About Tvärminne Zoological Station

Tvärminne Zoological Station (TZS) is a marine station located at the entrance to the Gulf of Finland. It serves as a centre for a large variety of high quality biological research, carries out environmental monitoring, and offers facilities for field courses and seminars.

Tvärminne Zoological Station is a part of a network of field stations operated by the University of Helsinki. The Faculty of Biological and Environmental Sciences has a total of three biological research stations located in different parts of Finland and they serve as competence hubs and bases for multidisciplinary research projects and long-term monitoring.

Research at the Lammi Biological Station situated in the Kanta-Häme region in southern Finland, focuses on the northern coniferous zone and its waterways. The station operates all year round, providing diverse opportunities for research and teaching. Lammi also serves as a venue for a variety of seminars and courses. The science and nature trail in the vicinity of the station is open to everyone.

Research carried out at the Kilpisjärvi Biological Station focuses on nature and the environment in the north. The station is nestled on the flanks of the Saana fell, bordering Sweden and Norway. The station operates all year round and offers a wide range of services to researchers and students as well as to other visitors.