About the Institute

The Archipelago Research Institute’s field station is located on the island of Seili, which lies in the middle region of the Archipelago Sea, about one hour car ride from Turku.

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, such as 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.

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