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Husö Biological Station

Husö Biological Station

Welcome to Husö Biological Station


Husö Biological Station is Åbo Akademi University’s research station, located on Bergö in Finström municipality at the Åland Islands. The station is part of Environmental and Marine Biology (Biosciences) and mainly conducts aquatic research and teaching. Some terrestrial research is also conducted.

The station has modern research facilities and equipment for experimental aquatic ecology, laboratory analyzes of common water parameters and biological samples, as well as for field studies in coastal sea areas and lakes. At the station there is a course / lecture room for a maximum of ca 25 people.

Annually 3-4 field courses are arranged for biology students. Each year 3-5 MSc students conduct the practical part of their thesis at the station and nearly as many PhD students. In addition, each summer a few trainees are employed at the station to assist researchers and aid in various tasks. The trainees will therefore get practical experience in aquatic biology.

Through the cooperation with the Government of the Åland Islands, regional environmental monitoring and research emphasising water quality is carried out at the Husö Biological Station and around Åland. The station has one full-time employed Head of the station and a Station manager. During the field season (April-October) about 10-20 researchers and students work at the station.

The activity at the station is financed by several different instances and authorities, for example:

Åbo Akademi University
The Government of Åland
Academy of Finland
The European Union
Various Finnish and Nordic Foundations

Husö Biological Station is part of the network for Finnish Research Stations.

Husö is also part of the Finnish Marine Research Infrastructure FINMARI.

The Sea has been one of Åbo Akademi University´s focal areas in research since 2017.




Martin Snickars

Head of the station PhD Martin Snickars
phone: summer +358 (0)18 373 121
phone: winter +358 (0)50 432 0220
e-mail: martin.snickars@abo.fi


Tony Cederberg.

Station Manager MSc Tony Cederberg
phone: summer +358 (0)18 373 125
phone: winter +358 (0)457 342 1431
e-mail: tonycede@abo.fi



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Contact us

Husö Biological station
Bergövägen 713
AX-22220 Emkarby
phone: +358 (0)18 37 310
e-mail: huso@abo.fi


Updated 1.3.2022