University of Turku Archipelago Research Institute
The Archipelago Research Institute is a historical marine station, which offers various research support services and participates in multidisciplinary research of the Baltic Sea, with a special focus on the condition of the Archipelago Sea. The station is open for researchers and visitors year-round.
The Institute also offers research services and facilities for courses and seminars, mainly for universities.
Archipelago Research Institute is a partner of the national node of the Finnish marine stations within FINMARI (coordinated by TZS) in the EMBRC-ESFRI process. Seili is also a member of the EuroMarine network.
With the focus on long-term monitoring of the brackish water environment, UTU offers data and statistical time series modeling of the ecosystem, supported with experimental laboratory facilities. The laboratory allows long-term manipulative experiments and rearing of organisms (algae, zooplankton, invertebrates, fish) for studies of ecological interactions in close collaboration with the evolutionary biology stronghold of UTU.
Station Director Jari Hänninen