Finnish Meteorological Institute Arctic Research Centre
The Arctic Research Centre (ARC) at Sodankyla is a part or FMI Arctic Research Division. Due to its high-latitude location (67.368°N, 26.633°E) ARC provides ideal facilities for versatile observations of arctic low temperature conditions. The environmental effects of human activities are most pronounced in the polar regions. The research work at ARC currently focuses in the polar ozone and arctic snow coverage under the influence of global warming. An additional feature specific for polar regions are auroras which the Helsinki group of Arctic Research division studies. FMI has conducted systematic auroral observations in the Finnish Lapland since late 1950's.