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The University of Helsinki research stations (RESTAT UHEL) offer excellent logistics and support for research and teaching. With their long history the stations are able to provide long term environmental back-ground data sets from the Baltic Sea to the north of Finland. The stations have modern infrastructure to support a wide variety of research, from field studies to laboratory analyses. Accommodation and catering services make the stay at the stations easy and comfortable. RESTAT UHEL is one of the infrastructure platforms of the Helsinki Institute of Life Science (HiLIFE). In addition to the HiLIFE stations University has got a multidisciplinary Taita Research Station in Kenya and Värriö Subarctic Research Station in Eastern Lapland.

Welcome to the research stations

HiLIFE-research stations


Kentällä - In the field is dedicated to promoting field biology around the world, and to help us remember how far away we are supposed to be from each other we have made: THE FIRST INTERNATIONAL FIELD GUIDE to PHYSICAL (aka social) DISTANCING! This is all just a bit of fun, and at the very least we hope you have a good laugh, or ideally the idea of physical distancing sticks with you a bit better! https://www.facebook.com/inthefieldbiology - https://twitter.com/KentallaF - https://biology.inthefield.fi/



RESTAT-UHEL ROV test at Tvärminne Zoological Station in the early February.

ROV tests at LBS

After assembling the RESTAT UHEL Bluerov2 we made some tests by the pool and in the lake.

HiLIFE research stations

Upcoming seminar or workshop? Welcome to the research stations.


Doing research at the field stations reconciles family life with work says Anne Duplouy


Fucus abundance is decreasing, due to eutrophication and raising temperatures. Will it be replaced by other algae? How will cope the species that used to live in the Fucus forests without them? Would some other organism capture as much carbon?