SEABASED project

    September 3, 2018

    The SEABASED Team

    SEABASED Project Team and Steering Group in Gotland.

    Below you find the names and contact info of the SEABASED team – please contact us, if you have any questions about the project.

    John Nurminen Foundation (lead partner)

    Miina Mäki, Project Manager
    Tel. + 358 (0)50 576 3298

    Anni Kujala, Financial Coordinator
    +358 (0)50 467 6740

    Kirsi Kurki-Miettinen, Communications Specialist
    Tel. +358 (0)50 463 9305


    Founded in 1992, the mission of the John Nurminen Foundation is to save the Baltic Sea and its heritage to future generations. The Foundation has been awarded for its work as a conveyor of culture and producer of marine content. The goal of the Foundation’s Clean Baltic Sea projects is to improve the condition of the Baltic Sea with concrete measures that reduce the load and environmental risks faced by the sea. Our work is guided by measurable results and impact.

    Centre for Economic Development, Transport and the Environment for Southwest Finland

    Pekka Paavilainen, Senior Officer

    Janne Suomela, Chief Specialist


    The role of the Centres for Economic Development, Transport and the Environment (ELY-Centres) as a local authority is to develop and support economically, socially and ecologically sustainable wellbeing alongside other operators. The ELY-centre for Southwest Finland have strong interest in producing policy-relevant results from the project, both in terms of concrete examples of effective measures, but also with respect to steering mechanisms which would incentivize collective action. ELY-centre has competence for evaluating the requirements, effects, acceptability and risk assessment of new measures piloting in this project.

    The Government of Åland

    Mikael Wennström
    Department of Social Affairs, Health and Environment

    The Government of Åland is a team building legislative authority which serves the public openly, equally and professionally. We do this by administrating and developing the autonomy and community resources for a sustainable future. The task of the environment section is to develop the environmental legislation. Our water conservation goal is to create an ecosystem-based and long-term sustainable management of the landscape’s water areas. The work also includes international cooperation to improve the status of the Baltic Sea.

    The County Administrative Board of Östergötland

    Maria Gustavsson (maria.b.gustavsson), Water Specialist

    Kenneth Winroth, Administrator

    The Environmental department, The Department of Nature protection

    The County Administrative Board (CAB) is the national government representative office in the county of Östergötland (situated in the eastern part of Sweden) and constitutes a link between people and municipalities on one hand, and government and central authorities on the other. CAB works on issues concerning the environment, nature, competence sourcing, the business community, social development, animal protection, gender equality, integration, transport, infrastructure and housing. Our task is to coordinate these and other areas of public responsibility to achieve efficient solutions for a sustainable society in which economic development, the environment and social welfare are interlinked. CAB is responsible for environmental supervision, monitoring and enforcement of the Water Framework and Marine Strategy Framework Directives at the regional level. Two of the boards departments are participating in the project. The Dep. of Environmental Protection which works with environmental measures in freshwater and coastal water and the Dep. of Nature Protection which works with inventories, modelling and assessment of natural values.

    Stockholm University

    Eva Björkman

    Stockholm University
    Department of Ecology, Environment and Plant sciences 

    The research at the Department of Ecology, Environment and Plants Science (DEEP) at Stockholm University (SU) addresses both basic and applied science, with the Baltic region as one of the key areas.  Understanding the processes in the sea and its regulating factors is a requirement to understand ecology and environment, and thereby counteract eutrophication, nuisance pelagic blooms and formation of anoxic conditions. A major action is to enhance long-term inactivation of phosphorus in bottom sediments of the Baltic Sea, by supplying treated marl.

    The Åland Fish Farmers’ Association

    Rosita Broström
    Ålands fiskodlarförening r.f.

    The Åland Fish Farmers’ Association is an NGO that represents all the sea based fish farm companies on Åland. The organisation acts as a common voice to develop and to improve the conditions for farming fish in an economically profitable as well as environmentally and socially sustainable way. This is done through an active dialogue with various stakeholders both in the public and private sectors, as well as participation in relevant projects within R&D and environmental issues. These projects range from small scale local initiatives, to large scale international collaborations.