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First Interim ACTRIS Council meeting

Date and location Wednesday, 15 January 2017 (15h) to Thursday, 16 February 2017 (15h) / Helsinki, Finland.
Meeting venue
Finnish Meteorological Institute, Dynamicum building, Kumpula campus, Helsinki.
FMI is the most Southwestern building in the Campus and this will be the venue also for lunches and coffee breaks during the meeting days.
Registration

To register, please click here

Contact

Niku Kivekäs (Niku.Kivekas@fmi.fi)

Programme

Preliminary programme:

Wednesday 15/02/2017
15:00  Start of ACTRIS IAC meeting
18:00  End of meeting day
19:00  IAC meeting Dinner
Thursday 16/02/2017
09:30  Start of meeting day
15:00  End of ACTRIS IAC meeting


Accommodation
Below, you will find the links to a selection of accommodation in the downtown of Helsinki. These are just suggestions; you are welcome to find accommodation elsewhere in the city.

Click here for further hotels in Helsinki.

Travel info
From Airport to Kumpula Campus
The easiest way is to take a taxi outside the terminal to Finnish Meteorological Institute (Ilmatieteen Laitos). The ride takes approximately 30 minutes and will cost around 30-35 €.

From Airport to Helsinki City Centre
Helsinki-Vantaa Airport is situated about half an hour from the Helsinki City Centre. The easiest way is to take a taxi outside the terminal to your Hotel (costs around 45€). Optionally, you can take either a train or a bus from Helsinki-Vantaa airport to City Centre.
The new ring rail line provides transport link from Helsinki city centre to Helsinki Airport. From the Airport you can take the train marked with the letter P, leaving from platform 1 (link to train schedule: https://aikataulut.reittiopas.fi/pysakit/en/4530501.html). The ride takes around 30 minutes and costs 5.50 €. If you decide to take the bus, you can choose between Finnair airport bus (ca. 30 min, € 6.30, tickets available from the driver with cash) and local bus 615 (ca. 40 min, € 5.50, tickets available from the driver and automat, schedule https://aikataulut.reittiopas.fi/linjat/en/b615.html). Both buses and the train eventually arrive at Helsinki Central Railway station.

From Helsinki City Centre to Kumpula Campus
The meeting is held in the University Campus, Kumpula Campus, Dynamicum building, which is located approx. 15-20 min tram ride from City Centre. The easiest way is to take the tram no. 6 in front of the Railway station (towards Arabia). Using the tram, you jump off at Kyläsaarenkatu stop (Arabia shopping centre) after a bridge with an allotment on your left side. Campus is situated other side of the main road, at the top of the hill. You can also travel the same route by busses (70, 75, 77, 730-742). Jump off at Kumpula kampus stop.

Single tickets are available from ticket machines, bus and tram drivers. You can transfer from one vehicle to another with a single ticket within the validity of the ticket. Single tickets are valid from the moment of purchase and expiry time before which you should board another vehicle is printed on the ticket (approx. 1 hour). Tram tickets are valid only on trams.

Journey Planner in Helsinki is very convenient and will give you a map and timetables for your planned journey. Here is the link: http://www.reittiopas.fi/en/index.php

Other Info Download PDF for information on IAC logistics

Route from Railway station to Kumpula campus  Map of Kulmula Campus