30 years with the Baltic Sea: What has happened and where are we heading?

In the 1st session of the seminar series "Space Bridges 2.0", we will focus on the post-Cold War environmental development of the Baltic Sea.

Lady dressed in red looking out over the sea
Photo: Artyom Kabajev on Unsplash

The session has several invited experts and aims to enlight the participants in an interactive, discussing the recent environmental history and future of our sea. Below you find the more about the program, presenters and how to join our session.

Quick information

Södertörn University LogoDate and time: 28 January 2021, 14.00-17.00 (CET)

Host: Södertörn University, Sweden

Co-Host: Uppsala University, Sweden

Location: Online

Open for: Public

Registration is now closed, but you can watch the session live on our youtube channel.


Time (CET) Program

Welcoming notes and the "Baltic University Programme 30 years"

- Assoc. Prof. Madeleine Granvik


How the BUP started, discussion with former BUP director

- Prof. Emeritus Lars Rydén


Changes in Baltic Sea ecosystems - lessons learned?

-Prof. Emeritus Lena Kautsky


Future prospects of the Baltic Sea.

-Asst. Prof. Anna Törnroos-Remes

15.20 Short break with quiz

Panel discussion; History and future possibilities to cooperation to improve the Baltic Sea

-Prof. Michael Gilek
-Assoc. Prof. Kazimierz Musiał


Closing remarks

- Prof. Joakim Ekman

16.10 End of the session

Keynote speakers

Lena KautskyProfessor Emeritus
Lena Kautsky

Senior advisor at Stockholm University's Baltic Sea Centre

Lena will give a presentation on the historical aspects of the Baltic Sea, with her presentation "Changes in Baltic Sea ecosystems - lessons learned?"

Anna Törnroos-RemesAssistant Professor
Anna Törnroos-Remes

The department of Biosciences at Åbo Akademi University

Anna will give a presentation on the future aspects of the Baltic Sea, with her presentation "Future of the sea".


Michael GilekProfessor
Michael Gilek

Natural Sciences, Technology and Environmental Studies Södertörn University

Micheal will take part in the panel discussion, as an expert in the field of Marine Environmental governance.

Kazimierz MusialAssociate Professor
Kazimierz Musiał

Institute of Scandinavian Studies, University of Gdansk

Kazimierz will take part in the panel discussion, as an expert in the field of Policy in the Baltic Sea Region.

Special guest

Prof. Emeritus Lars RydénProfessor Emeritus
Lars Rydén

Former director of the Baltic University Programme (1991-2008)

Lars will take part in the discussion on BUP's history.


Prof. Joakim EkmanProfessor
Joakim Ekman

Centre Director BUP Sweden and
Director of the Centre for Baltic and East European Studies (CBEES) at Södertörn University

Joakim will be host of the session.

Assoc. Prof. Madeleine GranvikAssociate Professor
Madeleine Granvik

Director of the Baltic University Programme and
Associate Professor at the Department of Earthscience at Uppsala University

Madeleine will be the co-host of the session.

Last modified: 2021-02-11