Finnish Meteorological Institute FMI

Photo Jari Haapala

Finnish Meteorological Institute (FMI) is the Finnish authority responsible for atmospheric and marine research and services. FMI has approximately 600 employees, of which 300 working in research.

The Marine Research Unit at the FMI is responsible for physical oceanography and sea ice research in Finland. The research is based on national and international cooperation and includes the study of ocean hydrography and circulation, sea ice, surface waves, sea level and sea-atmosphere interaction processes.

Within the FINMARI consortium, FMI is responsible for physical oceanography. FMI is running an operative network of wave and measurement buoys, current profilers and mareographs.

FMI is also having several operative ARGO floats at the Baltic Sea and Arctic Ocean, and is doing routine monitoring of the Baltic sea based on CTD soundings. FMI has a field station on the island of Utö approximately 100 km south of city of Turku.

Contact persons:

Head of unit, Jari Haapala
Finnish Meteorological Institute
e-mail: firstname.surname (ät) fmi.fi

Doc. Lauri Laakso
Finnish Meteorological Institute
e-mail: firstname.surname (ät) fmi.fi