Arctic Space Centre and Sodankylä Space Campus, News

NOAA high-level visit to Sodankylä Arctic Space Centre

Jussi Kaurola, FMI (Left) and Mark Paese, NOAA-NESDIS (Right). Picture courtesy of Joanna Saarinen (FMI).

Co-operation between NOAA and FMI was enhanced by the visit of NOAA-NESDIS Deputy Assistant Administrator Mark Paese to Sodankylä Arctic Space Centre (FMI-ARC). He was accompanied by Mary Ann Kutny, Deputy Director of International and Interagency Affairs Division of NOAA-NESDIS. FMI and NOAA made a framework agreement on scientific and operational co-operation at the turn of the year 2020 – 2021.

The 15th of September 2022 visit to Sodankylä was hosted by Jussi Kaurola, Director General of Finnish Meteorological Institute (FMI). Discussions focused on the ongoing and planned co-operation concerning satellite ground segment, Earth Observations satellite data CAL/VAL and product development as well as space weather monitoring and space situational awareness.

More information

Jouni Pulliainen, Director, Space and Earth Observation Centre,

Information on Mark Paese, Deputy Assistant Administrator, NESDIS, (Acting) Director, & (Acting) Director, Center for Satellite Applications & Research:

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA):

NOAA’s National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service (NESDIS):

Leave a Reply