Posts tagged as Baltic Sea

Is US about to finance a motorway linking the Baltic and Black Seas?

Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Romania’s less-than-discerning press corps last week reported with barely-disguised joy that the United States had announced plans to finance – to the tune of seven billion US dollars – the construction of a motorway linking the Baltic and Black Seas. What’s more, a railway would be built alongside the motorway. It didn’t take long for maps of this as yet imaginary infrastructure bonanza to appear, optimistically showing potential routes linking…

As ‘dead zones’ grow, can the Baltic Sea be saved?

Wednesday, October 14, 2020

One of the youngest seas in the world is catching up with ecological consequences caused by the decade-long mismanagement of the fishery, pollution, and accelerating global warming. Will the Baltic Sea survive? In a recent picture by NASA, the Baltic Sea looks like a mystical nebula with the blue-green algae bloom between two Swedish islands of Öland and Gotland. The spirals and vortexes, of phytoplankton spreading for dozens and even…

Watch future of Baltic Sea being debated

Monday, September 28, 2020

The Baltic Sea is severely affected by general threats like biodiversity loss and climate change, and by specific local pressures such as eutrophication, overfishing, elevated levels of contaminants such as pharmaceuticals, and litter, in particular plastic waste. Concerned by the poor state of the Sea and its marine environment, EU Commissioner for the Environment, Oceans and Fisheries Virginijus Sinkevičius has organising a high-level conference on possible actions to redress the situation,…

Baltic Sea Docs film festival goes live

Wednesday, September 2, 2020

From September 1 to 6, the film screening of the annual Baltic Sea Docs Forum will takes online free of charge, Latvian Television reported September 1. On September 1, Baltic Sea Docs film festival began at the cinema “K Suns”. Another live screening will take place in the Spīķeri square on Saturday evening. But from September 1 to 6, all films are going online free at set times on the portal  filmas.lv.   The…

Baltic Sea A treasure trove lies on the bottom of the Baltic Sea

Wednesday, August 26, 2020

Underwater wreck parks live in a heyday. The parks are dived up to tens of thousands of times a year. HS presents existing and forthcoming wreck parks. From the Baltic Sea often spoken of through its biology. What is the oxygen situation in the sea or how many cyanobacteria are visible on the surface? Chairman of the Finnish Marine Archaeological Society Markku Luoto wants to remind people of a cultural-treasure…

Baltic Sea Docs films will be shown online free

Monday, August 10, 2020

From September 1 to 6, the film screening of the annual Baltic Sea Docs Forum will take place. Films will be shown in sessions in Riga, as well as online throughout Latvia free of charge on the portal filmas.lv, said Ieva Lange, spokeswoman for the Baltic Sea Docs, August 10. The Baltic Sea Docs Forum brings together than 100 film professionals every September, while the latest documentaries are offered to the wider…

EU moves to tackle Baltic Sea pollution

Thursday, July 2, 2020

Lithuania’s European Commission delegate, Virginijus Sinkevičius, has initiated a joint declaration to cut pollution in the Baltic Sea. According to the commissioner, pollution in the Baltic Sea results from its shallow waters, limited connection to the ocean, slow water circulation, and low water temperatures, as well as onshore pollution. It is one of the most polluted seas in the world. “We have to change the things that depend on human…

EU-wide ban on cod fishing in the Baltic Sea

Thursday, June 4, 2020

The EU announced July 24 an immediate ban on fishing cod, the staple of Britain’s fish and chips, in most of the Baltic Sea in response to an impending stock collapse. Alerted by scientists, the European Commission, which oversees the management of fish stocks in European waters, warned of “a rapid decline” in cod stock “if no action is taken”. “We must act urgently to rebuild the stock, both in…

Russian jet intercepted over Baltic Sea

Thursday, April 23, 2020

NATO has published a video taken by the Belgian air force F-16s based in Lithuania intercepting Russian jets over the Baltic Sea. According to NATO, the Russian jets were “manoeuvring in international airspace overflying the USS Donald Cook, a US Navy 6th Fleet destroyer currently operating in the Baltic Sea off the Lithuanian coast”. The Belgian jets, part of NATO’s Baltic Air Policing mission, took off from the Šiauliai airbase…

Russia’s newest frigate travels to Baltic Sea for final trial

Saturday, April 11, 2020

The newest frigate to join the Russian Navy’s Northern Fleet, Project 22350 Admiral Kasatonov (pictured), has passed through the Great Belt Strait as it travels for further sea trials in the Baltic Sea. This will mark the final stage of testing before it is handed over to the Navy. Previous trials have been underway since 20 November 2019. These included tests of the missile armament in the White Sea and the firing of…