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University of Helsinki (UH)

The University of Helsinki is the oldest and largest institution of academic education in Finland, with an international scientific community of 40,000 students and researchers. In international university rankings, UH typically ranks among the top 100.

Tvärminne Zoological Station (TZS) belongs to the Faculty of Biological and Environmental Sciences and is a marine station located at the entrance to the Gulf of Finland in the Baltic Sea. TZS is a marine station located at the entrance to the Gulf of Finland in the Baltic Sea. It serves as a centre for a variety of high quality biological research, carries out environmental monitoring, and offers facilities for visiting scientists, field courses and seminars. The brackish-water environment characterized by strong gradients, provides an excellent representation of the Baltic Sea ecosystem and serves as a meaningful comparison to other coastal ecosystems in Europe. TZS has a well-equipped laboratory, several research vessels, sampling equipment, diving facilities, aquarium rooms and long-term databases. Marine research at TZS focuses on the biodiversity and functioning of the Baltic Sea ecosystem and the anthropogenic stressors affecting the system. The research covers ecology, ecophysiology, ecotoxicology, taxonomy, and behavioural and evolutionary biology.

TZS coordinates to work towards Finnish EMBRC membership (see also third parties in this proposal: Archipelago Research Institute, University of Turku, Husö Biological Station, Åbo Akademi University, and the Finnish Environment Institute, Marine Research Centre). All institutions are part of FINMARI, the Finnish Marine Research Infrastructure network (, which is on the national
RI roadmap. UH will offer TA and contribute to NA2, NA3, NA4, JRA2, JRA3 and JRA4.

Yliopistonkatu 4
00014 Helsinki
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