01.01.2014 - 31.12.2014 | Finland, Estonia, Russia
The Gulf of Finland Year 2014 project brings together researchers, representatives of government agencies and members of the public from Finland, Estonia and Russia, with the aim of protecting the Gulf of Finland as a healthy and safe living environment. Extensive collaboration between the three countries is crucial to ensuring the sustainable use of the Gulf of Finland region.
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As part of the Gulf of Finland Year, researchers from the three countries will produce a detailed analysis of the state of the Gulf of Finland’s marine ecosystem. The research covers five key areas, on which detailed information is required for political decision-making:
A wide monitoring system network, the use of databases and identical measurement methods are an integral part of this research project. In addition, there are general themes touching on every aspect of the research programme, i.e. eutrophication and the impact of climate change.
The five strands of the project will help the countries comply with national and international legislation, as well as with international nature conservation conventions. The results of the research in all the key areas will help guarantee sustainable development of the Gulf of Finland region now and in the future.
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