Atmospheric Research Centre of Eastern Finland


Ilmatieteen Laitos, the Finnish Meteorological Institute (FMI), is a research and service agency reporting to the Finnish Ministry of Transport and Communications. The main objective of the Finnish Meteorological Institute is to provide the Finnish nation with the best possible information about the atmosphere above and around Finland, for ensuring public safety relating to atmospheric, marine and airborne hazards and for satisfying requirements for specialized meteorological products. FMI produces high-quality observational data and research knowledge about the atmosphere and marine, combining its know-how into weather, climate, air-quality and security related services to the benefit of the society and environment. FMI, together with University of Helsinki, is the hosting organization for ICOS ERIC, leads the setting-up of the ESFRI ACTRIS research infrastructure in Europe and is active partner in many research infrastructure and e-infrastructure projects and initiatives. In addition, part of the ICOS Atmospheric Thematic Centre ATC is operated in FMI and ACTRIS CloudDataNet Data Centre component will be located in FMI. FMI runs its own super-computing environment and collaborates closely with national, Nordic, and European super-computing centers and operational services such as ECWMF and international organizations such as WMO.