Tero Härkönen, BSc, PhD
Tero is Scientific Director of CISS. He participates in the aerial surveys as observer and photographer, carries out the statistical analyses of the survey data, and leads the writing of survey publications.
Tero is currently a Research Scientist at the Swedish Museum of Natural History, and has worked on fur seals in the Antarctic and ringed seals in Greenland. He has been project leader of harbour seal research in the Kattegat and Skagerrak since 1979, and of ringed seal research in the northern Baltic since 1988. He represented Sweden at the Antarctic Treaty negotiations and also represents Sweden at meetings of ICES, HELCOM and IWC. He is a member of the newly assembled seal team of IUCN.