December 2017

29 December 2017, MEDIA OUTREACH

A. Giudici was interviewed about the Science in 3 Minutes competition, in which he was a finalist, the interviews are available at this address: https://etv2.err.ee/v/haridussaated/saated/6628d1e2-829e-4637-a2d8-5cede3295312/kolme-minuti-valjakutse

29 December 2017, DISTINCTION

T. Soomere was selected as the fifth most distinguished person in Estonia by columnists of the major daily newspaper Postimees (The Postman), (Postimees, 303(8204), 29.12.2017, p 14).

28 December 2017, MEDIA OUTREACH

A longer live-on-air interview with T.Soomere in the broadcast Uudis+ of the national radio channel Vikerraadio about the disctiction of the Friend of Press and ways of effective communication of science

28 December 2017, MEDIA OUTREACH

The ceremony of handing over the title of the The Friend of Press to T. Soomere was reflected in all TV channels and in several radio services

27 December 2017, MEDIA OUTREACH

An interview with T. Soomere to the popular science broadcast Labor of the national radio channel Vikerraadio about the main points of the lecture Communication of science to saturated audience presented on 15 December.

15 December 2017, CONFERENCE

T. Soomere and E.Pilt participated in the workshop on academic career models (Dorpat conference centre, Tartu, Estonia).

14 December 2017, MEDIA OUTREACH

T. Soomere was interviewed by the news service of the national radio channel Vikerraadio about the problems with financing of research and development.

14 December 2017, CONFERENCE

T. Soomere presented the invited lecture Püüdes pilke ja vallutades meeli: Teaduskommunikatsioon küllastunud auditooriumile (Communication of science to saturated audience) to the science policy conference TeadusEST (Dorpat conference centre, Tartu, Estonia).

08 December 2017, MEDIA OUTREACH

T. Soomere was invited to comment the morning news on the daily newspapers in the morning broadcast Terevisioon of the national TV channel ETV.

06 December 2017, DISTINCTION

T. Soomere was elected The Friend of Press by the Estonian Society of Newspapers. This disctinction was reflected by all major newspapers and news channels on 06-07 December and discussed in several radio broadcasts.

04 December 2017, GUEST LECTURE

Dr Robinson Hordoir (Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute) presented the lecture about the NEMO modelling environment “Nemo-Nordic: A NEMO based ocean model for Baltic & North Seas, research and operational applications”.

01 December 2017, MEDIA OUTREACH

A longer comment of T. Soomere about the need to increase the funding of learned societies newspapers in the mid-day news of the national radio channel Vikerraadio. The essence of the comment was published in the portal Novaator of the national broadcast service.

November 2017

28 November 2017, CONFERENCE

T. Soomere presented the invited opening lecture Läänemeri kui ookeani
ja elumere väike mudel (The Baltic Sea as a small model of the ocean and society) to the conference organised on the occasion of the 60th birthday of prof P.Järvelaid (Tallinn University).

23-24 November 2017, SCIENCE POLICY

T.Soomere participated in the meeting of the Academies Science Advisory Council (EASAC) Council (Sofia, Bulgaria).

07-11 November 2017, CONFERENCE

T. Soomere participated in the World Science Forum (Dead Sea, Jordan).

04 November 2017, MEDIA OUTREACH

The newspaper of Virumaa County Virumaa Teataja published on-line the video interview with T.Soomere from the annual conference of the Estonian Council for Culture „Meie elukeskkond oleks ilma inimtegevuseta radikaalselt teistsugune“ (Our environment would have been radically different without the impact of mankind), (virumaateataja.postimees.ee , 04. november 2017, kl 14.36) https://virumaateataja.postimees.ee/4299567/tarmo-soomere-meie-elukeskkond-oleks-ilma-inimtegevuseta-radikaalselt-teistsugune

03 November 2017, CONFERENCE

T. Soomere participated in the annual conference of the Estonian Council for Culture and contributed into one panel discussion of this event (Rakvere Theater, Estonia).

02-03 November 2017, VISITING THE FINNISH METEOROLOGICAL INSTITUTE

N. Kudryavtseva visited the Finnish Meteorological Institute in Helsinki.

01 November 2017, MEDIA OUTREACH

The monthly popular science journal Eesti Loodus published information about the planned longer stay of Prof Kevin Parnell in the Wave Engineering Laboratory in the Mobilitas Top Researcher scheme.

01 November 2017, MEDIA OUTREACH

The monthly magazine KesKus published a longer interview with T. Soomere “Kui tahame ellu jääda, tuleb tarku kuulata -mitte lapsi!“ (If we want to survive, we have to follow smart people, not children) (KesKus, 1. november 2017, 9−11) http://kes-kus.ee/tarmo-soomere-kui-tahame-ellu-jaada-tuleb-tarku-kuulata-mitte-lapsi/)

01 November 2017, CONFERENCE

T. Soomere participated in the workshop Research integrity: individual and collective responsibility and contributed into the panel discussion of this event (the building of four ministries, Tallinn, Estonia).

October 2017

29 October 2017, MEDIA OUTREACH

An interview with K. Pindsoo to the broadcast  “Labor” of the national radio channel Vikerraadio about an overview of the PhD thesis Spatio-temporal changes in the components of extreme water levels on Estonian coasts (in Estonian).

28 October 2017, MEDIA OUTREACH

The daily newspaper Õhtuleht (Evening News) published a longer interview with T Soomere about how to convince yourself that the Earth is not flat (Rainer Kerge, Kuidas end veenda, et maakera on ümmargune? Intervjuu T. Soomerega. Õhtuleht, 28.10.2017, p 23).

27 October 2017, DISTINCTION

The short lecture of A.Giudici was among the six winners of the 2017 competition of three minute lectures organised by the Estonian Academy of Sciences.

26 October 2017, LECTURE OUTSIDE THE HOME INSTITUTE

T. Soomere presented the invited lecture Keskkonnaharidus inimõiguste komponendina (Environmental education as a part of human rights) to the conference on environmental education (25-26.10.2017, Jäneda, Harju County, Estonia).

25 October 2017, WELCOME ADDRESS

T. Soomere gave a welcome speech to the participants of the Estonian EU presidency congress Nature-based solutions (Tallinn University, 25.–26.10.2017).

17 October 2017, WELCOME ADDRESS

T. Soomere gave a welcome speech to the participants of the BONUS SYMPOSIUM Science delivery for sustainable use of the Baltic Sea living resources (Tallinn University, 17.–19.10.2017).

13 October 2017, WELCOME ADDRESS

T. Soomere welcomed the participants of the Science Advice for Policy by European Academies (SAPEA) one-day conference “Crossing boundaries: new approaches to science advice for policy in Europe” held in the Estonian Academy of Sciences.

09-10 October 2017, INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE

The Wave Engineering Laboratory team was a co-organiser of the international conference “From small scales to large scales –The Gulf of Finland Science Days 2017″. The team participated with the following oral presentations:

  • Welcome speech and concluding remarks by T. Soomere
  • “Patchiness of the sea surface under the combined effects of winds and currents” (A. Giudici)
  • “Non-stationary extreme value modeling of trends in extreme water levels in the Gulf of Finland” (N. Kudryavtseva)

07 October 2017, MEDIA OUTREACH

The monthly popular science journal “Imeline teadus” (Wonderful science) published an overview of the PhD thesis of Katri Pindsoo Spatio-temporal changes in the components of extreme water levels on Estonian coasts.

06 October 2017, PROMOTION

Katri Pindsoo defended her PhD thesis Spatio-temporal changes in the components of extreme water levels on Estonian coasts in the Department of Cybernetics, School of Science, Tallinn University of Technology.

06 October 2017, MEDIA OUTREACH

The daily newspaper “Postimees” (The Postman) published an overview of the PhD thesis of Katri Pindsoo Spatio-temporal changes in the components of extreme water levels on Estonian coasts.

06 October 2017, INTENSE DAY ON COASTAL EVOLUTION AND RESILIENCE

The Wave Engineering Laboratory organised the half-day mini-conference on coastal evolution and resilience with three extended presentations:

  • Climate REsilient coaST (Jaak Monbaliu, Department of Civil Engineering, Faculty of Engineering Science, University of Leuven, Belgium)
  • Storminess, extreme storms and coastal processes – today, in the past and tomorrow (Hannes Tõnisson, Institute of Ecology, School of Natural Sciences, Tallinn University, Estonia)
  • Modeling coastal evolution from an engineering perspective (Magnus Larson, Water Resources Engineering, Department for Building and Environmental Technology, Faculty of Engineering, Lund University, Sweden).

06 October 2017, MEDIA OUTREACH

The newspaper of the City of Tallinn “Linnaleht” published a longer interview with T Soomere “Me peame valmis olema äärmiselt suurteks muutusteks” (We have to be ready for major changes in society generated by climate changes), Linnaleht, 06.10.2017, 14–15, http://www.linnaleht.ee/832164/tarmo-soomere-me-peame-valmis-olema-aarmiselt-suurteks-muutusteks

04 October 2017, MEDIA OUTREACH

The science news website 22century.ru published an interview with N. Kudryavtseva (in Russian) https://22century.ru/popular-science-publications/ostsee

04 October 2017, WELCOME ADRESS

T. Soomere gave the welcome speech to the participants of the 4th conference “Science as the driver of Estonia: Wisely steering the country” in the conference hall of Riigikogu (the Estonian parliament).

September 2017

28 September 2017, MEDIA OUTREACH

T. Soomere participated in the public recording of discussion on how science can save the world on the occasion of birthday of the popular science broadcast series “Labor” by Vikerraadio (Tallinn, the bar named Labor).

22 September 2017, DISTINCTION

T. Soomere was elected honorary doctor of Klaipeda University (Lithuania) by the Senate of this university.

22 September 2017, WELCOME SPEECH

T. Soomere gave the welcome speech to the participants of the 29th European Union Contest for Young Scientists (Tallinn, 22-27.09.2017) in Tallinn Seaplane Harbour.

18-19 September 2017, SCIENCE POLICY

T.Soomere participated in the working meeting of the Environmental Steering Panel of the European Academies Science Advisory Council (EASAC) (Warszawa, Poland).

12 September 2017, SHORT PRESENTATION

T. Soomere presented a short insight into the highlights of science in Estonia in the framework of the ceremony of the Endel Lippmaa Lecture given by Prof Kurt Wüthrich (Estonian Academy of Sciences).

06 September 2017, MEDIA OUTREACH

A discussion with the participation of T. Soomere about the damaging potential of high vessel wakes in Tallinn Bay in the broadcast Reporteritund (The Reporter’s Hour) in the national radio channel Vikerraadio.

03-06 September 2017, SCIENCE POLICY

T. Soomere participated in the joint annual 2017 conference of Academia Europaea (AE) and the European Federation of Academies of Sciences and Humanities (All European Academies – ALLEA) and in the conference „Sustainability and resilience“ organised in partnership with the Young Academy of Europe (YAE) and the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (Budapest, Hungary).

August 2017

30 August 2017, LECTURE OUTSIDE THE HOME INSTITUTE

T. Soomere presented the invited lecture Kliimamuutused Eesti moodi (Specific features of climate change in Estonia) to the experts in environmental issues (29-30.08.2017, Alajõe, Ida-Virumaa County, Estonia).

26 August 2017, LECTURE OUTSIDE THE HOME INSTITUTE

T. Soomere presented the invited lecture Kas meri oskab valetada: Valelik või mitmepalgeline meri (Could the sea lie to us?) to the 11th summer school “Tõde ja õigus” by teadus.ee (26-27.08.2017, Käsmu, Harju County, Estonia).

25 August 2017, MEDIA OUTREACH

Several media channels (Star FM, Vikerraadio, Raadio4, Raadio Kuku, TV3) broadcast and/or commented the remarks of T. Soomere on the problems with dangerously high wakes from the Viking Line catamaran Viking FSTR in the nearshore of Tallinn Bay presented to the environmental committee of Riigikogu (the Estonian parliament).

22 August 2017, WELCOME ADDRESS

T. Soomere welcomed the president of the Federal Republic of Germany Frank-Walter Steinmeier in the Estonian Academy of Sciences.

15 August 2017, VISITING THE UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA

T. Soomere visited the University of Florida (Gainesville, Florida, USA). The visit includes a three-hour lunch-seminar with the PhD students and meetings with the director of the Engineering School of Sustainable Infrastructure Prof Kirk Hatfield and Assoc Prof Alex Sheremet.

14 August 2017, VISITING THE FLORIDA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY

T. Soomere visited the Florida Institute of Technology (Melbourne, Florida, USA) and the Florida Academy of Sciences.

11 August 2017, VISITING THE EMBRY-RIDDLE AERONAUTICAL UNIVERSITY

T. Soomere visited the Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (Daytona Beach, Florida, USA) and discussed potential cooperation on wave dynamics with the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences Prof Sergey V. Drakunov and with the Assoc Prof Mihhail Berezovski.

02-09 August 2017, VISITING THE UNIVERSITY OF COSTA RICA, GUEST LECTURE

T. Soomere visited the University of Costa Rica (Universidad de Costa Rica, UCR) and the Academy of Sciences of Costa Rica (La Academia de Ciencias de Costa Rica). The focus was on the possibilities of engagement of the young generation (starting from the high school level) into scientific research. The visit included discussions with the staff of the school of chemistry (Escuela de Quimica) of the UCR and the public lecture “Smart use of ocean currents for environmental management of maritime activities” (09.08).

July 2017

25-31 July 2017, VISITING THE UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL AMERICA, GUEST LECTURE

T. Soomere visited the University of Central America (Nicaragua, Managua, Universidad Centroamericana, UCA) and the Academy of Sciences of Nicaragua (La Academia de Ciencias de Nicaragua, ACN). The visit involved several discussions with the leaders of the UCA and the ACN, interviews to the UCA newspaper, the web-based news service of the ACN, the daily newspaper La Prensa about the possibilities of the use of ocean currents for the environmental management of ship traffic and to the newspaper El Nuevo Diario about options for the use of ocean waves as a source of renewable energy, and the public lecture “Towards the use of ocean currents for environmental management of maritime activities” (UCA, 31.07).

12-13 July 2017, CONFERENCE AND PROJECT WORKSHOP

The Wave Engineering Laboratory team organised a conference on modelling of hydrometeorological extremes in the framework of the ERA-NET RUS Plus network “The impact of EXtreme events of future climates on the marine ecOSYSTEM in the Baltic and Barents Sea” (EXOSYSTEM). The event took place in the premises of the Estonian Academy of Sciences. The team members presented the following papers:

  • “Spatial pattern of current-driven hits from a major fairway to the nearshore and marine protected areas: a case study for the Gulf of Finland” (B. Viikmäe)
  • “Compressibility of surface flows under the combined effect of currents and winds” (A. Giudici)
  • “Wave climate analysis of Caspian Sea from Jason-1 satellite altimetry” (visiting PhD student K. Kussembayeva) 
  • “Variability in the parameters of extreme value distributions for water levels on the eastern Baltic Sea coast” (T. Soomere)

08 July 2017, CONFERENCE

T. Soomere gave the opening speech to the 6th International Conference on Trilobites and their Relatives (7–10.07.2017, http://trilobite-conference.com/ Tallinn, Gustav Adolf Gymnasium).

03-06 July 2017, WORKSHOP

Bert Viikmäe participated in the 9th International Workshop on Modeling the Ocean (IWMO)  in Seoul, Korea with th oral presentation: “Lagrangian timescales in the Gulf of Finland” (co-author T.Torsvik),

June 2017

30 June 2017, GUEST LECTURE

Prof Alexander Babanin (Professor in Ocean Engineering, the University of Melbourne and Swinburne University of Technology, Australia, Co-Director, Australia-China Centre for Maritime Engineering) visited the Wave Engineering Laboratory and presented the guest lecture ” Metocean research at the University of Melbourne, Australia”.

28-29 June 2017, SCIENCE POLICY

T. Soomere participated in the 3rd working meeting of the network of science advisers of European countries (European Science Advisors Forum, ESAF) with the commentary  “Handling digital avalanche: I-country and Big Data” on on global digitization and its repercussions for democratic societies. The meeting was hosted by the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) and the Netherlands Scientific Council for Government Policy.

27 June 2017, CONFERENCE

T. Soomere moderated the workshop on perspectives of wood chemistry in Estonia and related challenges in forestry in the Estonian Academy of Sciences.

15-16 June 2017, CONFERENCE

T. Soomere gave a welcome speech to the European University Association (EUA) Council for Doctoral Education (15 June 2017, Tallinn University).

14 June 2017, MEDIA OUTREACH

Comments by T.Soomere about dangerously high waves produced by the Viking Line catamaran Viking FSTR  in the coastal zone of Tallinn were distributed by the Baltic News Service and reflected on the online version of the daily newspaper Postimees (The Postman) (Postimees Online, 14.06. 2017 at 10:19) and by the daily newspaper Õhtuleht (Evening News) (Küllike Rooväli, Tarmo Soomere: eluohtlikud kiirlaevalained ründavad taas, Õhtuleht, 14.06.2017 at 17:33).

13 June 2017, MEDIA OUTREACH

Comments by N. Kudryavtseva about extreme waves in the Baltic Sea and by K. Pindsoo about extreme water levels in the Baltic Sea were broadcast by the German NDR-TV in Rostock.

12-15 June 2017, CONFERENCE

Andrea Giudici, Nadezhda Kudryavtseva, Katri Pindsoo and Bert Viikmäe participated in the 11th Baltic Sea Science Congress with four oral presentations:

  • “Analysing Lagrangian timescales in the Gulf of Finland” (B.Viikmäe, T.Torsvik),
  • “Compressibility of surface flows under the combined effect of currents and winds” A.Giudici, J.Kalda, T.Soomere),
  • “Satellite altimetry shows changes in extreme wave heights over the Baltic Sea” (N.Kudryavtseva, T.Soomere),
  • “Trends in the extreme water levels of the Baltic Sea” (K.Pindsoo, T.Soomere)

and two posters

  • “Wave set-up in the urban area of the City of Tallinn, Estonia” (K.Pindsoo, T.Soomere),
  • “Validation of the new Sentinel-3 satellite altimetry data in the Baltic Sea basin” (N.Kudryavtseva, N.Delpeche-Ellmann, T.Soomere).

Tarmo Soomere was a member of the Scientific Steering Committee of this event.

08 June 2017, MEDIA OUTREACH

Nadezda Kudryavtseva and Tarmo Soomere were interviewed by the Russian-language national TV channel ETV+ on the occasion of the international day of oceans.

06 June 2017, MEDIA OUTREACH

The daily newspaper Postimees (The Postman) published a comment of T.Soomere reflecting the possible impact of marine dangers to a reclamation area next to Pirita Harbour  (Küllike Rooväli, Pirital merelt võidetud ala võib vajuma hakata, Postimees 06.06.2017, p 4).

02 June 2017, MEDIA OUTREACH

The popular science portal Novaator of the national broadcast service published a longer interview with T.Soomere about possible consequence of the withdrawal of the USA from the Paris climate agreement (http://novaator.err.ee/599792/tarmo-soomere-arvates-on-usa-lahkumine-kliimaleppest-tosine-look).

May 2017

27 May 2017, CONFERENCE / PUBLIC LECTURE

T. Soomere presented the invited lecture Teadus usupõhjatus ühiskonnas (Science in post-religious society) to the jubileum congress of the Estonian Lutheran Church (Tartu, 26-27.05.2017).

24 May 2017, LECTURE OUTSIDE THE HOME INSTITUTE

T. Soomere presented the invited lecture Majandus teaduse kiiluvees (Science-led economy) to the participants (PhD students) of the graduate school in engineering and environmental science (Laulasmaa, Harju County, Estonia).

18 May 2017, MEDIA OUTREACH

The weekly newspaper of farmers Maaleht published a longer interview with T.Soomere about relevance of science and problems with fake science (Argo Ideon 2017. Tarmo Soomere: lapik maa oli pikka aega peavool. Maaleht, 20(1545), 18.05.2017, 2–3).

15-19 May 2017, VISITING DNV GL

N. Kudryavtseva visited the DNV GL company in Oslo, Norway, gave two one-hour presentations to the Ship Environment Group and Maritime group.

10-11 May 2017, CONFERENCE

T.Soomere  presented the invited lecture Väärindades rikkust maapõues: Teadus- ja arendustegevuse tulevikuarengud (Handling the source of richness: the future of research and development) to conference that focuses the policy of the use of mineral resources in Estonia, and participated in the panel discussion of this conference (11.05.2017, Tallinn, Kultuurikatel).

April 2017

27 April 2017, MEDIA OUTREACH

A comment of T.Soomere to the broadcast Kirjandusministeerium of the national TV channel ETV about the book Teadus kolme minutiga (Science in three minutes). This collection was published by Argo Publishers and presented texts and illustrations of three-minute lectures presented in the relevant national competition.

25-27 April 2017, SCIENCE POLICY

T.Soomere participated in the ExCom meeting (25.04) and spring plenary meeting (26-27.04) of the European Marine Board in Santa Cruz de Tenerife (Tenerife, Spain).

23-28 April 2017, CONFERENCE

Nicole Delpeche-Ellmann and Nadezhda Kudryavtseva participated in the European Geosciences Union (EGU) General Assembly (Vienna, Austria, 23–28 April 2017) with one  oral presentation

  • “Examining coastal upwellings from a Lagrangian perspective in the Gulf of Finland, Baltic Sea” (N.Delpeche-Ellmann, T.Mingelaitė, T.Soomere),

one PICO-presentation

  • “Changes in the extreme wave heights over the Baltic Sea” (N.Kudryavtseva, T.Soomere)

and one poster presentation

  • “An extensible, low-cost drifter control unit” (A.Giudici, T.Torsvik, T.Soomere)

14 April 2017, MEDIA OUTREACH

A longer comment of T.Soomere to the broadcast Labor of the national radio channel Vikerraadio about developments in ethics of science and about the new edition of the science ethics composed by the federation of European academies of sciences ALLEA.

13 April 2017, LECTURE OUTSIDE THE HOME INSTITUTE

T. Soomere presented invited lecture Meie meri kui kliimamuutuste peegel (The Baltic sea reflects climate change) to the students’ science day of Kohila Gymnasium (Kohila, Rapla County, Estonia).

12 April 2017, MEDIA OUTREACH

The newspaper of Viru County Virumaa Teataja published an interview with T.Soomere about perspectives of building a marina at Käsmu Village (Virumaa Teataja, 12.04.2017, p.2).

06 April 2017, LECTURES OUTSIDE THE HOME INSTITUTE

T. Soomere presented the invited lecture Communicating sparkling science to saturated audience to the annual meeting of Technopolis Group (Tallinn, Meriton Hotel).

04 April 2017, LECTURES OUTSIDE THE HOME INSTITUTE

T. Soomere presented invited lectures Rannikumeri kliimamuutuste peeglina (Coastal sea reflects climate change) to selected students and Majandus teaduse kiiluvees (Science-led economy) to the plenary meeting of students of Tallinn Science College (Tallinna reaalkool).

02 April 2017, MEDIA OUTREACH

A longer comment of T.Soomere to the broadcast Labor of the national radio channel Vikerraadio about wavelets and the Abel prize laureate 2017 Yves Meyer.

02 April 2017, CONFERENCE / PUBLIC LECTURE

T. Soomere presented the invited paper Teaduse sõltumatus kui helge minevik (The independence of science: a bright past” to the April Plenary of Estonian cultural societies „How could Estonia survive?“ (Pärnu, theater Endla).

March 2017

30-31 March 2017, CONFERENCE

T. Soomere and E. Pilt participated in the XV Baltic Conference on Intellectual Cooperation “The Future of Teacher Education in the Baltic Region: Towards Research Based Teacher Education” (30–31 March 2017, Helsinki, Finland).

16 March 2017, MEDIA OUTREACH

The daily newspaper Postimees (The Postman) published comments of T.Soomere on the public perception of history of religion (Postimees Online, 16.03.2017).

11 March 2017, CONFERENCE / PUBLIC LECTURE

T. Soomere presented the opening lecture Geeniused teaduses ja genius loci, vol. 2 (The genii in science and the meaning of genius loci) to the conference “Karl Ernst von Baer 225″ (Koeru kultuurimaja, Estonia).

01 March 2017, SCIENCE POLICY

T. Soomere participated in the planning meeting of the Scientific Steering Committee of the 11th Baltic Sea Science Congress, to be held in Rostock on June 12-17, 2017.

February 2017

27 February 2017, CONFERENCE / PUBLIC LECTURE

T. Soomere presented the public lecture Geeniused teaduses ja genius loci (The genii in science and the meaning of genius loci) as the opening lecture to the conference “Ilmar Tammelo – 100″ (Narva College of the University of Tartu).

21 February 2017, MEDIA OUTREACH

The daily newspaper Õhtuleht (The Evening News) published comments of T.Soomere on changes in the weather system (Küllike Rooväli, Mereteadlane: käes on täiesti uus aeg. Unustage vanad ilmatarkused!, Õhtuleht, 21.02.2017, 5, http://www.ohtuleht.ee/789014/mereteadlane-kaes-on-taiesti-uus-aeg-unustage-vanad-ilmatarkused).

09 February 2017, DISTINCTION

Tarmo Soomere was elected honorary member of the Estonian Scientific Society in Sweden.

09 February 2017, MEDIA OUTREACH

The daily newspaper Postimees (The Postman) published comments of T.Soomere on the scientists who received a state decoration from the President of Estonia (Kaur Maran, Tarmo Soomere: teenetemärgi saanud teadlased on omaette seisvate valdkondade suurkujud, Postimees Online, 09.02.2017,13:10).

02-03 February 2017, PROJECT WORKSHOP

T. Soomere and E.Pilt participated in the kick-off meeting of the ERA-NET project FuturICT2.0 organised by the Laboratory of Agent-Based Social Simulation at the Institute of Cognitive Sciences and Technologies of the National Research Council of Italy (LABSS-ISTC-CNR) (Rome, Italy). T. Soomere presented the overview “Citizens and Stakeholders Liasons for FuturICT2.0″ of the planned activities of the Estonian partners.

January 2017

30-31 January 2017, PROJECT WORKSHOP

T. Soomere and E.Pilt participated in the coordination meeting of the TEMPUS project SESREMO (Technische Universität Berlin, Germany).

20 January 2017, MEDIA OUTREACH

The Ida-Virumaa county weekly Infopress published a longer interview (in Russian) with T. Soomere  (V. Starkov, Президент Академии наук: науку и производство, науку и государственные задачи надо сблизить // The president of the Estonian Academy of Sciences tells that science, industry and public system must become closer to each other, Ida-Virumaa nädalaleht Infopress, intervjuu Tarmo Soomerega, 20.01.2017, 5–7).

19 January 2017, SCIENCE POLICY

T.Soomere participated in the ExCom meeting of the European Marine Board in Brussels, Belgium.

17 January 2017, MEDIA OUTREACH

The local newspaper Põhjarannik (The North Coast) reflected the lecture of T. Soomere to the University of Children, Narva College of the University of Tartu (Sirle Sommer-Kalda, Lasteülikooli juubelihooaja avasid mereteadlane ja putukauurija, Põhjarannik, 17.01.2017, 4). The lecture was also reflected in the local newspaper of the community of Ukrainians Ridna Hata.

16 January 2017, MEDIA OUTREACH

Comments of T.Soomere live-on-air about unusually high waves in the Baltic Sea to the broadcast Terevisioon of the Estonian national TV channel.

14 January 2017, PUBLIC LECTURE

T. Soomere presented the public lecture “Mereteaduse õppetundidest mereriigi mõistliku poliitikani” (From lessons of marine science to reasonable policy of a marine country), Narva College of the University of Tartu.

14 January 2017, LECTURE FOR CHILDREN and MEDIA OUTREACH

T. Soomere presented the bilingual (Estonian/Russian) lecture “Märatsev meri ehk kuidas kõrgest lainest saab mõrtsuklaine” (Furious Sea or how a high wave becomes a monster wave) to the University of Children, Narva College of the University of Tartu. The lecture was reflected in the Russian-language TV channel ETV+.

13 January 2017, PUBLIC LECTURE

T. Soomere presented the public lecture “Värskete meretuulte linn on varjatud kliimamuutuste epitsentris” (The city of fresh breeze is in the focal point of concealed climate changes), Sillamäe kultuurimaja.

13 January 2017, MEDIA OUTREACH

Comments to the daily newspaper Õhtuleht (The Evening News) on high waves in the Baltic Sea  (Küllike Rooväli, Tarmo Soomere: eile möllasid Läänemere 14-meetrised lained. Õhtuleht, 13.01.2017, 4).

13 January 2017, MEDIA OUTREACH

Comments by O. Karolin about the success story of marine sciences, with references to the Wave Engineering Laboratory (Ott Karolin. Üks roll (Essee Kassandra sündroomist peamiselt T. Soomere näitel), Sirp, 2(3622), 13.01.2017, 2).

09-10 January 2017, CONFERENCE

T. Soomere presented the invited lecture Spatial variations in extreme water levels of the Baltic Sea (Water level climatology in the Baltic Sea) to the 5th Norway–Scotland Waves Symposium (Oslo, Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters, 10.01.2017).

09 January 2017, MEDIA OUTREACH

T.Soomere commented by phone live-on-air on the lessons of the major storm on 09.01.2017 in the broadcast Terevisioon of the Estonian national TV channel.