Councils and Committees

ESTONIAN POLAR
RESEARCH COMMITEE

Chairman: Rein Vaikmäe

Members:

Riina Kaljurand, Enn Kaup, Tarmo Kõuts (Vice Admiral), Tarmo Kõuts (TUT Senior Research Fellow), Jüri Martin, Timo Palo, Anto Raukas, Mart Saarso, Martin Zobel, Andres Tarand, Indrek Tarand, Priit Tisler, Aimar Ventsel.

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

Founded 1993

COMMITEE ON ENERGY

Chairman: Arvi Hamburg

Members: Andres Annuk, Marti Jeltsov, Tiit Kallaste, Ando Leppiman, Enn Lust, Leo Mõtus, Leevi Mölder, Henri Ormus, Arvo Ots, Anto Raukas, Ülo Rudi, Liis Siinor, Andres Siirde, Gert Siniloo, Mati Valdma, Andres Öpik.

Founded 1998

COMMITTEE ON MARINE SCIENCES

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.
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.

Established 1954

COMMITTEE ON NATURE CONSERVATION

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.

Established 1955

COMMITTEE ON PHYLOGENY AND TAXONOMY

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.

Founded 2007

COUNCIL FOR ESTONIAN CENTRES OF EXCELLENCE IN RESEARCH

Chairman:  Andres Metspalu

Members:  Maarja Kruusmaa, Jarek Kurnitski, Mare Kõiva, Enn Lust, Ülo Niinemets, Martti Raidal, Tanel Tenson.

Founded 2012

COUNCIL FOR INTERNATIONAL EXCHANGES

Chairman:  Jüri Engelbrecht

Members: Marco Kirm (Member of the Estonian Academy of Sciences, University of Tartu, Professor)
Äli Leijen (University of Tartu Professor, Member of the Estonian Young Academy of Sciences),
Margus Lopp (Member of the Estonian Academy of Sciences, Tallinn University of Technology, Professor), Katrin Niglas, Vice-Rector for Research, Tallinn University).

Founded 1993

PUBLISHING COUNCIL


Chairman: Jaak Järv (Editor-in-Chief)

Founded 1947

STANDING COMMITTEE ON CYBER SECURITY

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, Toomas Vaks.

Founded 2012

Founded 2011

STANDING COMMITTEE ON MEDICAL SCIENCE AND HEALTH STRATEGY

Chairman: Eero Vasar

Members: Ralf Allikvee, Toomas Asser, Priit Kaasik, Margus Lember, Andres Metspalu, Sergei Nazarenko, Urmas Siigur, Joel Starkopf, Mari Teesalu, Raivo Uibo, Mart Ustav, Toomas Veidebaum, Andres Võrk.

Founded 2011