Director General and Director General's Office

The Finnish Meteorological Institute is a research and service institute subordinate to the Ministry of Transport and Communications. The Director General is Petteri Taalas.

A person looking at the camera indoors.
Petteri Taalas resumed his position as the Director General at the beginning of 2024. Photo: Finnish Meteorological Institute

The Director General's office is responsible for international affairs at Institute level, for relations with stakeholders and for the Institute's internal and external communications.

Contact information

Director General Petteri Taalas The Finnish Meteorological Institute Erik Palménin aukio 1 P.O. Box 503 FI-00100 Helsinki tel.+358 29 539 2201

Chief Scientist Jari Liski tel. +358 40 748 5088 Academy Professor Ari Laaksonen tel. +358 29 539 5530 Executive Assistant to the Director General Joanna Saarinen tel.+358 29  539 2201 fax +358 29 539 2203

Senior Adviser, International Relations Maria Hurtola tel.+358 29 539 2220