TZS has a wide national and international collaboration network, including infrastructure networks, research collaboration, corporate collaboration, and outreach.
The University of Helsinki research stations offer excellent logistics and support for research and teaching. With their long history the stations are able to provide long-term environmental background data sets from the Baltic Sea to the north of Finland.
TZS is part of the FINMARI infrastructure network, with the aim of providing easy access to all major Finnish marine research infrastructures. The network consists of coastal field stations, research vessels, laboratories, fixed measurement platforms and buoys in the Northern Baltic Sea.
TZS is a full member of the EuroMarine network, which is a consortium of research and academic organisations advancing marine science. EuroMarine aims at identifying and addressing important emerging scientific topics or issues and at fostering new services relevant to the marine scientific community.
The European Marine Biological Resource Centre (EMBRC) is a distributed research infrastructure that aims to provide a strategic delivery mechanism for excellent and large-scale marine science in Europe. TZS coordinates to work towards Finnish EMBRC membership, with the Archipelago Research Institute, University of Turku, and Husö Biological Station, Åbo Akademi University as the other two partners.
ASSEMBLE Plus is a EU (H2020) infrastructure consortium with 23 partner organisations from 16 countries, operating under the umbrella of the European Marine Biological Research Centre (EMBRC-ERIC). ASSEMBLE Plus offers access to a wide variety of marine ecosystems, unique marine biological resources, and state-of-the-art experimental and analytical facilities. Transnational access (TN) is available at partner institutions, including TZS (University of Helsinki), Archipelago Research Institute (University of Turku), and Husö Biological Station (Åbo Akademi University) in Finland (two calls per year).
AQUACOSM is a EU (H2020) infrastructure network of mesocosm facilities for large-scale experimental research on marine and freshwater ecosystems. Transnational access (TNA) is available at partner institutions, including TZS and SYKE in Finland (next call in summer 2018).
Like TZS, Lammi Biological Station belongs to the Faculty of Biological and Environmental Sciences at the University of Helsinki. Lammi is a research station focused on ecological, evolutionary and environmental research.
Like TZS, Kilpisjärvi Biological Station belongs to the Faculty of Biological and Environmental Sciences at the University of Helsinki. Kilpisjärvi promotes biological and geographical research in the north, and provides students of biology and geography with information about natural phenomena in northern areas.
The University of Helsinki and Stockholm University have entered into a strategic partnership where one of the key areas is Baltic Sea research. Therefore TZS is closely collaborating with the Baltic Sea Centre at Stockholm University and we call this collaboration THE BALTIC BRIDGE. The mission of the Baltic Sea Centre is to strengthen and illuminate the significant marine activity that involves over ten different Departments at the Stockholm University. It also collaborates with a wide network of marine scientists to improve the knowledge about the Baltic Sea and help society handle its marine environmental problems.
The Institute of Marine Science (IMS) brings together the wide range of expertise and facilities at The University of Auckland to work towards improving our understanding of the marine environment. TZS and IMS have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to promote research collaboration, and exchange of staff and graduate students.
Dropp seeks to do its bit to save the Baltic Sea and mobilise both individuals and corporations to get involved in this work as a part of their everyday lives and routine operations. At TZS Dropp has initiated the MONICOAST project, by funding the first set of data loggers that are deployed in key habitats such as seagrass meadows, bladder wrack belts and mussel beds, where they continuously measure temperature, salinity, oxygen and pH.
Viking Line is a public limited company which operates passenger traffic on the northern Baltic Sea. Viking Line supports marine research at TZS, and TZS and the University of Helsinki provide information about the Baltic Sea for Viking Line with the aim of raising public awareness about the value of a healthy, diverse and living Baltic Sea.
The Port of Hanko is the southernmost port in Finland, offering fast connections to continental Europe, all over Finland and Russia. The Port of Hanko is supporting marine research at TZS.
Since 1997 the Bank of Åland has supported different environmental projects and has by now donated almost 2 000 000 euros to small and big projects. Annually the bank donates up to 0.2% of the funds deposited in the Baltic Sea accounts. The Baltic Sea project strives for a healthier sea by funding good ideas and by increasing the awareness about the state of the Baltic Sea.
Pata is an experienced explorer who holds lectures to companies, schools, groups and societies. He helps TZS with outreach activities, fundraising, and developing underwater Virtual Reality video - a way of showing the general public the fascinating world under the surface!