Finnish National Committee of


Finnish National Committee on Space Research




Report of 2016.

The committee on Space Research (COSPAR) was established by the International Council of Scientific Unions (ICSU) in 1958. The ICSU resolution creating COSPAR was to "provide the world scientific community with the means whereby it may exploit the possibilities of satellites and space probes of all kinds for scientific purposes, and exchange the resulting data on a cooperative basis."

The Finnish National Committee of COSPAR has participated in the international and national co-operation of scientific space research since 1964 by submitting proposals, issuing statements, arranging meetings, and keeping contact with the international COSPAR and its subcommittees.

The National Committee is an expert body nominated by the Delegation of the Finnish Academies of Science and Letters. The members of the National Committee represent the active community of space researchers in Finland. Chairman of the Finnish National Committee is Vice President Tuija Pulkkinen (since year 2012).

FinCOSPAR 2015, 26.-28.8.2015, Hotel Luostotunturi, Sodankylä

The meeting is organized by the Sodankylä Geophysical Observatory (SGO) and the Arctic Research Centre of the Finnish Meteorological Institute (FMI-ARC), together with the Finnish National COSPAR committee. The hotel Luostotunturi serves as the conference venue. The meeting brings together space researchers from all the Finnish institutes engaged in space research, astronomy and remote sensing as well as our colleagues from foreign universities.

More information on the meeting website.

Newest report:

T. Pulkkinen, S. Merikallio, P. Stigell (Editors):
Space Research in Finland, report to COSPAR 2014,
(hard copies and PDF available).

Last conferences organized:

Finland in COSPAR - 50 years anniversary seminar. See the seminar talks on Youtube.

FinCOSPAR 2013, Vantaa 29.-30.8.2013, Conference webpages
FinCOSPAR 2011, Kemiö 31.8-2.9.2011 Abstract book PDF - Programme HTML
FinCOSPAR 2009, Rokua 3.-5.9.2009 Abstract book PDF
FinCOSPAR 2007, Korpilampi 4.-5.10.2007. Abstract book PDF
FinCOSPAR 2005, Helsinki 11.-13.5.2005. Programme PDF

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