Proactive management of weather and climate related risks (ELASTINEN)

ELASTINEN project provides information and seeks solutions for strengthening the capabilities of different sectors to assess and manage risks related to weather, climate, and economic impacts. The project also aims to decrease the vulnerability of Finnish society and increase its adaptive capacity to changing climate.

Results

Research articles

Tuomenvirta, H., Gregow, H., Harjanne, A., Luhtala, S., Mäkelä, A., Pilli-Sihvola, K., Juhola, S., Hildén, M., Peltonen-Sainio, P., Miettinen, I. T. & Halonen, M. 2019. Identifying Policy Actions Supporting Weather-Related Risk anagement and Climate Change Adaptation in Finland. Sustainability, 13(11), 3661: 15 p.

Räsänen, A., Jurgilevich, A., Haanpää, S., Heikkinen, M., Groundstroem, F. & Juhola, S. 2017.  The need for non-climate services – Empirical evidence from Finnish municipalities. Climate Risk Management, 9 March 2017.

Press release

Weather and climate risks should be managed efficiently (2.12.2016)

Final report

Gregow H, Carter T, Groundstroem F, Haavisto R, Haanpää S, Halonen M, Harjanne A, Hildén M, Jakkila J, Juhola S, Jurgilevich A, Kokko A, Kollanus V, Lanki T, Luhtala S, Miettinen I, Mäkelä A, Nurmi V, Oljemark K, Parjanne A, Peltonen-Sainio P, Perrels A, Pilli-Sihvola K, Punkka A-J, Raivio T, Räsänen A, Säntti K, Tuomenvirta H, Veijalainen N & Zacheus O. 2016. Keinot edistää sää- ja ilmastoriskien hallintaa. (Measures to promote the management of weather and climate related risks. Abstract in English.) Valtioneuvoston selvitys- ja tutkimustoiminnan julkaisusarja 47/2016. 36 s.

Other reports

Harjanne A, Haavisto R, Tuomenvirta H, Luhtala S, Mäkelä A, Gregow H, Halonen M, Raivio T, Hildén M, Parjanne A, Jakkila J, Juhola S, Räsänen A, Haanpää S, Jurgilevich A, Peltonen-Sainio P, Lanki T, Miettinen I, Zacheus O & Kollanus V. 2016. Sää- ja ilmastoriskien hallinta ja tietolähteet Suomessa. (Management of weather and climate risks and the use of related information sources in Finland. Abstract in English.) Ilmatieteen laitoksen julkaisusarja 2016:6. 111 s.

Pilli-Sihvola K, Haavisto R, Nurmi V, Oljemark K, Tuomenvirta H, Groundstroem F, Juhola S, Miettinen I & Gregow H. 2016. Taloudellisesti tehokkaampaa sää- ja ilmastoriskien hallintaa Suomessa. (Efficient weather and climate risk management in Finland. Abstract in English.) Valtioneuvoston selvitys- ja tutkimustoiminnan julkaisusarja 45/2016. 68 s.

Hildén M, Groundstroem F, Carter T R, Halonen M, Perrels A & Gregow H. 2016. Ilmastonmuutoksen heijastevaikutukset Suomeen

Saku S, Mäkelä A, Jylhä K & Niinimäki N. 2016. Lyhytkestoisten sateiden rankkuus ja toistuvuusaika Suomessa. Ilmatieteen laitos.15 s.

Storm in urban enviroment
Kuva: Nanni Akkola

Project information

Project duration: 1.9.2015–30.10.2016

Partners: Finnish Meteorological Institute (coordinator), Finnish Environment Institute, National Institute for Health and Welfare, Natural Resources Institute Finland, Gaia Consulting Ltd (http://www.gaia.fi) and University of Helsinki

Funding: Government's analysis, assessment and research activities

Objectives: The main objectives of the ELASTINEN project are:

  1. support coherent/consistent adaptation to climate change

  2. develop solutions for different sectors for risk assessment and management related to extreme weather and climate events, such as thunder storms in 2010 and Tapani storm on Boxing day 2011, using also economic assessment methods

  3. find out what kind of information and tools different actors need and study the possibilities to develop climate services and application tools for adaptation

  4. study how the international impacts of climate change (such as raw material availability, food security, water security, climate refugees) will be reflected to Finland and how they should be taken into account in risk management but also what kind of economic possibilities they provide.

Other outputs of the ELASTINEN project

22.3.2017: Press release: Kuntien kannattaa arvioida ja hallita sää- ja ilmastoriskejä toimintakykynsä säilyttämiseksi (in Finnish)

22.3.2017: Policy brief: Kuntien sää- ja ilmastoriskit kuriin riskien arvioinnilla ja hallinnalla (in Finnish)

9.3.2017: Article: Räsänen, A., Jurgilevich, A., Haanpää, S., Heikkinen, M., Groundstroem, F. & Juhola, S. 2017. The need for non-climate services – Empirical evidence from Finnish municipalities. Climate Risk Management, 9 March 2017.

2.12.2016 Press release: Weather and climate risks should be managed efficiently

2.12.2016: Blog text: Tehokkaampaa sää- ja ilmastoriskien hallintaa – taloudelliset analyysit mukaan päätöksentekoon (Karoliina Pilli-Sihvola & Riina Haavisto)

11.10.2016 Final seminar presentations (in Finnish): Sää- ja ilmastoriskien hallinta ja mahdollisuudet - ELASTINEN-hankkeen loppuseminaari, Helsinki (pdf)

30.9.2016 Abstract: Pilli-Sihvola, K., Haavisto, R. & Nurmi, V. 2016 Toward cost-efficient and robust weather and climate risk management in Finland. The 3rd European Climate Change Adaptation Conference (ECCA 2017), 6 - 8 June 2017 in the SECC, Glasgow, Scotland.

30.9.2016 Abstract: Haavisto, R., Pilli-Sihvola, K., Harjanne, A. & Tuomenvirta, H. 2016. How research-based policy advice is embraced in decision-making? Case of two projects scanning adaptation to changing socio-economic and climatic conditions. The 3rd European Climate Change Adaptation Conference (ECCA 2017), 6 - 8 June 2017 in the SECC, Glasgow, Scotland.

30.9.2016 Abstract: Harjanne, A., Pilli-Sihvola, K. Haavisto, R. 2016 Adaptation by the least vulnerable - Managing climate risks in a Nordic welfare state. The 3rd European Climate Change Adaptation Conference (ECCA 2017), 6 - 8 June 2017 in the SECC, Glasgow, Scotland.

30.9.2016. Abstract: Tuomenvirta, H., Mäkelä, A., Pilli-Sihvola, K., Hildén M., Luhtala, S. & Gregow, H. 2016. Developing proactive management of weather and climate related risks in Finland. The 3rd European Climate Change Adaptation Conference (ECCA 2017), 6 - 8 June 2017 in the SECC, Glasgow, Scotland.

12-16.9.2016: Abstract: Haavisto R., Harjanne, A., Tuomenvirta H. & Gregow, H. 2016 Risk management perspective for climate service development – Results from a study on Finnish organizations. 16th EMS Annual Meeting & 11th European Conference on Applied Climatology (ECAC) | 12–16 September 2016 | Trieste, Italy

29.-31.8.2016 Abstract: Hildén, M., Groundstroem, F., Carter, T, Halonen, M., Perrels, A. & Gregow, H. 2016. Trans-boundary impacts affecting Finland – developing the impact pathways approach to support adaptation planning. 4th Nordic Conference on Climate Change Adaptation "From Research to Actions and Transformation", August 21-31 in Bergen, Norway. Book of abstracts. 43-44.

14.7.2016 Ilmastonmuutos sekoittaa Suomen vesipalettia (article in Climateguide.fi, in Finnish)

29.6.2016 Blog text: Miten Suomi pärjää sopeutumisen kansainvälisillä markkinoilla? (Mikko Halonen) (in Finnish)

19.4.2016 Blog text: Suomikaan ei ole suojassa ilmastonmuutoksen heijastevaikutuksilta (Mikael Hildén, Fanny Grundstroem ja Timothy Carter) (in Finnish)

17.2.2016 Blog text: Ilmastonmuutokseen sopeutuminen vaatii verkostoja (Atte Harjanne & Riina Haavisto) (in Finnish)

2.11.2015 Poster: Proactive management of weather and climate related risks in Finland (ELASTINEN project) (pdf)

9 September 2015 Project presentation at Kuntamarkkinat (municipal fair) in Helsinki

9 September 2015 Press release (in Finnish)

28.10.2019