Wednesday, August 6 Lena Ek, the minister of Environment in Sweden, along with Gustav Hemming, Environment and Archipelago councilor (C), visited the Living Coastal project. The project is carried out in Björnöfjärden, Säbyviken and Torpe-Infjärden on Ingarö in Värmdö municipality.
To create awareness and a broad commitment on the Baltic Sea, BalticSea2020 provides study guides for teachers and students in the region around the Baltic Sea. The study guides are based on the documentaries of Folke Rydén within the project the Baltic Sea Media Project. In spirng 2014 the study guides were updated, in order to relate the information to the core content for different subjects according the Swedish curriculum (Lgr 11).
The size of the cod in the Baltic Sea has declined dramatically over the past 20 years, writes Dagens Nyheter (daily newspaper) according to new Swedish research published yesterday. Henrik Svedäng, associate professor at the Marine Research Laboratory in Lysekil, says to Dagens Nyheter that the fish certainly are many, but that they indicate deteriorating growth.
Algal bloom most often occur in the summer. This year, according to the algae prognosis from the Finnish Environment Institute’s Marine Research Centre, the risk of algal blooms along the Swedish east coast are high. The reason is that it is much phosphorus in the water, which can promote the blooming.