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The annual The Atmosphere and Climate Competence Center and Finnish Atmospheric Science Network Science Conference of 2023 in Kuopio

The annual ACCC-FASN Science seminar will take place in Kuopio this year, hosted by the University of Eastern Finland (UEF), on 21.-22.11.2023. The event website can be found here:

The Academy of Finland ACCC flagship institutes and groups present their activities by combination of oral presentations and posters, with four topical plenary presentations. The full programme can be found here:

The event will open on Tuesday, 21.11., with opening words delivered by Professor Annele Virtanen from the Aerosol Physics Research group of the UEF; Kari Lehtinen, the Dean of the Faculty of Science, Forestry and Technology; and Academician Markku Kulmala from INAR. 

As plenary speakers, the conference will have Dr Anna Laine-Petäjäkangas, Dr Tero Mielonen, Professor Miikka Dal Maso, and Professor Katrianne Lehtipalo:

Dr Laine-Petäjäkangas is from the School of Forestry, Peatland and soil ecology group in the University of Eastern Finland. Her main research interests are climate and biodiversity impacts of peatland restoration. Her goal is to find ways to optimize restoration/rewetting to target different ecosystem services. The title of her presentation is “Peatland restoration as a nature-based solution to tackle climate change and biodiversity loss”. 

Dr Mielonen is leading the Atmospheric Modelling group at the Finnish Meteorological Institute. He mainly studies biogenic and biomass burning aerosols, and their impacts on clouds using climate models and remote sensing data sets. The title of his presentation is “Are we in the same boat? Impacts of climate change and climate action are not distributed evenly”.

Professor Miikka Dal Maso works at the Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences of the University of Tampere. His research group tries to answer the question of how the emissions from man-made aerosol sources evolve in the atmosphere, and how they affect climate and air quality. The title of his presentation is “Atmospheric aerosols as an example of the benefits of addressing climate and air quality together”.

Professor Katrianne Lehtipalo is professor of atmospheric science at the Institute for Atmospheric and Earth System Research (INAR), University of Helsinki and at the Finnish Meteorological Institute. She is leading the Atmospheric Aerosols research group at INAR. Her research is concentrating on understanding the first steps of aerosol formation and growth based on both laboratory experiments and field measurements. The title of her presentation is “Aerosol formation in a changing climate: recent results and future directions”.

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