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The foundation´s work during 2017 and what will happen in the year to come

Time goes fast when you have fun, and we agree! 2017 is over, an exciting year that largely focused on the vulnerable situation of the Baltic Sea cod.

The project Save the Baltic Sea Cod - protect the coastal fisheries started in January last year. The project will continue until the end of 2019 and focuses on disseminating information about the challenges facing the Baltic Sea cod. We will be working with scientific, financial, regulatory and social analyses to provide all interested parties with information upon which decisions may be made. We want the political decisions taken regarding the Baltic Sea cod to be as well-founded as possible. The project will continue during 2018 and will intensify and we hope that you will follow the progress on our homepage and on the project´s website räddaöstersjötorsken.nu (only in Swedish).
RaddaostersjotorskenPicture at the top left: One of several information films produced to spread information about the critical situation for the Baltic Sea cod. Picture in the top right: One of the debate articles written by the foundation. Picture at bottom: The project´s website räddaöstersjötorsken.nu.
 
The project Living Coast was published in Environmental Science & Technology in April 2017. Read the article here. In 2018, project managers Emil Rydin and Linda Kumblad will complete and publish a book that describes how eutrophied archipelago areas can be restored and what it costs. They will also meet stakeholders to talk about the project and the results. The project is presented in an outdoor exhibition at the Björnö bay in Stockholm archipelago, if you have the opportunity, please feel free to check out! More information is available on levandekust.se (only in Swedish).lk
Picture at the top: Project managers Emil Rydin and Linda Kumblad making sure that no juvenile pikes stay behind when emptying the pike wetland in June 2017. The wetland is located in the Björnö bay where you also find the project's outdoor exhibition. Photo: BalticSea2020. Picture at the bottom left: The project Living coast in Environmental Science & Technology. Picture at the bottom right: The Björnö bay in early spring. Photo: BalticSea2020.
 
In 2017, the project "One hundred years of fish growth – a call from the archives", under the direction of Henrik Svedäng, started. At the beginning of 2018, 3 new projects were initiated: "Mapping of nutrient emissions into the Baltic Sea from shipping" under the leadership of Chalmers, "Phosphorus binding in shallow eutrophic bays – which substances work?" with Naturvatten in Roslagen AB as project manager and “Reduced environmental burden from shipping in the Baltic Sea" led by Lena Granhag and Erik Ytreberg at Chalmers. Read more about the projects on our website and program areas Fishery and Eutrophication.
 
The demonstration plant in Poland is up and running – the new installations are completed! The objective of the project is to identify and implement cost-effective measures to reduce the leaching of nutrients from industrial meat production. It will be exciting to follow the work during spring and autumn as both separation, storage and dissemination are done continuously and carefully being measured and analyzed to determine if the project reaches its goals. Revisit our website to get updates about the project´s progress.
DemonstrationsanlaggningPicture at the top left: lagoon for storage of wet manure fraction. Photo: Folke Rydén. Picture at the top right: Soft transport hose for transporting manure to the edge of the crop field. Photo: BalticSea2020. Picture at the bottom: Dribble bar for spreading manure on crops. Photo: BalticSea2020.
 
We are also look forward to the premiere of Mattias Klum's new feature film "The Eye of the Ocean". It is Mattias last feature film in the 10-year long project The Baltic Sea Media Project. And, of course, we are excited about the Baltic Sea Science Center at Skansen, which will be completed by the end of 2018!
skansen2The Baltic Sea Science Center at Skansen. Picture: Kawa architecture.
 
It will be a really eventful year and we hope you follow us in the work for a healthier Baltic Sea!