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Need for Finnish arctic expertise

26.4.2017 16:56

During Finland's year-long chairmanship of the Arctic Council, the Finnish Meteorological Institute wants to raise awareness of Finland's current knowledge and experience of the Arctic region, its special characteristics, its challenges, and the dramatic climate change currently taking place there.

Need for Finnish arctic expertise

During Finland's year-long chairmanship of the Arctic Council, the Finnish Meteorological Institute wants to raise to the fore current knowledge and experience of the Arctic region, its special characteristics, its challenges, and the dramatic climate change currently taking place there.

The chairmanship of the Arctic Council will be transferred from the US to Finland at the start of May.  Themes for Finland's chairmanship include environmental protection, meteorological cooperation, communication solutions and education.  ‘All of these are themes that relate, in one way or another, to the work of the Finnish Meteorological Institute,' says Johanna Ekman, Project Manager for the Finnish Meteorological Institute.

Activity increasing in the Arctic area

Climate change is taking place faster in the north than anywhere else. With climate change, travel, shipping and the utilisation of natural resources will increase in the Arctic region, which will increase the demand for both observational data on the Arctic environment and the services related to this.

More information:

Johanna Ekman, tel. +358 29 539 2079, johanna.ekman@fmi.fi

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