Challenges caused by climate change and urban densification will demand more attention and measures in the future. Experts in the Baltic Sea region have developed a planning support solution to mitigate the pluvial flood risks of urban areas.
Closest to Merja Ahonen’s heart is human health. The perspective on this is that of a natural scientist interested in microbes. In early autumn, SAMK awarded her the prize of the Project Agent of the year.
For the Sake of Our Sea – Meremme Tähden in Finnish – is an annual event that takes place on Europe Day, 9 May 2019, in Rauma, a town on the west coast of Finland, a town which old town is also a UNESCO world heritage.
SAMK FACES. Riika Mäkinen was just in Saudi Arabia introducing Finnish solutions to increase indoor hygiene at Global Ministerial Patient Safety Summit. Determined work has been done in IHMEC project to make people in the fields of e.g. construction and maintenance realize the importance of their everyday activities, and how microbiological healthiness of an indoor environment is influenced during the entire life cycle of a building.
Cities and universities around the Baltic Sea are developing a flood control planning solution for city planners. The tool, called “NOAH”, will help cities to prevent flooding and reduce pollution of the Baltic Sea.
How to reduce the inflows of nutrients and hazardous substances ending up in the Baltic Sea? WaterChain toolbox has been made in international cooperation and it is available in Finnish, Swedish, Estonian, Latvian and English.
The authorities and researches have been working for years to recover the Baltic Sea. The regional levels must also be activated to practical operation. The toolkit for the best practices will be opened on 23 May 2018 in the WATERCHAIN seminar in Tallinn. You can participate in the seminar also online. Register yourself!
Protecting the Baltic Sea requires actions on both land and sea area. Along with rainwater and runoff water from arable land, phosphorus flows into waterbody and causes eutrophication in the Baltic Sea. One method to prevent phosphorus from flowing into waterbody, is to build affordable small-scale filters in ditches by arable land.
Principal Lecturer Sirpa Sandelin studied the vast concept of knowledge management at water utility sector.
Rock the Baltic Sea challenges music festival organizers, bands and music lovers to save the Baltic Sea through practical actions. Fishbait Rock festival from Åland has already committed to the challenge. Follow us and join the campaign: @rockbalticsea