Prof. Dr.h.c. Tarmo Soomere is a mathematician and marine scientist. Since 2014, he is the President of the Estonian Academy of Sciences. His scientific interests are concentrated on the analysis and mitigation of marine-induced coastal hazards. In 2005, he was declared the Person of the Year in Estonia. He has received the national science award twice and state decoration of 3rd class White Star Order. He has served as the Chair of the European Science Advisors’ Forum from 2020–2023 and currently is the Chair of the European Members of International Science Council (ISC).