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Baltic Sea

While Tacitus called it Mare Suebicum after the Suebi people, the first to name it also as the Baltic Sea (Mare Balticum) was eleventh century German chronicler Adam of Bremen. The origin of the latter name is speculative. It might be connected to the Germanic word belt, a name used for two of the Danish straits, the Belts, while others claim it to be derived from Latin balteus (belt). (source Wikipedia)

checkpoint Baltic - stress tests on marine data

Are the data that we collect the right ones? Can we access them easily? Do they meet the needs of industry, public authorities, scientists and civil society?
Created: 08/07/15 | Updated: 08/07/15

Study on Blue Growth, Maritime Policy and the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region

The “Study on Blue Growth, Maritime Policy and the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region” identified the potential for Blue Growth in each of the EU Member States (MS) of the Baltic Sea Region (BSR) and at sea basin level.
Created: 06/05/14 | Updated: 02/04/15

New Calls for Tenders and Proposals on Maritime Spatial Planning

With the adoption of the new EU Directive on Maritime Spatial Planning, the Commission aims to expand the development of MSP processes throughout the EU, by facilitating cooperation between Member States in the management of the maritime space in sea basins surrounding the EU.

Marine Knowledge 2020 - 2014 calls for tender launched

The aim is to assess monitoring programmes and data availability in the Arctic, Atlantic, Baltic and Black Sea and to examine how the mapping of water depth in shallow coastal water scould be accelerated.
Created: 13/08/14 | Updated: 17/08/14

PRAC - GA an ExCom - 5 October 2012 - Amsterdam

Study 2008-11 lot 3: Study on the remuneration of spawning stock biomass

Establishing an analytical approach to estimate potential resource rents for different types of EU fisheries. Comparison of  the current and potential resource rents for the selected fleets. Why this study?

Study 2007-03 lot 6 Data analysis to support the development of a Baltic Salmon Action Plan

The International Baltic Sea Fish Commission’s Salmon Action Plan has since 1997 been in place to manage salmon in the Baltic Sea. With the EU membership of more Baltic States it was time to have a good look at the functioning of this Salmon Action Plan.

Study 2006-15 lot 3: Evaluation of the pilot effort regime in the Kattegat

  A biological and socioeconomic impact assessment of the effects of a proposed management experiment: to suspend all quotas in the Kattegat in favour of an effort management regime. Why this study?

Study 2006-15 lot 8: Joint data collection between the fishing sector and the scientific community in the Baltic Sea

Using information collected by the fishing industry in the production of scientific advice can be a cost effective way to improve the quality of data while strengthening cooperation between scientists and fishermen. Why this study?

Study 2006-15 lot 9: Improved methodology for Cod age estimation

Assessing the Eastern Baltic Cod stock is difficult. One of the reasons is the problem of correct age-determination. This leads to problems with the catch-at-age and abundance indices of the surveys at sea.    Why this study?

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