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9 Nov 2022 Thematics Talk Together - Sustainability

The Thematics Talk Together – Sustainability seminar on 9 November will focus on the different environmental problems the Baltic Sea is currently facing. The seminar is hosted by Sea and Maritime Studies -strategic profile.

Thematics Talk Together -seminar series addresses topical and interesting themes from the different points of view of the six strategic research and education profiles of the University of Turku. The theme of the seminar series for the academic year 2022–2023 will be Sustainability.

The theme of the next seminar is sustainability in the Baltic Sea. The seminar will be organised on Wed 9 Nov 2022 at 14.15–16:00, Main Building, Säästöpankkisali, University of Turku.

Everyone interested in the topics of the seminar is welcome to join!


Opening words
Professor Tommi Inkinen, Geography

Speakers and their topics:

Wicked problems? Comparing environmental problems in the Baltic Sea region in time, space and context
Adjunct Professor Simo Laakkonen, Cultural Production and Landscape Studies

Shipping and the environment
Project Manager Sari Repka, Centre for Maritime Studies

Nanoplastics: The smallest pieces of plastic thrash 
Postdoctoral Researcher Arto Hiltunen, Biodiversity Unit of the University of Turku:

Effects of climate change on fish and fish farming in Baltic Sea.
Associate Professor Katja Anttila, Physiology and Genetics

Moderator of the seminar
Adjunct Professor Outi Luova, Centre for East Asian Studies


Coffee and tea will be served after the presentations. 

>> Please register by 8 Nov 

Event organisers:

Sea and maritime studies is one of the six strategic profiles at the university of Turku. It involves research and education on marine, coastal and river environments and maritime culture, communities and livelihoods. The management and regulation of maritime and coastal activites require research-based knowledge on sea and maritime topics. Our research topics include natural processes and environmental changes, transport networks, and safety and security questions as well as futures studies, which is interweaved in regulatory, political and business research.

The Steering Group for Sustainable Development at The University of Turku develops, monitors and evaluates the sustainable development activities of the University in relation to the UN Sustainable Development Goals and promotes the realisation of the principles of sustainable development in the practical activities of the University.