Training courses

INAR is organizing several times a year intensive multidiscipline courses for Master and PhD students on different topics.

The courses have a problem-based approach allowing the students to familiarize themselves with the research infrastructure and data collected at the SMEAR II station, data analysis, multidisciplinary collaboration and scientific writing. The students come from involved universities and other collaboration organizations all around the world.


Courses, spring 2024

Winter School "Advanced Analysis of Atmosphere-Surface Interactions and Feedbacks" on 4 - 15 March 2024.

This 5 ECTS course is aimed for Doctoral Researchers in atmospheric, biospheric and Earth system sciences. Also advanced master's students can apply. The course is organised at Hyytiälä forest station in

The focus of the course is on analysis of atmosphere-ecosystem interactions and feedbacks based on the long-term datasets gathered at the Hyytiälä SMEAR II station. The course is implemented by working in
small groups using programming tools (Matlab, Python, R) for statistical analyses and data visualisation. Short introductory lectures on relevant topics will be given during the course.

To apply for the course, please fill in the online application form by 26 January 2024.


Atmospheric observations of aerosols, clouds and reactive trace gases (ATM-319), 20.-24.5.2024 in hybrid format (Helsinki/online). Apply by 15.4. Course announcement.


Formation and Growth of Atmospheric Aerosols (ATMDP-005), 12.-22.8.2024 in Hyytiälä, Finland. Apply by 26.4. Course announcement.