Applications have been accepted from all around the world. The Swedish sun shines longer each day, as a steady stream of sailboats fill the guest harbour at Linneaus University’s campus at Kalmar Habour. We are preparing for another LUSA course, set to begin this July! With plans for sampling, seminars, field trips, and more, this … More LUSA 2018… just around the corner!
During week two, we focus on maritime shipping and sustainability. We started with a lecture by captain Pär Karlsson, who told us about ships, their environmental impact and some good solutions! Professor Catherine Legrand had a group activity called “multicultural communication”, where she taught us about some difficulties connected to communication and gave us … More Week 2 – On the surface
-by Emily/Qiuyun Ye From 1970s to 1980s, the number of seals decreased because of hunting and pollutions. So the HELCOM Recommendation 27-28/2 start the program to protect seals and other creatures in Baltic Sea. The expert group of 27-28/2 include marine mammal experts, scientists, representatives of fisheries and managers from Baltic Sea. On the first … More The Seal is disappearing! The protection is urgent!
By: Zach Robida New diets come and go every year, each promising the best results in the shortest amount of time. However residents who live around the Baltic Sea need not look any further. Researchers are now claiming that reverting to a typical Nordic style diet will actually help the environment. If the researchers are … More The Baltic Sea Diet, Good for You and the Environment
By Sean Aitken The Baltic Sea has a wide array of characteristics that are constantly changing. The condition of the Baltic Sea has declined over the last 50 years due to a multitude of human impacts, but new information suggests that it could have been worse in the past. Using collaboration and new technology, efforts are being made to … More Baltic Sea in Hot Water
By René Bouwmeester The global increases of the great cormorant populations in the past 40 years has raised serious concerns as how this will affect the aquatic environments. Karine Gagnon, a Marine Biologist of the University of Turku says that Great cormorants causes similar damage to the Baltic sea as humans do (Uutiset, 2016). The cormorants … More The Great Cormorant: The bad guy or the black sheep?
By Megan Wander There are 530 aquatic dead zones around the world, taking up approximately 950,000 square miles. This problem demands attention, yet not many people are aware of it. For decades, human and industrial waste has found its way into the Baltic Sea. This waste includes fertilizers and sewage, which are high in nitrogen … More The Baltic Sea- Otherwise Known as the World’s Largest Man-Made Dead Zone