Baltic Marine Environment
Protection Commission

Staff & structure

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Who to contact for general enquiries?

The HELCOM Secretariat

Rüdiger Strempel

An international lawyer by training, Rüdiger Strempel looks back on many years of experience of environmental law, policy, and diplomacy at the national and international levels, with a particular focus on international marine conservation.

Professional Secretaries
Jannica Haldin, Deputy Executive Secretary (WG BioDiv, WG Fish, WG GEAR)
Markus Helavuori (WG Maritime, WG Response, WG Sea-based pressures)
Lotta Ruokanen (WG Source to sea, HELCOM-VASAB MSP WG)

Communication Secretary
Eeva Nyyssönen
(Parental leave)

Administrative Officer
Riina Kero

Associate Professional Secretaries
Susanna Kaasinen
Petra Kääriä
Laura Meski
Florent Nicolas
Marta Ruiz

Administrative Assistants
Leena Heikkilä
Tiina Ylönen

Data Analyst
Juuso Haapaniemi

Data Coordinator
Joni Kaitaranta

ICT Administrator
Håkan Blomberg

Indicator Manager
Owen Rowe

Aino Ahvo
Venla Ala-Harja
Gastón Alurralde
Luke Dodd
Bettina Forsberg
Dmitry Frank-Kamenetsky
Manuel Frias Vega
Axel Haldin
Camilo Hernández
Theodor Hüttel
Kimmo Koivumäki
Vasileios Kouloumpos
Katja Laingui
Andžej Miloš
Cecilia Nyman
Kemal Pınarbaşı
Albert Pinilla (Communications Associate)
Laura Ramos Tirado
Markus Raudkivi
Albina Samarhan
Deborah Shinoda
Paul Trouth
Agnes Unnuk
Eetu Virtanen
Lois Watt

Andrea Sozzi (Data Trainee – PROTECT BALTIC)

All staff in alphabetical order

Mock Employee
Aino Ahvo

GIS Data Analyst
(PROTECT BALTIC)
+358 44 7068 102

Mock Employee
Venla Ala-Harja

Project Researcher
(BLUE4ALL, PROTECT BALTIC)
+358 44 786 8240

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Gastón Alurralde

Project Researcher
(HAPHazard)

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Håkan Blomberg

ICT Administrator
+358 46 850 9200

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Luke Dodd

Project Researcher
(PERMAGOV, AquaINFRA)

Mock Employee
Bettina Forsberg

Project Researcher
(HELCOM Red List II)
+358 44 710 8024

Mock Employee
Dmitry Frank-Kamenetsky

Special Advisor
(eMSP, PLC-8, PASPS, MSP4BIO, AquaInfra, EMPEREST)
+358 40 630 9933

Mock Employee
Manuel Frias Vega

Project Researcher – Geospatial Solution Designer
(BalticSea2Land)
+358 44 794 4462

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Andriy Grafov

Project Researcher
(Holistic Action Plan – Hazardous substances, HAPhazard)

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Juuso Haapaniemi

Data Analyst

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Jannica Haldin

Deputy Executive Secretary
and Professional Secretary
(WG GEAR, WG BioDiv and WG Fish)
+358 40 485 5905

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Axel Haldin

Project Researcher
(HELCOM Red List II)

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Clio Hall

Project Researcher
(HOLAS to all)

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Leena Heikkilä

Administrative Assistant
+358 46 850 9202

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Markus Helavuori

Professional Secretary
(WG Maritime, WG Response, WG Sea-based pressures)
+358 40 162 6520

Mock Employee
Camilo Hernández

Modeller
(PROTECT BALTIC)
+358 44 493 7686

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Theodor Hüttel

Project Researcher
(HOLAS 3 and 4)

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Susanna Kaasinen

Associate Professional Secretary
+358 40 536 5819

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Joni Kaitaranta

Senior Data Manager
+358 46 850 9206

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Riina Kero

Administrative Officer
+358 40 358 7701

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Kimmo Koivumäki

Data manager and GIS Data Specialist
(PROTECT BALTIC)
+358 44 707 1801

Mock Employee
Vasileios Kouloumpos

Project Researcher
(HAPhazard / support for BSAP Action H1)
+358 44 770 0140

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Petra Kääriä

Associate Professional Secretary
+358 40 753 0016

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Katja Laingui

Financial and Administrative Coordinator
(PROTECT BALTIC)
+358 44 710 4392

Mock Employee
Johanna Laurila

Communications Advisor
+358 40 647 3996

Mock Employee
Daniel Malnes

Project Researcher
(PharmaSea)
+358 44 710 4392

Mock Employee
Laura Meski

Associate Professional Secretary
+358 40 820 1725

Mock Employee
Andžej Miloš

GIS Applications Developer
(Baltic Data Flows, eMSP, EMERGE, HELCOM Red List II)
+358 40 628 1869

Mock Employee
Florent Nicolas

Associate Professional Secretary
+358 40 668 3145

Mock Employee
Cecilia Nyman

Project Coordinator
(PROTECT BALTIC)
+358 44 709 1614

Mock Employee
Eeva Nyyssönen

Communication Secretary
(Parental leave)
+358 40 647 3996

Mock Employee
Kemal Pınarbaşı

Project Coordinator
(MSP4BIO)
+ 358 40 681 5323

Mock Employee
Laura Ramos Tirado

Communications Specialist

Mock Employee
Markus Raudkivi

Project Coordinator
(EMPEREST)

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Owen Rowe

Indicator Manager
+ 358 40 162 2054

Mock Employee
Marta Ruiz

Associate Professional Secretary
+358 40 647 2424

Mock Employee
Lotta Ruokanen

Professional Secretary
(WG Source to sea, HELCOM-VASAB MSP WG)
+358 40 505 0392

Mock Employee
Albina Samarhan

Project Financial Coordinator
+358 40 584 2059

Mock Employee
Deborah Shinoda

Project Coordinator
(ReMAP)
+358 40 844 2269

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Rüdiger Strempel

Executive Secretary
+358 40 509 6031

Mock Employee
Paul Trouth

Communications Coordinator
(PROTECT BALTIC)
+358 44 7106 202

Mock Employee
Agnes Unnuk

Project Coordinator
(HELCOM Red List II)
+358 44 714 2976

Mock Employee
Eetu Virtanen

Project Coordinator
(CiNURGi)
+358 44 760 3782

Mock Employee
Lois Watt

Project Researcher
(BLUE4ALL, PROTECT BALTIC)
+358 44 730 9492

Mock Employee
Tiina Ylönen

Associate Administrative Officer
+358 40 596 1263