Sunday, January 23, 2011

Andres Tarand

is quite a well-known person in Estonia. Born in 1940, he graduated the University of Tartu as a geographer specializing in climatology. His PhD was on the climate of coastal areas. Dr Tarand has been quite active in Estonian politics, in 1994-1995 he was the Prime Minister of the Republic of Estonia, in 2004-2009 was elected a member of the European Parliament from Estonia. This picture was taken yesterday (January 22, 2011) at a seminar on climate changes in the Kukruse Manor, where he gave a talk on weather forecasting. Other speakers were Dr Erik Puura, Andres Juur and myself. The audience were mainly the local teachers and after the talks there were discussions of relevant problems in smaller groups. Thanks to the Science Center AHHAA and to the people from Kukruse Manor for organizing this event!

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