CV Ilona Láng-Ritter

Title Storm Reseacher / Meteorologist / SmartMet-software Expert
Postal address Finnish Meteorological Institute, P.O. Box 503, FI-00101 HELSINKI
Street address Erik Palménin aukio 1, FI-00560 HELSINKI
Phone number +358 29 539 3436
Fax +358 29 539 3146

Fields of expertise

  • Storm research

  • Extreme weather impact research

  • SmartMet and SmartMetAlert weather forecast production and warning systems

  • The emergency management in extreme weather events (DRR+CCA)

  • Gender equality in less-developed countries

  • Serious games

  • Media


  • Nordiclink (Nordforsk, 2020-2024) Securing Nordic linear infrastructure networks against climate-induced natural hazards

  • FMI/SILVA-project (Huoltovarmuuskeskus) Developing an impact database for FMI and Finnish companies

  • FMI/LODE (DG ECHO A project, 2019-2021): Loss Data Enhancement for DRR and CCA Management

  • FINKERAT - Finnish Meteorological institute -Kenya Meteorological Department -Rwanda Environmental Management Authority -Rwanda Meteorology Agency-Tanzania Meteorological AuthorityProject (2022-2025)

  • Concessional Credit Program –

  • Upgrading the Rainfall, Storm and Lightning Detection Capabilities of National Hydro- Meteorological Service, Vietnam, (FL-TB1) (2018-2019)

  • FNEPIII - Finnish-Nepalese Project for Improved capability of the Government of Nepal to respond to the increased risks related to the weather-related natural disasters caused by climate change 3rd phase (2019-2023)

  • ANYWHERE H2020 EU Project (2016–2019) Enhancing emergency management and response to extreme Weather and Climate Events

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

  • PROMOSERV II (2014–2016) Promoting Modernisation of Hydrometeorological Services in Việt Nam

  • SHOCS II (2013–2016) Strengthening Hydrometeorological Operations and Services and Early Warning Services in the Caribbean SIDS Phase II

  • FINPAC (2016) Reduced Vulnerability of the Pacific Island Country Villagers' Livelihoods to the Effects of Climate Change

  • SHSB Strengthening Hydro-Meteorological Services for Bhutan

  • ELASTINEN (2015–2016) Proactive management of weather and climate related risks

University and other degrees

  • 2017: M.Sc. (Meteorology), University of Helsinki, Finland

  • 2017: Minor in Management and International Business, Aalto University, Finland

  • 2014: Additional Studies in Atmospheric Sciences, University of Leeds

  • 2009: Additional Studies in Biology and Environmental Sciences, University of Jyväskylä

Previous professional appointments

List of publications