The Finnish National Committee of Arctic and Antarctic Research

The Finnish National Committee of Arctic and Antarctic Research works to advance Finnish polar research and it is the national committee for Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR) and International Arctic Science Committee (IASC). All the most significant institutions conducting Arctic or Antarctic research in Finland are represented in the national committee.

The activities of the Finnish National Committee of Arctic and Antarctic Research are coordinated and supported by the Council of Finnish Academies. The Council allocates national committees from various disciplines with state subsidies from the Ministry of Education and Culture.

Members of the Finnish National Committee of Arctic and Antarctic Research (2024–2026)

Finnish Academy of Science and Letters
Member: Professor Atte Korhola
Deputy member: Professor Juha-Pekka Lunkka

The Finnish Society of Sciences and Letters:
Member: Professor Alf Norkko
Deputy member: Research Professor Johanna Tamminen

The Finnish Academy of Technology:
Member: Professor Jukka Tuhkuri
Deputy member: Assistant Professor Arttu Polojärvi

University of Helsinki:

Member: University Lecturer Anu Kaakinen
Deputy member: Professor Jussi Eronen

Aalto University:

Member: Assistant Professor Arttu Polojärvi 
Deputy member: Professor Jukka Tuhkuri

University of Lapland, the Arctic Centre:

Member: Director Johanna Ikävalko
Deputy member: University Researcher Minna Turunen

University of Oulu:
Member: Director, Professor Eija Tanskanen
Deputy member: 

University of Turku, Faculty of Science and Engineering:
Member: Station Manager Otso Suominen
Deputy member: Professor Jukka Käyhkö

The Finnish Meteorological Institute:
Member: Research Professor Jouni Pulliainen
Deputy member: Research Professor Timo Vihma

Geological Survey of Finland:
Member: Director Aku Heinonen
Deputy member: Head of Unit Jouni Pihlaja

Finnish Geospatial Research Institute:
Member: Research Manager Jyri Näränen
Deputy member: Professor Hannu Koivula

Finnish Environment Institute:
Member: Unit Director Anna-Stiina Heiskanen
Deputy member: Group manager Niko Karvosenoja

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd:
Research Team Leader Maria Tikanmäki
Deputy member: Principal Scientist Jaakko Heinonen

International partners
Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR)
International Arctic Science Committee (IASC)
European Polar Board (EPB)




Contact information

Chair, Atte Korhola
Secretary, Tiia Luostarinen



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