Baltic Sea and Climate Change – seminar and capacity-building day for journalists on 9 Oct 2018

The Baltic Sea and Climate Change – seminar and capacity-building day for journalists
When? Tuesday 9 October 2018 at 8.30–17.00
Where? University of Helsinki’s Tvärminne Zoological Station, Hanko (bus transport from Helsinki city centre)

The seminar will be hosted by University of Helsinki’s Tvärminne Zoological Station. © Kuva: Tvärminne Zoological Station
What are the consequences of increasingly low oxygen levels in the Baltic Sea resulting from climate change and human actions, and what is the solution to these problems? How is the nutrient cocktail in our coastal waters changing? How can we reduce the load on the Baltic Sea through nutrient recycling? What does the future of the Baltic Sea region look like in the light of climate change and socio-economic factors?

Join us for a training day addressing these and other key issues concerning the Baltic Sea and climate change. This is an excellent opportunity to get an overview directly from leading Baltic Sea researchers of the latest research and data on how climate change affects the Baltic Sea and what kinds of response and adaption resources are available.

Register now or by the end of September through this link.


Inquiries and more information

Academy of Finland Communications
Aino Laine, Communications Coordinator
tel. +358 295 335 007

Organisers: Baltic Sea Communication Network of Finland: BONUS EEIG, Academy of Finland, University of Helsinki, Baltic Sea Action Group, The Finnish Border Guard, Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, Ministry of the Environment, Baltic Sea Challenge/City of Helsinki
Information about the Baltic Sea Communication Network of Finland

Programme and presentation materials:

Host: Professor Alf Norkko, Tvärminne Zoological Station

Moderators: Maija Sirola, Communications Manager, BONUS Secretariat, and Riitta Tirronen, Communications Director, Academy of Finland

8.00 Registration starts at the bus, Helsinki Railway square, Mikonkatu 19, chartered coach stop (see map). Coffee, tea and light breakfast served in the bus.

8.30 Bus leaves for Hanko. Route: Railway square – main road 51 (Länsiväylä) – if necessary, Karjaa station – highway 25 – Tvärminne Zoological Station (J.A. Palménin tie 260, 10900 Hanko).

10.15 Welcome, Alf Norkko and Maija Sirola

10.30 Introduction: Should Climate Change Affect the Environmental Protection of the Baltic Sea? Maria Laamanen, Environment Counsellor, Ministry of the Environment Presentation material Maria Laamanen (pdf)

10.45 Questions and discussion

11.00 Oxygen in the Baltic Sea and the World’s Oceans is Declining – Dangers and Solutions, Daniel Conley, Professor, Department of Geology, University of Lund, BONUS COCOA and HYPER projects Presentation material Daniel Conlay (pdf)

11.20 Questions and discussion

11.30 Significance of Nutrient Recycling in Mitigating and Adapting to Climate Change – Practical Methods by which Farmers are Reducing Nutrient Pollution, Mikko Rahtola, Senior Specialist, Natural Resources Institute Finland Presentation material Mikko Rahtola (pdf, in Finnish and English, mixed)

11.50 Soil, climate change and the Baltic Sea: the most efficient means to reverse climate change and decrease leakages to the waterbodies? Saara Kankaanrinta, Chair of the Board, Baltic Sea Action Group Presentation material Saara Kankaanrinta (pdf, in Finnish and English, mixed)

12.10 Panel and discussion with Daniel Conley, Mikko Rahtola and Saara Kankaanrinta

12.30 Lunch

13.15 Tour of Tvärminne Zoological station and presentation of research in practice with professor Alf Norkko. BONUS COCOA project: The Importance of a Healthy Seafloor in the Mitigation of Eutrophication. Presentation material Alf Norkko (pdf)

14.15 Role of changing society in managing the future Baltic Sea ecosystem, Marianne Zandersen, Senior Researcher, Department of Environmental Science, Environmental Social Science, Aarhus University, BONUS BALTICAPP project Presentation material Marianne Zandersen (pdf)

14.35 Short introductions: Climate risks from the City of Helsinki Susanna Kankaanpää, climate change adaptation specialist, City of Helsinki
Helsinki weather and climate risks in short (pdf)
Presentation material Susanna Kankaanpää (pdf)

14.45 Panel and discussion with Alf Norkko, Marianne Zandersen and Susanna Kankaanpää.

15.15 Questions, discussion and wrap-up. What did we learn today? New ideas and take-home messages.

15.30 Bus leaves for Helsinki. Discussion continues in the bus! Coffee, tea and snack served.

17.00 Arrival in Helsinki

Published 2018-06-15 at 13:49, updated 2018-10-10 at 12:46

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