CV Andrea Vajda

Title Senior Research Scientist
Postal address Finnish Meteorological Institute, P.O Box 503, FI-00101 HELSINKI
Street address Erik Palmenin aukio 1, FI-00560 Helsinki
Phone number +358 29 539 2739
Fax +358 29 539 3146

Fields of expertise

  • Climate-surface-vegetation interactions

  • Climate of Lapland

  • Forest fire risk assessment

  • Climate change impact analysis

  • Extreme weather events

  • Seasonal forecast applications


  • ERA4CS SERV_FORFIRE (2017-2020), Integrated services and approaches for Assessing effects of climate change and extreme events for fire and post fire risk prevention (PI at FMI)

  • ERA4CS INDECIS (2017-2020), Integrated approach for the development across Europe of user oriented climate indicators for GFCS high-priority sectors: agriculture, disaster risk reduction, energy, health, water and tourism

  • SA CLIPS Climate services supporting public activities and safety (co-leader between Sep 2016-Aug 2017)

  • C3S project CLIM4ENERGY (2016-2019), a service providing climate change indicators tailored for the energy sector (PI and WP leader)

  • Project Seasonal forecast (2016-2020), focusing on the development of seasonal forecast services for Finland and its adjacent areas (Project manager)

  • EU FP7 project RAIN (2013-2016), Risk Analysis of Infrastructure Networks in response to extreme weather (Project manager at FMI)

  • EU FP7 project MOWE-IT (2012-2014), Management of weather events in transport system

  • EU FP7 project EWENT (2009-2012), Extreme Weather Impacts on European Networks of Transport

University and other degrees

  • 2007: PhD degree in Geography, University of Helsinki, Department of Geography

  • 1998: MSc degree in Geography, University Babes-Bolyai, Cluj-Napoca, Romania

  • 1997: BSc degree in Geography, University Babes-Bolyai, Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Previous professional appointments

  • 2015 September – 2017 December, Head of Group, Finnish Meteorological Institute, Climate Applications

  • 2001–2015 September, Research Scientist, Finnish Meteorological Institute, Helsinki

  • 1998–2001 Teaching assistant, Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Faculty of Geography, Meteorology-Climatology

  • 1997–1998 Geography teacher, Ady Endre High School and Iosif Vulcan Pedagogical High School, Oradea, Romania

Other professional activities


List of publications

Most publications can be found in the ResearchGate profile

LinkedIn profile