The 2nd ICOS Science Conference
on greenhouse gases and biogeochemical cycles
(27-29 September 2016)


The 2016 ICOS Science Conference will take place at the Helsinki Congress Paasitorni conference and congress centre, also known as the Helsinki Workers' House (street address: Paasivuorenkatu 5 A, 00530 Helsinki). 


The historic building of Paasitorni is located in Siltasaari in Helsinki, next to Hakaniemi square, on the shore of Eläintarhanlahti bay. The congress centre enjoys a central location with excellent transport links.


There are plenty of services on the doorstep, including Hakaniementori square with its indoor market, food and clothes shops, a department store, a pharmacy, a post office and banks. Paasitorni itself offers a wide range of dining opportunities under one roof. The restaurants, bars and cafes of Hakaniemi and Kallio, each with their own individual character, complete the picture.


There is plenty of accommodation nearby. The high quality, individually designed hotel Scandic Paasi adjoins the Helsinki Congress Paasitorni and Hotel Cumulus Hakaniemi ist just a few hundred metres from Paasitorni. Many of the hotels in the city centre are just a short walk away. Read more about the conference hotels in the section Accommodation.


Paasitorni’s natural setting, on the waterfront and surrounded by parks, is a refreshing oasis in the centre of the Finnish capital and a popular area for outdoor recreation. The area is known for its culture, including its theatres and the concert venue.


For more information about how to get to Hakaniemi square from city centre, see Travel information. When arriving to Hakanieniementori square just walk ca. 300 m to the direction of Eläintarhanlahti bay. Source:





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