Posts tagged as Baltic Sea

Helsinki invites ‘speedy experiments’ to help clean-up Baltic Sea

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Companies, start-ups and research groups are invited to submit ideas that prevent plastic waste in the Helsinki area to support the Baltic Sea Challenge. The City of Helsinki has donated €50,000 to Baltic Sea protection, for use in the new Baltic Sea Challenge (BSC) campaign to help prevent plastic waste. It will help the BSC network fund between three and five ideas for one- to six-month “speedy experiments” that contain…

Helsinki invites ‘speedy experiments’ to help clean-up Baltic Sea

Monday, February 24, 2020

Companies, start-ups and research groups are invited to submit ideas that prevent plastic waste in the Helsinki area to support the Baltic Sea Challenge. The City of Helsinki has donated €50,000 to Baltic Sea protection, for use in the new Baltic Sea Challenge (BSC) campaign to help prevent plastic waste. It will help the BSC network fund between three and five ideas for one- to six-month “speedy experiments” that contain…

The cruise industry in the Baltic Sea continues to grow

Monday, February 10, 2020

The cruise industry in the Baltic Sea continues to grow according to the latest Cruise Baltic Market Review. The review shows a record-breaking number of cruise guests visiting the region as well as an increase in the number of calls. The newly published 2020 edition of the Cruise Baltic Market Review reveals a record number of cruise guests in 2019. A total of5,909,784 guests visited the ports in the Baltic Sea in…

Lithuania’s EU commissioner pledges Baltic Sea cleanup plan

Thursday, February 6, 2020

The European Commission is to draft a plan for reducing pollution in the Baltic Sea, Lithuanian EU Commissioner Virginijus Sinkevičius has said. The EC can propose various measures and sources of funding, but member states must themselves stop activities that pollute inland waters, according to the Lithuanian commissioner in charge of environment, oceans and fisheries.  Read more:  Baltic Sea polluted with pharmaceuticals, report finds “It will depend on [member] countries’…

Latvian ports seek cargo

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

The Russian ports of Ust-Luga, St. Petersburg and Primorsk are currently the eastern Baltic Sea ports with the highest cargo turnover, followed by Klaipeda, Rīga, Ventspils and Tallinn. In addition Russia also has ports in Vysotsk, Vyborg and Kaliningrad. Historically the ports in the Baltic countries have been Russia’s connecting points to the Baltic Sea from the Russian Empire to the USSR, so after regaining independence Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia…

Baltic Sea water levels rising fast

Friday, December 27, 2019

Satellite measurements show that absolute sea level in the Baltic Sea is rising by an average of 3 to 5 millimeters a year, while in other parts of Europe, sea and ocean levels are rising by an average of 1 to 4 millimeters per year. As the lands around the northern Baltic Sea in Finland and Sweden continue to rise due to the post-glacial rebound, the relative sea level along…

2,000 British Armed Forces personnel will be deployed to the Baltic Sea for exercises

Monday, December 2, 2019

Almost two thousand British Armed Forces personnel will be deployed to the Baltic Sea for a series of multinational exercises to bolster European security, the Ministry of Defence has announced. The MOD said UK sailors and marines would be joined by 1,000 others from UK-led high-readiness Joint Expeditionary Force (JEF) nations for the ‘Baltic Protector‘ deployment from May to July. They are expected to test themselves with maritime tactical exercises,…

Russia is ready to discuss the reduction of tension in the Baltic Sea

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Moscow is ready to discuss ways to reduce tensions in the Baltic Sea at the Russia-NATO Council and bilaterally with the countries of the region, director of the Second European Department of the Russian Foreign Ministry, Sergey Belyaev said. “We invariably emphasize our readiness to discuss ways to reduce tensions in the Baltic region both in the format of the Russia-NATO Council and bilaterally with all interested countries”, –  he…

NATO ships clear more than 50 mines from Baltic Sea

Saturday, November 16, 2019

November 14 saw the conclusion of the Joint Hod ops (Historical Ordnance Disposal Operation) exercise organized by NATO’s 1st Standing Anti-Mine Squad and the Baltic Minesweeper Squadron (BALTRON) which began November 4. The main task of the training was to find and neutralize explosive items left over from World War I and World War II of the Latvian coast near Irbe in order to improve maritime safety in the Baltic Sea, as well…

Denmark approves Baltic Pipe, but not Nord Stream 2

Monday, October 28, 2019

The consortium behind the Baltic Pipe, a project which will allow the transport of gas from Norway to the Danish and Polish markets, as well as to end-users in neighbouring countries, has been given the go ahead to pass through Denmark’s territorial waters. “The Danish Energy Agency finds that the offshore pipeline project can be constructed and operated without unacceptable impact on the environment and safety,” the group behind the…