Our project

Our project

Making existing Nordic-Arctic research and snow data from observations and models visible for the researcher, data user and education communities.

 Support the snow-related research and development of applications by exchange of information and data, arranging workshops, training and supporting also informal Nordic researcher contacts and meetings during the project years.

Latest News and events


    22 March 2022, Sodankylä, FINLAND

  • Pan European High Resolution Snow & Ice Monitoring Product Launch eventThe event was postponed and will be held online, on 10.03.2022, between 09:00 – 17:00 CETCopernicus Land Monitoring Service is inviting you to the Pan European High Resolution Snow & Ice Monitoring Product Launch event. At this event you will be informed about the products specification, learn about some tangible use cases as well as how to access the HR S&I products.The event is open to everybody who is interested in this topic, but in particular it will add value to those who are considering using our data, be it for research applications, downstream services, or national and regional authorities.
  • The HR S&I products address a wide range of applications, but in particular they address applications in nivology, hydrology (e.g., flood and hydro-power), climatology, meteorology, and winter tourism and the transport sector. Since several applications are time critical, HR S&I was developed as near real time service, providing its products within 6 h after sensing. The high spatial resolution shall open a new set of applications and possibilities from very detailed local scales, up to the pan the European level.

    Registration is available until 06.03.2022 at https://www.lyyti.fi/reg/hrsi_launch

    For more information and the agenda: https://land.copernicus.eu/user-corner/events/pan-european-high-resolution-snow-ice-monitoring-product-launch

  • National Snow Seminar will be held on 2nd February 2022National Snow Seminar on 2.2.2022 was organized as a remote event via Zoom.Please, find event’s Program  and Abstracts.The second part of the seminar, including celebrating the 10th Snow seminar with a workshop and a “Science meets art” exhibition followed by a dinner is postponed to later in spring, date is to be announced.

    The Key note talk was given by prof. Petteri Uotila, University of Helsinki (INAR) on the IPCC 2021 report, with the focus on the cryosphere.

    The seminar is organized in collaboration with the following projects:

    IBA-PermafrostLAS3R (“Low orbit altimetry, albedo & Antarctic Snow and Sea-ice Surface Roughness”) & Nordic Snow Network (NordSnowNet).

    Outi Meinander (outi.meinander@fmi.fi)

    Kati Anttila (kati.anttila@syke.fi)

    Ana Alvarez-Piedehierro (ana.alvarez.piedehierro@fmi.fi)

    Leena Leppänen (leena.leppanen@ulapland.fi)

    together with the FMI Snow team; twitter.com/FMI_Snow