The Finnish Space Committee Secretariat

The Finnish Space Committee has a secretariat appointed by the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment. The secretariat serves as the Committee’s secretary, coordinates Finland’s representation in international bodies (including ESA and EU), is responsible for national legislation and participation in the development of international regulation, and is in charge of communications regarding the Finnish space industry and policy. 

Full-time secretariat:

Secretary General: Maija Lönnqvist, Chief Specialist, Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment
Jenni Tapio, Chief Specialist, Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment
Tuija Ypyä, Ministerial Adviser, Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment
Heidi Pennanen, Specialist, Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment

Part-time members of the secretariat:

Janne Mänttäri, Senior Specialist, Ministry of Transport and Communications
Tuuli Ojala, Senior Specialist, Ministry of Transport and Communications
Pentti Olin, Ministerial Adviser, Ministry of Defence
Kimmo Kanto, Head of Space, Business Finland
Jouni Pulliainen, Director, Finnish Meteorological Institute
Tero Vihavainen, Senior Specialist, Finnish Transport and Communications Agency Traficom 

In addition, there are six working groups for intersectoral preparation: 
Navigation Working Group: Chair Janne Mänttäri, Vice Chair Tero Vihavainen
Earth Observation Working Group: Chair Tuuli Ojala, Vice Chair Jouni Pulliainen
Security Working Group: Chair Maija Lönnqvist, Vice Chair Pentti Olin
Space Situational Awareness Working Group: Jenni Tapio, Chair, Heidi Pennanen, Vice Chair
Science and Research Working Group: Chair Heidi Pennanen, Vice Chair Tuija Ypyä
Business Working Group: Chair Kimmo Kanto, Vice Chair Maija Lönnqvist
 

Further information:

Maija Lönnqvist - maija.lonnqvist(at)tem.fi
Jenni Tapio - jenni.tapio(at)tem.fi
Tuija Ypyä - tuija.ypya(at)tem.fi
Heidi Pennanen - heidi.pennanen(at)tem.fi