The Baltic Sea Day is coming again!

The days are getting shorter, but there is still a little summer left. What better way to spend it than celebrating our unique Baltic Sea heritage with the Baltic Sea Day!  

As the autumn winds start to blow, maritime spatial planning is making its way to the coast in a flurry. As the geopolitical landscape of the Baltic Sea has changed, so have the pressures to use the sea. Security of supply, particularly in the areas of energy and food production, is a major concern. Before we start planning together with our stakeholders for the future, there is still time to pause and celebrate our common sea!  

A thriving sea is a prerequisite for human well-being, providing recreational opportunities, local food and the oxygen we breathe. And let’s not forget that most of Finland’s exports and imports are transported by sea. So let us pause for a moment to enjoy all that the sea has to offer us. It’s up to you, whether it’s an act or an event, there are many ways to celebrate. 

   Baltic Sea Day, launched and coordinated by the John Nurminen Foundation, is celebrated annually on the last Thursday of August with a variety of events and activities. The aim of the day is to highlight important maritime issues and inspire people to take concrete action for the Baltic Sea. The day celebrates the diversity and immeasurable value of the sea. In addition to the celebration, the aim is to raise awareness of the natural, cultural and historical aspects of the sea. In 2023, Baltic Sea Day will be celebrated on 31 August. Baltic Sea Day (