People behind the scenes: marine biologist Petra Pohjola

Hi, I’m Petra. I’m an adventurer and nature lover. I’m also a Finnish marine biologist working in Sweden. How did I end up in Sweden? We can start with where I came from. 8 years I worked for Metsähallitus, most of that time in the eastern Gulf of Finland. I was a field worker and … Continue reading People behind the scenes: marine biologist Petra Pohjola

People behind the scenes: Leena Laamanen

“Trust me, I’m a geographer.” – The phrase I use quite a lot. It mainly refers to having an internal compass and finding a way around big cities, just because the maps burn easily to my mind. But the second part works also in my work, I’m a geographer. Hi, I’m Leena. I work as … Continue reading People behind the scenes: Leena Laamanen

People behind the scenes: marine geologist Peter Slagbrand

I’m a marine geologist with the Geological Survey of Sweden in Gothenburg. At the moment I go through the data we collected last year to see what remains to be done this field season. We plan to spend four weeks in the Swedish pilot areas surveying with multibeam and sub-bottom profiler and sampling the seabed. … Continue reading People behind the scenes: marine geologist Peter Slagbrand

People behind the scenes: Jaakko Haapamäki

When working in the field of marine conservation, at some point someone usually ask you is if you are a biologist or a geographer. I’m neither as I am an environmental planner, which means that I know a bit about both fields. I first started by doing marine field work for Centre for Economic Development, … Continue reading People behind the scenes: Jaakko Haapamäki

People behind the scenes: Suvi Saarnio

Hi everybody! I’m Suvi and I’m a physical geographer working for Metsähallitus. I think Elina explained quite well the background of a geographer and how we view the world and our work (check the blog here). Sushi for lunch! (Photo by Suvi Saarnio, Metsähallitus). I also studied quite a bit of biology (mostly ecology) in … Continue reading People behind the scenes: Suvi Saarnio

People behind the scenes: Elina Virtanen

I´m a marine (bio)geographer and I have a background in physical geography. When I usually mention that I´m a geographer, people instantly think of me being someone who colours maps (for instance my friends and parents) and knows all the capital cities of the world. While that stereotype might hold true for some part, being … Continue reading People behind the scenes: Elina Virtanen

People behind the scenes: Tupuna Kovanen

There are boring and even more boring places, and then there's a bureau. That is, however, where I have landed and spent most of my working days. I'm Tupuna, senior adviser, working at the Centre for Economic Development, Transport and the Environment (ELY) of North Ostrobothnia in Oulu. My professional background is that of a … Continue reading People behind the scenes: Tupuna Kovanen