Experts to gather in Tallinn to discuss situation of Baltic Sea

  • 2022-10-21
  • BNS/TBT Staff

TALLINN - The international conference Baltic Sea Transparency Conference 2022 will take place at the Seaplane Harbor in Tallinn on Friday with a focus on the Baltic Sea's situation and the causes of pollution.

The conference will provide an overview of the Baltic Sea's current state, strategy, national protection and business impacts. There will also be a panel discussion on the scope and causes of pollution in the Baltic Sea. Speakers include Georg Martin, professor of marine biology at the Estonian Maritime Institute, Katarina Viik, hydrobiologist and scientific adviser at the Ministry of the Environment, Aleksei Lotman, biologist and conservationist from the Estonian Nature Foundation, and hydrogeology engineer Arvo Veskimets.

In the second half of the day, Rober Hall from Baltic Sea Transparency Cooperation will talk about the reasons for the continued Baltic Sea degradation. There will be a panel discussion on the effects of business on the Baltic Sea. An open microphone will also allow listeners to actively participate in the discussion. At the end of the day, the Baltic Sea Manifesto will be adopted.

The first half of the day will be mostly in Estonian and the second in English, but simultaneous translation is also available.

The event is moderated by Faristamo Eller and Madis Vasser, the event is organized by the Foundation of Environmental Information.