June 2018

12–15 June 2018, CONFERENCE

Fatemeh Najafzadeh, Tarmo Soomere and visting students Kuanysh Kussembayeva and Aigerim Sakhayva participated in the 7th IEEE/OES Baltic Symposium “Clean and Safe Baltic Sea and Energy Security for the Baltic countries” (12–15 June 2018, Klaipėda, Lithuania) with four oral presentations:

  • Eelsalu M., Männikus R., Pindsoo K., Soomere T. In search for management options for shores of the City of Tallinn, Estonia (13.06).
  • Pindsoo K., Eelsalu M., Soomere T. On the proper choice of tools for the projections of extreme water levels in the Baltic Sea (14.06).
  • Kussembayeva K., Kudryavtseva N., Soomere T. Transfer of techniques developed for the Baltic Sea to the Caspian Sea region: Decadal wave climate variability of the Caspian Sea from satellite altimetry (13.06).
  • Najafzadeh F., Kudryavtseva N., Soomere T. Application of empirical orthogonal functions reveals multiple modes of variations in the Baltic Sea wave climate (14.06).

T.Soomere was chairman of Session III of this conference

11 June 2018, MEDIA OUTREACH

The newspaper Pealinn (The Capital City) published a short comment on the possible dangers to Tallinn related to climate changes, Pealinn, 19(600), 11.06.2018, 8.

11–15 June 2018, CONFERENCE

Andrea Giudici, Nadežda Kudryavtseva, Rain Männikus, Kevin Parnell, Katri Pindsoo and Tarmo Soomere participated in the 2nd Baltic Earth Conference (Helsingör, Denmark, 11–15 June 2018) with five oral presentations

  • Kudryavtseva N., Pindsoo K., Soomere T. Non-stationary modeling of extremes in water levels along the Baltic Sea coast.
  • Eelsalu M., Pindsoo K., Soomere T., Julge K. Interannual coastal processes in Estonia, Peraküla beach monitored by laser scanning technology.
  • Giudici A., Kalda J., Soomere T. Modeling patchiness on the sea surface caused by the interplay of winds and currents in the Gulf of Finland.
  • Männikus R., Soomere T., Kudryavtseva N. On the water level measurements in the Gulf of Riga during 1961–2016.
  • (solicited paper) Parnell K. Building natural morphologies for effective beach nourishment.

10 June 2018, SCIENCE POLICY

T.Soomere participated in the 11th meeting of the Baltic Earth Science Steering Committee (Helsingör, Denmark).

07 June 2018, CONFERENCE

T.Soomere presented the paper Kliimamuutuste teravad jäljed merelinnades (Signatures of climate change in coastal cities) to the joint conference of Estonian and Finnish muncipal engineering societies “Kvaliteetse elukeskkonna võimekad loojad” (Creating high-quality living environment) (Tallinn, the Russian theatre).

05 June 2018, MEETING

T.Soomere participated in the award ceremony of the L’Oreal-UNESCO prize for female scientists (Riga, Latvian Academy of Sciences).

May 2018

31 May–01 June 2018, SCIENCE POLICY

T.Soomere participated in the European Academies Science Advisory Council (EASAC) council meeting (Vienna, Austrian Academy of Sciences (Sofia, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences).

28 May–01 June 2018, CONFERENCE

Andrea Giudici, Katri Pindsoo and Nadežda Kudryavtseva participated in the 50th International Liège Colloquium on Ocean Dynamics “Long-term studies in oceanography – a celebration of 50 years of science at the Liège Colloquium” (Liège, Belgium, 28 May–01 June 2018) with two oral presentations:

  • Kudryavtseva N., Pindsoo K., Soomere T. Non-stationary modeling of trends reveals spatial patterns of variations in extreme water level changes along the Baltic Sea coast (28.05).
  • Pindsoo K., Soomere T. Variation of trends in extreme sea levels along the Baltic Sea coast (31.05)

and one poster presentation

  • Giudici A., Soomere T., Kalda J. On stability of the dynamics of pollution patchiness on the sea surface in changing climate conditions

27–30 May 2018, VISIT TO KAZAKH NATIONAL UNIVERSITY

The visit of T.Soomere to al-Farabi Kazakh National University focused on preparation of a new curriculum in mechanics for international students.

25 May 2018, CONFERENCE

T.Soomere was moderator of the panel discussion on the conference of Estonian centers of excellence in science (Omicum, Tartu).

21 May 2018, CONFERENCE

T.Soomere presented the paper Kliimamuutused: teadus poliitikat toetamas (Climate change: science supporting policy) to the climate conference “Meie tee Pariisi” (Our road to Paris) of the Ministry of the Environment and participated in the panel discussion of this conference (Tallinn, the House of Ministries).

16–18 May 2018, SCIENCE POLICY AND CONFERENCE

T.Soomere participated in the General Assembly of the union All Europan Academies ALLEA and presented a final comment to the conference „Science in Times of Challenged Trust and Expertise: Shaping European Science Advice“. (Sofia, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences).

15 May 2018, DISTINCTION

T.Soomere received the Medal of the Coat of Arms of the City of Tallinn for his long-term contribution to marine and coastal studies for the benefit of the city and its inhabitants.

13–18 May 2018, CONFERENCE

Andrea Giudici, Katri Pindsoo and N.Delpeche-Ellmann participated in the International Coastal Symposium ICS2018 (Haeundae, Busan, South Korea, 13–18 May 2018) with three oral presentations:

  • Delpeche-Ellmann, N., Soomere, T. Possible presence of shear instabilities at steep slopes during an upwelling event in the Gulf of Finland, Baltic Sea.
  • Kudryavtseva, N., Pindsoo, K., Soomere, T. Non-stationary modeling of trends in extreme water level changes along the Baltic Sea coast.
  • Giudici, A., Kalda, J., Soomere, T. Joint impact of currents and winds on the patch formation near the coasts of the Gulf of Finland.

T.Soomere was co-author of another oral presentation:

  • Kelpšaitė-Rimkienė, L., Soomere, T., Bagdanavičiūtė, I., Nesteckitė, L., Žalys, M. 2018. Measurements of long waves in Port of Klaipėda, Lithuania.

06 May 2018, MEDIA OUTREACH

A longer interview with T.Soomere in the broadcast Osoon of the national TV channel ETV about functioning our beaches under climate change.

04 May 2018, DISTINCTION

T.Soomere was inaugurated as honorary doctor of Klaipeda University (Lithuania). A part of the event was the public academic lecture Multifaceted patterns of climate change in the eastern Baltic Sea.

April 2018

23–24 April 2018, SCIENCE POLICY

T.Soomere participated in the joint meeting of EASAC (European Academies Science Advisory Council) environment steering panel and energy steering panel (Budapest, Hungarian Academy of Sciences).

18 April 2018, MEDIA OUTREACH

A. Giudici was interviewed by an Italian TV national channel RAI 3, in a program called “Agora”. He spoke about the Institute of Cybernetics, floating pollution forecast models, and research in Estonia (in Italian) : The interview (video) and a screenshot

13 April 2018, CONFERENCE

T.Soomere presented the paperReflections of climate change in nearshore and coastal processes in the Baltic Sea o the colloquium Future of coastal dynamics research on the occasion of the 75th birthday of Prof. Dr. Jan Harff, Ernst Moritz Arndt Unversität Greifswald, Germany.

11 April 2018, NETWORK MEETING

T.Soomere participated in the meeting of the network “Growth and innovation in the ocean economy: Baltic Sea Checkpoint. Sebastian Checkpoints – Lot 3 Baltic” of the call MARE/2014/09 (Danish Meteorological Institute, Copenhagen, Denmark).

09–10 April 2018, MEETING OF STEERING COMMITTEE

T.Soomere participated in the meeting of the steering committee of the Baltic Sea Science Congress 2019, Stockolm, Sweden.

08–13 April 2018, CONFERENCE

N.Delpeche-Ellmann participated at the European Geosciences Union General Assembly (Vienna, Austria, 8–13 April 2018) with the oral presentation: Delpeche-Ellmann N., Döös, K., Viikmäe, B., Soomere T. Examining the role of bottom topography on coastal upwelling jets using a synergy of in-situ, satellite and model data in the Gulf of Finland, Baltic Sea (EGU2018-15364).

04 April 2018, CONFERENCE

T.Soomere presented the lecture Kliimamuutuste kauge kõmin Eestit puudutamas (Remote echo of climate change will touch Estonia) to the conference of employers “Tuulelohe lend” (Swissotel, Tallinn).

02 April 2018, MEDIA OUTREACH

A longer comment by T.Soomere to the broadcast Ringvaade of the national TV channel ETV about the background and possible solutions of the problems related to disruptions of ferry traffic to Hiiumaa because of low water level.

March 2018

27 March 2018, KEYNOTE LECTURE

T.Soomere presented the lecture Kliimamuutuste peegeldused Eesti rannikuvetes (Reflections of climate change in Estonian coastal waters) to the Biosphere Day, Kuressaare, Saaremaa.

23 March 2018, CONFERENCE

T.Soomere presented the lecture Statistika ja dünaamika sümbioos mere- ja rannikuteaduses (Symbiosis of statistics and dynamics in marine and coastal science) to the 29th conference of the Estonian Statistical Society “Andmeteadus eluteaduste teenistuses” (Data science serves the life sciences, Narva College, of the University of Tartu, 23.–24.03.2018) .

23 March 2018, KEYNOTE LECTURE

T.Soomere presented the lecture Kliimamuutuste nähtamatud mõjud ja riskid (Invisible impacts and risks of climate change) to the 13th conference “Põllumees kui tippjuht 2018″ (Farmers as top level leaders), Olustvere.

23 March 2018, MEDIA OUTREACH

A short comment of T.Soomere about presentations to the lunch of opinion leaders organised by the daily newspaper Postimees.

20 March 2018, LECTURE OUTSIDE THE HOME INSTITUTE

T.Soomere presented the lecture Unistused, ootused ja faktid kiiresti muutuvas maailmas (Dreams, expectations and facts in the rapidly changing world) to the team of developers of the new version of national curricula for the gymnasium level, Tartu, VSpa conference centre.

15 March 2018, CONFERENCE

T.Soomere presented the opening lecture Pöörates mereäärset riiki näoga mere poole (It is time for the coastal country to face the sea) to the conference “Eesti mereteadus 2018” (Estonian Marine Science 2018), Aula of the University of Tartu.

15 March 2018, MEDIA OUTREACH

A short comment of T.Soomere about certain specific marine noise heard near Laimjala, Saaremaa (Saarte Hääl, 15. märts 2018, p 4). https://www.saartehaal.ee/2018/03/15/kulalood-laimjala-rahvas-jai-ilma-ebamaise-kolaga-meremuhast/.

09 March 2018, MEDIA OUTREACH

A. Giudici was interviewed by an Italian weekly newspaper and an article was published on Estonian research, e-citizenship and entrepreneurship (in Italian) : http://www.repubblica.it/venerdi/2018/03/07/news/estonia_burocrazia_digitale_venerdi_repubblica-190706715/

07 March 2018, MEDIA OUTREACH

T.Soomere participated in the live-on-air broadcast Suud puhtaks (Hard-talk) dedicated to the problems related to the planned wood chemistry plant in Tartu county.

07 March 2018, PRESENTATION OUTSIDE THE HOME INSTITUTE

T.Soomere presented the paper Puidu väärindamise piiratud valikud (Options for a biorefinery are strongly limited) to the extraordinary meeting of the Board of the City of Tartu dedicated to the problems related to the planned wood chemistry plant in Tartu county

06 March 2018, MEDIA OUTREACH

A comment by T.Soomere to the broadcast Aktuaalne Kaamera of the national TV channel ETV about the recommendation of the Research and Development Council about the recommended level of investments into research.

06 March 2018, MEDIA OUTREACH

A longer comment by T.Soomere to the broadcast  Seitsmesed uudised (News at 19.00) of the TV channel TV3 about problems related to the planned wood chemistry plant in Tartu county.

04 March 2018, MEDIA OUTREACH

A comment by T.Soomere to the broadcast Aktuaalne Kaamera of the national TV channel ETV about the reasons behind unusually low water level in the Western Estonian archipelago.

February 2018

22 February 2018, MEDIA OUTREACH

An interview with T.Soomere in the broadcast Labor of the national radio channel Vikerraadio about the specific role of academies of science in the development of small countries. Reflected by the portal: ERR Novaator, Eesti teaduse fenomen, https://novaator.err.ee/685013/eesti-teaduse-fenomen-akadeemia-tarmo-soomere

16 February 2018, MEDIA OUTREACH

An article by Laura Mallene reflects a longer interview with T. Soomere about mechanisms how the choices of parents steer the thinking of children [Laura Mallene, Tarmo Soomere: laste kasvatamise mõju avaldub vanemate valikute kaudu. Eesti Päevaleht (Estonian Daily), 33, 16.02.2018, 6].

16 February 2018, LECTURE OUTSIDE THE HOME INSTITUTE

T.Soomere presented the lecture “Richness in forest and mineral resources: dreams and obstacles” to the joint winter conference of the Estonian Society of Biology Teachers and Estonian Union of Chemistry Teachers (Tartu, Omicum, 16.–17.02.2018). 

09 February 2018, MEDIA OUTREACH

An interview with T. Soomere published in the February issue of popular science magazine Eesti Loodus (Estonian Nature) invites scientists to be more active in various kinds of social media (Rainer Kerge. Teadlased peavad okupeerima Facebooki! (Scientists must occupy Facebook!). Eesti Loodus, 2/2018, 44–49). 

January 2018

17 January 2018, MEDIA OUTREACH

A paper by Küllike Rooväli “Veetaseme oodatav langus esialgu praame ei ähvarda” (A drop in water level is not yet dangerous for ferry connections) based on comments of T. Soomere about possible magnitude of low water level in an unusual south-eastern storm, Õhtuleht, 17.01.2018. 

15 January 2018, MEDIA OUTREACH

The portal Novaator (that focuses on science and innovation) reflected on the interview with T. Soomere on 13 January: https://novaator.err.ee/654237/burokraatia-ja-maaramatus-pigistavad-teadlastest-elumahla-valja

13 January 2018, MEDIA OUTREACH

A longer interview with T. Soomere in the broadcast Kajalood of the national radio channel Vikerraadio about current changes in the air flow and associated changes in our weather, and about problems faced by young scientists in Estonia. 

09 January 2018, MEDIA OUTREACH

A live-on-air interview with T. Soomere in the broadcast Terevisioon of the national TV  channel ETV about legacy of the 2005 January storm, achievements of operational oceanography in Estonia and about implementation of the new (Amsterdam) height system instead of the classic Kronstadt-zero-based system. 

02 January 2018, MEDIA OUTREACH

A. Giudici was interviewed by an Italian TV’s TGCom News Program, who broadcasted a piece in which he speaks about Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia’s Excellence and Blockchain technologies (from minute 06:00, in Italian): http://www.tgcom24.mediaset.it/2018/video/giovane-europa-tappa-a-tallinn_3044365.shtml