“Baltic Sea Transparency Conference” provides an overview of the situation, strategy and national defence of the Baltic Sea. This years international conference will be held in Tallinn at Seaplane Harbour, on Friday, October 21. Conference focuse on the current situation of the Baltic Sea, the causes of pollution and the possibilities to improve the situation. Conference is broadcasted to the internet.
Session 1 – ENVIRONMENT 10:00 – 12:00 (CET 9:00 – 11:00)
10:00 – 10:20 Welcoming – Introduction to Baltic Sea Transparency Conference
10:20 – 10:50 Science: Current Environmental State of Baltic Sea
Georg Martin professor of marine biology at the Estonian Maritime Institute
10:50 – 11:10 Baltic Sea Protection & Strategy
Katarina Viik, hydrobiologist, scientific adviser to the Ministry of the Environment
11:10 – 12:00 Panel discussion: Why & How Baltic Sea Is So Polluted
Georg Martin, Katarina Viik, Aleksei Lotman biologist and conservationist (Estonian Nature Foundation), Arvo Veskimets hydrogeology engineer
Moderator: Faristamo Eller
12:00 -13:00 LUNCH
Session 2 – CORRUPTED ENVIRONMENT 13:00 – 16:00 (CET 12:00 – 15:00)
13:00 – 13:10 Introduction to second session
13:10 – 13:30 The Reasons for Continued Baltic Sea Degradation
Robert Hall (Baltic Sea Transparency Cooperation)
13:30 – 14:30 Panel discussion: Business Affecting Nature
Robert Hall, Indrek Vainu, Jaak Rand environment analyst (Foundation of Environmental Information),
Moderator: Madis Vasser
14:30 – 15:00 Voice of People: Discussion – Nature, Science & Business as Usual
15:00 – 15:30 Baltic Sea Manifest 2022
15:30 – 16:00 Conference ending & Press conference
ABOUT BALTIC SEA TRANSPARENCY COOPERATION
BSTC aims to strengthen connections between organizations working for protection of the Baltic Sea. More specifically, environmental violations and corruption causing contamination of the sea.
Through seminars and future collaboration we create a network to protect our shared and precious sea.
STORIES OF BUSINESS AS USUAL
Some stories collected during Baltic Sea Transparency Cooperation project. Reflecting environmental damage, business as usual and possible corruption.
BALTIC SEA YOU DON’T WANT TO SEE
BALTIC SEA MANIFEST 2022
Baltic Sea is the youngest sea on Earth, while at the same, it is the most polluted body of water on Earth. There are several reasons for its currents status, one of which is indeed the shallow seabed and isolation from the oceans, but the most important reason stands out in flying colors: without sugarcoating the facts, the Baltic Sea pollution primary reason is industry and corruption.
Act now – sign the manifest to protect Baltic Sea!