Baltic Sea

Climate change induced flooding increases pollution in the Baltic Sea

Climate change induces flooding in the cities around the Baltic Sea and that also affects Estonia; scientists at the Tallinn University of Technology are now looking for ways to solve this problem. This article is published in collaboration with Research in Estonia. Climate change brings along intense rainfalls, which induces flooding in the cities …

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Estonia is participating in the Baltic Sea pollution study

Estonia together with eleven other European countries are due to study where and how microplastics are getting into the sea, how common it is and in which way it is affecting the marine environment. In Estonia, the first studies on estimating the amounts of microplastics found in the upper layers …

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The missing piece in the German foreign policy discourse: the Baltic Sea region

With the recent German coalition agreement in place, attention turns to Germany’s role in Europe. This article was originally published in the International Centre for Defence and Security’s blog. Although the German election campaign revolved around issues of domestic politics, the approved coalition agreement included a chapter on Germany’s role in the EU, Europe …

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Russian jets make aggressive passes of US warship in the Baltic Sea

Two Russian Su-24 jets made multiple aggressive passes of US warship USS Donald Cook, a US Navy destroyer, in the Baltic Sea where the Navy vessel was operating in international waters. According to the US Navy, USS Donald Cook encountered multiple, aggressive flight manoeuvres by Russian aircraft that were performed …

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Anna-Cara Keim: Mental geographies and identities in the Baltic Sea region

East, West, North or South? The notion of geographical space is always subjective. What we view as North or East constitutes South or West for those living respectively further North or further East. However, in most cases mental geographies are very conscious constructions, and geographical space is no longer simply …

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