Ave Paulus is president of ICOMOS Estonia, a member of ICOMOS International Scientific Committees on Cultural Landscapes and Legal and Administrative Issues, Rights-Based Approaches and Climate Change and Heritage working groups. She is an expert from Estonia in European Union OMC Group on Strengthening Cultural Heritage Resilience for Climate Change. She has master’s degrees from the Estonian Academy of Arts (heritage conservation and restoration) and Tartu University (semiotics and theory of culture). Her doctoral thesis deals with the heritage conservation model based on heritage community values and rights. She is a specialist for cultural heritage issues in the Environmental Board of Estonia. She has coordinated more than 30 development and research projects concerning heritage conservation in cooperation with state, heritage communities and universities. Paulus has presented her research results at many national and international scientific events and papers.