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University of Tartu

University of Tartu is the biggest and most prestigious classical university in Estonia. It was established by King Gustavus Adolphus of Sweden in 1632, thus being one of the oldest universities in Northern Europe. The Estonian Marine Institute of the university has a mission to enhance the knowledge and understanding on the functioning of the Baltic Sea ecosystem and to seek scientific and management solutions in order to improve environmental quality and the sustainability of ecosystem services. Research is focusing on marine biology and biodiversity, sustainable use of marine ecosystem services including the fishery resources, environmental safety of maritime transport, maritime spatial planning as a tool for practical implementation of the ecosystem-based approach.

Key information about the member

Organisation Type




Executive member

  • Jonne Kotta
    Lead Research Scientist Estonian Marine Institute

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