staff in Uruguay. Funded by Botnia S.A.. FMI’s Project leader.
• 11/2004ongoing. Enhancing Air Quality Monitoring System in St. Petersburg Through Regional Cooperation. Environmental Cooperation Project between FMI, the City of St. Petersburg and Finnish Cities. Phase I, II and II. Funded by Finnish Ministry of the Environment. FMI’s Project Leader, expert on emission inventories and dispersion modelling.
• 5/2007-ongoing. The Preliminary Air Quality Assessment under EC Air Quality Directives in Finland – PM2,5. Funded by the Finnish Ministry of the Environment. Project leader.
• 2/2006-3/2007. Meteorological and air quality infrastructure development and capacity building project “Strengthening of Lithuanian institutional capacities in ambient air quality modelling and forecasting”, Funded by the EU Transition facility. Responsible Home office project leader and Short term expert, several short missions.
• 10/2005- 6/2006. Meteorological infrastructure development and capacity building project “Institutional strengthening in preparation for upgrading of Lithuanian meteorological network”, Funded by the EU PHARE. Responsible Home office project leader, several short missions.
• 3/20045/2007. The Preliminary Air Quality Assessment under EC Air Quality Directives in Finland – heavy metals and PAH’s. Funded by the Finnish Ministry of the Environment. Project leader.
• 2004-2006. Development of emission measurement, air quality monitoring and atmospheric dispersion modelling methods in relation to small-scale wood combustion (PUPO). Funded by Tekes and the Finnish Ministry of the Environment. FMI’s Project leader.
• 2002-2004. Harmonizing Emission measurements in Finland. Funded by the Finnish Ministry of the Environment. Project coordinator.
• 2000–2001, “Twinning Project on Transposition and Implementation of Some “Acquis Communautaire”/Air quality. Funded by EU/Phare. Review existing monitoring and expansion plan, mapping pollution levels in Hungary. MS Short-Term Expert.
• 20022003. The Preliminary Air Quality Assessment under EC Air Quality Directives in Finland – Ozone. Funded by the Finnish Ministry of the Environment. Project leader.
• 20012003. Long-range transport of particulate matter in Nordic countries. Particulate Matter (PM) measurements in Finland. Funded by NMR. Researcher.
• 20012002. The Preliminary Air Quality Assessment under EC Air Quality Directives in Finland – benzene and carbon monoxide. Funded by the Finnish Ministry of the Environment. Project leader.
• 1999-2001. Twinning project ES98 / IB-EN-01(a) Air Accession in Estonia. Short Term Expert.
• 1999–2001. The Preliminary Air Quality Assessment under EC Air Quality Directives in Finland – SO2, NO2/NOx, PM10, lead. Funded by the Finnish Ministry of the Environment. Responsible expert.
• 20002003. Developing a dispersion model for bioaerosols. Funded by Tekes. Project leader.
• 19982002, Scientific project “The relationship between aerosol concentrations in indoor and outdoor and transport from outdoor to indoor”. Funded Academy of Finland and the Ministry of Transport and communications. Developing model to estimate aerosol concentrations in indoor. Researcher.
• Hundreds of air quality assessment project in Finland and in abroad.