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Johanna Korhonen

Development Manager, PhD



Freshwater Centre

Email: firstname.lastname@syke.fi

Telephone: +358 295 251 302

Address: Latokartanonkaari 11, 00790 Helsinki, Finland



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Current role

I work as development manager at Freshwater Centre. My duties include coordinating development of Centre’s services, planning and reporting and liaison with ministries. I am involved in international expert cooperation and work with national and international R&D projects.


I have worked at SYKE continuously since 2001. Before starting as development manager since 2019, I have worked almost 20 years with hydrological monitoring. Last ten years I acted as head of unit and was also involved in international cooperation and development projects. I finished my doctoral dissertation in early 2019 at University of Helsinki. The topic of my dissertation was long-term changes and variability of the winter and spring season hydrological regime in Finland. I have studied geophysics as major, minoring in e.g. meteorology.


  • Hydrological service
  • Long-term changes in the hydrological regime - trend analysis and climate change
  • International cooperation
  • Project management

Projects and working groups

  • Project manager of SYKE 2013-2016 PRASDES program (Regional Andean Program to enhance Weather, Water and Climate Services and Development)
  • Flood Centre development group 2014-2020
  • Hydrological advisor for Finland with World Meteorological Organization (WMO) 2013-
  • Nordic Hydrological Association (NHF) Finnish board member 2012- 2020, board deputy 2008-2012
  • Finnish chief delegate Northern Research Basins (NRB) cooperation 2005-
  • Arctic-HYCOS Finnish steering group member 2014-
  • Finnish reprentative for CHIN cooperation 2017- (Chiefs of the Hydrological Institutes in the Nordic and Baltic countries)


Published 2017-08-01 at 10:33, updated 2021-01-11 at 16:55

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