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Events & Media

Media visibility of The Sea ⇨


Stakeholder events and meetings:

24.08.2022 Turku Europe Forum – “Local meets global in the European energy transition: Offshore wind farms in the Baltic Sea.” – a panel hosted by Magnus Hellström and Thaysa Portela de Carvalho
17-18.08.2022 The “Environmental change, agency and knowledge of the sea” symposium was held as an celebration of the SeaHer-project, Turku
01-02.06.2022 The Sea participated in the Nordic Maritime Expo in Finland (Navigate), Turku
29-30.03.2022 “Understanding environmental change: Creating integrated knowledge of the Seas of Norden and Arctic” – book-writing workshop in Herrankukkaro, Rymättylä
17.03.2022 Cities of Northern Netherlands: workshop on climate and environment – Presentation on the “Matching Forerunner Cities” project that concerns comperative urban climate governance, Turku City Hall
13.08.2021 Rauhansymposium – Stability and sustainable development in the Baltic Sea region 2021, presentation on ”Marine environments – our resources for a sustainable future in a changing climate”, Uusikaupunki
23.02.2021 Baltic Sea Rotary Action Network Seminar, presentation on “Wicked Problems and Solutions”
09.12.2020 Rotaract seminar on “The Baltic Sea: State, Challenges and Solutions”
27.08.2020 Turku Europe Forum – three panel discussions on the EU and the Baltic Sea
29.11.2019 ”Människan & Havet” – Forum for research in the archipelago, Archipelago Centre Korpoström
10.10.2019 “Hur möter vi havet” – Stakeholder event at Hotel Arkipelag, Mariehamn, Åland Islands, organised by The Sea in collaboration with Östersjöfonden
19.09.2019 The Sea met with Ministry of Transport and Communications
12.09.2019 Smart Mobility & Ports (RAAS) meeting
11.03.2019 The Sea participated in Vesisuojelun Tehostamisohjelma discussion event, Helsinki
05.03.2019 Skärgårdshavets vinterträff, presentation by The Sea on “The life in the archipelago today and tomorrow”
27.02.2019 The Sea participated in the FINMARI Researchers Day, Helsinki
20.12.2018 “Keeping a check on phosphorus – new solutions to Archipelago Sea eutrophication”, research and stakeholder event by UTU and ÅAU sea profiles, Turku
09.10.2018 The Sea participated in a workshop on “Future of Finland’s Maritime Cluster”, Turku


Seminar series & recurrent meetings

“The Sea Seminars”

This is an internal working seminar series held about once a month. If you are interested in joining, please contact us (thesea@abo.fi – or Magnus, Nina, Henrik or Anna).

“The Sea Webinar Series”:

02.02.2023 Anna-Lisa Castle, Policy Director at the Alliance for the Great Lakes, is presenting her work related to clean water access, water infrastructure and climate resiliency
14.12.2022 The PBI Prize 2022 was awarded to Henrik Ringbom and Felix Collin. Doctoral students associated with The Sea pitched their research ideas
16.11.2022 “Sea Research Seminar”, Michael Gilek, SustainLab at Södertörn University, and Rikke Becker Jacobsen, Center for Blue Governance at Aalborg University (Guests)
05.10.2022 Human-marine organisms relationships, Jolanda Linsén (PhD)
01.06.2022 “Exploring and practising Marine Social Science for a Sustainable future”, Kristina Svels

“Offshore wind farm development in the Baltic Sea – Challenges and opportunities”, Thaysa Portela de Carvalho (PhD)

“Exploring the ecosystem approach in the Finnish marine planning”, Barabara Lahtinen (PhD)

“Matching Forerunner Cities – Climate Policy in Turku, Groningen, Rostock, and Potsdam”, Sam Grönhom

“The anatomy of complex marine problems – a case study on archipelagic aquaculture”, Henrik Ringbom & co

19.05.2022 “BaltVib – Pathogenic Vibrio bacteria in the Baltic Sea: mitigating the problem”, Christian Pansch-Hattich (Environmental and Marine Biology)

“Shipping and GHG”, Henrik Ringbom (Law) & Magnus Hellström (Industrial management)

26.04.2022 “Marine research at the University of Turku”, Otto Latva(Guest)

“Governing migratory (Human and Non-Human) resources: coastal and estuarine ethnographies in North Atlantic and Baltic communities”, Anatole Danto, Université de Rennes (Guest)

“The human-nature relation in the context summer cottages and the life around them”, Julia Öhman (PhD)

31.03.2022 “Visions of cross-disciplinarity”, Sam Grönholm (Public administration)
17.06.2021 “Wrecks as environmental risks – Legal and other issues”, Henrik Ringbom
12.05.2021 “Exploring methodological commonalities in Sea research (Network analysis)”, Marie Nordström, Nina Tynkkynen and Anastasia Tsvetkova
14.04.2021 “Co-creation and stakeholder engagement in research projects (The case of the Package Hero & Sea Her projects)”, Nina Tynkkynen, Jaana Kouri, Kirsi Sonck-Rautio and Silja Laine (Public administration)
24.03.2021 “Meta-analysis of definitions and operationalisations of human relationships to organisms”, Jolanda Linsén (Environmental and Marine Biology and Public administration)

“Past, Present, Future: Using resting cells to study Eco-Evolutionary changes in Phytoplankton communities”, Giannina Hattisch (Environmental and Marine Biology)

10.02.2021 “The changing role of law in governing the Baltic Sea” Henrik Ringbom (Law)
“Healthy Travel – Managing seaborne passenger transportation during pandemics”, Erik Niemelä (Cell biology and Industrial management)
09.06.2020 The first webinar in this series was held on wicked problems and the situation in our coastal waters of the Baltic Sea, featuring some of our marine biologists


ÅAU Strategic Research Profiles joint seminars:

06-07.04.2022 Living with the Sea” – The seminar focused on coastal regions and climate change and thereby explored water as a space: as a space of movement and life/living, as a shared and disputed space, and as a space for politics, governance and justice. It was organized in collaboration by the two ÅAU strategic profiling areas Minority Research and The Sea


ÅAU & UTU joint seminars:

08.04.2022 “Meri ja materia” – Wave Riders, a Marine Research and Teaching Network for the Humanities and Social Sciences, organized an event where researchers present research and projects related to the sea and materiality
07.05.2021 “The Marine Carousel” – Wave Riders, a Marine Research and Teaching Network for the Humanities and Social Sciences, organized an event where researchers from the University of Turku and Åbo Akademi University presented their marine-related studies


ÅAU & UTU “Marine and Maritime”- Annual meetings:

26.11.2019 “2nd Annual Seminar of ÅAU and UTU joint thematic profiling area of Sea and Maritime Research”, Scandic Julia, Turku
22.11.2018 “Joint WS on Marine and Maritime research”, BioCity, Turku


“NESS – Nordic Environmental and Social Science Conference”:

06.2024 TBA, Åbo Akademi University, Finland
07-09.06.2022 NESS – Nordic Environmental Social Science Conference: Emergency and transformation”, University of Gothenburg, Sweden
10-12.06.2019 14th Nordic Environmental Social Science Conference: Social Science in Our time”, Luleå University of Technology, Sweden


Art & Science – Events & projects:

2021- 40 000+ – an exhibition in Forum Marinum which combines maritime and marine themes with the marine environment and the archipelago in a way that takes both the inhabitants’ and the surroundings’ perspectives into account
2020-2021 Forcing the impossible (Avtryck i det okända)
2020-2022 Relations with The Sea – art- and science exhibition during 2021-2022
2020-2021 Mareld – a dance performance by Fern Orchestra, first performed at Turku City Theatre in September 2020
2020 Aqua Vivae – exhibition in Vanhalinna, Lieto by Fern Orchestra
2019- Breath – a Bio-light art installation by Fern Orchestra, first displayed at LUX Helsinki 2019



ABOAGORA is an annual symposium bringing together various aspects of academia, the arts, and society:

21.08.2020 ”The Sea – A living Lab” – workshop during the thematic year WATER
22.08.2018 “The Wicked Ocean” – workshop during the thematic year Burden/Skuld


Baltic Sea Day

Baltic Sea Day is a annual festival to celebrate the rich cultural heritage and nature of the Baltic Sea. Åbo Akademi is one of its official partners and The Sea participates in several events:

26.08.2021 Kynä vie merelle – luovan kirjoittamisen työpajat/Pennan tar en till havet – workshoppar för kreativt skrivande (in Finnish & Swedish) – creative writing workshops regarding observations of the Baltic Sea, feelings and memories. Examples of text (in Finnish) from different similar workshops can be found at the SeaHer webpage
27.08.2020 Seminar at Forum Marinum, Turku


Archipelago Centre Korpoström

We collaborate with the Archipelago Centre Korpoström regarding exhibitions and other activities for the general public.

Community service – Events & projects:

2020-2021 Vem äter blåstång/Kuka syö rakkolevää (in Swedish & Finnish) – a citizen science project on bladderack algae and its animal community
20.09.2020 Turku Day – The Sea took part in organizing the Clean-up of the Aura River event


2019 Turku Science Days:

2019 SciCruise – a science and technology festival for school children and their teachers as well as families on board Viking Grace


Updated 25.1.2023