Week 3… by the coast! This week in LUSA we learned a lot more than just the fact that a waste and recycling plant doesn’t smell so great in 85 degree heat! This week started off by stepping out of the classroom, hopping into our trusty LUSA vans and setting off to tour some real … More Week 3: What have we learned?
Week 2- On the water! This week, we focused on a variety of issues surrounding sustainability, with our main area of interest as the shipping industry, and the maritime activities that impact sustainable development. We also discussed intercultural communication, science communication, and held a stakeholder debate for achieving sustainable maritime activities in the Baltic Sea. … More Week 2 – What have we learned?
Week 1 – Under the surface! Week 1 focused on the environmental impacts on marine life in the Baltic Sea. Our group collaborated with a community organization in Norra Dragsviken to sample the water, sediment, and plant and animal life to determine the health of the area, which has degraded significantly over time. Read more … More Week 1 – What have we learned?
By Keziah Rookes The past 50 years have seen the Baltic sea launched in to a fragile state, with locals distressed over the drastic changes occurring. A local man stated ‘The sand that we used to see has now disappeared into the water and reeds have appeared covering the islands’. This is among many challenges … More The Indigestible Truth
-by Joe Comparini Ship owners need to be held responsible for their ships not only during their time on the sea but also when their sea-life is over. Shipbreaking is the act of beaching a ship, oftentimes in a developing country, and cutting it with torches to break it down. As it sounds, this is … More Non-sustainable Shipbreaking
This week is all about shipping, boating, and how we can make the Baltic more sustainable on the surface. Monday The week kicked off with a lecture about clean shipping, given to us by Pär Karlsson. Pär is an experienced boatsman who has worked in the shipping industry professionally. First we learned some history about shipping. Then … More Week 3 – On the Surface
Monday This week is the week of field trips. Monday kicked it off with another field trip to Öland to tour the Cementa factory in Degerhamn. Why a cement factory? For one, cement production is one of the largest industrial contributors to CO2 in the atmosphere, so for students learning about creating a sustainable coast, this … More Week 2 – By the Coast