Finland is taking over the two-year Chairmanship of the Arctic Council at the beginning of May 2017. In celebration of this, we have created a new subcategory, “Arctic”, which gathers together all our relevant Arctic content from recent years.
So, wondering what’s up with Finnish Arctic knowhow?
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Five for Friday: Winter sports technologies
Most people in the Nordics have had their eyes glued to the goings on at the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships in the city of Lahti, held from 22 February to 5 March. This has been a perfect time to show the world what Finland is made of.
Hankook tyres hit the Finnish winter
Premium tyre maker Hankook has, after a construction period of over a year, opened its European test facility for winter tyres in Finland.
Finland the place to be in February
Business Insider has listed its recommendations of where to travel to during the year. Finnish Lapland is its February pick.
Finland breaks new ground with eco-friendly icebreaker
With 1 100 kilometres of coastline and winter temperatures which can plummet below -30, it is not surprising Finland is known for its icebreaker expertise. This knowhow is now showcased in Polaris, the world’s most environmentally friendly icebreaker.
A taste of the Arctic
For superfood startups Love Arctic and Arctic Warriors, the clean Arctic nature is an overflowing source of inspiration – and pure ingredients.
Finland developed world’s first LNG-powered icebreaker
Finland presented Polaris, the most environmentally friendly diesel-electric icebreaker ever built.
Finnish technology used in surveying Arctic seas
Meritaito, a Finnish company specialising in sustainable use of water areas, has won the contract for a hydrographic surveying project put out for tender by Norwegian Hydrographic Service, a division of the Norwegian Mapping Authority.
Finland paves the way for robotic vehicles
The perfect test environment for Amazon’s delivery drones and Google’s self-driving cars may soon be found in Finland. Especially when challenging Arctic conditions enter the picture.
Eevia provides Arctic bounty to the world
Foods, nutritional supplements and even cosmetics are enriched by the far north’s unique natural resources.
Finnish Meteorological Institute’s method assists in winter navigation
The Finnish Meteorological Institute (FMI) has developed a method that makes it possible for ice services to utilise the measurements of the European Space Agency’s Cryosat-2 satellite. The data from the satellite measurements helps identify ice conditions that are dangerous for ships.
Wärtsilä to design groundbreaking krill fishing factory vessel
Finnish engineering company Wärtsilä has been selected to design the biggest and most modern krill fishing factory vessel in the world.