Drones are increasingly important to the research, particularly in atmospheric and environmental sciences.

This informal event brings together researchers, enterprises, and research infrastructures, to find new contacts and ideas and to think about new initiatives together.

Event will have a small number of plenary talks on examples of use of drones in research, potential for research infrastructures, business cases and funding opportunities.


The main part of the event is organized around posters and stands prepared by the participants, hopefully bringing up new connections and ideas.




14:00-14:15 Ari Asmi (UHEL): Welcome + Introduction to the event + what are environmental research infrastructures

14:15-14:30 Piia Moilanen (Tekes): Funding opportunities in Finland and Europe

14:30-14:50 Matti Irjala (RPAS/Aeromon): RPAS operations in Finland and introduction to Aeromon

14:50-15:10 Jere Kaivosoja (LUKE): Drones in environmental field at LUKE

15:10-15:30 David Brus (FMI): Vertical profiling of aerosol and cloud properties

15:30-15:50 Seppo Hellsten (SYKE): Drones in monitoring of water environment – toys or tools?

16:00-16:15 John Loehr (UHEL): Outdoor demonstration of thermal camera equipped multicopter (weather permitting)

16:15-18:00 Wine + snacks




The event is funded by the European Commission H2020 European_UnionResearch infrastructure project COOP+ (no. 654131)