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December 17, 2020

International SEABASED webinar 26.1.2021

Could the spreading of activated limestone or fishing stickleback help remove nutrients from the Baltic Sea? Do these new conservation measures have potential to save the Baltic Sea, or will they remain as experiments? In the SEABASED online event on January 26th, 2021 we revealed the results from SEABASED pilots that aim to reduce internal nutrient load. We heard keynotes and expert views from Finland and Sweden. The event was held in English.

You will find the recordings of the webinar in the videos below, the presentation slides can be found behind this link.


Part 1: Results from the SEABASED pilots

  • Welcoming words – Annamari Arrakoski-Engardt, CEO, John Nurminen Foundation
  • Keynote on internal nutrient load in the Baltic Sea – Jouni Lehtoranta, Senior Research Scientist, Finnish Environment Institute
  • SEABASED pilot results presented by project partners
  • Panel discussion: Experts’ views on the risks, potential and future of sea-based methods
    Marjukka Porvari, Director of the Clean Baltic Sea Projects, John Nurminen Foundation (moderator)
    Mikhail Durkin, Executive Secretary, Coalition Clean Baltic
    Jacob Hagberg, Head of Delegation for Sweden in HELCOM
    Marjo Tarvainen, Senior Officer, Centre for Economic Development, Transport and the Environment for Uusimaa, Finland
    Maria Gustavsson, Water Specialist, County Administrative Board of Östergötland
    Seppo Knuuttila, Senior Research Scientist, Finnish Environment Institute
    Tony Cederberg, Station Manager, Husö Biological Station and The Government of Åland

Part 2: How will the gathered knowledge be used in practice?

  • Practical Guidelines: Future utilization of the piloted measures – Miina Mäki, Project Manager, John Nurminen Foundation
  • A concept of aquatic compensations in Åland – Annica Brink, Coordinator, The Government of Åland
  • Expert comment on aquatic compensations – Lena Bergström, Associate Professor, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
  • Questions and open discussion on sea-based measures
  • Financier’s views on environmental projects, Samu Numminen, Project Manager, Central Baltic Programme
  • Next steps and closure of the event– Marjukka Porvari

The SEABASED Project (Seabased Measures in Baltic Sea Nutrient Management) assessed measures that could improve the status of marine area by reducing the internal load of the sea. The project is led by the John Nurminen Foundation, and the project partners are the Centre for Economic Development, Transport and the Environment for Southwest Finland, Government of Åland, the Åland Fishfarmers’ Association, Stockholm University and County Administrative Board of Östergötland. The project is funded by the EU Interreg Central Baltic programme.

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