Finnish links to Fine particulate issues:
The Finnish Association for Aerosol Research
The Finnish Association for Aerosol Research (FAAR). The main aim of the society is to act as a link between researchers in various Finnish Institutes and Universities.
Pulmonary Association Heli is Finland's largest social and health organisation. The organisation, in addition to its members' services, is involved in a wide range of activities, including rehabilitation, vocational training, running of work centres and various health promotion activities.
Finnish national air quality portal
The air quality portal is a new web service providing real time information on air quality in Finland. The service is free and open for all. The air quality portal has been commissioned by the Ministry of the Environment and it is constructed and maintained by the Finnish Meteorological Institute.
SILAM Air Quality and Emergency Modelling System
Aerobiology Unit of the University of Turku
Aerobiology studies airborne particles of biological origin, for example seeds, spores, microbes and their metabolic compounds, allergenic proteins and pollen grains, focusing on their health implications. Aerobiology Unit is publishing e.g. Pollen information service.
YTV takes care of air quality assessment and management in the Helsinki Metropolitan Area
Links to the Fine particle issues in other Countries:
The American Association for Aerosol Research (AAAR) is a nonprofit professional organization for scientists and engineers who wish to promote and communicate technical advances in the field of aerosol research.
CAFE is a programme of technical analysis and policy development that underpinned the development of the Thematic Strategy on Air Pollution under the Sixth Environmental Action Programme.
The Office of Air and Radiation of USA develops national programs, technical policies, and regulations for controlling air pollution and radiation exposure.
GAeF provides that forum and makes a special effort to advance the interdisciplinary cooperation in aerosol research. GAeF has geographical members from all parts of the world, but operates primarily in Europe.
Links to Publications: