A4Finn

A4Finn is the implementation of the A4EU platform for South Savo. It is a decision-tool based on weather and impact data adapted to the specific needs and requirements of ISTIKE, which is a joint situation and coordination centre in eastern Finland.

A4Finn provides the capacity of early-warning detection and proactive decision-making when facing extreme weather-related emergencies. This allows the ISTIKE to better manage such events, minimizing losses and saving lives.

Using this tool, the Civil Protection authorities are actually able to raise the preparedness levels even before the formal notification from the Finish Meteorological Institute is sent. Now everything is authomatisized and we have better data, the system automatically reacts and we can start to advise people.”

Pekka Tiainen, Finnish Ministry of Interior (FMoI)

Using this tool, the Civil Protection authorities are actually able to raise the preparedness levels even before the formal notification from the Finish Meteorological Institute is sent. Now everything is authomatisized and we have better data, the system automatically reacts and we can start to advise people.”

Pekka Tiainen, Finnish Ministry of Interior (FMoI)

Some of it is major operational capabilities are:

  • Access to the global pan-European tool with the generic products provided by the Anywhere Multi-Hazard Early Warning System.

  • Access to an exclusive area to monitor displayed local products and decision support tools.

  • Combination with regional and local layers of exposure and vulnerability.