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 INAR Climate newsletter 08/2018 by the University of Helsinki
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When a city lacks clean air

At a meeting that took place in Shanghai at the end of June, researchers from the University of Helsinki presented a collaborative digital model, a ”5G air quality observation model”, the mobile MegaSense, which will make it possible to plan cities in a way that is durable from a climate perspective. Read more.

INAR coordination in the European Long-Term Ecosystem Research (eLTER) Infrastructure

INAR is coordinating the Finnish activities in European Long-Term Ecosystem Research (eLTER) Infrastructure. Read more.

Prof. Jaana Bäck: new member of the Finnish Science Academy

Jaana Bäck was selected as member of the Finnish Science Academy. Congratulations! Read more.

The warm and dry early summer may be the result of climate change – or not.

What a warm and dry early summer it was! But is a hot May in Finland a sign of climate change?
Read more.

MOOC leadership for sustainable change

We need a sustainability transition, but how to get there?

A new online course, Leadership for Sustainable Change, will launch on 4 September 2018. The course is a collaboration of the University of Helsinki and the University of Tampere, and is made possible thanks to the contribution of Sitra, the Finnish Innovation Fund.

During the course you will learn:
- what the great challenges of sustainability are and how they are related
- how to lead change in complex systems, for example by utilising circular economy
- what skills, knowledge and attitudes a professional change-maker needs
- how to make and collaborate on a concrete sustainability project plan
Read more.

Extensive Meas­ur­ing cam­paign at River Kit­inen in Sodan­kylä

It is an established fact that rivers, like lakes, are sources for carbon dioxide and methane. However, which factors impact the exchange of hothouse gases between water and atmosphere has not been studied closer. Read more.

Prof. Markku Kulmala received Helsinki Science award

The city of Helsinki awarded prof. Markku Kulmala with the Helsinki Science Award for his work. Congratulations! Read more.

Study­ing Aer­o­sol Pro­cesses in Ant­arc­tica

Spotted in the very north of the Antarctic Peninsula, in the Seymour Island, is the Base Marambio, which belongs to Argentina. The air to the station can come from open ocean, Weddell sea or vast inland areas depending on the wind direction. We can make measurements that represent different environments of the Antarctic continent. Read more.

FIN­LAND AND CHINA Join efforts to mitigate climate change

Finland and China have given a joint announcement of collaboration during the visit of the president of China in Finland this April. One goal of the collaboration is joint efforts to mitigate climate change. Read more.

Climb­ing more than 5200 metres above sea level – close to La Paz is where at­mo­spheric research is at its highest

Currently in Bolivia, at the highest atmospheric research station in the world, there is a group of scientists working hard, sometimes almost out of breath. Read more.

In brief

 “Little data, big data, no data" workshop by INAR RI Ecosystems together with MULTICS-project from University of Oulu introduced local data management issues in the ecological and related scientific fields as well as its place within the emerging larger data landscape.
Pro­fessor Paolo Laj: Global co­oper­a­tion is the only way to gain a com­pre­hens­ive un­der­stand­ing of aer­o­sols
The Academy of Finland’s Research Council for Natural Sciences and Engineering has decided to grant Academy Project funding to projects involving INAR researchers. Read more.
Headquarter of Europe’s new at­mo­spheric research cen­ter ACT­RIS to Fin­land.
The University of Helsinki places within the top 100 universities in the world by the international Shanghai Ranking. Among the top ranked subjects are Atmospheric Sciences (ranked 15th).

ThinkLetter INAR Climate | August 2018

Editor in chief: Stephany B. Mazon,
© 2018 UNIVERSITY OF HELSINKI • • ISSN 1798-7385

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