Contact information for TZS

The joint director for the bioloigcal stations at Tvärminne, Lammi and Kilpisjärvi is Jouni Heiskanen. The local director of TZS is Joanna Norkko and the scientific leader of TZS and professor of Baltic Sea research is Alf Norkko.

Jaana Koistinen is the Laboratory Chief at TZS. She is responsible for laboratory facilities, equipment and services.

Research Coordinators Laura Kauppi and  Joanna Norkko are responsible for aquarium facilities, climate rooms, the nature reserve, and permits for field work.

Boats, boat permits, diving, sampling and other equipment are administered by the technicians at TZS:

Service coordinator Mariella Holstein-Myllyoja is responsible for seminar bookings.

Science educator Ilse Klockars is responsible for school groups etc.



  • Catering manager, Saara Silén. Contact Saara.
  • Maintenance, Tapio Rautalin: +358 (0)2941 28113
  • Cleaning, Kaisu Koskenmäki +358 (0)50 3185056
  • Alf Norkko, professor
  • Aleksandra Lewandowska
  • Magnus Lindström
  • Anna Villnäs
  • Camilla Gustafsson

TZS is accessible by train from Helsinki or Turku. Buy a ticket to either Hanko or Lappohja. If you come from Helsinki airport, first take the train towards Helsinki (trains in either direction are fine, since the airport track is a loop) and change at Pasila to the train towards Turku. About one hour after leaving Helsinki (or Turku) you have to change trains at Karjaa. Take the local train to Hanko where there is a taxi station opposite the train- and bus station and wherefrom you can take a taxi to TZS (18 km). Phone numbers for taxis are 0800 02120 (Menevä) and 0100 7300 (Lähitaksi). There is also a train- and bus stop (but no taxi station) in Lappohja, from which there is 11 km to TZS. It is also easy to get to TZS by private car from Helsinki or Turku (125 km and 135 km respectively).


Address for GPS navigator: J.A. Palménin tie 260, 10900 Hanko, Finland.

Please note that TZS is relatively remote and the nearest shops, post office, restaurants etc. are located in Hanko (18 km).

Please also note that the area around TZS is protected as a nature conservation area.