About the Institute

The Archipelago Research Institute’s field station is located on the island of Seili, about one hour car ride from Turku. The island is located in the middle region of the Archipelago Sea, which is lies in the northern part of the Baltic Sea between the Bothnian Sea and the Gulf of Finland. The Institute participates in the multidisciplinary research of the Baltic Sea with a special focus on the Archipelago Sea and long-term environmental and at-sea monitoring. For researchers and courses, we offer various research and teaching support services, for example research infrastructure, equipment rental and boat transportation services.

The Institute is a partner in the University Research Stations in Finland (RESTAT), united for research, teaching and societal interaction. In addition, it belongs to a national road-map of Finnish research infrastructure through Finnish Marine Research Infrastructure network (FINMARI). Moreover, the Institute is an associated partner in Analysis and Experimentation on Ecosystems (AnAEE), a research infrastructure network offering access to experimental platforms on terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems across Europe, as well as in the Finnish Long-Term Socio-Ecological Research network (FinLTSER). Internationally, the Institute is part of a pan-European Research Infrastructure, European Marine Biological Resource Centre (EMBRC-ERIC) as well as its project ASSEMBLE+, providing transnational access between marine biological stations in Europe and in other associated countries.

Archipelago Research Institute is part of the Biodiversity Unit of the University of Turku, which also includes the Natural History Museum (Zoological Museum and Herbarium), the Aerobiology Unit on campus in Turku, the Botanical Garden in Ruissalo, the Kevo Subarctic Research Institute in Utsjoki, Science Centre and LUMA Centre of Southwestern Finland.

Collaboration network