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 2017, 23.-25.8.2017, Seili, Parainen

Dear colleagues,

The registration for the XVI meeting of Finnish space researchers FinCOSPAR 2017 (to take place at the island of Seili, 23-25.8.2017) is now opened at http://www.astro.utu.fi/fincospar2017/index.html

The deadline for registration and abstract submission is July 15, 2017.

Accommodation will be provided at the island of Seili (place for 40-50 people - on a first-come, first-served basis, but students likely in twin rooms) and also in Nauvo Strandbo hotel, from where a boat will take people to Seili in the morning and back in the evening.

Please, register early to get the best option.

We are pleased to announce that a number of high-profile speakers have accepted our invitation:

  • Peter Jonker (SRON Netherlands Institute for Space Research): Tidal disruption events
  • Keiichi Maeda (Kyoto University, Japan), TBC: Supernovae
  • Minna Palmroth (University of Helsinki): Vlasiator and CoE in Research of Sustainable Space

Welcome to the meeting!

The organizing committee

Seppo Mattila
Pasi Nurmi
Juri Poutanen
Rami Vainio

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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