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Seminars Baltic Sea Future

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Inauguration and welcome speech by Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Victoria, UN appointed Sustainable Development Goals Advocate.

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Subject: Astrid Söderbergh Widding, Vice-Chancellor (President) of Stockholm University
Subject: Karin Wanngård, Mayor of the City of Stockholm
Subject: Lena Ek, Senior Advisor, Sustainable Seas Foundation

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A common vision and understanding of the challenges faced in the Baltic Sea region

Johan Rockström, Karolina Skog, Åsa Bjering
Monday 11:00 - 11:30 Main stage
Key note speakers

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Olof Gränström & Mikael Arevius from Gapminder talks about UN Millennium Development Goals & UN Sustainable Development Goal

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Lunch, exhibition, mingle

Monday 11:50 - 13:00

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Public sector enablers to support sustainable growth

Jakob Granit
Monday 13:00 - 13:10 Main stage

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Various policies, one goal: clean Baltic waters

Monika Stankiewicz
Monday 13:10 - 13:25 Main stage

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How local and regional management can cooperate to achieve

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Restoring Waters in the Baltic Sea Region

Barbara Jackson, Fredrik Lind
Monday 13:35 - 13:45 Main stage

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Coffee, exhibition and mingle

Monday 14:00 - 14:30

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Current state of research on eutrophication of the Baltic Sea
Annika Svanbäck, Stockholm University Baltic Sea Centre
How effective are created or restored freshwater wetlands for
nitrogen and phosphorus removal?
Magnus Land, EVIEM/Stockholm Environment Institute
Municipal collaboration for effective marine environmental
monitoring in the Stockholm archipelago
Göran Andersson, Svealands Coastal Water Management Association
Innovative farmers leading the way – Baltic Sea Farmer of the
Year Award
Ottilia Thoreson, WWF & Jan-Christer Carlsson, Nackunga Farm, Hölö
Remediation of Björnöfjärden – a eutrophic bay in the Baltic Sea
Linda Kumblad & Emil Rydin, BalticSea2020
Local Actions for a Sustainable Baltic Sea (Eutrophication as a
resource): Municipality of Västervik
Gun Lindberg & Dennis Wiström, Municipality of Västervik
Panel discussions
Opportunity to ask questions 

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Chemical contamination of the Baltic Sea in a changing society
Magnus Breitholtz, Stockholm University, ACES
Cities of Baltic Sea Countries – innovative strategies for decreasing
emissions of hazardous substances through upstream measures
Tonie Wickman, City of Stockholm
BLASTIC-project – Reducing plastic waste and, thereby, the inflow of
hazardous substances into the Baltic Sea
Pekka Salminen, City of Turku
Reduction of pharmaceutical residues in waste water at Linköping
WWTP, Nykvarnsverket
Anna Lövsén, Tekniska Verken Linköping
Minimizing discharges of toxic substances from leisure boats –
effective ways to cooperate and get results
Lina Petersson & Brita Eklund, Swedish Transport Agency & Stockholm

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Sustainable management of coastal and marine biodiversity: Why is
it important and how do we get there?
Sofia Wikström, Stockholm University Baltic Sea Centre
Marine Spatial Planning in practice: How underwater inventories can
support conservation and sustainable use of the sea?
Markku Viitasalo, Finnish Environment Institute
Need for a broader ecosystem view in Baltic fisheries management
Gustaf Almqvist, Stockholm University Baltic Sea Centre
Angling – the ecosystem-based fishing industry
Markus Lundgren, Swedish Anglers Association

Panel discussions

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Coffee, exhibition and mingle

Monday 15:45 - 16:15

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Rights and opportunities for civil society to participate and push for effective implementation of “Baltic Sea law” Jonas Ebbesson, Stockholm University, Dept. Of Law. Complexity in Water Governance: Local Experiences of Regional Trends in the BSR.

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Coffee, exhibition and mingle

Monday 17:15 - 17:30

Future Proofing Stockholm’s Wastewater Treatment
Fredrik Åkesson, GE Water
The Baltic Sea Challenge: Network power for local Baltic Sea work
Salla-Maria Lauttamäki, Centrum Balticum Foundation
Enhancing innovative cooperation - symbiotic partnership network
as a way to promote nutrient cycling and mitigate eutrophication
Paula Biveson, Baltic Sea Action Group

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How municipalities can support sustainable shipping!
Fredrik Larsson, Sweship
MarinePaq – How to purify hazardous scrub water
Dirk Martin, MarinePaq
Panel discussion
Monika Stankiewicz (HELCOM), Fredrik Larsson and Dirk Martin

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LNG bunkering infrastructure and cross-border competence clustering: attracting global investments to the South Baltic LNG domain
Igor Kaniecki, Interreg South Baltic Programme (Germany-Denmark-Lithuania-Poland-Sweden)
Restoration of the E40 waterway on the Dnieper-Vistula section: linking the Baltic Sea with the Black SeaLolita Gedo, Poland-Belarus-Ukraine
Öresundsmetro: sustainable cross-border commuting in the Öresund regionLinda Reinholdsson, Interreg Öresund-Kattegat-Skagerrak (Sweden-Denmark-Norway)
In 30 minutes from Helsinki to Tallinn:  railway tunnel between Finland and Estonia
Ari Brozinski, Interreg Central Europe (Finland-Sweden-Estonia-Latvia)

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Monday 18:15 - 19:10