Featured Research

from universities, journals, and other organizations

What Is Hampering Effective Protection Of The Baltic Sea?

Date:
January 13, 2009
Source:
Suomen Akatemia (Academy of Finland)
Summary:
So far environmental protection of the Baltic Sea has not been successful, even though a wealth of research information exists to support such protection. The joint European Baltic Sea research brogramme (BONUS) is aiming to study which social factors influence the success of protective measures. Particular attention is being paid to the prevention of the eutrophication of the Baltic Sea.

So far environmental protection of the Baltic Sea has not been successful, even though a wealth of research information exists to support such protection. The joint European Baltic Sea research brogramme (BONUS) is aiming to study which social factors influence the success of protective measures. Particular attention is being paid to the prevention of the eutrophication of the Baltic Sea.

Related Articles


“The background to this research project is the idea that social factors rather than a lack of scientific information are behind the effective prevention of the eutrophication of the Baltic Sea,” says Finnish Project Coordinator Nina Tynkkynen of the University of Tampere.

The planning and introduction of environmental protection measures is a social activity, influenced by socio-economic, political and cultural factors. “These factors, however, have so far not been studied at all in connection with questions concerning the protection of the Baltic Sea.”

This research project is looking at the boundary conditions for the prevention of Baltic Sea eutrophication in all nine states that border it, both at a regional and an EU level. It is also studying the potential for applying nutrient emissions trade as a tool to prevent Baltic Sea eutrophication. “The aim is to present interpretations of how different boundary conditions and effective protection can be reconciled. The project is also aiming to present policy recommendations and to organise meetings between stakeholders and training for the media,” says Tynkkynen.

Finnish organisations belonging to the international research consortium are the Finnish Institute of International Affairs, the Department of Economics at the University of Helsinki, the Department of Social Sciences at the University of Tampere and partners from Russia and Germany. The study is the only project in the BONUS research programme completely based on social sciences.

Research funding organisations from the nine Baltic Sea nations are behind the BONUS programme, which was launched at the beginning of this year. The study is also being funded by the EU Commission. The Finnish funding organisation is the Academy of Finland. At the first stage of the research programme, decisions were made to fund 16 research projects with a total of 22 million euros, with more than 100 research institutes and universities from the Baltic Sea countries taking part. Finland is coordinating four of these projects. Total project funding will be approximately 60 million euros between 2010 and 2016.


Story Source:

The above story is based on materials provided by Suomen Akatemia (Academy of Finland). Note: Materials may be edited for content and length.


Cite This Page:

Suomen Akatemia (Academy of Finland). "What Is Hampering Effective Protection Of The Baltic Sea?." ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 13 January 2009. <www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/01/090113100109.htm>.
Suomen Akatemia (Academy of Finland). (2009, January 13). What Is Hampering Effective Protection Of The Baltic Sea?. ScienceDaily. Retrieved December 18, 2014 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/01/090113100109.htm
Suomen Akatemia (Academy of Finland). "What Is Hampering Effective Protection Of The Baltic Sea?." ScienceDaily. www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/01/090113100109.htm (accessed December 18, 2014).

Share This


More From ScienceDaily



More Earth & Climate News

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Featured Research

from universities, journals, and other organizations


Featured Videos

from AP, Reuters, AFP, and other news services

Navy Unveils Robot Fish

Navy Unveils Robot Fish

Reuters - Light News Video Online (Dec. 18, 2014) The U.S. Navy unveils an underwater device that mimics the movement of a fish. Tara Cleary reports. Video provided by Reuters
Powered by NewsLook.com
Arctic Warming Twice As Fast As Rest Of Planet

Arctic Warming Twice As Fast As Rest Of Planet

Newsy (Dec. 18, 2014) The Arctic is warming twice as fast as the rest of the planet, thanks in part to something called feedback. Video provided by Newsy
Powered by NewsLook.com
Prenatal Exposure To Pollution Might Increase Autism Risk

Prenatal Exposure To Pollution Might Increase Autism Risk

Newsy (Dec. 18, 2014) Harvard researchers found children whose mothers were exposed to high pollution levels in the third trimester were twice as likely to develop autism. Video provided by Newsy
Powered by NewsLook.com
Ivory Trade Boom Swamps Law Efforts

Ivory Trade Boom Swamps Law Efforts

Reuters - Business Video Online (Dec. 17, 2014) Demand for ivory has claimed the lives of tens of thousands of African elephants and now a conservation report says the illegal trade is overwhelming efforts to enforce the law. Amy Pollock reports. Video provided by Reuters
Powered by NewsLook.com

Search ScienceDaily

Number of stories in archives: 140,361

Find with keyword(s):
Enter a keyword or phrase to search ScienceDaily for related topics and research stories.

Save/Print:
Share:

Breaking News:

Strange & Offbeat Stories


Plants & Animals

Earth & Climate

Fossils & Ruins

In Other News

... from NewsDaily.com

Science News

Health News

Environment News

Technology News



Save/Print:
Share:

Free Subscriptions


Get the latest science news with ScienceDaily's free email newsletters, updated daily and weekly. Or view hourly updated newsfeeds in your RSS reader:

Get Social & Mobile


Keep up to date with the latest news from ScienceDaily via social networks and mobile apps:

Have Feedback?


Tell us what you think of ScienceDaily -- we welcome both positive and negative comments. Have any problems using the site? Questions?
Mobile: iPhone Android Web
Follow: Facebook Twitter Google+
Subscribe: RSS Feeds Email Newsletters
Latest Headlines Health & Medicine Mind & Brain Space & Time Matter & Energy Computers & Math Plants & Animals Earth & Climate Fossils & Ruins