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

Social programme


Tuesday 27 September

Get-together at the poster session at the venue  (Karl Lindahl, Juho Rissanen and 2,5 floor foyer) in Paasitorni at 18:00-20:30. 


Wednesday 28 September

Conference Dinner in restaurant Saaristo (address: Klippan, 00140 Helsinki)


How to get to the Restaurant Saaristo from Helsinki Congress Paasitorni


From Helsinki Congress Paasitorni walk to Hakaniemi tram stop (tram stop number 0252). Take the tram number 3  (ticket 3,20 €)  to the Olympia Terminal and get off at the Olympialaituri tram stop (number 0435). The duration of the trip is approximately 20 minutes.  After arriving to Olympialaituri, pass the Olympia Terminal (on the left) and continue forward by foot along the E75/Ehrenströmintie by the sea side. After the Olympia Terminal you will find a small pier on the left hand side. The location of the pier on map here.


The restaurant’s connection boat will transport guests (max. 40 guests/boat ride) to the restaurant Saaristo non-stop during 19:00-20:00. The boat trip to restaurant Saaristo takes only a few minutes.


The conference dinner starts at 20:00.


The boat from restaurant Saaristo leaves every 20 minutes (every hour, 20 minutes past and 20 minutes to every hour) during 20:00-00:00.



Friday 30 September

Visit to the ICOS site SMEAR II at Hyytiälä Forest Field Station


SMEAR II station is located in Central Finland, 3 hours drive from Helsinki. It hosts ICOS Class 1 ecosystem and atmosphere stations (ICOS Finland). A wetland site nearby in Siikaneva is a Class 2 ecosystem site.


The participants get guided tour to SMEAR II station and activities in the field station. Depending on interest and the amount of participants, visit to Siikaneva is also an option. 


Price is 75 € including transport, lunch, coffee and dinner at the station. For 15 to 30 persons.  The trip starts from the Helsinki City Centre at 7:30, and returns to Helsinki at about 23:00. Before Helsinki City Centre the bus stops at the airport roughly at 22:40.


Please register by 31 August 2016 by sending an email to . Needed information are first name, last name and possible special dietary needs. You can also indicate if you are planning to get off the bus at the airport. Payment instructions will be sent to registered participants after the registration deadline.