Finnish Meteorological Institute (FMI) is the official expert authority on air quality in Finland. FMI provides impartial research and services with expertise covering a wide range of air quality activities including research, testing and development of air quality measuring methods and equipment, emission inventories, dispersion models and the chemical analyses of air quality. FMI develop its services and research methods continuously and with definite aim to improve and provide knowledge on air quality and services are used by Finnish and international authorities, public sector institutions, municipalities, towns, energy producers and industry as well as leading energy and environmental consultancies.
Mining is producing different size of particles. Particles itself causing negative impact to health and environment. In addition, mining based particles includes usually metal or heavy metal compounds which increase negative impacts. By air quality measurement source of particles can be identified and further action plan for decreasing number of particles can be done.
Ms. Jenni Latikka is head of Air Quality and Energy group at the FMI. Her group is responsible on air quality services providing e.g. air quality measurements and laboratory services for mining, emission inventories and dispersion modelling. Personally she is meteorologist and responsible on producing meteorological information for modelling and measurement analysis, and dispersion modelling.