Miina Rautiainen

    • Otakaari 4, 02150 Espoo


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    Artistic and research interests

    I am an associate professor (tenured) in remote sensing in Aalto University, and lead a team focusing on remote sensing and spectroscopy of forests and peatlands (and other vegetation types, too). Since obtaining my doctoral degree (in forest sciences) in 2005 from the University of Helsinki, I have worked in Finland and five other countries in multidisciplinary research teams focusing on forest sciences, remote sensing, atmospheric physics, and climate change. Currently, I am the PI of a consolidator grant funded by the European Research Council (ERC, 2018-2023) and three research projects funded by the Academy of Finland (2019-2022, 2021-2025, 2022-2024). I have also completed university pedagogy studies in the Faculty of Behavioural Sciences, University of Helsinki.

    I am available for school visits through Aalto Junior.

    My research team's website

    Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

    In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

    • SDG 13 - Climate Action
    • SDG 15 - Life on Land

    Education/Academic qualification

    Doctoral degree, Agriculture and Forestry, University of Helsinki

    Award Date: 25 Mar 2005

    External positions

    Chair of Finnish Society for Forest Sciences

    1 Jan 201931 Dec 2020

    Vice chair of Finnish Society for Forest Sciencs

    1 Jan 201731 Dec 2018


    • Forests
    • Earth observation
    • Remote Sensing
    • Albedo
    • Global satellite products
    • ERC Consolidator Grant (PI)
    • Peatland
    • Vegetation


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