Institute of Geology, Tallin University of Technology

Consortium name  
Estonian Consortium: Estonian Academy of Sciences
Institution (Original name) 
Tallinna Tehnikaülikool, Geoloogia Instituut
MAIN ADDRESS
Street 
Ehitajate tee 5
Postal code 
19086
City 
Tallinn
POSTAL ADDRESS
Country 
Estonia
Phone 

(+372) 620 3010

E-mail 
TYPE OF INSTITUTION
Type of institution 
University
LEGAL STATUS
Are you part of a larger entity / legal body? 
Yes
If yes, please specify  
Tallinn University of Technology
CETAF MEMBERSHIP
Member since 
2010
Category 
Full member
CETAF Official representative
Name, position, phone, e-mail, research field 

Urmas Kõljalg / Professor, Director of the Museum of Natural History, University of Tartu / mycology / urmas.koljalg@ut.ee (Chair of Estonian national consortium)

Member of the Executive Committee? 
No
CETAF DEPUTY
Name, position, phone, e-mail, research field 

Tiiu Kull / Professor / botany / tiiu.kull@emu.ee (Vice Chair of Estonian national consortium) Olle Hints / Professor / paleontology / olle.hints@ttu.ee (Vice Chair of Estonian national consortium)

Member of the Executive Committee? 
No
Director / legal representative of the institution (title, name, phone, e-mail, research field) 

Dr. Atko Heinsalu / +372 59123761 / atko.heinsalu@ttu.ee / paleolimnology

Organigram 

The institute has four research departments, department of collections and administration

PERSONNEL
Scientific staff 
Permanent (P)Non – Permanent (NP)
a) TOTAL scientific staff370
b) Scientific staff linked to Collections150
c) Post-docs / PhD students60
d) Others (Associates, etc.)00
TOTAL (a+b+c+d)370
Other staff (administration etc.) 
Permanent (P)Non – Permanent (NP)
e) Exhibitions 00
f) Collection Managers / technicians42
g) Others 110
TOTAL (e+f+g) 152
Total permanent staff 
52
Total non-permanent staff 
2
Grand total (permanent + non-permanent Staff) 
54
Male (%) 
59
Female (%) 
41
Any other information concerning the staff 

Most researchers are funded from projects with duration of 3-6 years, being non-permanent in that sense. PhD students not shown as they do not belong to staff sensu stricto.

R&D facilities
How many laboratories are in use in your institution? 
7
List of laboratories 

1. Geochemistry (XRF, XRD, ICP-MS) 2. Isotope-paleoclimatology (MS) 3. Radiocarbon dating 4. Sedimentology 5. Micropaleontology (various optical microscopes, SEM) 6. Imaging (digital cameras, scanners etc) 7. Sample preparation (rock saws, crushers, mills, lapping and polishing, thin-section preparing).

RESEARCH FIELDS
RESEARCH FIELD 
Research Field 
Historical geology and paleontology
Research Field 
Litosphere processes and geodynamics
Research Field 
Hydrogeology and paleoclimatology
Research Field 
Quaternary geology and paleolimnology
Scientific publications
Number of peer-reviewed publications per year 
60
EARTH SCIENCES (Geology, Mineralogy, Palaeontology,…) 
TypologyPrimary typesIndividual specimens/objects% registered cards% recorded cards in database
1.1Palaeontology120037500027
1.2Mineralogy070071
1.3Geology020000065
1.4Drill cores (boxes)5000
LIFE SCIENCES (Zoology, Biology, Botany, Mycology,…) 
TypologyPrimary typesIndividual specimens/objects% registered cards % recorded cards in database
Total specimens (all collections) 
580,700
Outstanding collection features 

5000 Boxes with drill cores

Heritage sciences (art, manuscripts, maps, photographs...) 

books, manuscripts, periodicals, fieldnotes, maps, fotographs Photographs (films, slides, photos, archived digital images): 10000 Field notebooks and manuscripts: 1000

Genetic Repositories
Does your institution have a DNA bank? 
No
Does your institution have a seed bank? 
No
COLLECTION’S RELATED INFORMATION
Number of outgoing loans (parcels / specimens) per year 
20-30 parcels / 1500 specimens and samples
Number of accessions (specimens) per year 
5000
Number of scientific visitors per year 
100
MAIN AREAS OF TAXONOMIC EXPERTISE 
conodonts
chitinozoans
scolecodonts
brachiopods
echinoderms
trace fossils
graptolites
trilobites
corals
fish
COMMUNICATION MATERIAL
Logo 
Website visitors
Last year  
35 500
If your institution is involved with non-university-based teaching or education programmes, please describe them & the partners 

Educational programmes for schoolchildren, teachers etc, especially in the field-station (http://geoeducation.info and http://sarghaua.info)

If your institution is involved with universities in teaching or education programmes, please name and describe them 

Curriculum of Earth Sciences and geotechnology (together with partner departments in the university)

THREE MAIN TOPICS OF CURRENT INTEREST FOR YOUR INSTITUTION 

1. Collection databases

2. Systematic palaeontology

THREE MAIN TOPICS OF FUTURE INTEREST FOR YOUR INSTITUTION 

Initiatives related to Earth Science collections

Last update 
03.06.17