Registering installations and markings
Installations and marking sticks etc. left at the field sites are a potential source of conflict with other users of the Finse area. Do not use marking methods that are more conspicuous than they need to be and make sure you always remove the markings after use. Any highly visible installations must be approved by the local management authorities (see information). If you leave any marks or installations in the field for more than a few weeks, you should register the GPS position of these marks, either by making the GPS positions available on your project web pages (e.g. as a downloadable file) or by sending an e-mail to the center director. Use preferably the UTM reference system with the WGS84 map datum. Please also state how long the marks will be left in the field.
It is a good idea to mark installations that are highly visible with a name and contact information (you may use just ”Finse Alpine Research Center” / “Finse alpine forskningssentere” and the phone number to the research center, 56 52 71 20). If you place a laminated note with a short explanation of what the installations are, hikers and others who come across the them will generally be interested and meet us with a positive attitude rather than getting annoyed by the disturbance of their out door experience.