2011

 

November 2011

 

12-13 November 2011, CONFERENCE

The Wave Engineering Laboratory team presented the following lectures to the fall seminar of the Institute of Cybernetics on 12.11.2011: “Introduction of Wave Engineering Laboratory” (T. Soomere), “The Baltic Way Project – Experiences and Results” (E.Quak), “Compressibility of the surface currents created by nonlinear waves” (A. Giudici), “Transformation of strongly nonlinear wave on shallow water” (A.Rodin) and “Sediment transport patterns along the eastern Baltic Sea coast” (M.Viška).

11 November 2011, DISTINCTION

At distribution of 2011 Estonian Science Communication Awards Tarmo Soomere got the title of the best scientist (journalist or teacher), that communicates science and technology for explaining actual problems of marine physics in popular-scientific papers and at public appearances.

11 November 2011, SCIENCE POLICY

T.Soomere participated in the joint meeting of the European Academies Scientific Advisory Council (EASAC) Environment Steering Panel and Energy Steering Panel’l (Brussels, Belgium).

 

October 2011

 

27 October 2011, MEDIA OUTREACH 

Madis Filippov, Nord Streami mõjudest rääkimine tõi auhinna, Postimees (Talking about impacts of the Nord Stream pipeline brought a distinction), 250(6332) 27.10.2011; reflects the special mention of the BONUS BalticWay team in the BONUS+ Award 2011 competition for the best public engagement activity or product; also Postimees Online 26.10.2011 on 14:56; the news broadcast in many radio channels in the morning of 27.10.

25-27 October 2011, CONFERENCE

T.Soomere participated in the conference “The Future of Operational Oceanography” (Gdansk, Poland) with the oral presentation “Towards the use of currents in environmentally safer management of maritime activities” about developments within the BONUS BalticWay project.

24 October 2011, DISTINCTION

The BalticWay team (coordinated by T.Soomere) reached a special mention in the BONUS+ Award 2011 competition for the best public engagement activity or product, for outstanding public engagement effort and high level key stakeholder involvement related to the topic of the environmental impact assessment of the Nord Stream pipeline.

24 October 2011, SCIENCE POLICY FORUM AND CONFERENCE

T.Soomere participated in the BONUS Forum (Gdansk, Poland) with the oral presentation “The use of currents for environmental management of the maritime industry” about developments within the BONUS BalticWay project.

13-14 October 2011, SCIENCE POLICY

T.Soomere participated in the fall Plenary Meeting of the European Science Foundation Marine Board (Barcelona, Spain).

 

September 2011

 

29 September 2011, MEDIA OUTREACH 

Madis Filippov, Eksperdid kritiseerivad Nord Streami seirearuannet (Experts comment the Nord Stream monitoring report), Postimees 226(6308), 29.09.2011, p. 6; reflects the status of the Nord Stream monitoring activities in Finnish waters; mostly based on comments of T. Soomere and I. Puura.

18-20 September 2011, INTERNATIONAL SUMMMER SCHOOL

The BalticWay team of the Wave Engineering Laboratory organised the international summer school “Preventive methods for coastal protection” jointly with the Geophysical Sciences department of Klaipeda University in Klaipeda on 18–20 September 2011.

The school was dedicated to novel methods for coastal protection and maritime spatial planning developed within the BalticWay project. The focus was on techniques that use the intrinsic dynamics of ocean currents for the management of environmental risks in the context of the ever increasing human impact on various vulnerable sea areas. Particular treatment was given to the risks associated with potential oil pollution from ship traffic or oil platforms. The ever increasing potential of such risks calls for out-of-the box thinking towards safe management of the maritime activities and mitigating the impact of the associated risks on vulnerable areas.

T.Soomere, E.Quak and T.Torsvik gave lectures to the summer school and B.Viikmäe, M.Viška, A.Giudici, K.Pindsoo, K.Kartau, M.Zujev, A.Rodin participated as students.

14 September 2011, LECTURE OUTSIDE INSTITUTE OF CYBERNETICS

T. Soomere presented the lecture “The smart use of currents for environmental management of offshore activities” about the results of the BalticWay activities to the Institute of Coastal Research, Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht.

12 September 2011,  CONFERENCE

T. Soomere participated the FuturICT session of the European Conference on Complex Systems ECCS’11, Vienna

11 September 2011, SCIENCE POLICY                                     

T.Soomere participated in the meeting of national coordinators of the FuturICT flagship, Vienna.

 

August 2011

 

22-26 August 2011, CONFERENCE

The Baltic Sea Science Congress (BSSC) is the major forum for the marine science in the Baltic Sea region. The 8th BSSC took place in Saint Petersburg, Russia, on 22–26, August 2011.

Tarmo Soomere and Ira Didenkulova were conviners and chairs of the thematic session “Interplay of physical, biological and geological processes in various spatial and temporal scales” (23-24.08).

The Wave Engineering Laboratory team presented total 15 papers to three different sessions of this meeting:

plenary lecture “Towards the use of currents for environmental management of vulnerable sea areas” (23.08, T. Soomere);

oral presentations: “Optimizing fairways to reduce environmental risks in the Baltic Sea” (23.08, B. Viikmäe, T. Soomere, N. Delpeche-Ellmann); “Patterns of sediment transport along the Latvian and Estonian coasts along the Baltic Proper and the Gulf of Riga” (23.08, M. Viška, T. Soomere, K. Kartau, A. Räämet); “Dispersion properties of surface currents in the Gulf of Finland” (23.08, M. Viidebaum, J. Kalda, T. Soomere); “Change of the beach profile under the joint effect of ship and wind waves” (23.08, I. Didenkulova, M. Viška, D. Kurennoy); “Decadal changes in significant wave height in the Baltic Sea” (23.08, A. Räämet, T. Soomere); “Freak waves in the coastal zone of the Baltic Sea” (23.08, I. Didenkulova), “Decadal variations of wave-driven sediment transport processes in the Gulf of Riga” (23.08, K. Kartau, M. Viška, T. Soomere), “Environmentally safe fairways over fields generated by Lagrangian particles statistics: an application to the Gulf of Finland” (23.08, O. Andrejev, T. Soomere, A. Sokolov, K. Myrberg); “Compressibility of sea surface created by 3D current field” (23.08, A. Giudici, J. Kalda), and walk-in presentation “Marine science in research for alternative energy sources” (24.08, T. Soomere);

poster presentations: “Transformation of large-amplitude nonlinear wave in shallow water” (A. Rodin, E. Pelinovsky); “Life-time estimates for weak-amplitude freak waves caused by the dispersive focusing mechanism” (E. Shurgalina, E. Pelinovsky, I. Didenkulova), “Distribution, vertical structure and seasonal variability of horizontal currents near the Curonian Spit in southeastern Baltic Sea in 2010″ (O. Kurkina, A. Kurkin, D. Dorokhov, V. Gorbatsky, E. Morozov, A. Pankratov) and “The role of abiotic factors on spatial distribution of dominant zoobenthic species in the northwestern coastal sea of Estonia” (N. Kolesova, A. Kask, V. Alari, U. Raudsepp).

18 August 2011, MEDIA OUTREACH 

A line-on-air interview by phone with T. Soomere to Kuku Radio about the course and consequences of the oil spill at the Gannet Alpha platform in the North Sea.

16 August 2011, LECTURE OUTSIDE INSTITUTE OF CYBERNETICS

T. Soomere presented the lecture “The use of currents for environmental management of offshore activities” about the results of the BalticWay activities to the Institute for the Baltic Sea Research (Institut für Ostseeforschung, Warnemünde)

 

June 2011

 
21 June 2011, SCIENCE POLICY CONFERENCE, EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT                       

T.Soomere participated in the conference “Climate, renewable energy and sustainable development: The new geo-energy” organized by the Group of Conservatives and Reformists in the premises of the European Parliament (ASP 7 H 1), Brussels, 21 June 2011, with the invited oral presentation “Marine science in research for alternative energy sources”

16 June 2011, KICK-OFF MEETING 

T.Soomere participated in the kick-off meeting on “FuturICT’s Interconnected Observatories of Society for a Resilient and Sustainable Future”, KTH Zürich.

15 June 2011, FORUM

T.Soomere participated in the BONUS Forum of Project Coordinators’ meeting (Academy of Finland, Helsinki).

 

May 2011

 

26 May 2011, PUBLIC LECTURE OUTSIDE INSTITUTE OF CYBERNETICS

T. Soomere presented the public lecture “The possibilities of contemporary marine science for understanding and protection of Estonian coasts” to the Estonian Naturalists’ Society (Tartu).

10-11 May 2011, SCIENCE POLICY EVENT ORGANISED IN TALLINN

T.Soomere was the chief organiser of the spring Plenary Meeting of the European Science Foundation Marine Board in the premises of the Estonian Academy of Sciences.

09-13 May 2011, CONFERENCE                                    

I.Didenkulova, K.Kartau, T.Soomere, A.Räämet, B.Viikmäe, I.Nikolkina and A.Rodin participated in the 11th International Coastal Symposium (Szczecin, Poland) with seven oral presentations:  I. Didenkulova, E. Pelinovsky, T. Soomere, K.E. Parnell “Beach profile change caused by ship wakes and wind waves in Tallinn Bay, the Baltic Sea,” Kartau K., Soomere T., Tõnisson H. “Quantification of sediment loss from semi-sheltered beaches: a case study for Valgerand Beach, Pärnu Bay, the Baltic Sea,” D. Kurennoy, K.E. Parnell, T. Soomere “Fast-ferry Generated Waves in South-West Tallinn Bay,”  Zaitseva-Pärnaste I., Soomere T., Tribštok O. “Spatial variations in the wave climate change in the eastern part of the Baltic Sea,”  Räämet A., Soomere T. “Spatial variations in the wave climate change in the Baltic Sea,” Soomere, T., Andrejev, O., Sokolov, A., Quak, E. Management of coastal pollution by means of smart placement of human activities,” Viikmäe, B., Soomere, T., Parnell, K.E., Delpeche, N. “Spatial planning of shipping and offshore activities in the Baltic Sea using Lagrangian trajectories” and one and one poster presentation: Kurkina O., Pelinovsky E., Talipova T., Soomere T. “Mapping the internal wave field in the Baltic Sea in the context of sediment transport in shallow water.”

 

April 2011

 

16 April 2011, MEDIA OUTREACH 

 A longer TV broadcast about coastal and wave science in the Wave Engineering Laboratory in the series “Püramiidi tipus” (The top of the pyramide), broadcast by the national TV channel ETV; repeated on 17 and 20 April.

11-13 April 2011, BALTIC WAY ANNUAL MEETING AND CONFERENCE

The BalticWay team (T.Soomere, E.Quak, B.Viikmäe, M.Viidebaum, A.Giudici) organised the second BalticWay Annual Meeting in Excelsior Hotel, Palermo, Italy. The event started with a technical meeting, followed by a two-day scientific conference “The smart use of marine currents for environmental management” and ended with a planning meeting of a potential follow-up of a new BONUS project. The following lecture were presented to the conference: T. Soomere “Basic steps of the technology for fairway optimization”, B. Viikmäe “Equiprobability lines in the Gulf of Finland and the Baltic Proper” and M. Viidebaum “Experiments with surface drifters in the Gulf of Finland.”

 

03-08 April 2011, CONFERENCE                                    

I.Didenkulova, I.Nikolkina and A.Rodin participated in the EGU General Assembly 2011 (Vienna, Austria) with three oral presentations: “Nonlinear wave evolution and runup in inclined channels” (I.Didenkulova, E.Pelinovsky), “Freak waves in the coastal zone of the Baltic Sea” (I.Didenkulova) and “Tsunami waves generated by submarine landslides of variable volume” (I.Didenkulova, I.Nikolkina, E.Pelinovsky, N.Zahibo) and nine poster presentations: “Abnormal amplification of tsunami waves at special bottom geometries” (I.Didenkulova, E.Pelinovsky), “Freak waves in the field of the nonlinear non-dispersive shallow-water waves” (E.Pelinovsky, I.Didenkulova), “Freak waves in 2006-2010″ (I.Didenkulova, I.Nikolkina), “Long wave interaction with the sea wall in a basin of variable depth” (I.Didenkulova, E.Pelinovsky), “Runup of landslide-generated waves” (I.Nikolkina, I.Didenkulova, E.Pelinovsky, N.Zahibo), “Statistical characteristics of the non-linear run-up measured in a wave flume” (P.Denissenko, I.Didenkulova, J.Pearson, E.Pelinovsky) and “Beach response on the interplay of two wave systems: ship wakes and winds waves” (I.Didenkulova, E.Pelinovsky, T.Soomere, K.Parnell, M.Viška), “Psychological characteristics of human behaviour at a roque-wave event” (N.Chaykovskaya, A.Rodin), “Large-amplitude simple and shock waves in shallow water” (A.Rodin, E.Pelinovsky). Ira Didenkulova was also a conviner and a chair of two sessions NH5.1 “New developments in tsunami science and in mitigation of tsunami risk, including early warning” (07.04) and NH5.3/NP7.3/OS2.5 “Nonlinear Dynamics of the Coastal Zone” (06.04).

 

March 2011

 

21-23 March 2011, SCIENCE POLICY CONFERENCE                                    

T. Soomere presented the lecture “A future technology of environmental management for the Gulf of Finland” to the international symposion „Baltic Sea Day” (Saint Petersburg, 21–23.03.2011), at the round-table session “Risks of maritime transportation and the need for response capacities” (22.03.2011).

 

February 2011

 

22 February 2011, SCIENCE AND POLICY: CONFERENCE                                    

T. Soomere presented the plenary lecture “Nord Stream as a challenge and mirror for the Baltic Sea marine science” to the conference “Building of the Nord Stream pipeline – consequences and potential hazards of the project” organised by the European Conservatives and Reformist’s Group (Szczecin, Radisson Blue Hotel, 22.02.2011).

19 February 2011, MEDIA OUTREACH 

An interview with T. Soomere to the national TV channel ETV about patterns of climate changes in the Baltic Sea region;  broadcast as a part of news about science within the major news program “Aktuaalne Kaamera.”

18 February 2011, ABOUT US 

The Estonian weekly “Õpetajate Leht” (Teachers Weekly) published a full page interview with T. Soomere “Tervik on suurem kui osade summa” (K.Kello, The whole is larger than the sum of counterparts, Õpetajate Leht, 7 (18.02.2011), p.7, http://www.opleht.ee/?archive_mode=article&articleid=4937) focusing on the quality problems of higher education and PhD studies, accompanied with a column “Akadeemiline hulkurlus ja ülikoolide edetabel” (K.Kello, Academic vagabondism and ranking list of universities” (ibid.,http://http://www.opleht.ee/?archive_mode=article&articleid=4938).

 

January 2011

 

24 January 2011, PUBLIC LECTURE OUTSIDE INSTITUTE OF CYBERNETICS

T. Soomere presented the lecture “Contribution of marine science to the protection of Estonian coasts” National Library, Tallinn (24.01)

 

2010

 

October 2010

 

06-08 October 2010, CONFERENCE

B. Viikmäe, M. Viidebaum, K. Kartau and M. Viška participated in 5th International Student Conference on “Biodiversity and Functioning of Aquatic Ecosystems in the Baltic Sea Region” (Palanga, Lithuania, 06-08 October 2010) with two oral and three poster presentations : “Using Lagrangian Trajectories to Find Areas of Reduced Risk of Coastal Pollution in the Gulf of Finland” (07.10.2010 B. Viikmäe, T. Soomere, N. Delpeche), “Sensitivity Study of the Lagrangian Trajectory Model TRACMASS” (07.10.2010 M. Viidebaum, B. Viikmäe, N. Delpeche), “The Evolution of Semi-sheltered Bayhead Beaches : a Study for Valgerand in Pärnu Bay” (06.10.2010 poster by K. Kartau, T. Soomere), “Wave Climate in the Eastern Part of the Baltic Sea” (06.10.2010 poster by I. Zaitseva-Pärnaste, T. Soomere) and “Coastal Erosion Analysis Using LIDAR Data and Field Measurements in Zvejniekciems Beach, East Coast of the Gulf of Riga” (06.10.2010 poster by M. Viška).

 

 

August 2010

 

24-28 August 2010, CONFERENCE                                  
T. Soomere, I. Zaitseva-Pärnaste, B. Viikmäe, K. Kartau and O. Tribštok participated in the 10th International Marine Geological Conference “The Baltic Sea Geology – 10” (St. Petersburg, Russia, 24-28 August 2010) with three oral and two poster presentations: “The role of vessel wakes in coastal processes of semi-enclosed basins” (oral,
25.08, T.Soomere, co-authors K. E. Parnell, I. Didenkulova), “Long-term variations of wave heights and its comparison with ice conditions in Estonian coastal waters” (oral, 26.08, I. Zaitseva-Pärnaste, co-author T. Soomere), “Potential of using Lagrangian trajectories for environmental management in the Gulf of Finland” (oral 26.08, B. Viikmäe, co-authors T. Soomere, N. Delpeche), “The evolution of semi-sheltered bayhead beaches: a study for Valgerand in Pärnu Bay” (poster, 25.08, K. Kartau, co-author T. Soomere) and “Changes in wave heights at Estonian and Lithuanian coasts based on historical wave observations” (poster, 25.08, O. Tribštok, co-authors I. Zaitseva-Pärnaste, T. Soomere). T.Soomere was member of the advisory board of this conference.

17 August 2010, LECTURE OUTSIDE INSTITUTE OF CYBERNETICS

T. Soomere presented the lecture „Towards a future technology of environmental management: the use of properties of currents for minimizing coastal pollution” about challenges and achievements of the BONUS Baltic Way project for the Institute of Marine and Antarctic Studies (IMAS), University of Tasmania, Hobart.

 

July 2010

 

21-22 July 2010, CONFERENCE

T. Soomere presented the keynote lecture “Towards a future technology of environmental management” (22.07) about challenges and achievements of the BONUS Baltic Way project to the ANNiMS Student Conference 2010 (James Cook University, Townsville campus, 21–22 July).

 

June 2010

 

14-18 June 2010, CONFERENCE 
B. Viikmäe and A. Räämet from the Tallinn team presented two oral presentations : “A reliability study of wave climate modelling in the Baltic Sea” (A. Räämet, T. Soomere), “Utilizing lagrangian trajectories for reducing environmental risks” (B. Viikmäe, T. Soomere, N. Delpeche, H.E.M. Meier and K. Döös). Furthermore B. Viikmäe  was co-author to another oral presentation “Using multi-year circulation simulations to identify areas of reduced risk for marine transport. Application to the Gulf of Finland” (O. Andrejev, A. Sokolov, T. Soomere, K. Myrberg and B. Viikmäe) and a poster “Towards a quantification of areas of high and low risk of pollution in the Gulf of Finland, with the application to ecologically sensitive areas” (poster by N. Delpeche, T. Soomere and B. Viikmäe). 

 

 

May 2010

 

10-12 May 2010, CONFERENCE 
B. Viikmäe participated in the 15th Biennial Workshop of Joint Numerical Sea Modelling Group (JONSMOD) in Delft, The Netherlands with the oral presentation “The Use of Lagrangian Trajectories for Minimization of the Risk of Coastal Pollution”.

02-07 May 2010, CONFERENCE 
I. Didenkulova participated in the EGU General Assembly 2010 (Vienna, Austria) with oral presentations: “Marine natural hazards in coastal zone: observations, analysis and modelling (Plinius Medal Lecture)” and “Runup of tsunami waves on a plane beach: statistical approach” and poster presentations: “Numerical simulation of explosive tsunami wave generation and propagation in Karymskoye lake, Kamchatka, Russia”, “Traveling water waves along quartic bottom profile”, “Nonreflecting wave propagation and runup in U-shaped bays”, “Statistical estimates of characteristics of long wave runup on a beach” and “The use of current-induced transport for coastal protection in the Gulf of Finland, the Baltic Sea” (T. Soomere, N. Delpeche and B. Viikmäe).

Ira Didenkulova was a conviner and a chair of the session NH5.1 “Tsunamis of different origins: new developments in modeling hazard, vulnerability and risk” (06-07.05).

 

April 2010

 

29 April 2010, SEMINAR OF INSTITUTE OF CYBERNETICS
N. Delpeche presented a seminar paper “The use of current-induced transport for coastal protection in the Gulf of Finland, the Baltic Sea”.

18 April 2010, MEDIA OUTREACH

The national TV channel ETV broadcast in the series „2020” dedicated to foresights to the future of the Baltic Sea by scientists and experts contains an interview by T.Soomere.

14-15 April 2010, CONFERENCE
T. Soomere participated in the international conference BIG-STEP (Business, Industry and Government – Science and new Technologies for Enhancing Policy, Brussels) organised by the GSD network.

08 April 2010, SEMINAR OF INSTITUTE OF CYBERNETICS
R. Värv presented a seminar paper “High Resolution Bathymetry for the Gulf of Finland”.

 

March 2010

 

18-20 March 2010, BONUS+ BALTICWAY PROJECT ANNUAL MEETING                             

T. Soomere, N. Delpeche and B. Viikmäe participated in BONUS+ BalticWay project annual meeting in Nicosia/Limassol, Cypros, and in the international workshop Towards the smart use of marine currents for environmental management jointly organized by the projects GSD and BONUS+ BalticWay (Frederick U niversity, Nikosia, Cyprus, 19 March) with oral presentations “The potential of the use of marine currents for environmental management”, “Spatial patterns of transport by surface currents in the Gulf of Finland” and “Spatial distributions of probabilities of coastal hit in the Gulf of Finland”.

18 March 2010, CONFERENCE 
T. Soomere, N. Delpeche and B. Viikmäe participated in the international workshop  „Water Seminar Day” (Frederick University, Nikosia, Cyprus, organised by the GSD network) with the oral presentation “Implications of intense fast ferry traffic on nearshore water quality and beach erosion”.

 

 

February 2010

 

17 February 2010, LECTURE OUTSIDE INSTITUTE OF CYBERNETICS

 T.Soomere presented the lecture series „Nord Stream as a challenge for the Baltic Sea marine science” (4 academic hours) in Tallinn House of Teachers. 

09 February 2010, CONFERENCE

T. Soomere participated in the international workshop Bonus Day (Helsinki, Academy of Finland)

05 February 2010, LECTURE OUTSIDE INSTITUTE OF CYBERNETICS

T.Soomere presented the lecture „Nord Stream as a challenge for the society” to the annual meeting of the Estonian Water Society.

 

January 2010

 

19-21 January 2010, CONFERENCE

B.Viikmäe and T.Soomere participated in the Joint Baltic Sea Research Programme BONUS Annual Conference (Vilnius, Lithuania) with oral presentations „An empirical method to determine patterns of risk of coastal pollution in the Gulf of Finland (19.01.2010, B.Viikmäe, R.Isotamm and N.Delpeche) and „Semi-persistent patterns of transport in surface layers of the Gulf of Finland” (21.01.2010, T. Soomere, N.Delpeche, B.Viikmäe).

 

 

2009

December 2009

 

03 December 2009, SEMINAR OUTSIDE INSTITUTE OF CYBERNETICS

T.Soomere visited the Finnish Environmental Institute (SYKE) in the framework of the BalticWay cooperation and presented the lecture „Transport patterns in the surface layer of the Gulf of Finland”

1-2 December 2009, WORKSHOP

N.Delpeche participated in the Finnish-Estonian-Russian Gulf of Finland trilateral meeting (Helsinki, Finnish Environmental Institute) with the oral presentation „Using a Trajectory Model to Determine areas of Reduced Risk of Pollution in the Gulf of Finland” (01.12.2009, co-authors B.Viikmäe and T.Soomere)

 

November 2009

 

23 November 2009, CENS SEMINAR

N.Delpeche presented a seminar paper “Utilization of a Trajectory Model to Determine areas of Reduced Risk of pollution in the Gulf of Finland”

15-17 November 2009, CONFERENCE
T. Soomere, N. Delpeche and B. Viikmäe participated in the conference “Coping with Uncertainty” (Stockholm, Sweden, November 15-17 2009) with the oral presentations “Towards the use of currents for reducing anthropogenic risks for the Baltic Sea coasts” (16.11.2009), “Application of a trajectory model to select areas of high risk of pollution” (16.11.2009, co-authors R. Isotamm, B. Viikmäe and T. Soomere) and “An Empirical Method to Determine a low-risk fairway in the Gulf of Finland” (17.11.2009, co-authors R. Isotamm and N. Delpeche)

05 November 2009, SEMINAR OF THE WAVE ENGINEERING LABORATORY

B. Viikmäe presented a seminar paper “Application of a Trajectory model to select Areas of High Risk of Pollution”

 

October 2009

30 October 2009, MEDIA OUTREACH    
Broadcast of the almost full version of the presentation of T. Soomere to the extraordinary Plenary Session of the Parliament of Estonia (27.10.2009) in the national radio channel, section “Reporteritund” (Reporter’s Hour; broadcast twice: 14:05 and 19:05).

28 October 2009, MEDIA OUTREACH
Full text of the presentation of T. Soomere to the extraordinary Plenary Session of the Parliament of Estonia (27.10.2009) published by the leading daily newspaper “The Postman” (Postimees), 249(5729), 28.10.2009, p. 12-13; also reflected on the cover page of this issue.

27 October 2009, SCIENCE AND POLITICS            
T. Soomere presented the paper “Nord Stream in the unique and vulnerable environment of the Baltic Sea” to the extraordinary Plenary Session of the Parliament of Estonia (Riigikogu) and answered questions of many Parliament members (27.10.2009;  see minutes of the session).

15 October 2009, SCIENCE AND POLITICS
T. Soomere presented the paper “Nord Stream: hard knots of hydrodynamics” for the joint meeting of the Estonian parliament (Riigikogu) Environment Committee, Foreign Affairs Committee, Economic Affairs Committee.

 

August 2009

 

19 August 2009, WORKSHOP                                                                                                                

People from the Wave Engineering lab participated in the “Global System Dynamics and Policies” workshop panel discussion for young scientists held in the Institute of Cybernetics at Tallinn University of Technology.

18 August 2009, WORKSHOP                                                                                                                

Wave Engineering lab participated in the “Global System Dynamics and Policies” workshop held in the Estonian Academy of Sciences.

 

July 2009

 

14-24 July 2009, COURSE

 “TRACMASS – A Lagrangian Trajectory code” course was held by Anders Anbo in the Institute of Cybernetics at Tallinn University of Technology. The members of the IoC BalticWay team Nicole Delpeche, Raul Isotamm and Bert Viikmäe participated in the entire course while IoC PhD students Inga Zaitseva-Pärnaste and Loreta Kelpšaite took part in the basic training.

 

June 2009

15-16 June 2009, MEETING

T. Soomere participated in the BONUS annual meeting and Project Coordinator’s Forum as the coordinator of the BalticWay project (Helsinki, Finland).

 

January 2009

13-15 January 2009, CONFERENCE
E. Quak and T. Soomere participated in the kick-off meeting and conference of the Joint Baltic Sea Research Programme BONUS (13–15 January 2009, Dipoli Conference Centre, Espoo, Finland) with oral presentation “Baltic Way: Towards using the potential of currents for the benefit of society” (13.01.2009).

12 January 2009, MEETING
 T. Soomere participated in the kick-off meeting of the BONUS BalticWay project (Helsinki, 12.01.2009) with oral presentation “Baltic Way: Towards using the potential of currents for the benefit of society