Baltic Sea Village 2019

Baltic Sea Village will be opened during Kotka Maritime Days 25.-28.7.2019. In the village you can see and experience different kind of topics concerning Baltic Sea.

Baltic Sea Village is in the festival area of Kotka Maritime Days, near the Gate 3.

You’re warmly welcome!

Open hours 

Thursday 25 July at 18 -20
Friday 26 July at 12-18
Saturday 27 July at 10-18
Sunday 28 July at 10-14

Program 

Discuss with experts
You’re welcome to discuss with experts about the Baltic Sea. Main topic presented this year are euthrophication, alien species, microplastics and medicine residues found in the waste water.
Experts will be available through out the opening hours.

Slime workshop
It’s nice to do slime at home, but can you do a slime which is environmentally friendly.
Slime workshop is open through out the opening hours.

Read to dogs
Two dogs, Olga and Joose, would like to hear stories about Baltic Sea. You’re welcome to join and read to them. We’ll have also books in English and Russian.
Olga and Joose will be available on Friday and Saturday at 12 -14.

Comics workshop
You can use art for communicating the environmental status of the Baltic Sea. Teachers from the Repin Institute will give guidance to children.
Workshop is targeted to children at the age from 8 to 15 years. Workshop will be open on Friday and Saturday at 12 – 16.

Sleepover for plush toys 
Is your teddy bear interested about aquariums or microplastics? You’ll have a possibility to bring your own plush toy to spent a night in the Baltic Sea Village. Your toy is welcome to arrive during Saturday (open hours 10-18) and then return back home during Sunday (open hours 10 – 14).

Prizing ceremony
Baltic Sea drawing competition was held during spring 2019. A prizing ceremony will be organised on Sunday at 11.

You can fill you own drinking bottle with water near by the Baltic Sea Village.

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SAVE THE DATE: COMPLETE Stakeholder Conference on 4-5 December 2019

Stakeholder conference

Towards solutions for sustainable shipping and boating: better biofouling and ballast water management

will be organized by COMPLETE project in Jurmala (Latvia), on 4–5 December 2019.

The aim of the conference is to discuss potential solutions and sustainable management options to reducing the risk of invasive species introductions caused by shipping and boating in the Baltic Sea Region. The latest findings on the magnitude of the biofouling issue, and the current practices for biofouling management will be presented, and cost-effective solutions to harmonizing management actions across the region will be sought. Biofouling management will be discussed from the viewpoints of both the commercial shipping sector as well as the leisure boating sector. Moreover, the need for an early warning system for harmful aquatic organisms and pathogens in the region, and the scientific support for harmonized implementation of the Ballast Water Management Convention will be clarified.

More information of the event at conference web page.

Baltic Sea Village at the Kotka Maritime Days Festival

As is now tradition, the Meripäivät Festival brings along with it to Kotka the Baltic Sea Village, which boasts a range of activities for maritime enthusiasts of all ages. This year we will be discussing ways to take better care of the Baltic Sea, including how to make your kitchen more Baltic-friendly. Have you heard of the bay barnacle, round goby, Chinese mitten crab or marenzelleria? What should you do if you notice a member of an introduced species tugging at your fishing hook? With a wealth of information on introduced species, our tent lets you plunge your hand into a vat of “introduced species goo” or take in the artistic products of our drawing contest.

You will find the Village at the North Pier (behind Vellamo).

Welcome!

Opening hours of the Baltic Sea Village:
Thursday 26 July, 6pm to 8pm
Firday 27 July, 10am to 6pm
Saturday 28 July, 10am to 6pm
Sunday 29 July, 10am to 2pm

30MILES at Naantali’s Saaristo Areena Event

The Naantali Boat Show saw the organisation of the inaugural Saaristo Areena event on 26 and 27 May, which discussed archipelago and coastal tourism as well as boating safety. 30MILES participated with its own stand and a panel discussion on securing a clean archipelago.

Final Seminar of the “Low-Carbon Ports” Project

The “Low-Carbon Ports” project’s final seminar was held on Thursday 27 April from 12pm to 15.30pm on the South-Eastern Finland University of Applied Sciences (Xamk) Kotka campus. Xamk’s Minna Lindroos explained the energy monitoring model and Tiina Vepsäläinen from the Loviisa port presented the energy savings that resulted from the project. Pekka Räisänen from Turku University of Applied Sciences discussed LNG emissions in the transport chain. In addition to the project, the seminar touched on the cooperation between the University of Applied Sciences and the private sector in the fields of energy and logistics, with concrete examples presented by industry actors.