Management Group

The MG is responsible for daily operation of the RI, annual planning, networking activities, and facilitating active involvement of the Finnish and international scientific community in the RI development.

Group manager Jukka Seppälä, Syke (FINMARI Director)
Acting Director, Research Coordinator Joanna Norkko UHEL Tvärminne Zoological Station (Vice Director of FINMARI)
Associate professorJari Hänninen Archipelago Research Institute UTU
Director Martin Snickars Husö Biological Station ÅAU
Head of Unit Laura Tuomi Marine Research FMI
Research Professor Aarno Kotilainen GTK
Research Professor Laura Uusitalo Luke

MG Deputy Members: Riitta Autio (Syke), Laura Kauppi (UHEL), Veijo Jormalainen (UTU), Tony Cederberg (ÅAU), Lauri Laakso (FMI), Joonas Virtasalo (GTK), Timo Myllylä (Luke)

Consortium Manager Katri Kuuppo  Syke


The Board is responsible for the strategic planning and development of FINMARI, the terms and conditions for open access, as well as budgeting of the infrastructure.

Environment Counsellor Maria Laamanen Ministry of the Environment 
Research Director Laura Höijer Ministry of the Environment
Associate Professor Christoffer Boström Åbo Akademi University ÅAU
Professor Petteri Alho University of Turku UTU
Director Jouni Heiskanen, University of Helsinki UHEL
Head of Science and Innovations Karoliina Koho  Geological Survey of Finland GTK
Director Sami Niemelä, Finnish Meteorological Institute FMI
Director Anna-Stiina Heiskanen Finnish Environment Institute Syke
Director Tero Eklin, Finnish Environment Institute Syke
Research Manager Meri Kallasvuo Natural Resources Institute Finland Luke
Group Manager Jukka Seppälä Syke  (Raporteur)
Consortium Manager Katri Kuuppo Syke Marine Research Centre (Secretary)


Scientific Advisory Board

The Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) consists of internationally acknowledged scientists in the area of marine and environmental sciences. The SAB participates in evaluation of external projects that wish to use the FINMARI infrastructure and provide feedback for developing the research infrastructure.

Scientific advisory board 

Dr. Ingrid Puillat, European Commission, Joint Research Centre

Prof. Sebastian Diehl, Umeå University, Sweden; Professor in Ecology and Environmental Sciences

Dr. Tatiana Tsagaraki, University of Bergen, Norway; Liaison officer of EMBRC Norway, AQUACOSM and AQUACOSM-plus RI

Dr. Ari Asmi, Director, Research Data Alliance (Europe) AISBL

Dr. Matthias Obst, University of Gothenburg, Department of Marine Sciences

Dr. Inga Lips, European Global Ocean Observing System - EuroGOOS AISBL

Dr. Dominique Durand, Founder and Executive Director of COVARTEC AS, Norway