Climate issues were discussed in Science Tram
|Julia 2030 -project was also present in the Science Tram.
Science tram traveled in Helsinki city center during the Science forum on 13th–15th of January 2011. Approximately 1,000 visitors rode in tram and listened to presentations about climate change and environment. The themes of the event were climate change and the renaissance of rail traffic. In addition to those topics there were also presentations about air quality, weather, traffic and the Saimaa seal and it's adaptation to climate change. The aim of the event was to bring science and environmental information among the general public.
During the three days, 22 experts spoke in the Science Tram. The project manager for Julia 2030 project, Susanna Kankaanpää, was among those talking about adaptation to climate change. Project manager Jari Honkonen from HSL spoke about Journey Planner and the CO2 calculator that was incorporated to in as a part of Julia 2030 project.
The program for the Science Tram was planned together with HSY, Helsinki Region Transport HSL, Helsinki City Museum, City of Helsinki Environment Center, Helsinki City Transport, Finnish Meteorological Institute, Finnish Museum of Natural History, Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, Finnish Environment Institute SYKE, Heureka The Finnish Science Center and Science Forum.
More information on the Science Forum.
Science tram is ready to go. The tram operates usually as cultural tram. (photo: Seppo Laakso / City of Helsinki)
About one thousand people rode in the tram in the course of three days. (photo: Seppo Laakso / City of Helsinki)
Text: Marika Visakova
Photos: Marika Visakova / HSY ja Seppo Laaksonen / City of Helsinki