Ilmatieteen laitos / Finnish Meteorological Institute


Erik Palmenin aukio 1

POB 503

FI-00101 Helsinki 56

Tel. +358-9-19291 (switchboard)

ArcticROOS contact person:
Jari Haapala:

  • The Finnish Meteorological Institute is a research and service agency under the Ministry of Transport and Communications.
  • The Finnish Meteorological Institute produces high-quality observational data and research findings on the atmosphere and seas.
  • The Institute uses its expertise to provide services that promote public safety and enhance wellbeing among people and in the environment.
  • FMI conducts monitoring and forecasting of sea ice in the Baltic Sea  through the Finnish Ice Service, sea surface temperature,
    waves, sea level and algal situation in the Baltic Sea.

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FMI is involved in a number of ice and polar related research research projects: 


  • CryoSat-2 CAL/VAL campaign, study of X band SAR for ice parameters, under-ice glider experiments and development
    of  a new ice ecosystem model.
  • FMI is also involved in GMES projects Polar View ( and MyOcean.
  • FMI provides the Finnish contribution to the Argo programme, concentrating on the Arctic and under-ice conditions, and 
    takes part in the international monitoring of the exchange between the Arctic and the Atlantic.