Leading partner is the Latvian Institute of Aquatic Ecology (LHEI).

LHEI is scientific institute dedicated to basic and applied research of ecology and environmental problems in the Baltic Sea. Most of LHEI work focuses on the Gulf of Riga and the Latvian part of the Baltic Proper, where LHEI is also responsible for marine environmental monitoring.

Research areas:

  • Marine environmental monitoring
  • Long-term changes in the Baltic Sea
  • Seasonal cycles in brackish plankton and benthic communities
  • Vertical fluxes
  • Benthic-pelagic coupling
  • Coastal biodiversity
  • Invasive species
  • Ecological modelling
  • Toxic algae and algal toxins

Address: Daugavgrivas str. 8, LV-1048, Riga, Latvia


Project partner is Laboratory of Wave Engineering, Institutte of Cybernetics, Tallin University of Technology

The laboratory was formed on 01.01.2009 to promote and provide a structure for research in water waves and coastal engineering within the Department of Mechanics and Applied Mathematics, Institute of Cybernetics. The laboratory currently comprises one leading scientist, one Mobilitas top researcher grant holder, six scientists with PhD, three regular and two visiting PhD students, assisted by four technicians. The team focuses on complex and nonlinear phenomena in wave dynamics and coastal engineering, and the applications of mathematical methods in wave studies. The scope of research involves, but is not limited to, long wave theory and applications (with emphasize on fast-ferry waves, shallow-water solitons, set-up and run-up phenomena, tsunami research, and generic aspects of coastal hazards), surface wave modelling, wave climate studies, and wave-driven phenomena in coastal engineering, with application to integrated coastal zone management. Rapidly emerging new foci are the use of Lagrangian transport of different substances in marine environment for marine and maritime spatial planning and preventive methods for mitigation of marine-induced hazards.

Address: Akadeemia 21, 12618 Tallinn, Estonia