Åbo Akademi University Husö Biological Station
The Åbo Akademi University (ÅAU) is represented in FINMARI by its largest field station, Husö biological station (Husö), located in the NW Åland Islands, in the least affected archipelago area of the Baltic Sea. Husö serves as a centre for biological and ecological research, carries out environmental monitoring, and offers facilities for field courses, workshops and seminars.
Husö offers excellent facilities for field studies in combination with experimental research both in the field and laboratory. Biodiversity and ecosystem functioning in shallow coastal areas is a central research topic alongside with effect studies of human activities. Husö has a long tradition on participating in societal advisory boards and development of tools for decision making.
Husö is a partner of the national node of the Finnish marine stations within FINMARI (coordinated by TZS) in the EMBRC-ESFRI process. Husö is also a member of the MARS network.
Director Martin Snickars
Station manager Tony Cederberg