Sodankylä Geophysical Observatory

15th Inverse Days 2009
at Luosto
16th - 18th December 2009

The 15th Inverse Days conference will be held at Luosto, Finland, from Wednesday, 16th December to Friday, 18th December 2009.

The Conference is organized by the Finnish Inverse Problems Society (FIPS).

Programme (updated!)

General information:

About Finland:
Finland is member of the European Union and the only local currency is EURO. The population of Finland is a bit more than 5 million.

About Sodankyla:
Sodankylä is one of the biggest centres in Lapland with a population of about 10,000 and a surface area of 12,400 km2. The most important research organizations are the Sodankylä Geophysical Observatory, the Arctic Research Centre of Finnish Meteorological Institute, the EISCAT station.

The time of the midnight sun lasts from 30th May to 15th July, and the polar night lasts from 19th to 25th December. The mean temperature in January is -14°C and in July +15°C. The snow cover usually lasts from 30 October to 15 May. There are about 150 nights of auroral displays per year and the probability to see aurora around the equinoxes is very high - provided the sky is clear.

Access to Luosto:

The nearest airport and the nearest railway station is at Rovaniemi, about 130 km south of Sodankylä (map).
Bus connections between Rovaniemi Railway station and Sodankylä are well arranged, but unfortunately the same cannot be said about the airport, which might lead to long waiting times. We will arrange special transportation and provide the advice about the connections upon request, but it is important that the participants inform us about their travel plans.

There are 4 Finnair's flights from Helsinki to Rovaniemi and back every day.
Bus transportation will be arranged to meet the morning flight AY 421 on Wednesday and the evening flight AY430 on Friday.
Some flights are linked to bus connections to Sodankylä. Here is a link for bus timetables.
All major car rental firms are available at the airport.

It is also possible to come by train from Helsinki to Rovaniemi. See the web pages of Finnish Railway company for more information.
Bus transportation will be arranged to meet the morning train 265 on Wednesday and the both evening trains 266 and 274 on Friday.

Welcome to Sodankylä!

Markku Lehtinen
Research Professor

Sodankylä Geophysical Observatory
Tahteläntie 62
FIN-99600 Sodankylä

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