A Sick Sea Calls for Our Help
– The Baltic Sea Challenge in Estonia 9.-10. February 2012
The Baltic Sea is under considerable strain. Heavy nutrient loading, hazardous substances and increasing amounts of shipping burden the waters. Municipal wastewaters, agriculture, scattered settlements, traffic, energy production and industry cause eutrophication. As a result we have to deal with blue green algae, sea bottoms without oxygen and endangered species.
On the other hand we enjoy of the incredible landscapes of the Baltic Sea. It is unique in many ways and its beauty is unquestioned. The sea connects us as a transport route and also binds our histories and cultures together.
Group of people from different organizations gathered in Tallinn to discuss about the Baltic Sea issues on 9.-10. February, 2012. The aim was to tell more about the Baltic Sea Challenge and have organisations the change to give their view on the benefits they experience as partners in the network. There was also the possibility to discuss the issues in smaller groups.
Coordinator, Baltic Sea Challenge (Helsinki)
lotta.nummelin (at) hel.fi, + 358 9 310 33195
Project Expert, Cities for a Healthier Sea
janette.leppanen (at) hel.fi, + 358 9 310 32079