Centre of Excellence of Inverse Modelling and Imaging
Inverse modelling refers to the analysis of unidentified coefficients or functions using indirect measurement. The developed methods are applicable in, for example, medical imaging, studying the properties of soil, and atmospheric models. Selected in the Academy of Finland Centre of Excellence programme for the years 2018–2025, the University of Eastern Finland is represented in the Centre of Excellence of Inverse Modelling and Imaging by Professors Jari Kaipio, Ville Kolehmainen and Marko Vauhkonen, as well as Associate Professor Tanja Tarvainen and Academy Researcher Aku Seppänen from the Department of Applied Physics.
Centre of Excellence in Atmospheric Science
The Centre of Excellence in Atmospheric Science – From Molecular and Biological Processes to the Global Climate was selected in the Academy of Finland Centre of Excellence programme for the years 2014–2019. The Centre of Excellence is led by Professor Markku Kulmala of the University of Helsinki. The aerophysics research group, led by Professor Annele Virtanen at the Department of Applied Physics, represents the University of Eastern Finland in the Centre of Excellence, which also involves the Finnish Meteorological Institute.
Nordic Centre for Sustainable and Resilient Aquatic Production (SUREAQUA)
Research groups from the Department of Environmental and Biological Sciences led by Professor Mikko Kolehmainen, Professor Raine Kortet and Associate Professor Amit Bhatnagar have been invited to represent the university in the Centre of Excellence of the Nordic Centre for Sustainable and Resilient Aquatic Production (SUREAQUA) in 2017-2021. This multidisciplinary Centre of Excellence focuses on developing a comprehensive and ecologically sustainable bluebioeconomy in Northern Europe.
The coordinator of the Centre of Excellence is Fiona Provan of the International Research Institute of Stavanger IRIS in Norway. The Centre of Excellence seeks to improve food security and management of nutrient self-sufficiency in the Nordics, increase the efficient use of resources, and promote employment growth in the bluebioeconomy sector.