Marine research at the Finnish Meteorological Institute is based on international cooperation and includes the study of sea ice, surface waves and sea level, and ocean hydrography and circulation.
The Marine Research Programme consists of three groups:
- Air-Sea Interaction
- Operational Oceanography
- Polar Oceanography and Sea Ice
The Programme aims to describe the conditions in the Baltic Sea and in the northern oceans, and to understand how they interact with the climate. Wave and surface motions are also important for studying the drift of oil spills under the influence of wind, waves and surface currents. This research creates the foundation that is necessary for developing and improving forecasts and operative models and services, leading to safer sea transports in the Baltic and helping to prevent damage to the environment.