The Baltic Sea Talks is a three-part discussion series, the themes of which are closely related to current topics around the Baltic Sea. The discussions are part John Nurminen Foundation’s 30th Anniversary program.
Across the Sea – Beneath the Surface
Online / Pikku-Finlandia, Helsinki
Tuesday 5 April, at 2.30 pm – 4. pm
The second Baltic Sea Talks session focused on subsurface marine life and co-operation between the Baltic Sea countries. Are we really doing enough for our common sea and why not hurry up? Speech or deeds? Does the changed security policy environment affect the plans of saving the sea? How does it really look beneath the surface? How worried should we be about the marine biodiversity and nature loss? Are we running out of edible fish?
Top experts from Sweden and Finland discussed these acute questions and elaborated how committed we are to save the unique nature beneath the surface. International speakers debated what kind of cooperation does it require from decisionmakers and researchers to reach ambitious preservation goals. The keynote speaker of the event was Isabella Lövin, former Swedish minister for environment and climate. The panel included Admiral Juhani Kaskeala, former Commander of Finnish Defense Forces and scientific leader of Tvärminne Zoological Station and Professor of Baltic Sea research Alf Norkko. The CEO of John Nurminen Foundation, Ph.D. Annamari Arrakoski-Engardt was was the moderator of the event.