Satellite navigation is part of our everyday life, in communications networks and transport services, for example. In the Arctic region, the navigation systems do not function optimally.
The annual Arctic Business Forum started on Wednesday in Kemi with very optimistic tones when it comes to the current business climate.
Surrounded by forests, the town of Kuhmo has created a unique wood cluster that serves as a source of jobs, wealth and wellbeing.
Keeping up to date with news and stories from Arctic Finland is now easier. Starting today, the @ArcticFinlandia Twitter account will tweet only in English, and you can subscribe to our Arctic newsletter.
Yukigassen is a Japanese word, but Kemijärvi has made yukigassen a delightful Finnish winter sport. Teams are competing in the European Championships this weekend.
Finnish Meteorological Institute has participated in a new study that shows that plant leaf uptake of mercury lowers global air pollution. The researchers found that the biological mercury pump seizes half of all global mercury emissions caused by humans.
This year we have an exceptionally large amount of snow in the entire Northern Hemisphere. The Arctic Meteorology Summit in Levi discusses weather phenomena in the Arctic region.
Two Finnish Arctic experts are joining forces to provide satellite-based ice information for their customers operating in the polar seas.
The Arctic Council will gather in Levi on 22-23 March 2018 for Senior Arctic Officials’ meeting, to address the issues of meteorological cooperation and connectivity, both critical in the Arctic.
A railway routing to the Arctic Ocean via Oulu, Rovaniemi and Kirkenes is the option that a new task force by Finnish and Norwegian authorities will examine further.
Finnish SAR satellite manufacturer ICEYE today announced an agreement with Kongsberg Satellite Service to purchase synthetic aperture radar satellite tasking and data from ICEYE.
A tanker has run aground off the Oulu coast, and heavy fuel oil has spilled at sea. This frightening scenario is the starting point for an international Arctic oil recovery exercise at the Bay of Bothnia.
ARCTIC STORIES Finland’s northernmost Pride festival is painting the city of Rovaniemi in rainbow colours this weekend with events ranging from roller derby to danceoke.
Compared to recent years, this winter has been very challenging for sea transport along the Finnish coastline and at sea. Nine icebreakers now assist marine traffic.
ARCTIC STORIES The Arctic Design week brings designers and businesspeople together in Rovaniemi for the 10th time. The event promises unique opportunities to learn about sustainable design.
Mining company Agnico Eagle Finland has announced an expansion investment at its Kittilä gold mine of approximately 160 million euros.
WORDS FROM THE EDITOR: The railroad tracks running northwards from Rovaniemi or from Kolari will soon dominate the headlines.
Black carbon is a major contributor to climate change. It causes almost a quarter of the warming in the Arctic region. A recently released Finnish animated video tells about ways of mitigating problems relating to black carbon.
ARCTIC STORIES: By midwinter, Finland’s 187 888 lakes and much of the Baltic Sea are covered with ice. Beneath the blanket of ice, you will find wellbeing, fresh delicacies and even start-up money.
ARCTIC STORIES: Porokello is a smart traffic service designed to warn about reindeer on the road. The number of reindeer accidents is already going down.
Is it possible to ensure safe automated transport in difficult weather conditions. Developers, researchers and regulators gathered in Muonio to tackle this and related issues.
The launch of ICEYE-X1 sent the first ever under 100 kg SAR satellite into orbit. Making further history, ICEYE also successfully established communications with the 70 kg satellite.
Finnish Meteorological Institute and University of Oulu will increase space research activities and intensify co-operation with the Sodankylä Space Campus.
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