Research expeditions

Sääpallon lähetystä tutkimusasema Aboalla.
Sääpallon lähetystä tutkimusasema Aboan läheisyydessä. Kuva: Priit Tisler/ FINNARP

Research Expeditions

FINNARP 2019 Absolute gravity and geodetic measurements in Aboa and at the nearby glacier. Maintenance of year-round automatic weather and measuring stations. 

FINNARP 2018 Antarctic meteorology (ASPIRE-project) in Aboa and within 150 km from the station. Sending of weather (sounding) balloons as a part of the Year of Polar Prediction -project. Maintenance of year-round automatic weather and measuring stations. Preparation works to renew the energy system of the station. 

FINNARP 2017 Geological reasearch in Vestfjella mountains and Schirmacher Oasis plateau. Maintenance of year-round automatic weather and measuring stations. Enlargement of the station by two accommodation/ research containers and major fuel supply by inland transport.

FINNARP 2016 Maintenance of year-round automatic weather and measuring stations. Absolute gravity and geodetic measurements, seismological measurements, launch of satellite controlled meteorological (CMET) balloons and snow height measurements. Station infrastructure improvements.

FINNARP 2015 Maintenance of year-round automatic weather and measuring stations. Biological sample collection, launch of satellite controlled meteorological (CMET) balloons and snow height measurements. Station infrastructure improvements.

FINNARP 2014 Physics and biology of epiglacial and supraglacial lakes, Antarctic meteorology and aerosol particle measurements. Maintenance of year-round automatic weather and measuring stations, seismological measurements and use of an incinerator for burning combustible waste in Aboa. Variation of Antarctic sea ice thickness and its effects on the load level of ice navigating on South African S/A Agulhas research vessel. Gravity change and contemporary geodynamics in Norwegian Troll station. Installation of cosmic ray detectors in Italian French Dome C station. Aerosol, UVB and ozone measurements in Argentinian Marambio station.

FINNARP 2013 Updating energy system, installing new weather station and incinerator, monitoring the environmental status. Collecting data from the year-round research sites. Sending out weather balloons.

FINNARP 2012 Parachute drop operation for fuel supply for Aboa and Wasa research stations. Major supply shipment. Arrangements for waste transportation. Maintenance of seismometer, GPS and of automatic weather stations.

FINNARP 2011 GPS and gravity measurements. Maintenance of automatic weather station and research station Aboa.

FINNARP 2010 Meteorological measurements on radiation, turbulence and UAV. Snow line measurements and supraglacial lake studies.

FINNARP 2009 Fuel supply by parachute drop operation. Evolution on snow cover. Antarctic aerosols. Antarctic meteorology.

FINNARP 2008 Aboa Station Maintenance. Maintenance of automatic weather station (AWS Milos 500).

FINNARP 2007 Antarctic Meteorology, Antarctic aerosols, Geological research in Vestfjella and Heimefrontfjella mountains. Supporting Swedish MARA vertical wind measurements.

FINNARP 2006 Antarctic Meteorology, Paleoclimate studies on blue ice fields with groundpenetrating radar (Svea-field station), Antarctic aerosols. Installation of automatic seismometer for year round studies.

FINNARP 2005 Logistical expedition. Maintenance of automatic weather station (AWS Milos 500). Geodetic studies.

FINNARP 2004 Seasonal snow in Antarctica project. Antarctic aerosols.

FINNARP 2003 Seasonal snow in Antarctica project. Paleoclimate studies on blue ice fields with groundpenetrating radar (Svea-field station). GPS- and gravity measurements. Installation of automatic weather station (Milos 500). Building of wind generator system.

FINNARP 2002 Restoration and rebuilding of Aboa research station. Geological research in Vestfjella and Heimefrontfjella mountains. Installation of permanent automatic GPS-station and geodetic studies.

FINNARP 2001 Logistical expedition (building project, environmental evaluation, diesel and vehicle overhaul). GPS-measuments for geodetic purposies.

FINNARP 2000 The same as in 1999 plus gravity measurements.

FINNARP 1999 Paleoclimatological, geophysical and atmospherical research and geological research in the areas surrounding Aboa.

FINNARP 1997 Geophysical, physical and geological research in the surroundings of Aboa. Marine research on the South-African research vessel S.A Agulhas.

FINNARP 1995 Marine research in the Weddell sea on R/V Aranda.

FINNARP 1993 Geological and meteorological research in Aboa. Marine research in the Antarctic Ocean.

FINNARP 1992 Antarctic marine research in the Weddell sea.

FINNARP 1991 Antarctic marine research in the Weddell Sea. Geological and physical research in Aboa. Ozone research in Marambio.

FINNARP 1989 Research in meteorology, geology and physics in Aboa. Marine research on R/V Aranda. Medical and logistical research.

FINNARP 1988

Building of the Research Station Aboa. Marine research on board R/V Stena Actica. Geological research on the Australian research station Davis. Finnish Meteorological Institute started ozone research in cooperation with the Meteorological Institute of Argentina in Marambio on the Antarctic peninsula 1988.