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
Speaker: Mr. Juhani Damski, Director-General of the Finnish Meteorological Institute (FMI)
Can’t make it in person? Please join us online!
Register here: https://accap.uaf.edu/Finland)
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.