Tarmo Soomere has graduated from Moscow State University as a mathematician. He has two Doctor’s degrees, and he has spent nearly 15 years in various foreign countries studying and as a marine researcher. Professor of Coastal Engineering at Tallinn University of Technology, Leading Research Scientist at the Department of Cybernetics of Tallinn University of Technology. President of the Estonian Academy of Sciences (2014). His research work focuses on the analysis of the interaction of waves and coasts of the Baltic Sea in the climate change context. He has won the National Science Prize two times. Person of the Year Award of newspaper Postimees in 2005 for explaining the extent and dangers of January storm. Order of the White Star, 3rd Class in 2014 for taking the Estonian research work to the global level.