2018 Tallinn


Date, Time

Tuesday, 5 June, 13.30-15.00 @ Cauldron Hall



Mr Dmitry Frank-Kamenetsky, Professional Secretary, HELCOM: Nutrient loads in the Baltic Sea and its eutrophication status (recent HELCOM assessments)


Mr Markku Ollikainen, Professor, University of Helsinki: Gypsum application of agricultural fields

Ms Silja Kana, The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF): WWF Meat Guides – Reducing the ecological footprint of food

Ms Mari Heinonen, Head of Department, The Helsinki Region Environmental Services Authority (HSY): Phosphorus recovery from waste water

Ms Elis Vollmer, Estonian University of Life Science: New manure standards to improve nutrient recycling and reduce nutrient leaching


Ms Maira Dzelzkaleja-Burmistre, Deputy Chairman of Farmers Parliament, Latvia

Ms Heidrun Fammler, President of the Baltic Environmental Forum Group, Project Coordinator with ResponSEAble

Ms Kristina Svinhufvud, Officer, Swedish Environmental Protection Agency

Ms Anja Nysten, Senior Manager, Nordic Environment Finance Corporation (NEFCO)


Ms Marjukka Porvari, Director, Clean Baltic Sea Projects, John Nurminen Foundation



As a continuation of the 3rd Plenary, this seminar addresses eutrophication by asking the following questions:

  • What is the current state of Baltic Sea ecosystems?
  • What kind of progress and innovations have been made in the current programme period?
  • Can these innovations be widely applied, and what difference would they make?

HELCOM will present recent assessments of the eutrophication status of the Baltic Sea and nutrient loads. They will serve as a basis for discussing progress towards achieving the targets and actions that are still needed.

Solutions will be presented in short pitch-style presentations. These snapshots will review recent innovations that can contribute specifically to reducing eutrophication and thereby to the vision for the Baltic Sea in and beyond 2020, if applied across borders. Environmental and agricultural experts forming a panel of ‘dragons’ will comment on and ask questions about each of the presentations.

Additionally, the NutrinFlow project will present the results of the innovation competition for university students in drainage water management and nutrient retention.

The audience will be invited to participate by:

  • posing questions to the innovators;
  • declaring whether they are in (would invest in the idea) or out (do not believe in the viability of the idea); and
  • suggesting priorities for water protection.



Ms Sanni Turunen, Ministry of the Environment of Finland, PA Nutri

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Ms Anna Saarentaus, John Nurminen Foundation, NutriTrade project

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 Updated 14.05.2018