Interdisciplinary solutions to sustainability issues in the Baltic Sea Region

In the 3rd session of the seminar series "Space Bridges 2.0", we focus on the crucial role that interdiciplinary solutions have on a different sustainability problems in our region. With presentations on microplastics, renewable energy, coastal management and much more.

Road in Russian city, with power plant in the background and a stop sign in the foreground.
Photo by Alexander Popov on Unsplash.

For the session we invited severaI expers who share their research regarding a wide array of sustainability issues in the Baltic Sea Region. 

The Baltic University Programme National Centre for Russia is represented by the three universities, Kaliningrad State Technical University, Immanuel Kant Baltic Federal University and Russian State Hydrometeorological University. The higher institutions are not only geographically connected with  the Baltic Sea, but in fact, have become an integral part of it in terms of science and research of its current issues, contribution to restoration and preservation of its resources, training staff for its sustainable use.

Quick information

Kaliningrad State Technical University logoDate and time: 18 March 2021, 14.00-16.00 (CET)
Host: Kaliningrad State Technical University, Russia
Co-Host: Uppsala University, Sweden
Immanuel Kant Baltic Federal University, Russia
Russian State Hydrometeorological University, Russia
Location: Online
Open for: Public

Watch the recorded presentations from the seminar on the BUP YouTube channel


Program

  • Welcoming notes, Assoc. Prof. Madeleine Granvik, Prof. Elena Kropinova, Ass.Prof. Alexandra Ershova, and Ass.Prof. Pavel Kovalishin
  • New environmental problem of the Baltic Sea: marine litter and microplastics, Ass.Prof. Alexandra Ershova
  • Review of renewable projects for Baltic Region Sustainable Development, Ass.Prof. Andrey Nikishin
  • The potential of offshore wind energy for isolated areas, Prof. Nikitas Nikitakos
  • Immanuel Kant as an intergrator of knowledge on Nature and Man, Prof. Elena Kropinova, Prof. Evgeniy Krasnov
  • Identifying sustainable strategic priorities for the coastal territories of the Baltic Sea Region, Senior Lecturer, Yulia Farafonova
  • Biotechnological developments for the creation of functional sport nutrition products based on active peptides of collagen-containing marine raw materials, Master’s Student, Iulia Nekrasova
  • Closing remarks, Ass.Prof. Pavel Kovalishin

Presenters

Alexandra ErshovaRussian State Hydrometrological UniversityPhD, Ass.Professor
Alexandra Ershova

Dept. of Geoecology, Environmental Management and Ecological Safety, Head of Laboratory for Plastic Pollution Research (PlasticLab), Russian State Hydrometeorological University

Presentation about new environmental problem of the Baltic Sea connected to marine litter and microplastics.


Andrey NikishinKaliningrad State Technical University logoPhD, Ass.Professor
Andrey Nikishin

Dept of Electrical Equipment of Ships and Electrical Power Engineering, Kaliningrad State Technical University,

Presentation of and review of renewable energy projects in the Baltic Region and how they connect to sustainable development.


Nikitas NikitakosUniversity of the Aegean logoDr., Professor
Nikitas Nikitakos

Dept. of Shipping Trade and Transport, University of the Aegean, Greece

Honorary doctor at Kaliningrad State Technical University, Russia

Presentation about the potential of offshore wind energy for isolated areas.


Elena KropinovaImmanuel Kant Baltic Federal University logoDr., Professor
Elena Kropinova

Dept. of Recreation and Tourism, Immanuel Kant Baltic Federal University

Presentation about Immanuel Kant as an intergrator of knowledge on Nature and Man


Evgeniy KrasnovImmanuel Kant Baltic Federal University logoDr., Professor
Evgeniy Krasnov

Institute of Natural Use, Territorial Planning, and Urban Development, Immanuel Kant Baltic Federal University

Presentation about Immanuel Kant as an intergrator of knowledge on Nature and Man


Yulia FarafonovaImmanuel Kant Baltic Federal University logoPhD, Senior Lecturer
Yulia Farafonova

Institute of Economics, Management and Tourism, Immanuel Kant Baltic Federal University

Presentation about the identification of sustainable strategic priorities for the coastal territories of the Baltic Sea Region


Iuliia NekrasovaKaliningrad State Technical University logoMaster’s student
Iuliia Nekrasova

Dept. of Food Biotecnology, Kaliningrad State Technical University

Presentation on biotechnological developments for the creation of functional sport nutrition products based on active peptides of collagen-containing marine raw materials.


Hosts

Pavel KovalishinKaliningrad State Technical University logoPhD., Assoc. Prof.
Pavel Kovalishin

Centre Director BUP Russia and
Associate Professor at Kaliningrad State Technical University

Pavel hosts the session.


Assoc. Prof. Madeleine GranvikUppsala University logoAssociate Professor
Madeleine Granvik

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

Madeleine co-hosts the session.

Last modified: 2021-05-20