Remote sensing of air quality, space weather, forestry, greenhouse gases, bioeconomy, arctic, and snow were on the spotlight for two days as FMI-SPACE hosted the Finnish Remote Sensing Days 2018 in May 16–17.  In this intensive event, 100 people from the academia and industry met to discuss and present new innovations in remote sensing.

FMI Director General Juhani Damski opened the Remote Sensing Days with excitement towards new developments in the field but also emphasizing the need for active outreach to stakeholders. This direction is facilitated by various new applications and services that were introduced during the event. Chief Scientist Kenneth Holmlund from EUMETSAT reviewed the future meteorological satellite developments.  This year, future needs in higher education on remote sensing was also one of the key topics.

The Finnish Remote Sensing Club organizes annually the national remote sensing conference. The event gives an overview on latest advances in Finnish remote sensing and provides an inspiring environment for professional networking. The next event will be hosted by the Finnish Environment Institute in 2019.