INAR RI belongs to the Finland's research infrastructure strategy and the National Research Infrastructure Roadmap 2014-2020.

Key national INAR RI measurement stations include four SMEAR (Station for Measuring Earth system - Atmosphere Relations) stations and the Pallas-Sodankylä Global Atmospheric Watch station. The SMEAR-stations measure the relationship of atmosphere and Earth surface in the boreal climate zone. In addition, there is a network of other national ICOS, ACTRIS and Ecosystem stations.