CV Hilppa Gregow

Title Head of Unit (Weather and Climate Change Impact Research)
Postal address Finnish Meteorological Institute, P.O.Box 503, 00101 HELSINKI
Street address Erik Palménin aukio 1, FI-00560 HELSINKI
Fax +358 29 539 3146

Fields of expertise

  • Climate change impact research

  • Storm research

  • Assessment of extremes and risks

  • Weather and long range forecasting

  • Climate service and service co-creation

  • Boreat forest management


  • SA CLIPS (2016–2018) CLImate services supporting Public activities and Safety (Forging Ahead funding from Academy of Finland) (PI)

  • EU-C3S_51 Lot4 DECM (2016–2018) Data Evaluation for Climate Models. 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) (Project 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

  • 2017: Adjunct professor, in the field of meteorology and risk management especially as regards impacts to forests, University of Eastern Finland

  • 2015: Advanced Management Education Program Aalto JOKO88 (graduated 12.2.2015)

  • 2013: PhD (Forest sciences), University of Eastern Finland (UEF), Faculty of Science and Forestry

  • 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

  • 2014–2017: Head of Unit, Climate Service Centre, FMI

  • 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 EU-PRIMAVERA Advisory board 2018–

  • Member of WMO Arctic-PRCC-working group (2015–)

  • Member of AURORA-MaaS working group (2015)

  • Member of C3S-PRINCIPLES Advisory board 2017–

  • Co-chair in European Climate Research Alliance (ECRA) High Impact Events, 2017–

  • Member of ERA4CS in-kind management board, 2015-2020

  • Member of working group for adaptation strategy, Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry (12.3.2015–31.12.2018)

  • 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)