Welcome to LAPBIAT2!
- Installation profile
- The research Infrastructure Lapland Atmosphere-Biosphere Facility is situated in
Northern Finland north of 66 degrees latitude. It is run by a consortium of
seven Finnish research stations.
The LAPBIAT facility has started its 48 months contract period under the IHP Access to
Research Infrastructures of the European Union in November 2006.
The main objective of the facility is to enhance the international scientific co-operation
at the seven Finnish research stations and to offer a very attractive and unique place
for multidisciplinary environmental and atmospheric research in the most arctic region of
the European Union. Factors such as, arctic-subarctic and alpine-subalpine environment,
northern populations, arctic winters with snow, changes in the Earth's electromagnetic
environment due to external disturbances and exceptionally long series of observations
of many ecological and atmospheric variables should interest new users.
- LAPBIAT consists of
- Sodankylä Geophysical Observatory (SGO); co-ordinator of the programme.
- Finnish Meteorological Institute - Arctic Research Centre
- Kevo Subarctic Research Institute (University of Turku)
- Kilpisjärvi Biological station (University of Helsinki)
- Kolari Research Station (Finnish Forest Research Institute)
- Oulanka Research Station (University of Oulu)
- Värriö Research Station
(University of Helsinki; station for measuring forest ecosystem atmosphere relations) at Värriö
Look at the map of LAPBIAT stations.
- Potential applications
- Lapland Atmosphere-Biosphere Facility has a unique composition of sites for
both research on and monitoring of various chemical and physical changes, ozone,
UV radiation and air pollutants from the thermosphere to troposphere and biosphere.
Visiting scientists can do multidisciplinary research on the thermosphere, mesosphere,
stratosphere, troposphere and biosphere and study the relationships between the
atmosphere and ecosystems. This is only possible with highly specialized equipment
and the excellent technical and scientific knowledge available at the facility.
The facility produces valuable knowledge of global change from the thermosphere to biosphere
and ecosystems. This is not possible in any other facility on the northern hemisphere,
which is an area where global change, including the polar stratospheric spring time ozone
loss, is expected to increase in the near future,
- Access being offered
- Access is provided free of charge to the users/user groups selected under the contract
including all infrastructural, logistical, technical and scientific support that is normally
provided to external users. The grants for the selected users will cover travel and
subsistence costs for the visits of up to three months.
Only researchers of EU nationality, conducting their research in the Member States of the
Community (Finland excluded) or Associated States (*) or Candidate States (**), are eligible for support under this
contract. Applications will be reviewed by the User Selection Panel twice a year.
(*): ICELAND, ISRAEL, LIECHTENSTEIN, NORWAY, SWITZERLAND
- Application deadlines
- Experimental proposals must be submitted in writing using the application forms (see below).
- The last application deadline for LAPBIAT2 proposals is 1 November 2009.
- The written proposals will be examined by a peer review international User Selection Panel on
the basis of scientific merit and priority to new users and young scientists
- - Access is provided free of charge for selected user groups
- - Travel may be reimbursed by the programme
- How to apply: Call for Proposals, Terms of Access and Funding, Eligibility Criteria
- User groups granted by LAPBIAT support 2001 (pdf file)
- User groups granted by LAPBIAT support in May 2002 (pdf file)
- User groups granted by LAPBIAT support in November 2002 (pdf file)
- Publications made under LAPBIAT support
- User groups granted by LAPBIAT support in January 2007 (pdf file)
- User groups granted by LAPBIAT support in May 2007 (pdf file)
- User groups granted by LAPBIAT support in Nov 2007 (pdf file)
- User groups granted by LAPBIAT support in Apr 2008 (pdf file)
- Contact information
- Application Forms, Informations about HPRI programme and LAPBIAT facilities can
be obtained from:
|Project Manager PhD Jyrki Manninen
Sodankylä Geophysical Observatory
FIN-99600 SODANKYLA, FINLAND
lapbiat at sgo.fi
Please visit also the WWW pages of the Sodankylä Geophysical Observatory,
Sodankylä, Finland, which kindly hosts the LAPBIAT pages.
WWW pages seem to be always "under construction." Your
constructive criticism is needed for this one. Please feel free to send
your comments anytime to the Project Manager. Thank you for your co-operation.