The Finnish Meteorological Institute has made its data sets freely available for public use. The data sets are available in machine-readable, digital format.
The Finnish Meteorological Institute has build a new online service that will make it possible to search for, browse and download the Institute’s data sets in machine-readable format free of charge.
The technical implementation of the online service complies with the requirements laid down in the INSPIRE Directive. The content of the service is wider than that defined in the INSPIRE Directive. The search service will share the open data according to the Open Geospatial Consortium standards. Additional information: Open Geospatial Consortium
The Finnish Meteorological Institute develops its new online service on the basis of user needs and feedback. For this reason, the use of the search service requires registration. The Finnish Meteorological Institute complies with the legislation on customer registers.
In connection with registration, users of the online service must accept the Institute’s licence for open data.
If a customer wants the Finnish Meteorological Institute to search for and supply data sets to the customer, the Institute charges the customer for delivering the data. A fee is also charged for the tailoring of data sets, for the provision of services and for the use of data sets other than those made available now. The Finnish Meteorological Institute’s rates are based on the Decree of the Ministry of Transport and Communications concerning the Finnish Meteorological Institute’s charges for services and on the Act and Decree on Criteria for Charges Payable to the State.
The Finnish Meteorological Institute provides advice and consultancy pertaining to the data sets. Help and advice are available, for instance, about the use and processing of open data.
The conventional weather services and warning services intended for the general public are always free of charge. Our website, www.ilmatieteenlaitos.fi, continues to provide high-quality weather services to everyone. We also strive to develop our weather services according to users’ wishes. Weather forecasts and warnings are also available on smartphones free of charge.