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Arctic Offshore Engineering Group (AOEG)

Address: Technical Research Centre of Finland, Betonimiehenkuja 3, FIN-02150 Espoo
Telephone: +358-0-4561
Fax: +358-462382
Year of foundation: 1985
Activities: Set up to coordinate and combine the resources of the various laboratories of the Technical Research Centre engaged in different areas of Arctic research. Carries out field studies, and provides testing services and analyses of offshore structures.

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Delegation for Samearenden [Saami Parliament]

[Saami Parliament]
Address: PO Box 39, FIN-99870 Inari
Telephone: +358-016-671181
Fax: +358-016-671323
Year of foundation: 1973
Activities: The Saami Parliament acts as a preliminary coordinating body for matters relating to Saami legal, economic, social and cultural affairs. Although it may raise any questions it wishes to consider, present proposals and express opinions to the authorities, it has no decision-making authority and can act in an advisory capacity only.

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Finnish Ornithological Society

Website: www.joensuu.fi/metsa/ymparisto/sly/slyenglish/
Address: P. Raitatiekatu 13, PO Box 17, FIN-00014 University of Helsink
Year of foundation: 1924
Publications: Ornis Fennica (1924-, 4pa)

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Geographical Society of Finland

Website: www.helsinki.fi/ml/maant/geofi/
Address: c/o Dr. L. Houtsouen, Department of Geography, PO Box 4, FIN-00014 Helsinki University
Year of foundation: 1888
Publications: Fennia; Suomen kartasto/Atlas over Finland (1977-94) [previous editions: 1899, 1910, 1925 and 1960] ; Terra

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Geographical Society of Northern Finland (Societas Geographica Fenniae Nordicae)

Address: Department of Geography, University of Oulu, FIN-90570 Oulu
Publications: Nordia (1967-, 2pa)

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Geologian Tutkimuskeskus (GTK) [Geological Survey of Finland]

[Geological Survey of Finland]
Website: www.gsf.fi
Address: Kivimiehentie 1, FIN-02150 Espoo
Telephone: +358-16-3297131/3297111. Fax. +358-16-3297289
Fax: +358-9-462205. Regional Office for Northern Finland, PO Box 77, FIN-96101 Rovaniemi
Year of foundation: 1865 [Regional Office for Northern Finland founded 1974]
Activities: National agency for survey, mapping and research into surface deposits, bedrock and mineral resources of Finland. The library maintains two bibliographic databases: FINGEO listing publications relating to Finnish geology from 1971 onwards and RAPGEO listing unpublished reports held in the archives. Geological museum.
Publications: Bulletin (1971-) [continues Bulletin de la Commission Geologique de Finlande (1895-1971)]; Guide to the publications of the Geological Survey of Finland 1879-1960 (Okko and Hannikainen, 1960; Report of Investigations (1967-); Special Paper (1987-); map series.

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Geophysical Observatory

Website: www.sgo.fi
Address: Finnish Academy of Science and Letters, FIN-99600 Sodankyla
Fax: +358-16-619-875
Year of foundation: 1913
Activities: High latitude upper atmospheric research centre.

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Helsingin Yliopisto (HY) [University of Helsinki]

[University of Helsinki]
Website: www.helsinki.fi/ml/maant/
Address: Kilpisjarvi Biological Station, Arkadiankatu 7, PO Box 17, FIN-00014 Helsingin Yliopisto
Telephone: +358-9-1917333/1917332
Fax: +358-9-1917301
Year of foundation: 1964
Activities: Long-term follow-up studies of mammals, birds and plants, and research on the effect of global warming on northern ecosystems have been carried out at Kilpisjarvi Biological Station (69.03'N; 20.50'E) since 1964. Field courses are run on the biology and geography of the Fennoscandian mountain area.
Publications: Kilpisjarvi Notes (1976-)

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HTKK SF.

Year of foundation: 1987
Activities: Carries out contract research in naval architecture and offshore engineering, including research, testing and consultation on the interactions between ships and structures with sea ice and studies of the ice environment. Ice model basin.

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Ilmatieteen Laitos (IL) [Finnish Meteorological Institute]

[Finnish Meteorological Institute]
Website: www.fmi.fi
Address: Vuorikatu 24, PO Box 503, FIN-00101 Helsinki
Telephone: +358-9-19291
Fax: +358-9-179581
Year of foundation: 1841
Activities: National centre for the collection and analysis of meteorological data. Since 1994 has maintained Global Atmosphere Watch (GAW) stations at Sodankyla (67.22'N; 26.39'E) and Pallas (67.58'N; 24.07'E).
Publications: Contributions (1925-); Meteorological Year Book of Finland (1995-); Reports (1986-)

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Kevo Subarctic Research Station

Address: FIN-99980 Utsjoki
Telephone: +358-16-678505
Fax: +358-16-678523
Year of foundation: 1956
Activities: Carries out research into the botany, zoology, ecology and geography of Inari Lapland. Also a meteorological and seismic station. The secretariat and library are sited at the Kevo Subarctic Research Institute, University of Turku.

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Kilpisjarvi Biological Station

Address: FIN-99490 Kilpisjarvi
Telephone: +358-16-77712
Publications: Kilpisjarvi Notes (1976-)

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Kotimaisten Kielten Tutkimuskeskkus (KKTK) / Forskningscentralen for de Inhemska Spraken (FCIS) [Research Institute for the Languages of Finland]

[Research Institute for the Languages of Finland]
Address: Sornaisten rantatie 25, FIN-00500 Helsinki
Telephone: +358-9-731-51
Fax: +358-9-731-5355
Year of foundation: 1976
Activities: Carries out linguistic research and language planning for Finnish, Swedish and Saami, as well as study of the Uralic languages. The Library has particularly extensive Finno-Ugric collections having incorporated the Suomalais-Ugrilainen Kirjasto [Finno-Ugrian Library] founded in 1883.
Publications: Hiidenkivi (1994-, 6pa); Kielikello (1968-, 4pa); Kotimaisten Kielten Tutkimuskeskuksen Julkaisuja (1978-); Raidu (1983-); Skrifter - Forskningscentralen for de Inhemska Spraken (1976-); Sprakbruk (1981-, 4pa); Suomen Kielen Naytteita (1977-); Svenska Sprakbyraans Ordlistor (1977-)

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Lapin Tutkimusseura [Research Society of Lapland]

[Research Society of Lapland]
Address: Hallituskatu 9, FIN-96100 Rovaniemi
Fax: +358-16-322-3019
Year of foundation: 1959
Activities: Set up to promote research on the Finnish province of Lapland and to improve co-operation between research and practical life.
Publications: Acta Lapponica Fenniae (1962-89); Lapin tutkimusseura Vuosikirja (1960-, annual)

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Lapin Yliopisto [University of Lapland]

[University of Lapland]
Website: www.ulapland.fi
Address: Arctic Centre, PO Box 122, FIN-90101 Rovaniemi
Telephone: +358-16-3241
Fax: +358-16-324-777
Year of foundation: 1989
Activities: Research, teaching and information centre. Research focuses on global change with an emphasis on human-induced changes and their consequences in the Arctic. Coordinates undergraduate and graduate taught courses in the University of Lapland's Arctic Studies Program. In addition to sizeable holdings of Arctic literature, the Library contains the Carl Erik Lindh collection of historic maps. The IASC Global Change Programme Office is located here, as is the secretariat of The Northern Forum Academy.
Publications: Arctic Centre News (1991-); Arctic Centre Publications (1990-); Arctic Centre Reports

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Maanmittauslaitos [National Land Survey of Finland (NLS)]

[National Land Survey of Finland (NLS)]
Website: www.maanmittauslaitos.fi
Address: Opastinsilta 12 C, PO Box 84, FIN-00521 Helsinki 52
Telephone: +358-9-1541
Fax: +358-9-154-5454
Year of foundation: 1812 [formerly the National Board of Survey]
Activities: National agency responsible for topographic survey and mapping, land-use, cadastral and geographic information services.
Publications: Suomen kartasto/Atlas over Finland (1977-94); topographic map series.

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Merentutkimuslaitos [Finnish Institute of Marine Research (FIMR)]

[Finnish Institute of Marine Research (FIMR)]
Website: www.fimr.fi
Address: PO Box 33, FIN-00931 Helsinki
Telephone: +358-9-613-941
Fax: +358-9-613-944-94
Year of foundation: 1918
Activities: Government organization carrying out research in physical, chemical and biological oceanography principally in the Baltic Sea but research also has been conducted in the Greenland, Barents and Weddell seas. Runs a daily Ice Service through the winter season and is responsible for environmental monitoring of the Baltic. Jointly responsible with the Polar Commission of Finland for the Finnish Antarctic Programme (FINNARP). Operates research vessel RV Aranda. Library.
Publications: Finnish Marine Research (1920-); Meri. Report Series (1975-); ice charts published twice a week since 1920.

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Metsantutkimuslaitos (METLA) [Finnish Forestry Research Institute (FFRI)]

[Finnish Forestry Research Institute (FFRI)]
Website: www.metla.fi
Address: Unioninkatu 40A, FIN-00170 Helsinki
Telephone: +358-9-857051
Fax: +358-9-625308
Year of foundation: 1917
Activities: Since 1970 has operated Rovaniemi Research Station (PO Box 16, FIN-96301 Rovaniemi) to study problems associated with the regeneration, timber production and general state of health of Lapland forests.
Publications: Acta Forestalia Fennica (1913-, 2-6pa); Folia Forestalia (1963-).

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National Committee on Antarctic Research

Address: Delegation of the Finnish Academies of Science and Letters, Mariankatu 5, FIN-00170 Helsinki
Activities: National Member of SCAR.

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National Committee on Permafrost Research and Technology in Finland

Address: Physical Geography Laboratory, PO Box 9, FIN-00014 Helsinki University
Fax: +358-9-1918670
Activities: National Body of the International Permafrost Association.

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Nordenskiold-Samfundet i Finland R.F.

Address: Department of Geography, University of Helsinki, PO Box 4, Regeringsgatan 11, FIN-00014 Helsinki
Fax: +358-9-191-2007
Year of foundation: 1939
Publications: Nordenskiold Nytt; Nordenskiold-Samfundets Tidskrift (1941-, annual)

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Oulun Yliopisto [University of Oulu]

[University of Oulu]
Website: www.oulu.fi
Address: Kirkkokatu 11A, PL 191, FIN-90101 Oulu
Telephone: +358-8-222700
Fax: +358-8-221158.
Year of foundation: 1958
Activities: Runs Circumpolar Studies Program and has operated the Oulanka Biological Station (66.22'N; 29.21'E) since 1966 carrying out a programme of biological and geological research. The Research, Education and Development Center of Kajaani (formerly Research Institute of Northern Finland) carries out research and teaching activities with a northern focus. The University Library contains large holdings for the Saami, including the library of the ethnographer Samuli Paula Harju.
Publications: Oulanka Reports (?-)
Notes:

Research, Education and Development Center of Kajaani, PO Box 51, FIN-87101, Kajaani; tel: +358-86-632-4851; fax: +358-86-632-4865; e-mail: lea.suopelto@oulu.fi

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Paliskuntain Yhdistys [National Federation of Reindeer Herding Associations]

[National Federation of Reindeer Herding Associations]
Address: Koskikatu 33 A, FIN-96100 Rovaniemi
Telephone: +358-16-991-220

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Polar Commission of Finland

Address: Ministry of Trade and Industry, PO Box 230, FIN-00171 Helsinki
Fax: +358-0-1603705
Activities: Jointly responsible with the Finnish Institute of Marine Research for the Finnish Antarctic Programme (FINNARP).
Publications: Finnish polar programme 1993-1997 (1992)

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Sameradioen

Address: FIN-99870 Inari
Telephone: +358-16-671261
Fax: +358-16-671265
Activities: Radio station broadcasting in the North and South Skolt Saami languages.

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Suomen Riistanhoito-Saatio [Finnish Game Foundation]

[Finnish Game Foundation]
Address: Kaartokatu 6, FIN-11100 Riihimak
Publications: Suomen Riista

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Suomen Ymparistokeskus (SYKE) [Finnish Environment Institute]

[Finnish Environment Institute]
Website: www.vyh.fi/eng/fei/fei.html
Address: Kesakatu 6, PO Box 140, FIN-00251 Helsinki
Telephone: +358-9-703000
Fax: +358-9-7030-0690
Year of foundation: 1995 [formerly National Board of Waters and the Environment]
Publications: Boreal Environment and Research (1995-, 4pa); Finnish Environment (Suomen Ymparisto); Ymparistoopas (Environment guide); Aluielliset Ymparistojulkaisut (Regional Environment Publications) (1995-)

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Teknillinen Korkeakoulu (TKK) [Helsinki University of Technology (HUT)]

[Helsinki University of Technology (HUT)]
Website: www.biomag.hus.fi
Address: Ship Laboratory, Arctic Offshore Research Centre [Arktisen Meritekniikan Tutkimuskeskus], Tietotie 1, FIN-02150 Espoo
Telephone: +358-9-451-3498/3481
Fax: +358-9-451-3493

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Tilastokeskus (TK) [Statistics Finland]

[Statistics Finland]
Website: www.tilastokeskus.fi/index_en.html
Address: Annankatu 44, FIN-00100 Helsinki 10
Telephone: +358-9-17341
Fax: +358-9-17342-279. northern office: Oulun aluepalvelu, Linnankatu 3, PL 293, FIN 90101 Oul
Year of foundation: 1865
Publications: Suomen tilastollinen vuosikirja (1879-, annual); Tilastokiirjasto 1856-1979 [Statistical Publications 1856-1979] (1980); Tilastokatsauksia (1924-, 12pa); and other statistical series and reports. Guide: Guide to Finnish statistics (1977)

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Turun Yliopisto [University of Turku]

[University of Turku]
Website: www.utu.fi/med/clinchem/
Address: Kevo Subarctic Research Institute, FIN-20500 Turku
Telephone: +358-2-6335930
Fax: +358-2-331167
Activities: Operates as the secretariat and library for the Kevo Subarctic Research Station (69.45'N; 27.00'E).
Publications: Kevo Notes (1975-); Reports from the Kevo Subarctic Research Station (1964-)

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University of Helsinki, Department of Finno-Ugrian Linguistics

Address: Hallituskatu 8, FIN-00100 Helsinki

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University of Oulu, Department of Saami Language

Address: Kirkkokatu 11A, PL 191, FIN-90101 Oulu

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VTT Geotechnical Laboratory

Address: Betonimiehenkuja 1, FIN-02150 Espo
Activities: Department within Technical Research Centre of Finland.

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