ICOS Finland has been established by the three national partners  University of Helsinki (UH), Finnish Meteorological Institute (FMI), and University of Eastern Finland (UEF)  forming the ICOS Finland management board. The steering committee consists of the management board together with the operating ministries (Ministry of Education and Culture, and Ministry of Transport and Communications). Task groups take care of specific technical details of the national network. ICOS Finland coordination office in Helsinki helps the management board in their work, organises meetings and liaises with the stakeholders and other ICOS components.


Primary contact:


ICOS Finland Director & Focal point:

Prof. Timo Vesala
Institute for Atmospheric and Earth System Research (INAR) / Physics
University of Helsinki
Tel: +358 40 577 9008
Email: timo.vesala (at)


ICOS Finland Coordinator:

Elisa Vainio (formerly Halmeenmäki)
Institute for Atmospheric and Earth System Research (INAR)
University of Helsinki
Tel: +358 50 448 7104
Email: elisa.vainio (at)


FMI Contact person:

Tuomas Laurila
Head of Research Group
Climate Research Unit
Finnish Meteorological Institute
tel. +358 50 3671305
Email: tuomas.laurila (at)


UEF Contact person:

Prof. Kari Lehtinen
Department of Applied Physics
University of Eastern Finland
tel: +358 40 867 7844
E-mail: kari.lehtinen (at)