Outreach activities of ABRU
2015-2018 Dana wrote a blog about her experiences as a PhD student
Insights into the biogeochemistry work of the COCOA project: from the water column to the sediment, from the field to the lab. Secrets of the coastal filter and a life in aquatic sciences. Read here!
13.2.2018 Susanna commented Finnish Sustainability Goals in HELSUS policy dialogues
2018 HELSUS Policy Dialogues. How to measure sustainable development? Indicators for Sustainable Development Goals in Finland. HELSUS, National Commission for Sustainable Development and the Prime Minister’s Office.
16.09.2017 Tom, Dana and Eero took part in TZS open day
Tom, Dana and Eero took part in the open day at Tvärminne Zoological Station, an official event of the Finland 100 years celebrations. See the video!
22.08.2017 Tom took part in communications event onboard 'Aino', Lake Vesijärvi, Lahti
Tom spoke about his current research on Lake Vesijärvi during an evening cruise on the boat 'Aino', as part of an outreach project organized by Vesijärvi Foundation.
December 2016 Dana attends CommOcean conference in Bruges
Dana attended the 3rd International Marine Science Communication Conference (CommOcean 2016) in Bruges, Belgium. Dana gave a talk about her blog and how social media can be used to engage with a wider audience.
12.5.2016 Susanna gave a presentation for Environment Committee of Finnish Parliament open meeting
Topic: Baltic inflows: blessing or curse.
September 2015 Susanna participated in the Baltic Warriors LARP first as an expert, and then as a player...
Baltic Warriors was is a series of larps produced in 2015 designed to explore environmental
issues concerning the Baltic Sea, particularly eutrophication. We seek to make the issues more immediate by using tactics like participation and mythologization where abstract concepts like eutrophication are given tangible form in the shape of zombies. To make sure that game events get properly contextualized with the real-life issues, we created a panel discussion featuring experts on the field following the larp. The panelists was scientists, politicians and and activists from national and international NGO's active in the Baltic Sea region. In each country we collaborated with universities, scientific institutes and ministries of environment, as well as organisations like HELCOM, the Baltic Sea Action Group, Oceana, the Coalition Clean Baltic, and the Estonian Fund for Nature.
The effect on this was bigger than we expected and many organisations was impressed but the way we managed to explore and show a questions that is normally hidden from peoples eyes.
25.-26.2.2015 Susanna in Baltic Farmer’s Forum on Environment international conference “Agricultural water protection and sustainable food production”
Susanna's presentation topic was Natural nitrogen removal in the sea: an ecosystem service maintenance and troubleshooting.
Baltic Farmers' Forum on Environment (BFFE) was launched in April 1998 as an initiative from the Nordic Farmers Council (NBC). Presidents of the farmers unions met in Gotland (Sweden) and discussed about the status of the Baltic Sea. The meeting resulted a declaration "Farmers for a Sustainable Future in The Baltic Sea Region".
The status of the Baltic Sea was found to be serious, and it was concluded that all the sectors involved (industry, agriculture, transport, energy production, fishery, tourism, forestry) must take the responsibility to improve the situation of the Baltic Sea. The organizations also urged governments to reserve resources for the adoption of agri-environmental measures. Finally the organizations declared their willingness to invest in the sustainable development of the Baltic Sea.