The Council grants financial support for activities in scientific organizations through its National Committees. National Committees are discipline (f.ex. mechanics) or phenomena specific (f.ex. climate change) cooperative bodies, which link national scientific communities to international umbrella organisations. National Committees form an extensive expert-network of scientists. National Committees have members from academies, learned societies, universities, and research institutes.

The coordination and support for Finnish National Committees is a cornerstone in the Council’s activities. The Council of Finnish Academies allocates National Committees with state subsidies from the Ministry of Education and Culture.

The Finnish National Committee for Astronomy

The Finnish National Committee for Astronomy operates in the fields of astronomy and related scientific education.

Contact information: Secretary Rami Rekola, E-mail: rareko[at]utu.fi

International partner:  IAU (International Astronomical Union)

The Finnish National Committee of IUBS

The Finnish National Committee of IUBS represents the various fields of biology. The Committee participates actively in the Integrated Climate Change Biology (ICCB) program.

Contact information: Secretary Kaisa Välimäki, E-mail: ksvalimaki[at]gmail.com

International partner: IUBS (International Union of Biological Sciences)

The Finnish National Committee for Biosciences

The Finnish National Committee for Biosciences includes the fields of biochemistry, biophysics, microbiology, plant molecular biology, animal physiology, virology, nutrition science, glycobiology, peptides and proteomics. The Committee is based in Societas biochemica, biophysica et microbiologica Fenniae.

Contact information: http://www.biobio.org/Biobio_home.html

International partners: IUMS (International Union of Microbiological Societies), IUBMB (International Union of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology), FEBS (Federation of European Biochemical Societies), FEMS (Federation of European Microbiological Societies), IUPAB (International Union for Pure and Applied Biophysics)

The Finnish National Committee for Brain Research

The Finnish National Committee for Brain Research works in connection with the Brain Research Society of Finland.

Contact information: http://www.brsf.org

International partners: FENS (Federation of European Neuroscience Societies), IBRO (International Brain Research Organization)

The Finnish National Committee for Chemistry

The Finnish National Committee for Chemistry represents the various fields of chemistry. The Committee works in cooperation with the Finnish Chemical Society.

Contact information: http://suomalaistenkemistienseura.fi

International partners: IUPAC (International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry), EFCE (European Federation of Chemical Engineering), EuCheMS (European Association for Chemical and Molecular Sciences), EFB (European Federation of Biotechnology)

Finnish National Committee of WCRP

Finnish National Committee of WCRP works in the field of climate research with the aim of ascertaining the predictability of climatic conditions and how the human activity affects them. The Committee is connected to the Geophysical Society of Finland.

Contact information: http://geofysiikanseura.yhdistysavain.fi/english-info/

International partner: WCRP (World Climate Research Programme)

Finnish National Committee for Crystallography

Finnish National Committee for Crystallography works in the field of crystallography, which studies the particular properties of crystal structures, the unique arrangements of atoms in crystalline liquids or solids. Crystallography is related to chemistry, geology and physics.

Contact information: http://www.helsinki.fi/~xray_www/crystal/index.htm

International partner: IUCr (International Union of Crystallography), ECA (European Crystallographic Association)

The Joint Committee of Finnish Economic Associations

The Joint Committee of Finnish Economic Associations operates in the field of economics.

Contact information: Secretary Mikaela Carlström, E-mail: mikaela.carlström[at]hanken.fi

International partners: IEA (International Economic Association), EEA (European Economic Association)

Future Earth Finland

Future Earth Finland, the National Committee for Global Change Research aims to enhance interdisciplinary global change research that will have an impact on society. The Committee co-designs its activities with end-users of research (f.ex. government, business, and civil society).

Contact information: http://futureearthfinland.fi/index.php/in-english

International partner: Future Earth

The Finnish National Committee of IUGG and SCOSTEP

The Finnish National Committee of IUGG and SCOSTEP works in the fields of physical, chemical, and mathematical sciences (such as geodesy, volcanology, the study of hydrological cycles, atmospheric research, oceanic research etc.). The Committee works in connection with the Geophysical Society of Finland.

Contact information: http://geofysiikanseura.yhdistysavain.fi/english-info/

International partners: IUGG (International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics), SCOSTEP (Scientific Committee on Solar Terrestrial Physics)

The Finnish National Committee of the International Geographical Union

The Finnish National Committee of the International Geographical Union represents regional, economic, human, and physical geography.

Contact information: http://www.helsinki.fi/maantiede/geofi/IGU/

International partner: IGU (International Geographical Union)

The Finnish National Committee for Geology

The Finnish National Committee for Geology is involved in international standards in the field of geology, geosciences education, geosciences communications, and the management of environmental disasters.

Contact information: http://www.geologia.fi/index.php/skgk

International partner:  IUGS (International Union of Geological Sciences)

The National Committee of History of Science and Technology

The National Committee of History of Science and Technology seeks to advance Finnish research in these fields. The National Committee of Philosophy of Science acts as its ‘sister committee’.

Contact information: Secretary Panu Nykänen, email: panu.nykanen@ttatv.fi

International partner: IUHPS/DHST (International Union of History and Philosophy of Science, Division of History of Science, and Technology)

The Finnish National Committee of Immunology

The Finnish National Committee of Immunology works in the research of the immune system and its physiology. The Committee is connected to the Finnish Society for Immunology (FSI).

Contact information: http://www.immunologiayhdistys.fi/index.php

International partner: SSI (Scandinavian Society of Immunology), IUIS (International Union of Immunological Sciences)

The Finnish National Committee of ILP

The Finnish National Committee of ILP coordinates and promotes research on the structure and development of the lithosphere. The lithosphere is the Earth’s rigid outermost shell.

Contact information: http://www.seismo.helsinki.fi/ilp/jasenet.html

International partner: ILP (International Litosphere Program)

The Finnish National SCOR Committee

The Finnish National SCOR Committee represents multidisciplinary marine research in Finland. The Committee includes representatives from various national scientific societies and national committees in related fields.

Contact information: Secretary, Leading Researcher Riitta Autio, email: riitta.autio(at)ymparisto.fi

International partner: SCOR (Scientific Committee on Oceanic Research)

The National Committee of Mathematics in Finland

The National Committee of Mathematics in Finland works in the field of mathematics, but also cooperates closely with the The Finnish National Committee of the International Commission on Mathematical Instruction.

Contact information: Chair Prof. Pertti Mattila, Tel. +358 9 191 22947, E-mail: pertti.mattila(at)helsinki.fi

International partner: IMU (International Mathematical Union)

The Finnish National Committee of the International Commission on Mathematical Instruction (ICMI)

The Finnish National Committee of the International Commission on Mathematical Instruction (ICMI) advances research on mathematical instruction in Finland.

Contact information: Secretary Jussi Nieminen, E-mail: jxniemin[a]mappi.helsinki.fi

International partner: ICMI (International Commission on Mathematical Instruction)

The Finnish National Committee on Theoretical and Applied Mechanics

The Finnish National Committee on Theoretical and Applied Mechanics works in the fields of theoretical and applied mechanics.

Contact information: http://smkk.tkk.fi

International partner: IUTAM (International Union of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics)

The Finnish National Committee for Medical Physics and Medical Engineering

The Finnish National Committee for Medical Physics and Medical Engineering operates in the fields of medical, biological and clinical engineering, as well as medical physics. The Committee works in connections with the Finnish Society for Medical Physics and Medical Engineering (FSMPME). The committee has members from both FSMPME and the Finnish Association of Medical Physicists in Finland.

Contact information: http://www.lfty.fi/lfty_english.php

International partners: IFMBE (International Federation for Medical and Biological Engineering), EAMBES (European Alliance for Medical and Biological Engineering & Science), IOMP (International Organization for Medical Physics), EFOMP (European Federation of Organisations in Medical Physics)

The Finnish National Committee for Nutritional Science

The Finnish National Committee for Nutritional Science works in the fields of nutritional research and applications. The Committee operates in connection to the Finnish Society for Nutrition Research.

Contact information:  http://www.protsv.fi/sry/english/index.html

International partners: IUNS (International Union of Nutritional Sciences), FENS (Federation of European Nutrition Societies)

The Finnish ICO Territorial Committee

The Finnish ICO Territorial Committee works in the fields of optical sciences and technologies. The Committee operates in connection with Photonics Finland, the national photonics network.

Contact information: http://www.photonics.fi/en/

International partner: ICO (International Commission for Optics)

The Finnish National Committee for Pharmacology

The Finnish National Committee for Pharmacology advances training and research in pharmacology and pharmaceuticals. The Committee works in cooperation with the Finnish Pharmacological Society.

Contact information: http://www.sfy.fi/english.html

International partners: IUPHAR (International Union of Basic and Clinical Pharmacology), EPHAR (Federation of European Pharmacological Societies)

The Finnish National Committee of IUHPS Division of Logic, Methodology and Philosophy of Science

The Finnish National Committee of IUHPS Division of Logic, Methodology and Philosophy of Science works in the field of philosophy of science. The National Committee of History of Science and Technology is the Committee’s ‘sister committee’.

Contact information: Secretary Tarja Knuuttila, E-mail: jaakko.kuorikoski[at]helsinki.fi

International partner: IUHPS/DLMPS (International Union of History and Philosophy of Science, Division of Logic, Methodology and Philosophy of Science)

The National Committee for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing

The National Committee for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing works in the fields of photogrammetry, imaging analysis, and remote sensing. The Committee works in connection with the Finnish Society of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing.

Contact information: http://www.fksry.fi

International partner: ISPRS (International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing)

The Finnish National Committee of IUPAP

The Finnish National Committee of IUPAP works in the various fields of physics. The Committee is connected to the Finnish Physical Society.

Contact information: http://www.fyysikkoseura.fi/kansalliskomitea.html

International partner: IUPAP (International Union for Pure and Applied Physics)

The Finnish National Committee of Physiology

The Finnish National Committee of Physiology works in the fields of human, animal, and plant physiology. The Committee is connected to the Finnish Physiological Society.

Contact information: http://sfy.yhdistysavain.fi

International partners: FEPS (Federation of European Physiological Societies), IUPS (International Union of Physiological Sciences)

The Finnish National Committee of Arctic and Antarctic Research

The Finnish National Committee of Arctic and Antarctic Research works to advance Finnish polar research and it is the national committee for Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR) and International Arctic Science Committee (IASC). All the most significant institutions conducting Arctic or Antarctic research in Finland are represented in the national committee.

Contact information:
Chair, Paula Kankaanpää, Director of the Marine Research Centre, Finnish Environment Institute SYKE E-mail: paula.kankaanpaa[at]ymparisto.fi
Secretary, Anne Raja-Hanhela, Project Coordinator, Arctic Centre, University of Lapland E-mail: anne.raja-hanhela[at]ulapland.fi

The home page of The Finnish National Committee of Arctic and Antarctic Research

International partners: SCAR (Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research), IASC (International Arctic Science Committee)

The Finnish National Committee for IUPsys

The Finnish National Committee for IUPsys works in the field of psychology. Through international cooperation it aims to promote multidisciplinary research projects in cognitive psychology, to advance the storage research data, and to promote scientific literacy and education.

Contact information: http://www.psykologia.fi/seurasta

International partner: IUPsys (International Union of Psychological Science)

The Finnish National Committee for Quaternary Research

The Finnish National Committee for Quaternary Research works in the field of quaternary science, which is an inter-disciplinary field of study focusing on the last 2.6 million years (Quaternary period). The field uses proxy evidence to reconstruct the past environments during this period to infer climatic and environmental changes.

Contact information: Secretary Emilia Kosonen, tel. +358 (0)50 539 63 46, email emilia.kosonen[at]helsinki.fi

International partner: INQUA (International Union of Quarternary Research)

The Finnish National Committee for Radio Science

The Finnish National Committee for Radio Science works in f.ex. the following fields: electromagnetic metrology, fields and waves, radio communications systems and signal handling, electronics and photonics, electromagnetic environments and interference, wave traveling and long range identification, ionospheric radio waves and traveling, waves and plasma, radio astronomy and electromagnetism in biology and medicine. The Committee regularly organizes the Finnish URSI Convention on Radio Science.

Contact information: http://www.ursi.fi

International partner: URSI (Union Radio Scientifique Internationale, engl. International Union of Radio Science)

National Committee for Research Data Management

The National Committee brings together Finnish professionals and organizations from the field of research data management and links them to relevant international organizations.

Contact: Secretary Heidi Laine, email: heidi.laine(at)helsinki.fi

International partners: CODATA (Committee on Data for Science and Technology)

The Finnish National Committee of IUSS

The Finnish National Committee of IUSS works in the field of soil sciences, which include disciplines such as soil zoology, soil physics, soil geology, soil hydrology, soil geochemistry, soil biology, soil chemistry, soil microbiology, and soil mineralogy. Soil is an important natural resource for agriculture, groundwater, vegetation and drainage systems. Soil also interacts with the atmosphere and the biosphere.The Committee operates in connection with the Finnish Society of Soil Sciences.

Contact information: http://www.maapera.fi/in-english

International partner: IUSS (International Union of Soil Sciences)

The Finnish National Committee of COSPAR

The Finnish National Committee of COSPAR seeks to advance space research in Finland. It publishes biennial reports on space research in Finland.

Contact information: http://www.cospar.fi

International partner: COSPAR (Committee on Space Research)

The Finnish National Committee for Toxicology

The Finnish National Committee for Toxicology is involved in the investigation of the harmful (toxic, poisonous) effects of chemical and physical factors in biological systems. An important aim is the application of research in the field to improve chemical product safety and risk assessment. The Committee works in connection to the The Finnish Society of Toxicology.

Contact information: http://www.toksikologit.fi/indexen.html

International partners: IUTOX (International Union of Toxicology), EUROTOX (European Societies of Toxicology)