VAWS Webinar Series: Finland's proposed meteorological cooperation under the Arctic Council

Wednesday, May 10
11:00 am to 12:00 pm
Open to registered attendees
Akasofu Building, West Ridge, UAF Campus
Tina Buxbaum

Virtual Alaska Weather Symposium (VAWS) Webinar Series

Speaker: Mr. Juhani Damski, Director-General of the Finnish Meteorological Institute (FMI)

Can’t make it in person? Please join us online! 
Finland’s priorities during their Chairmanship of the Arctic Council are:  Environmental Protection, Connectivity, Meteorology, and Education.  The Finnish Meteorological Institute (FMI), which is part of the Ministry of Transportation, is the lead for the meteorology priority.  As part of their meteorological cooperation program, FMI is proposing overarching themes that would include monitoring of the Arctic, especially the increased utilization of satellite date in operational activities and services; supporting research that aims to increase an understanding of the Arctic environment; and launching of new service concepts under the framework of the World Meteorological Organization to support Arctic functions and increase safety in the Arctic.