CV Hilppa Gregow

Hilppa Gregow

Title Head of Unit (Climate Service Centre)


Postal address Finnish Meteorological Institute, P.O.Box 503, 00101 HELSINKI

Street address Erik Palménin aukio 1, FI-00560 HELSINKI

Phone number +358 29 539 3510

Fax +358 29 539 3146

Fields of expertise

  • Weather and long range forecasting
  • Climate change research
  • Product development
  • Communication to media


  • EU-C3S ABC4CDE (2016–2018) Assuring Best practices for Climate model Data Evaluation. FMI, together with UH, GERICS, MetNo, DMI, OMSZ, ABHL and CSC Finland, will develop a framework for Quality Assurance for Multi-model climate projections (at global and regional level) (Coordinator)
  • EU-C3S CLIM4ENERGY (2016–2018) Energy mix transitioning for European systems, FMI focuses on e.g., soil frost and carrying capacity of soils on seasonal scale to advance timely harvesting and biomass production (PI)
  • ELASTINEN (2015–2016) Proactive management of short term risks related to weather, economy and climate (Project Coordinator)
  • EU ERA4CS (2015–2020) Institutional Integration of European Climate Services (Coordinator of FMI involvement, ERA4CS in-kind management board member)
  • EU FP7 project RAIN (2014–2016) Risk Analysis of Infrastructure Networks in response to extreme weather) with focus on e.g., severe Baltic Sea ice conditions (Project Coordinator at FMI)
  • EU FP7 project CORE-CLIMAX (2013–2015) Coordinating Earth observation data validation for RE-analysis for CLIMAte ServiceS) (PI)
  • Extreme weather risks to nuclear power plant safety in Oulu (2013) (Project Manager)
  • Climate change impact on Baltic Sea ice cover until 2100 (2013–2014) (Project Manager)
  • EXWE SAFIR2014 (2012–2013) focus on assessing the risks of the theoretically possible extreme weather events in Finland (Project Manager)
  • SEASON (2012–2013) Operationally produced tailor made sea ice outlooks (30-180 day long) for the Baltic Sea region and Helsinki city daily temperature for Helsinki Energy (Project Manager)
  • Extreme weather events and impacts to critical infrastructure in Finland (2012–2013) lead by GAIA Consulting (Project Manager at FMI)
  • EAKR-ILKKA (2012–2014) Urban heat island effect – modelling climate variation and climate change impacts in coastal and inland cities (Project Manager at FMI)
  • ADAPT (2012–2016) (funded by Academy of Finland) assessing the spatially and temporally varying risks of critical weather events on boreal forests and forest management (Co-PI at FMI)
  • Soil frost depths of snow-free ground under climate change (2011) (Project Manager)

University and other degrees

  • 2015: Advanced Management Education Program (graduated 12.2.2015 Aalto JOKO88)
  • 2013: PhD (Forest sciences), University of Eastern Finland (UEF), Faculty of Science and Forestry
  • 2013: Special vocational degree (Product development and innovative leadership), RASTOR
  • 1999: M.Sc. (Meteorology), University of Helsinki

Previous professional appointments

  • 2011–2013 Head of Group, Climate Research and Applications, FMI
  • 2014– Head of Unit, Climate Service Centre, FMI
  • 2008–2013 Researcher FMI/UEF
  • 2001–2007 Researcher within Climate Services, FMI
  • 1999–2010 Freelancer, weather forecaster in television Channel 1, YLE
  • 2002–2004 Researcher producing case study and educational material for the Manual Synoptic Satellite Meteorology Conceptual Models and Case Studies FMI/EUMETSAT
  • 1994 Observer of Helsinki-Kaisaniemi weather station, FMI
  • 1992–1993 Teacher substitute, Herttoniemen yhteiskoulun lukio and Itä-Helsingin Musiikkiopisto.
  • 1998–2000 Meteorologist, sea weather forecasting, FMI
  • 1997–1998 Researcher, high resolution numerical weather prediction modelling (HIRLAM), FMI
  • 1995–1996 Assistant meteorologist, FMI

Other professional activities

  • Member of working group for adaptation strategy, Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry (12.3.2015–31.12.2018)
  • Member of WMO Arctic-PRCC-working group (2015–)
  • Member of AURORA-MaaS working group (2015)
  • Member of ATT (Open Science Expert team) of Ministry of Education and Culture (2014–)
  • Member of steering group, Finnish Meteorological Institute (2014)
  • Member of EMS Awards Committee (2014)
  • Member of ECMWF Expert Team Copernicus Climate Change Service (2014)
  • Member of EUMETNET Expert Team Climate (2012–2014)
  • Member of Nordic Framework for Climate Services (2014–)
  • Member of Advisory Board of EU MAPPERS-project (2014–2015)
  • Member of Copernicus Userforum (2012–)
  • Member of ERA4CS in-kind management board (2015–2020)


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