Growing Algae Sustainably in the Baltic Sea

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Growing Algae Sustainably in the Baltic Sea

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  • Royal Institute of Technology (KTH)

    Royal Institute of Technology (KTH)

    The Royal Institute of Technology (Kungliga Tekniska Högskolan, KTH) in Stockholm is the largest, oldest and most international technical university in Sweden. No less than one-third of Sweden's technical research and engineering education capacity at university level is provided by KTH. Education and research spans from natural sciences to all the branches of engineering and includes architecture, industrial management and urban planning. Industrial Ecology at KTH has played a key role in the SUBMARINER project and is also a founding member of the Network. Associate professor Fredrik Gröndahl was responsible for the work with cultivation and harvest of macroalgae biomass in the Baltic.

    • Fredrik Gröndahl

      Fredrik Gröndahl

      phone: +46.8.790 61 58
      email: fgro(at)


  • University of Tartu

    University of Tartu

    The University of Tartu is the biggest and most prestigious classical university in Estonia. It was established by King Gustavus Adolphus of Sweden in 1632, thus being one of the oldest universities in Northern Europe. The Estonian Marine Institute of the university is providing scientific support on ecosystem based management of human activities related to sustainable use of the marine space and resources. Research is focusing on the marine biology and biodiversity, sustainable use of marine ecosystem services including the fishery resources, environmental safety of maritime transport, maritime spatial planning as a tool for practical implementation of the ecosystem based approach.

    • Jonne Kotta

      phone: +3 725 056 583
      email: jonne.kotta(at)


  • Finnish Environment Institute (SYKE)

    Finnish Environment Institute (SYKE)

    The Finnish Environment Institute (SYKE) is both a research institute, and a centre for environmental expertise. SYKE Marine Research Centre aims at producing information and new solutions that help decision-makers to promote the protection and sustainable use of the Baltic Sea. SYKE Marine Research Centre leads the Finnish Marine Research Infrastructure FINMARI and is nationally in charge of monitoring and research of the Baltic Sea.

    • Anne-Mari Luhtanen

      phone: +358 29 5251814
      email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


  • National Marine Fisheries Research Institute (NMFRI)

    National Marine Fisheries Research Institute (NMFRI)

    The National Marine Fisheries Research Institute (NMFRI) in Gdynia is Poland’s oldest marine science centre. It is a research and development unit supervised by the Polish Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development. Originally dedicated to marine ecology, fisheries and fish food processing, NMFRI has become a place for interdisciplinary research on the Baltic environment and fisheries sector economy. The Institute investigates the natural and human impact on the Baltic Sea and its interactions with the economy and society. NMFRI performs and promotes research on processing technology, food safety, water quality, and utilization of marine ecosystems.

    • Tomasz Kulikowski

      Tomasz Kulikowski

      phone: +48 501 623 816


  • University of Turku

    University of Turku

    University of Turku is an active academic community of 25 000 students and employees, with a compact campus at the heart of Turku, Finland's oldest city.

    Food Chemistry and Food Development Unit focuses on understanding the composition, nutritional properties, sensory qualities, and health benefits of food resources. The department investigates the impact of cultivars, environmental factors, and technologies on composition, quality, and bioactivities of food. The research utilizes state-of-the-art biochemical and chemical analysis, metabolomics, sensory science, in vitro models, and clinical intervention studies. University of Turku develops and applies green technologies for isolating bioactive molecules and flavor compounds as well as for improving the flavor and health benefits of food.

    A special emphasis is put on the unique properties and sustainable utilization of the bio-resources in Finland and the Northern regions.

    • Baoru Yang

      phone: +358 29 450 2917
      email: bayang(at)


  • Latvian Institute of Aquatic Ecology (LIAE)

    Latvian Institute of Aquatic Ecology (LIAE)

    The Latvian Institute of Aquatic Ecology (LIAE) is a state research institute under supervision of the Minister of Environment and regional development. Originally dedicated to basic and applied research of ecology and environmental problems in the Baltic Sea, LIAE has become the leading institution in the environmental expertise for marine and freshwater issues in Latvia. In the Latvian part of the Gulf of Riga and Baltic Proper LIAE is responsible for marine environmental monitoring. Within the SUBMARINER Network, LIAE is co-coordinator of the strategic action field Environmental impacts.


    • Ieva Barda

      phone: +371 293 517 79
      email: ieva.barda(at)


  • Submariner Network for Blue Growth EEIG

    Submariner Network for Blue Growth EEIG

    The SUBMARINER Network is a unique platform that brings actors from the whole Baltic Sea Region together to actively promote innovative and sustainable uses of marine resources. It operates across the whole knowledge triangle integrating perspectives from local to international scale, different science disciplines as well as policy and economic stakeholders.

    • Efthalia Arvaniti

      Efthalia Arvaniti

      phone: +49.30.832 1417 40
      email: ea(at)


  • Republic of Estonia Ministry of the Environment

    Republic of Estonia Ministry of the Environment

    The Ministry of the Environment is in the literal sense the most nature-friendly ministry of Estonia. The task of the Ministry of the Environment is to create such prerequisites and conditions which ensure us and the following generations diverse nature and clean living environment as well as the sustainable use of natural resources. The Ministry of the Environment exists in all places over Estonia. The area of government of the ministry include The Environmental Board, The Environmental Inspectorate, Estonian Land Board, State Forest Management Centre (RMK), the Foundation Private Forest Centre (PFC), OÜ Estonian Environmental Research Centre, Geological Survey of Estonia, AS Estonian Map Centre, AS Ökosil, Estonian Environment Agency (KAUR), Estonian Museum of Natural History and Information Technology Centre of the Ministry of the Environment (KEMIT). Among others, the area of government of the ministry includes organising of national environmental and nature protection, environmental supervision, organising the use of external tools for environmental protection, as well as compiling strategic documents and draft legislation. Therefore, the Ministry of Enviroment is a key policy-making institution in the field of nitrogen management in the programme area also.

    • Martin Ott

      phone: +372 626 2936
      email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.




  • Kurzeme Planning Region

    Kurzeme Planning Region

    Kurzeme Planning Region is a subordinated public entity under supervision of the Ministry of Environment Protection and Regional Development (MEPRD) which:

    ensures planning and coordination of development of the Kurzeme planning region;
    carries out the function of public administration in the area of public transportation in compliance to its competence;
    ensures cooperation among municipalities and other state administration institutions (including development and implementation of regional projects).

    Being interested in regional development projects in coastal areas and having participated in the project Baltic EcoMussel, Kurzeme Planning Region wants to provide stakeholders with more detailed and practical results.

    • Aiga Petkevica

      phone: +37 167 331 634
      email: aiga.petkevica(at)


  • Uppsala University

    Uppsala University

    Uppsala University is the Nordic region’s oldest university, founded in 1477. There are more than 40,000 students here and nearly 5,000 researchers and teachers who conduct world-leading research and offer a seemingly endless number of courses. Uppsala University is divided into three disciplinary domains: humanities and social sciences, medicine and pharmacy, and science and technology. These in turn consist of nine faculties and nearly 50 departments in total.

    Uppsala University offers a unique range of subjects in science and technology. Research and education take place here across a broad spectrum encompassing biology, computer science, physics, earth sciences, chemistry, mathematics and technology. The faculty's successful research and education contributes to the University continually being ranked among the top 100 universities in the world.

    • Gunilla Rosenqvist

      phone: +46 498108250
      email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.






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