Arctic expertise 

The sectors where Finland has specialised Arctic expertise include environmental technology, shipping, sustainable tourism, telecommunications, meteorology and transport systems. 

Thanks to our solid expertise on cold conditions the airports stay open, trains are running, icebreakers clear shipping lanes, buildings have a stable temperature, and schools stay open independent of the season and weather. Finland’s oil spill response capacity is of a high standard. We also have extensive, high-level scientific research on Arctic issues.

The Arctic character also means growth and competitiveness for Finland especially in the cleantech and bioeconomy sectors. The particular expertise also enables tourism of a considerable scale in the Arctic Finland. In all our actions we respect the natural environment and indigenous peoples.

Today’s expertise comprises digitalisation, innovation and high-tech applications. Robotisation and artificial intelligence may be the means of tomorrow for solving Arctic problems. The Government’s analysis, assessment and research activities include Arctic studies as well. Finnish universities and research institutes are conducting a lot of research and education on Arctic affairs in different fields of science.

More information: Arctic Finland