Councils and committees


PUBLISHING COUNCIL

Founded 1947
Chairman: Jaak Järv (Editor-in-Chief)

COMMITTEE ON METEORITICS
Established 1954
Chairman: Jüri Plado
Members: Juho Kirs,Tõnu Pani, Ulla Preeden, Sten Suuroja, Reet Tiirmaa, Siim Veski

COMMITTEE ON NATURE CONSERVATION
Established 1955
Chairman: Urmas Tartes
Vice-Chairs:  Vilju Lilleleht, Heiki Tamm
Secretary: Vaike Hang
Members: Üllas Ehrlich, Toomas Frey, Kuulo Kalamees, Teet Koitjärv, Are Kont, Toomas Kukk, Vilma Kuusk, Nikolai Laanetu, Georg Martin, Ann Marvet, Aleksander Maastik, Peeter Muiste, Jüri Nemliher, Ingmar Ott, Tiit Randla, Astrid Saava, Marek Sammul, Kalev Sepp, Udo Timm

ESTONIAN POLAR RESEARCH COMMITEE
Founded 1993
Chairman: Rein Vaikmäe
Members: Jaak Jaagus, Volli Kalm, Enn Kaup, Tarmo Kõuts (Vice Admiral), Tarmo Kõuts (TUT Senior Research Fellow), Jüri Martin, Anto Raukas, Mart Saarso, Andres Tarand, Indrek Tarand, Priit Tisler, Martin Zobel
Estonian Polar Research Commitee acts as a contact to European Polar Board.

COUNCIL FOR INTERNATIONAL EXCHANGES
Founded 1993
Chairman:  Jüri Engelbrecht
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ENERGY COUNCIL

Founded 1998
Chairman: Arvi Hamburg
Members: Tiit Kallaste, Ando Leppiman, Enn Lust, Leo Mõtus, Leevi Mölder, Arvo Ots, Anto Raukas, Ülo Rudi, Andres Siirde, Mati Valdma, Mihkel Veiderma, Andres Öpik

Paper of Mihkel Veidrema: NATURAL GAS IN THE BALTIC SEA REGION (delivered at the session of Assembly of the Baltic States on 26 November 2005)

COMMITTEE ON PHYLOGENY AND TAXONOMY
Founded 2007
Chairman:  Urmas Kõljalg
Vice-Chairs: Tiiu Kull, Olle Hints
Secretary: Oive Tinn
Members: Liina Eek, Dimitri Kaljo, Toomas Kivisild, Lauri Klein, Olavi Kurina, Heidi Vilu, Meelis Pärtel, Toomas Tammaru, Agu Leivits, Urmas Saarma, Kadri Põldmaa, Vallo Mulk

COMMITTEE ON MARINE SCIENCES
Founded 2007
Chairman: Tarmo Soomere
Members: Tiit Kutser, Tarmo Kõuts, Heiki Lindpere, Urmas Lips, Georg Martin, Tiina Nõges, Kalle Olli, Alvar Soesoo, Silver Vahtra

Chairman T.Soomere participated in the European marine science policy conference EurOCEAN2014 (Rome, Italy; October 2014) in the discussion panel “Addressing complex seas and oceans challenges: how can we cross the disciplines more effectively” and acted as the member of the drafting team of Rome Declaration (text: see HERE).

According to Máire Geoghegan-¬Quinn, EU Commissioner for Research, Innovation and Science (2010-2014): “EurOCEAN is considered as a top science conference in Europe which delivers concrete messages to science and policy. These are instrumental in strengthening the knowledge base for Europe and developing common priorities in the area of marine sciences” (June 2013).

STANDING COMMITTEE ON MEDICAL SCIENCE AND HEALTH STRATEGY
Founded 2011
Chairman: Eero Vasar
Members: Ralf Allikvee, Toomas Asser, Priit Kaasik, Margus Lember, Andres Metspalu, Sergei Nazarenko, Urmas Siigur, Joel Starkopf, Erkki Truve, Raivo Uibo, Mart Ustav, Toomas Veidebaum, Andres Võrk

COUNCIL FOR ESTONIAN CENTRES OF EXCELLENCE IN RESEARCH
Founded 2012
Chairman:  Andres Metspalu
Members:  Maarja Kruusmaa, Jarek Kurnitski, Mare Kõiva, Enn Lust, Ülo Niinemets, Martti Raidal, Tanel Tenson

STANDING COMMITTEE ON CYBER SECURITY
Founded 2012
Chairman:  Leo Mõtus
Vice-Chair:  Raul Rikk
Members:  Arne Ansper, Ülo Jaaksoo, Johannes Kert, Agu Kivimägi, Markko Künnapu, Jaan Priisalu, Margus Püüa, Rain Ottis, Tiit Tammiste, Enn Tõugu, Toomas Vaks