Blue image with text Space Bridges 2.0. 30 years with Baltic Sea Environment .

In 2021 we revisit Baltic University Programme’s past with a series of on-line seminars. The series is called Space Bridges 2.0.

In the 1st session of the seminar series, focus is on the post-Cold War environmental development of the Baltic Sea. Among others Assistant Professor Anna Törnroos-Remes from Åbo Akademi University will participate in the programme.

Date and time: 28 January 2021, 14.00-17.00 (CET)
Host: Södertörn University, Sweden

Welcoming notes and the “Baltic University Programme 30 years” – Assoc. Prof. Madeleine Granvik.

14.15 How the BUP started, discussion with former BUP director – Prof. Emeritus Lars Rydén.

14.30 Changes in Baltic Sea ecosystems – lessons learned? – Prof. Emeritus Lena Kautsky.

15.00 Future prospects of the Baltic Sea. – Asst. Prof. Anna Törnroos-Remes.

15.20 Short break with quiz

15.30 Panel discussion; History and future possibilities to cooperation to improve the Baltic Sea
-Prof. Michael Gilek
-Assoc. Prof. Kazimierz Musiał

16.00 Closing remarks – Prof. Joakim Ekman

For more information about the key note speakers and special guests, please see the event information on BUP’s web page.

You can either join the session by registering for a zoom link, or watch the livestream of the session on the BUP’s youtube page.

For session 1, please register before 26th of January 23.59 (CET).

For the whole serie’s schedule, please see Space Bridges 2.0 on BUP’s web page. Åbo Akademi University will be hosting one of the session, it will be on September 16 with the theme “Social Sustainability – what does it mean to you?”.

Revisiting the past

The concept of Space Bridges, was an early form telecommunication between two geographic location, that was implemented between the USA and Soviet Union in the early 1980’s. It reminds much of today’s video conference, with the different being that we today use the internet.

The BUP implemented the technology between 1990-1995, when a series of online lectures and seminars were held between different locations in the region. These Space Bridges was one of the main activities in the BUP’s early history and inspired our logo, with the Space Bridge satellite shedding the light of knowledge over our region.

During 2021, the new version, the BUP space bridge, version 2.0, will connect two universities in the region at the time, with you having the possibility to participate from wherever you might be. All you need is an internet connection!

You can either join the session by registering for a zoom link, or watch the livestream of the session on the BUP’s youtube page.