Mart Jüssi, BSc, MSc

Mart plays a central role in planning and coordinating the aerial survey. He works with the ice-specialists at Agip KCO to understand the ice formations prior to the survey and at the time of the survey. He is an observer on board the survey aircraft.

Mart is a graduate of Tartu University and is a biological monitoring specialist for Vilsandi National Park. He has also worked for the Estonian Fund for Nature for many years as a conservation biologist and programme director, and his work has included surveying ringed and grey seals in the Estonian and Finnish part of the Baltic. He has participated in the Baltic seal surveys and tagging programmes over the past 15 years and has also worked in the field with Sea Mammal Research Unit in Scotland. In February 2007 Mart was elected as a Member of Parliament in Estonia.