CV Outi Meinander

Title Senior research scientist
Postal address Finnish Meteorological Institute, P.O.Box 503, FI-00101 HELSINKI
Street address Erik Palménin aukio 1, 00560 HELSINKI
Phone number +358 29 539 4157
Fax +358 29 539 3146

Fields of expertise

  • Saharan dust in Finland

  • Cryosphere-atmosphere interactions

  • Black carbon, organic carbon and Icelandic volcanic particles in snow and ice

  • High latitude dust

  • Effects of light absorbing impurities on snow albedo, melt and density

  • Arctic and Antarctic snow albedo at UV, VIS and NIR (300 – 2500 nm)


  • IBA-ILMA: Climate change and Arctic ecosystems: Desert dust, street dust and mining dust and their impacts on ecology and health in Finland and in the Arctic (Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland, 2023-2025, PI Outi Meinander, FMI)

  • IBA-Permafrost: Assessing the effects of permafrost thaw on environment, infrastructure, source of livehood, economy and health in the Arctic region (Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland, 11/2020-12/2022, PI Outi Meinander, FMI),

  • BBrCAC: Black and Brown Carbon in the Atmosphere and the Cryosphere (Academy of Finland, 2022-2025, PI Aki Virkkula, FMI)

  • NordSnowNet: Nordic Snow Network in five meteorological institutes focused on snow in Nordic and related Arctic areas (Nordic Council of Ministers, Nordic Arctic Co-operation Programme, 2019 – 2022, PI Ali Nadir Arslan, FMI),

  • BLACK: Black Carbon in snow and water, a EU-Interact project of International Network for Terrestrial Research and Monitoring in the Arctic (H2020 EU-Interact Grant Agreement No. 730938, 2018-2019, PI Outi Meinander, FMI)

  • NABCEA: Novel Assessment of Black Carbon in the Eurasian Arctic, From Historical Concentrations and Sources to Future Climate Impacts (Academy of Finland, 2016-2020, PI Jussi Paatero, FMI)

  • IBA-BCDUST: Black Carbon in the Arctic and significance compared to dust sources (Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland project No. PC0TQ4BT-25, 12/2018-12/2020, PI Outi Meinander)

  • InDust: International Network to Encourage the Use of Monitoring and Forecasting Dust Products (EU COST Action CA16202, 2017-2021, PI Sara Basart, Spain),

  • HARMOSNOW: European network for a harmonised monitoring of snow (EU ESSEM COST Action ES1404, 2015-2018, PI Ali Nadir Arslan, FMI),

  • A4: Arctic Absorbing Aerosols and Albedo of Snow (Academy of Finland, 2012-2015, PI Gerrit de Leeuw), a project within the Nordic Top-level Research Initiative TRI Nordic Centre of Excellence NcoE of Cryosphere-atmosphere interactions in a changing Arctic climate, CRAICC (PI Markku Kulmala)

University and other degrees

  • Docent (Adjunct Professor), Arctic Centre, University of Lapland, Nov 2022

  • PhD (Environmental sciences), 2016, University of Helsinki, Finland

  • Met-PD (Professional development in meteorology), 2007, University of Helsinki, Finland

  • PhLic (Environmental sciences), 1995, University of Helsinki, Finland

  • MSc (Environmental sciences), 1992, University of Helsinki, Finland

Previous professional appointments

  • Finnish Meteorological Institute, Head of group, 2017

  • NCoE TRI CRAICC Fellowship (Cryosphere-atmosphere interactions in a changing Arctic climate), 2015-2016

  • Finnish Meteorological Institute, Senior research scientist, 1995-

  • Finnish Meteorological Institute, Research scientist, 1991-1995

  • Finnish Meteorological Institute, Research assistant, 1989-1991

  • Ministry of the Environment, Air pollution exhibition guide, 1989

  • Ministry of the Environment, Trainee, 1988