December 2016

27 December 2016, MEDIA OUTREACH

A longer comment by T.Soomere about major developments and breakthroughs in science in 2016 was broadcast in the program Labor of the state radio channel Vikerraadio.

21 December 2016, MEDIA OUTREACH

The major weekly Eesti Ekspress published a four-page interview with T. Soomere: Eesti Ekspress, 51(1411), 21.12.2016, 24–27.

21 December 2016, LECTURES OUTSIDE THE HOME INSTITUTE

T. Soomere presented the lecture Smart use of currents for environmental management of maritime activities in the framework of Tempus SESREMO master classes (Baku State University, Azerbaidjan).

19-20 December 2016, SCIENCE POLICY CONFERENCE

T. Soomere participated in the seminar “Development of contemporary scientific links: dialogue and collaboration” (Baku, the Azarbaidjan National Academy of Sciences, 19.-20.12.2016) with the presentation Changing formats of scientific collaboration (19.12).

09 November 2016, PUBLIC SPEECH

T. Soomere participated in the annual conference of human rights “Inimõiguste aastakonverents 2016 – mustvalged väärtused polariseeruvas maailmas” (Black-and-white values in a polarising world, Tallinn) with a public speech about balance of freedom of opinions and education targeted to position of people in the avalanche of information, http://aastakonverents.humanrightsestonia.ee//

08 December 2016, MEDIA OUTREACH

A live in air comment of T.Soomere in the case election of new fellows of the Estonian Academy of Sciences was broadcast within the early morning program Terevisioon of the state TV channel.

07 December 2016, MEDIA OUTREACH

T. Soomere was ranked as No 2 in 2016 ranking of most influential players in the education and scientific landscape. The article by Marta Jaakson Tarmo Soomere: teadlased ei suuda ise nii kõvasti karjuda, et ühiskond kuuleks (Scientists need cooperation with media to reach society) presents several views of T.Soomere, Eesti Päevaleht (Estonian Daily), 238, 7.12. 2016, p. 4.

06 December 2016, CONFERENCE

T. Soomere participated in the seminar of Infotechnological Mobility Observatory (Estonian Academy of Sciences, Tallinn) with the presentation Mobiilsus ja selle ekstreemumid merel ja rannas (Mobility and its extremes on the sea and at the coast).

01 December 2016, LECTURE OUTSIDE THE HOME INSTITUTE

T. Soomere presented the lecture Eesti rannikumeri rahututel aegadel (Estonian coastal sea in complicated times) at the event of Estonian Scientific Society in Sweden dedicated to the 97th anniversary of university education in Estonian (Stockholm, Eesti maja), http://sverigeesterna.se/2016/11/28/teaduslik-selts-kutsub-tahistama-eestikeelse-ulikooli-97-aastapaeva/

November 2016

30 November 2016, LECTURE OUTSIDE THE HOME INSTITUTE

T. Soomere presented the lecture Marine science reveals hidden signals of climate change to an international group of Erasmus students from Greece, Turkey, France, Romania, Italy and Portugal (Tallinna Kesklinna vene gümnaasium).

27 November 2016, MEDIA OUTREACH

A longer discussion of chancellor of justice prof. Ülle Madise and T.Soomere about post-truth time and many associated topics was broadcast in Kuku Raadio.

23 November 2016, PUBLIC SPEECH

T. Soomere participated in the annual conference of media communication of science 2016 “Science in the media-dominated world” (Teadus meediastunud maailmas, Tartu, 23.11.2016) with a public speech Inimlik teaduskommunikatsioon – kas see on võimalik? (Communication of science with human face) http://www.etag.ee/tegevused/teadpop/teaduskommunikatsiooni-konverentsid/teaduskommunikatsiooni-konverents-2016-teadus-meediastunud-maailmas/

16 November 2016, LECTURES OUTSIDE THE HOME INSTITUTE

T. Soomere presented the lectures Wave dynamics and Lagrangian transport for coastal and maritime engineering and Approximate solutions of inverse problems of pollution propagation for environmental management of maritime activities in the framework of Tempus SESREMO master classes (Astana, L.G.Gumiljov Eurasian State University).

14 November 2016, LECTURE OUTSIDE THE HOME INSTITUTE

T. Soomere presented the lecture Wave dynamics and Lagrangian transport for coastal and maritime engineering in the framework of Tempus SESREMO master classes (Almaty, al-Farabi Kazakhstan State University)

09 November 2016, LECTURE OUTSIDE THE HOME INSTITUTE

T. Soomere presented the lecture Mere(äärse)riigi rahutu rannikumeri (Problems of Estonian coastal sea) and had a longer discussion about the functions of the Estonian Academy of Sciences at a common meeting of the club KARRU in Jõhvi and the club of government servants in Ida-Virumaa (Jõhvi).

04 November 2016, PUBLIC SPEECH

T. Soomere participated in the annual conference “Kultuur, haridus ja haritus” (Culture and education, Tartu, 04–05.11.2016) of Eesti Kultuuri Koda with a public speech in the first panel “Haridus kui kultuurikandja” (Education as the main carrier of culture), http://www.kultuurikoda.eu/content/eesti-kultuuri-koja-konverents-kultuur-haridus-ja-haritus-0

02 November 2016, PUBLIC LECTURE

T. Soomere participated in the public event Postimehe Trehvunks organised by the daily newspaper Postimees (The Postman) with a short lecture Kuidas mõistlikkus võidab laamendamise kiuste (How sensible decisions are made in the post-truth world).

October 2016

25 October 2016, MEDIA OUTREACH

The comment of T.Soomere about a reasonable schedule of consolidation of research organisations in Estonia was broadcast in the main news block Aktuaalne Kaamera of the state TV channel

24 October 2016, SCIENCE POLICY

T.Soomere participated in the extraordinary general assembly of ICSU (Oslo, Norway).

18-20 October 2016, SCIENCE POLICY

T.Soomere participated in the ExCom meeting and autumn plenary meeting of the European Marine Board, Glasgow, UK, Scotland.

14-16 October 2016, INVITED LECTURE

T. Soomere participated in the XII autumn school in geology (Roosta, Estonia, 14.–16.10.2016) with the invited lecture Nähtav transport ja nähtamatud tõkked Läänemere idarannikul (Visible transport and invisible barriers on the eastern coast of the Baltic Sea), http://sygiskool.ee/2014/?page_id=747

14 October 2016, SCIENCE POLICY CONFERENCE

T. Soomere participated in the science policy conference Teadus kui Eesti arengumootor III – ühisosa otsides (Science as the driver of development in Estonia: searching for common values, Riigikogu) as one of the presenters in the opening session. The main points of his speech were reflected in the major news broadcast Aktuaalne Kaamera of the state TV channel on 15.10.2016.

12-13 October 2016, SEMINAR

N.Kudryavtseva, K.Pindsoo, R.Männikus and T. Soomere participated in the seminar of the ERA-Net Rus+ project EXOSYSTEM (Finnish Meteorological Institute, Helsinki) with four oral presentations.

06 October 2016, MEDIA OUTREACH

The paper by Georgi Beltadze Madalas merevees on süüdi tugevad ida- ja kirdetuuled (Strong eastern and north-eastern winds drive low water level) in Postimees Online, 06.10.2016, 22:00 reflects comments of T.Soomere about physical reasons of low water levels in the Estonian Archipelago, http://www.postimees.ee/3863873/galerii-madalas-merevees-on-sueuedi-tugevad-ida-ja-kirdetuuled

September 2016

19 September 2016, MEDIA OUTREACH

The interview by Virgo Siil Läänemere tormiveed tõusevad kordades kiiremini kui maailmaookeani tase (Extreme water levels in the Baltic Sea increase much faster than the global sea level rise) in the portal ERR Novaator reflects the main results of recent papers by the Wave Engineering Laboratory team, http://novaator.err.ee/v/keskkond/5e8360c4-1520-4065-9a25-2ed9df374edd/laanemere-tormiveed-tousevad-kordades-kiiremini-kui-maailmaookeani-tase

19 September 2016, MEDIA OUTREACH

The paper by Risto Berendsen Väikese väina tammi avad jäävad ära (No openings of the crossing of Väike Strait) in Postimees 218(7814) reflects suggestions of marine scientists presented at a meeting with the minister of environment about possible reconstruction of the highway crossing Väike Strait between Saaremaa and Muhu.

09 September 2016, LECTURE OUTSIDE THE HOME INSTITUTE

T. Soomere presented the lecture Kliimamuutuste nägemine lihtsalt õigesti vaadates (Climate changes are visible by naked eyes) to students of VIII and IX grade of Tallinna Reaalkool and supervised an associated field training event in the framework of the project Art/Mosphere (Tallinn, Marine museum, Suur Tõll).

August 2016

31 August 2016, MEDIA OUTREACH

T. Soomere was invited to comment the headlines of morning newspapers as a part of the early morning broadcast Terevisioon of the Estonian state TV channel.

29 August – 05 September 2016, PARTICIPATION IN SUMMER SCHOOL

Rain Männikus and Katri Pindsoo took part in the Baltic Earth Summer School in Askö, Sweden from 29.08.2016 to 05.09.2016.

29-30 August 2016, LECTURE OUTSIDE THE HOME INSTITUTE

T. Soomere participated in the training events of participants of the three-minute-lecture competition with a lecture about experience in preparation of attractive scientific and popular presentations (29.08, Estonian Academy of Sciences, Tallinn and 30.08, Estonian Biocentre, Tartu).

21-27 August 2016, CONFERENCE

T. Soomere participated in the 24th International Congress of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (ICTAM 2016, Montreal, Canada) with the short  presentation and poster Water level extremes at the Baltic Sea coast (25.08.2016).

18 August 2016, LECTURE OUTSIDE THE HOME INSTITUTE

T. Soomere presented the lecture Wave-driven sediment transport and wave climate change in the Baltic Sea at the Institut des sciences de la mer de Rimouski (ISMER), Université du Québec à Rimouski (Rimouski, Canada).

15 August 2016, LECTURE OUTSIDE THE HOME INSTITUTE

T. Soomere presented the lecture Smart use of currents for environmental management of maritime activities at the Department of Geodesy and Geomatics Engineering, University of New Brunswick (Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada). 

05 August 2016, LECTURE OUTSIDE THE HOME INSTITUTE

T. Soomere presented the lecture Smart use of currents for environmental management of maritime activities at the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA).

July 2016

23-27 July 2016, SCIENCE POLICY

T.Soomere participated in the Euro Science Open Forum (ESOF2016, Manchester, UK) and the working meeting of the network of science advisers of European countries (European Science Advisors Forum, ESAF, 26.07, Midland Hotel, Manchester, UK).

14 July 2016, MEDIA OUTREACH

The paper by Tiit Kändler. Miks Eesti randades leidub nii vähe merevaiku? (Why amber is so scarce on Estonian coasts) gives a popular overview of results of the studies into coastal processes in the Wave Engineering Laboratory, Maaleht (Farmers Weekly). 28(1501), 14.07.2016, 32.

13 July 2016, CONFERENCE

Rain Männikus participated in the 11th International Conference on Urban Regeneration and Sustainability (Alicante, Spain) with the short presentation Preventive management of undesired changes in alongshore sediment transport in the planning of a waterfront infrastructure (13.07.2016).

June 2016

26-28 June 2016, CONFERENCE

T. Soomere participated in the XV Estonian Days of Mathematics (Luhtre, Estonia) with the invited presentation Vintsk(l)e(v) matemaatika (Mathematics in Estonia: vulnerable or resilient) (26.06.2016).

20-22 June 2016, CONFERENCE

T. Soomere participated in the Sofia Forum (Helsinki, Finland) with the invited presentation Grand Challenge for science: from providing services towards driving the society (20.06.2016).

15-18 June 2016, CONFERENCE

T. Soomere participated in the 9th International Central and East European Media Conference CEECOM (Tartu, Estonia) with the closing plenary lecture Synergy of scientists and editors as a tool to communicate sparkling science to saturated audience (18.06.2016)

13-17 June 2016, CONFERENCE

T. Soomere, N. Kudryavtseva and K. Pindsoo participated in the 1st Baltic Earth Conference (Nida, Lithuania) with one poster and two solicited oral presentations:

  • “Spatial variation of statistical properties of extreme water levels along the eastern Baltic Sea” (K.Pindsoo, M. Eelsalu and T. Soomere)
  • “Changes in the wave climate and severity of storms in the Baltic Sea in 1991–2015 from satellite altimetry” (solicited oral) (N. Kudryavtseva and T. Soomere)
  • “Water level extremes signal changes in the wind direction in the northeastern
    Baltic Sea” (solicited oral) (T. Soomere, M. Eelsalu and K. Pindsoo)

11-13 June 2016, SCIENCE POLICY

T.Soomere participated in the working meeting of the Environmental Steering Panel (11.06) of the European Academies Science Advisory Council (EASAC) and the EASAC General Assembly (12-13.06, Oslo, Norway).

10 June 2016, MEDIA OUTREACH

K. Kello. Globaalprobleemid – need on eelkõige suure tähega Maa terviseprobleemid (Global problems mirror issues of the health of the entire Earth) based on an interview with T.Soomere. Õpetajate Leht (Teachers Weekly), 10.06.2016.

07–10 June 2016, CONFERENCE

B. Viikmäe participated in the 8th International Workshop on Modeling the Ocean (IWMO 2016, Bologna, Italy) with an oral presentation “Temporal scales for nearshore hits of current-driven pollution in the Gulf of Finland” (08.06, co-authors T. Soomere and T. Torsvik).

05 June 2016, LECTURE OUTSIDE THE HOME INSTITUTE

T. Soomere presented the apolitical lecture Mere(äärse)riigi rahutu rannikumeri to the General Assembly of the party Vabaerakond (Free Party), KUMU, Tallinn.

01 June 2016, CONFERENCE

T. Soomere opened the 21st International Conference “Mathematical Modelling and Analysis” (Tartu, Dorpat Conference Centre, 01-04.06.2016 and presented the opening lecture Smart analysis of water level extremes reveals hidden features of climate change to this event.

May 2016

27 May 2016, MEDIA OUTREACH

K. Kello. Eesti maavarade saaga: adekvaatse info lünklikkus toidab populismi (Mineral resources in Estonia: the absence of adequate information feeds populism) based on an interview with T.Soomere. Õpetajate Leht (Teachers Weekly), 27.05.2016, 9.

23-27 May 2016, CONFERENCE

N. Delpeche-Ellmann and A. Giudici participated in the 48th Liege Colloquium on Ocean Dynamics “Colloquium Submesoscale Processes: Mechanisms, Implications And New Frontiers” with two poster presentations:

  • “A Lagrangian current perspective to surface drift and lateral mixing during an upwelling event in the Gulf of Finland, Baltic Sea” (N. Delpeche-Ellmann, T. Soomere and T. Mingelaitė)
  • “An embedded, low-cost, GPS-enabled Lagrangian smart drifter platform design for use in the nearshore area of the Gulf of Finland” (A. Giudici)

25 May 2016, LECTURE / DISCUSSION EVENT

T. Soomere presented the lecture Akadeemilisi variatsioone tõsisel teemal: Rikkus maapõues – vanemate pärandus või kiirlaen lastelt (Academic variations on various issues of assets of mineral resources) to the members of the International Chamber of Commerce, Estonia (Tallinn, Neitsitorn).

16 May 2016, LECTURE OUTSIDE THE HOME INSTITUTE

T. Soomere presented the lecture Meremuusika Eesti rannikutel targeted to gymnasium students (Central Library of the City of Tallinn).

14 May 2016, PUBLIC LECTURE

T. Soomere presented the lecture Läänemere rahutud rannikud (The changing coasts of the Baltic Sea) in the framework of The Museum Night in the field base of the Institute of Geology at the Tallinn University of Technology (Särghaua, Estonia).

04 May 2016, LECTURE OUTSIDE THE HOME INSTITUTE

T. Soomere presented the lecture Challenges in R&D organization yet to solve in Estonia to PhD and MSc students of Tallinn University of Technology.

April 2016

29 April 2016, SEMINAR

K. Pindsoo, T. Soomere and M. Eelsalu participated in the EEA grant “Climate change impact on biodiversity of Baltic Sea coastal reefs” (Project No 2/EZLV02/14/GS/022) final seminar in Islande Hotel Riga, Latvia with three oral presentations: 

  • “Contribution of wave induced set-up into total water level: a case study for Tallinn area” (K. Pindsoo)
  • “Sediment transport along the eastern Baltic Sea coast under changing forcing conditions
    ” (T. Soomere)
  • “On possibilities of the quantification of changes in the beach volume by applying an inverse Bruun’s Rule and laser scanning technology” (M. Eelsalu)

26-28 April 2016, SCIENCE POLICY

T.Soomere participated in the ExCom meeting and spring plenary meeting of the European Marine Board, Gdansk, Poland.

26 April 2016, MEDIA OUTREACH

An interview with T. Soomere based on the presentation to the conference “Hea peremees ühisele varale” (Valuing common assets), Pealinn (The Capital City), 26.04.2016.

26 April 2016, CONFERENCE

T. Soomere participated in the conference “Hea peremees ühisele varale” (Valuing common assets) with the invited presentation Rikkus maapõues: esivanemate pärandus või laen lastelt (Assets of mineral resources: heritage or loan), Tallinn, Sokos Hotel Viru.

25 April 2016, CONFERENCE

T. Soomere participated in the conference “Riiklik statistika muutuvas maailmas” (National statistical system in a changing world) with the invited presentation Läänemere ekstreemsete veetasemete põnev maailm (Amazing world of extreme water levels of the Baltic Sea), Tallinn, theatre Estonia.

25 April 2016, MEDIA OUTREACH

A short comment about the typical attitude of people to the use of ocean resources based on a longer interview with T. Soomere in the cultural weekly “Sirp”; Postimees (The Postman), 25.04.2016.

22 April 2016, MEDIA OUTREACH

M.Maidla. Teadus ühiskonna arengukiirendina (Science as the accelerator of society) — a longer interview with T. Soomere. Sirp (the cultural weekly),  16(3586), 22.04.2016, 7–9.

17-22 April 2016, CONFERENCE

N. Kudryavtseva and K. Pindsoo participated in the European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2016 (Vienna, Austria) with four poster presentations:

  • “Trends in the components of extreme water levels signal a rotation of winds storms in the eastern Baltic Sea” (K. Pindsoo and T. Soomere)
  • “Spatial variation of statistical properties of extreme water levels along the eastern Baltic Sea” (K. Pindsoo, T. Soomere and E. Rocha)
  • “Validation of multi-mission satellite altimetry for the Baltic Sea region” (N. Kudryavtseva, T. Soomere and A. Giudici) 
  • “Variations in the wave climate of the Baltic Sea in the last 25 years from satellite altimetry” (N. Kudryavtseva and T. Soomere)

T. Soomere was co-author of two posters presented by colleagues from other institutions:

  • “Internal breather transformation in shallow sea” (T. Talipova, O. Kurkina, E. Rouvinskaya, T. Soomere, D. Tyugin)
  • “Baroclinic internal wave energy distribution in the Baltic Sea derived from 45 years of circulation simulations” (A. Rybin, T. Soomere, O. Kurkina, A. Kurkin, E. Rouvinskaya, H.E.M. Meier)

01 April 2016, CONFERENCE

T. Soomere opened the conference “Eesti mereteadus ja merekultuur” (Marine science and culture in Estonia) and presented the opening lecture Rahutu rannikumeri (Coastal sea in motion) to this event in Meremuuseum (Marine Museum), Tallinn.

March 2016

30 March 2016, PUBLIC LECTURE

T. Soomere presented the lecture Meri kõneleb. Ka kliimamuutustest (The sea is telling us about climate change) in the National Library of Estonia.

23 March 2016, CONFERENCE

T. Soomere presented the opening lecture Kliimamuutuste põnev muster. Meri muutuste puhvri ja indikaatorina (Fascinating patterns of climate change. The sea as an indicator and a buffer of changes) to the Day of Meteorology (Meteoroloogiapäev) 2016 “„Kuumem, kuivem, märjem. Silmitsi tulevikuga“ (Warmer, drier or wetter. Facing the future), Tallinn, Keskkonnagentuur (Estonian Environmental Agency).

13 March 2016, LECTURE OUTSIDE THE HOME INSTITUTE

T. Soomere presented the lecture Extracting the signal of rotation of wind directions from water level extremes at the eastern Baltic Sea coast to the Institute for Coastal Research, Geesthacht, Germany.

10-11 March 2016, INTERNATIONAL SEMINAR

T. Soomere participated in the kick-off seminar of the ERA-NET RUS+ network EXOSYSTEM (Alfred-Wegener Institut für Polarforschung, Bremerhaven) with the presentation Future extreme events: chlorophyll, water level, waves and current-driven convergence (10.03.2016).

10 March 2016, LECTURE OUTSIDE THE HOME INSTITUTE

T. Soomere presented the lecture Extracting the signal of rotation of wind directions from water level extremes at the eastern Baltic Sea coast. to the marine research centre MARUM of the University of Bremen, Germany.

Febuary 2016

24 February 2016, MEDIA OUTREACH

T.Soomere provided a short comment to the national TV about highlights of Estonian science in 2015 during broadcast of the reception of President of Estonia.

14-20 February 2016, COURSE AND UNIVERSITY VISIT

K. Pindsoo and M. Eelsalu visited Twente University in Enchede, Holland and participated in a course entitled “Process modelling of natural hazards”.

07 February 2016, MEDIA OUTREACH

A longer discussion with T. Soomere in the broadcast Labor of the national radio channel Vikerraadio about major recommendations of the EASAC (European Academies Science Advisory Council) “Marine sustainability in an age of changing oceans and seas”.

07 February – 27 February 2016, PARTICIPATION IN A COURSE

Rain Männikus took part in a short course on Coastal Systems in UNESCO-IHE at Delft from 07.02 to 27.02.

January 2016

29 January 2016, LECTURES OUTSIDE THE HOME INSTITUTE

T.Soomere, K.Pindsoo and M.Eelsalu presented the results of analysis of extreme water levels on the Estonian coasts to the seminar organised by the Estonian Insurance Association (Tallinn, Estonia). T.Soomere presented the lecture “Läänemere ekstreemsete veetasemete põnev matemaatika” (Mathematics of extreme water levels of the Baltic Sea). K. Pindsoo and M.Eelsalu presented insights into single tasks of the evaluation process of water level extremes.

28 January 2016, MEDIA OUTREACH

TV channel Kanal 2 broadcast Reporter presented a longer comment by T.Soomere about certain changes in the weather system over Scandinavia that also impacts our summer and winter weather.

27 January 2016, MEDIA OUTREACH

The paper by Jaan-Juhan Oidermaa “Akadeemikute raport: maailmamere olukord vajab uuringuid ja kiiret reageerimist” (The academies’ report: the World Ocean needs research and decisions) based on a longer comment by T.Soomere on the EASAC position paper “Marine sustainability in an age of changing oceans and seas”, ERR Novaator, Keskkond, 27.01.2016, 14:04.

20-21 January 2016, SCIENCE POLICY

T.Soomere participated in the evaluation meeting of the panels of European Marine Board (EMB), signed as one of the founders the founding documents of the EMB as a legal person under Belgian law (20 January) and participated in the winter ExCom meeting of the EMB (21.01, Brussels, Belgium).

15 January 2016, LECTURE OUTSIDE THE HOME INSTITUTE

T.Soomere presented the lecture “Eesti Teaduste Akadeemia muutuval teadusmaastikul” (Estonian Academy of Sciences on the changing landscape of science) and a short presentation „Selle suve ilm: globaalsete muutuste peegeldus?“ (The weather of this summer as a reflection of global changes), Hotel Palmse, Estonia.

08 January 2016, MEDIA OUTREACH

T.Soomere comments on the paper by Rein Perens “Nabala kaitsjad vaatavad faktidest mööda” (Some facts about Nabala natural reserve), Postimees Online, 08.01.2016, 19:07.

07 January 2016, MEDIA OUTREACH

The paper by Helen Michelson “Teaduste Akadeemia saab „väikevenna“” (Academy of Sciences will have a small brother) contains a longer comment of T.Soomere about the idea of establishing Young Academy in Estonia, Postimees Online, 07.01.2016, 11:52.

01 January 2016, MEDIA OUTREACH

T.Soomere provided a short comment to the national TV about the “Year of Marine Culture” live on air during the new year concert of Estonian Concert and Hennessy.