FINMARI is a cross-institutional consortium founded in 2013, assembling research institutes, universities and a state-owned company, all with a strong interest in marine research.
The infrastructure assembled by FINMARI supports practically all marine research and researcher education in Finland, across a wide variety of environmental disciplines from biology, geology, fisheries, ecology, chemistry, physics, geography, atmospheric sciences and remote sensing, to development of multidisciplinary environmental monitoring and management strategies.
FINMARI partnership addresses the current scientific and societal challenges of marine and specifically Baltic Sea research by:
- Defining a joint framework for Finnish marine research and related infrastructure,
- Specifying the synergetic profiles of key national actors within the framework,
- Setting forth a corresponding national research infrastructure development plan, and
- Connecting Finnish marine research to international RI networks, especially to the ESFRI process.