I enjoy designing PowerPoint presentations. Despite their bad reputation, I believe that the problem is not with the software itself, but rather with how is often used. To create an effective presentation is important to develop a coherent structure and memorable visuals to support the story. Over the years, I’ve created many presentations. The examples I’m sharing here have been adapted so they can be understood without me talking. I store them all in SlideShare.

Don’t dread the poster


Scientific posters are sometimes considered to be second-rate compared to other forms of scientific communication in the scientific community. I gave this presentation to my colleagues at REC to discuss the potential issues with them and how to make them better.

Help Maria find a vacation spot in the Baltic Sea


Maria wants to go on holiday somewhere by the sea. The Baltic Sea is a wonderful place… but there are problems.

Introduction to the INSPIRE Helsinki 2019 challenge where teams of data enthusiasts were tasked to build an application to help Maria find a vacation spot using mainly HELCOM data.

How to visualize complex problems in the Baltic Sea


My colleague Hermanni and I gave this presentation on how we designed the HELCOM Maritime Assessment at a data visualization course held at the University of Helsinki and organized by Koponen+Hilden.

How a seed became a tree


I gave this presentation on the 13th of February 2019 at the BalticLINes final conference “Connecting Seas”. It describes how HELCOM developed a tool to access decentralized Maritime Spatial Planning data based on a Marine Spatial Data Infrastructure.

Presentations training session


Many of us find giving presentations a pain in the rear. It can be tough to design and deliver a presentation that effectively engages your audience.

I shared some advice with my HELCOM colleagues on how to design better slides based on what I learned through trial and error and reading tons of books.

How to achieve a sustainable Baltic Sea with the help of GIS (and ESRI)


My colleague Joni and I were honoured to give a keynote speech at the ESRI Finland User Days in 2018. Designing and delivering it was a lot of fun.

Data visualization training session


I held a data visualization training session at the HELCOM Secretariat on the 28th of November 2018. The focus was on making more effective graphs. I shared tips from my experience working and reading about information visualization.

Shipping traffic density maps


How did we make the shipping traffic density maps for the Baltic Scope project?

Maritime Spatial Planning in the Bothnian Sea


In 2012, Maritime Spatial Planning was in its infancy, and we wanted to test the feasibility of planning a shared sea between two countries.

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