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 (Chair)
Research Director Tanja Suni, Ministry of the Environment
Professor Erik Bonsdorff, Åbo Akademi University ÅAU
Director Anne Erkkilä-Välimäki, University of Turku UTU
Professor Jukka Horppila, University of Helsinki UHEL
Programme Director Petri Lintinen, Geological Survey of Finland GTK
Director Sami Niemelä, Finnish Meteorological Institute FMI
Director General Lea Kauppi, Finnish Environment Institute SYKE
Research Manager Meri Kallasvuo, Natural Resources Institute Finland (Luke)
Director Paula Kankaanpää, Marine Research Centre, Finnish Environment Institute SYKE
Research Professor Timo Tamminen, SYKE Marine Research Centre (secretary)


FINMARI 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.

Research Professor Timo Tamminen, SYKE Marine Research Centre (FINMARI Coordinator)
Director Marko Reinikainen, Tvärminne Zoological Station, UHEL (Vice Coordinator)
Director Jari Hänninen, Archipelago Research Institute, UTU
Director Martin Snickars, Husö Biological Station, ÅAU
Head of Unit Jari Haapala, Marine Research Unit, FMI
Research Professor Aarno Kotilainen, GTK
Head of Unit Ari Leskelä, Luke

MG Deputy Members: Riitta Autio, Maiju Lehtiniemi and Jukka Seppälä (SYKE), Joanna Norkko (UHEL), Veijo Jormalainen (UTU), Lauri Laakso (FMI), Joonas Virtasalo (GTK), Timo Myllylä (Luke)


FINMARI Scientific Advisory Board

The SAB consists of six 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 for the period 2016-2020:

Ingrid Puillat, Ifremer, Brest, France; Vice-Coordinator of RI consortia JERICO and JERICO-NEXT: New innovative infrastructures integrating biogeochemical and biological observations

Michael Thorndyke, Kristineberg, Sweden; in the Steering Committee for EMBRC and Executive Board of MARS Network (The European Network of Marine Research Institutes and Stations), previous Coordinator of EuroMarine (Integration of European Marine Research Networks of Excellence)

Sebastian Diehl, Umeå, Sweden; Professor in Ecology and Environmental Sciences, previous Swedish representative in ANAEE (Analysis and Experimentation on Ecosystems)

Joaquin Tintoré, Balearic Islands, Spain; Director of the multiplatform Spanish Large Scale Marine Infrastructure, SOCIB (Balearic Islands Coastal Ocean Observing and Forecasting System)

Urmas Lips, Tallinn, Estonia; Chair of BOOS Steering Group (Baltic Operational Oceanography System), member of Executive Directors Board for EuroGOOS (European Global Ocean Observing System)

Martin Jakobsson, Stockholm/Svalbard, Sweden; Chairman of GEBCO Sub-Committee on Regional Undersea Mapping (SRCUM) under Bathymetric Chart of the Oceans (GEBCO – UNESCO IHO/IOC), Vice Chairman of UNESCO IOC-IHB General