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: http://www.caelus.fi/kansalliskomitea/

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 Ulla Kaasalainen, ukaasala@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: https://suomalaistenkemistienseura.fi/in-english/

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: sihteeri@taloustieteellinenyhdistys.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: https://futureearthfinland.com/

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: https://www.helsinki.fi/en/faculty-of-science/faculty/geosciences-and-geography

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 Historical Sciences

The National Committee of Histoical Sciences seeks to advance Finnish research in these fields.

The National Committee of Historical Sciences is the Finnish national member in CISH: Comité International des Sciences Historiques

Contact Information: shs(at)histseura.fi
http://www.histseura.fi/

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

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