Baltic Sea Day launched by the John Nurminen Foundation

The Baltic Sea Day, launched by the John Nurminen Foundation, celebrated by scores of people all around the Baltic Sea on 27 August.

The carnivals organised by the City of Helsinki, the Baltic Sea Challenge, and partners were streamed live on the Helsinki-kanava. Check out the virtual sea exhibitions, quick experiments on the Baltic Sea Challenge, the Satakolkyt project, Tallinn's Baltic Sea Day and expert speeches from the sea on the website.

In Turku 12 public events were held during the day. Due to the corona situation, the number of spectators at some events had to be limited, but there were nevertheless about 490 participants in various events. In addition, discussions and seminars were followed remotely. By far the most popular remote event was a jazz concert organized on the deck of Keep the Archipelago Tidy Association and the Archipelago Sea Jazz event. Check out the video of the day.

Turku Finnish Co-educational Upper Secondary School had invited all Finnish upper secondary schools to join Let’s eat the Baltic Sea clean! Challenge. Around Finland, about 100 educational institutions participated in TSYK's local fish challenge, and a huge 25,000 local fish meals were enjoyed in schools and kindergartens in the Turku area.

The Baltic Sea is our common cause and it has been nice to see that so many actors want to work for it. As the awareness of the day grows, we will hopefully get even more actors involved and reach more and more residents to participate in the events of the Baltic Sea Day. Maybe also your city want to join next year?

Mayor of City of Turku