Coastal and fluvial geography

Our research focuses on changing coastal and river environments, and how human interaction with these systems affects natural processes. Research spans from fieldwork-intensive sampling to investigation of marine spatial planning processes.

We arrange a joint course on maritime spatial planning (Curriculum link):

Examples of research projects:

Contacts: Petteri Alho (, Henrik Ringbom (, Sonja Salovius-Lauren (, and Harri Tolvanen (  

Photo: Claude Pulmanki 2011/UTU Fluvial and Coastal Research Group.