Venue: Fennia I hall of the Marina Congress Center (2nd floor) located at Katajanokanlaituri 6, 00160 Helsinki, tel. +358 916 661 /fax. +358 916 667 34; http://www.marinacongresscenter.com
Conference provided an excellent opportunity to hear latest information on the results of COHIBA, and to give response to the project participants for the final phase of reporting until early 2012.
The Conference aimed to
The Conference was opened on 11th October with a press-conference and was closed on 12th October late afternoon.
The Conference was attended by more than 140 participants from all Baltic Sea Countries.
Press-release, final programme and proceedings of the Conference are available here:
Session I: Towards Baltic Sea with life undisturbed by hazardous
Mr. Samuli Korpinen, Project Manager, HELCOM
Ms. Eliisa Irpola, Ministry of Environment of Finland
Mr. Erik Westin, Priority Area Coordinator, Swedish Environmental Protection Agency
Ms. Ansa Pilke, COHIBA Project Manager, Finnish Environment Institute (SYKE)
Session II: Main results of the COHIBA project: Towards better management of hazardous substances in the Baltic Sea Region, 11 October 2011, Tuesday, afternoon
Ms. Eva Brorström-Lundén, IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute
Ms. Tarja Nakari, Finnish Environment Institute (SYKE)
Mr. Joachim Heidemeier, The Federal Environment Agency of Germany (UBA)
Ms. Kertu-Kirit Sild, Baltic Environmental Forum Estonia
Mr. Mikhail Durkin, Professional Secretary, HELCOM
Panel discussionModerated by Mr. Mikael Sjövall, Communication Manager, Nordic Environment Finance Corporation (NEFCO)
Session III: Tools and innovative approaches to control hazardous substances,12 October 2011, Wednesday
Ms. Pirjo Sainio, Finnish Environment Institute (SYKE), et al.
Mr. Arno Pöllumäe, Estonian Marine Institute, University of Tartu, et al.
Ms. Hanna Andersson, IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute, Ms. Maria Pettersson, City of Stockholm
Ms. Anna Palm Cousins, IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute
Mr. Ulf Nielsen, Danish Hydraulic Institute (DHI)
Ms. Natalia Zhilnikova, Centre for Transboundary Cooperation - St.Petersburg, Russia
Ms. Heidrun Fammler, President, Baltic Environmental Forum GroupMr. Simon Siewert, The Federal Environment Agency of Germany (UBA);
Ms. Eve Menger-Krug, ISI Fraunhofer, Germany
Mr. Frank Marscheider-Weidemann, ISI Fraunhofer, GermanyMs. Mailis Laht, Estonian Environment Research Centre
Language of the Conference was English. A translation to limited number of Russian participants was arranged.
A pre-conference excursion was arranged on Monday, 10 October 2011 in the afternoon to Viikinmäki waste water treatment plant
A buffet dinner was arranged for seminar participants on Tuesday evening 11 October 2011.
There are no participation fees to the Conference. Accommodation and travels should be arranged by the participants.
Helsinki Commission is the partner hosting the conference.
Programme of the conference: