Councils and Committees

Expert Panels within the Academy.

Assembly of Female Academy members

Chairman: Maris Laan

Members: Ene Ergma, Krista Fischer, Maarja Grossberg-Kuusk, Anne Kahru, Maarja Kruusmaa,
Mare Kõiva, Maris Laan, Tiina Randma-Liiv, Anu Raud, Anu Realo ja Ellu Saar.

Founded 2024

Estonian Polar Research Committee

Chairman: Rein Vaikmäe

Scientific Secretary: Enn Kaup
Members: Riina Kaljurand, Maarja Kruusmaa, Tarmo Kõuts (Vice Admiral), Tuuli Levandi, Kati Lindström, Jüri Martin, Timo Palo, Mart Saarso, Martin Zobel, Andres Tarand, Priit Tisler, Aimar Ventsel.

Estonian Polar Research Committee acts as a contact to European Polar Board.

Founded 1993

Committee on Education

Chairman: Jakob Kübarsepp
Vice-Chair: Prof. Margus Pedaste

Members: Eve Eisenschmidt, Larissa Jõgi, Birute Klaas-Lang, Äli Leijen, Krista Loogma, Rain Mikser, Katrin Niglas, Miia Rannikmäe, Priit Reiska, Ellu Saar, Peeter Sipelgas, Marek Tamm, Ain Tõnisson, Urmo Uiboleht, Krista Uibu.

Founded 2022

Committee on Energy

Chairman: Arvi Hamburg

Members: Andres Annuk, Marti Jeltsov, Tiit Kallaste, Marco Kirm, Ando Leppiman, Enn Lust, Leo Mõtus, Leevi Mölder, Allan Niidu, Henri Ormus, Joonas Pärenson, Martti Raidal, Ülo Rudi, Toomas Rõõm, Katrin Saarsalu-Layachi, Andres Siirde, Andro Truuverk, Mati Valdma.

Founded 1998

Committee on Marine Sciences

Chairman: Tarmo Soomere

Members: Rivo Uiboupin, Georg Martin, Alar Rosentau, Kalle Olli, Tiina Nõges, Hannes Tõnisson, Sirli Sipp Kulli, Katariina Viik.

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.
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).

Founded 2007

Committee on Meteoritics

Chairman: Jüri Plado

Members: Juho Kirs,Tõnu Pani, Ulla Preeden, Sten Suuroja, Reet Tiirmaa, Siim Veski.

Jüri Plado, Juho Kirs, Tõnu Pani, Karin Truuver, Sten Suuroja, Reet Tiirmaa, Siim Veski.

Established 1954

Committee on Environment

Chairman: Urmas Kõljalg
Vice-Chairs:  Olle Hints, Urmas Tartes

Members: Anne Kahru, Kalle Kirsimäe, Toomas Kukk, Agu Leivits, Timo Maran, Kalev Sepp, Uudo Timm, Asta Tuusti, Kaili Viilma.

Founded 2023 (Commitee has been established instead of the previous Committee on Nature Conservation and the Commitee on Phylogeny and Taxonomy)

Council for International Exchanges

Chairman:  Jüri Engelbrecht

Members: Marco Kirm, Äli Leijen, Katrin Niglas, Toomas Vaimann.

Founded 1993

Publishing Council


Chairman: Jaak Järv (Editor-in-Chief)

Members: Olle Hints, Valter Lang, Andres Siirde, Gerson Stefan Klumpp, Urmas Sutrop, Marek Tamm, Jüri Engelbrecht, Marco Kirm, Karl Pajusalu, Piret Lukkanen

Founded 1947

Standing Committee on Cyber Security

Chairman: Dan Bogdanov
Members: Alo Einla, Arne Koitmäe, Kristjan Krips, Ivo Kubjas, Liisa Past, Teet Raidma,
Mihkel Solvak, Ahto Truu,
Tarmo Uustalu, Priit Vinkel, Jan Willemson.

Founded 2023 (Cyber Security commission has been established instead of the previous cyber defense commission)

Standing Committee on Medical Science and Health Strategy

Chairman: Eero Vasar

Members: Toomas Asser, Priit Kaasik, Margus Lember, Andres Metspalu, Urmas Siigur, Joel Starkopf, Raivo Uibo, Mart Ustav, Toomas Veidebaum.

Founded 2011