Katri Kuuppo


FINMARI Consortium Manager

FT, Dos.

Contact information

Email: firstname.lastname@syke.fi
Tel. +358 50 307 5964

Finnish Environment Institute (Syke)
Research infrastructure
EE Building, Agnes Sjöbergin katu 2, Viikki Campus, Helsinki

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Current tasks

I work as the consortium manager of the Finnish Marine Research Infrastructure FINMARI, which is coordinated by SYKE. My duties are e.g., support to the consortium leader, contractual issues, cooperation with FINMARI partner institutions and stakeholders, and internal and external communication. I also work in the European infrastructure cooperation projects AQUACOSM plus and JERICO.


I have a degree in hydrobiology (PhD 1994) and a title of docent in hydrobiology from 1997.

I worked as a research scientist in SYKE until 2008, focusing on the ecology and experimental research of microbes and phytoplankton in the Baltic Sea. I also had several expert assignments, e.g., for HELCOM, EEA, Ministry of the Environment, Ministry of Foreign affairs, and the Academy of Finland. Between 2008 and 2020, I worked in Neste Corporation's R&D unit in various positions: I was responsible for cooperation projects related to microalgae cultivation technologies and company scouting (2008-11), I was the head of the Chemical Research Analytics Laboratory (2011-13), responsible for the operation and development of the Neste-wide innovation process (2013-2019), and on the communication of the R&D&I function (2019-2020).


marine biology, marine research, EU projects, innovation, cooperation with companies, business, IPR, contracts, leading of networks and projects, team leadership and management, laboratories, quality systems, equipment, methods, infrastructures, problem-solving, workshops and facilitation, strategy, communication

Current consortia and research projects

FINMARI, Finnish Marine Research Infrastructure

JERICO RI, Joint European Research Infrastructure of Coastal Observatories 

AQUACOSM plus, Network of Leading Ecosystem Scale Experimental AQUAtic MesoCOSM Facilities Connecting Rivers, Lakes, Estuaries and Oceans in Europe and beyond 

Published 2021-10-18 at 8:28, updated 2023-01-13 at 8:30

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