09:00 Registration, tea and coffee
09:30 Welcome address (Prof Eva Pongrácz – University of Oulu)
Session 1: Setting the scene – threats to the seas in the 21st Century (TA 105)
09:35 Threat of oil spills and plastic to seabirds (Dr Neil James – ERI, University of the Highlands and Islands)
09:45 Arctic shipping development trends and current unpreparedness to oil spills at sea (Victor Pavlov – University of Oulu)
10:00 Environmental Impacts of Maritime Transport in the Baltic Sea (Katariina Ala-Rämi – Centre for Maritime Studies, University of Turku)
10:15 Lake Kallavesi and the City of Kuopio - A Living Laboratory for the Microplastic Pollution Research in Freshwater (Samuel Hartikainen – University of Eastern Finland)
10:35 – 10:45 COMFORT BREAK
Session 2: Novel approaches to marine pollution (TA 105)
10.45 Seven methods for oil spill response at sea (Victor Pavlov – University of Oulu)
11:00 Reusing fishnets for building materials (Prof Lisbeth Ottosen – Arctic Technology Centre, Technical University of Denmark)
11:15 Chemical Analyses and Molecular Modeling of Micro- and Nanoplastics (Samuel Hartikainen – University of Eastern Finland)
11:35 Awareness raising and dissemination of pollution issues (Julie Crowley – Macroom E)
11:45 Circular Economy Innovation (Prof Martin Charter – Centre for Sustainable Design, University for the Creative Arts)
12:00 – 13:00 Lunch break (Lunch on own expense)
Session 3: Project showcase (TA 101)
13:00 APP4SEA: Arctic Preparedness Platform for oil Spill and other Environmental Accidents (Niko Hänninen – University of Oulu)
13:20 Using a social enterprise approach to rehabilitate the Baltic Sea (Amanda Sundell – DROPP)
13:50 Circular Ocean (Dr Neil James – ERI, University of the Highlands and Islands)
14:05 Project video compilation
14:20 – 14:45 Coffee break
Session 4: Panel discussion (TA 101)
14:45 Questions to be posed include:
- What are the most important threats to the Baltic Sea and to the Arctic?
- Is there light at the end of the tunnel?
- How can we better tackle this multiple pressures on marine systems?
- What can existing and future projects do to create public awareness and governmental action?
15:30 Closing comments
Participation is free, coffee will be offered to the participants
The seminar is co-organized by the Circular Ocean and APP4SEA projects. The projects are funded by the Northern Periphery and Arctic Programme.
Last updated: 6.11.2017