CV Andrea Vajda

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

List of publications

Most publications can be found in the ResearchGate profile

LinkedIn profile