Academy of Finland  
Funding decision
Applicant / Contact person Tanskanen, Eija
Organisation University of Oulu
Project title Earth-Space Research Ecosystem
Decision No. 337663
Decision date 30.11.2020
Funding period 01.07.2020 - 30.11.2021
Funding 380 100
Project description
Earth-space Research Ecosystem (E2S) consist of observations from Tähtelä and Metsähovi megasites and related observational sites. Both megasites are one of the best-equipped sites in the northern regions and data collected for over 170 years enable studying cyclical changes in the Arctic environment. Tähtelä and Metsähovi megasites form globally unique infrastructure covering measurements from distant and near-Earth space to atmosphere and ground. Proposed E2S enable development of new instrument and sensor technologies in a close collaboration with industry as well as study of research questions related to our everyday life, such as 1) how to protect us and society against space- and geohazards, 2) what visual aurora observations tell about the disturbances in magnetic environment and on the Sun, 3) how does the northern Arctic environment change over seasons, years, decades and centuries?