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.


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 Management 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. (Crossborder effects of climate change in Finland. Abstract in English. ) Valtioneuvoston selvitys- ja tutkimustoiminnan julkaisusarja 46/2016. 62 s.

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

Storm in urban enviroment

Photo: 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 ( 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: