Forests play an important role in the Finnish Bioeconomy Strategy. Increased use of timber adds to intermediate felling and logging and at the same time increases the risk of wind damage. By utilising detailed spatial data materials as well as climate data, it is possible to survey the areas most susceptible to wind damage and to utilise this information when planning felling.
The Finnish Meteorological Institute is a leading expert in meteorology, air quality, climate change, earth observation, marine and arctic research areas. FMI is in a unique position to study various themes of climate change in the Northern context.
High-quality observational data and research is utilized to develop services to benefit our everyday life. Visible examples are improvement of weather forecasts, development of new expert and warning services as well as applications of the newest research results.