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  Baltic Sea Area
The Baltic Sea is unique: the largest body of brackish (low-salinity) body of water in the world, it is also distinguished by its division into a series of basins of varying depths, separated by shallow areas or sills.
The largest of the ten rivers flowing to the Baltic are the Vistula (draining the territories of Belarus, Poland, Slovak Republic and Ukraine) and the Oder/Odra (draining the territories of the Czech Republic, Germany and Poland).
The areas of the Baltic Sea receiving excessive amounts of untreated or insufficiently treated municipal wastewater are the Gulf of Finland, the Gulf of Riga and the Eastern Gotland and Bomholm basins.
www.baltic.vtt.fi /demo/balful.html   (7858 words)

  Baltic Sea - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Baltic Sea is located in Northern Europe, bounded by the Scandinavian Peninsula, the mainlands of Northern Europe, Eastern Europe, Central Europe, and the Danish islands.
The Baltic Sea is linked to the White Sea by the White Sea Canal and directly to the North Sea by the Kiel Canal.
The flow of the rivers into the Baltic is quite high, however, and as a result the salinity of water in the Baltic Sea is somewhere between freshwater and seawater, known as brackish water.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Baltic_Sea   (1809 words)

 Baltic Sea Details, Meaning Baltic Sea Article and Explanation Guide
The Baltic Sea is in northeastern Europe, bounded by the Scandinavian Peninsula, the mainland of east and central Europe, and the Danish islands.
Baltic Sea is used in English; in Latin (Mare Balticum) and the Romance languages French (Mer Baltique), Italian (Mare Baltico) and Romanian (Marea Baltică); in the Slavic languages Polish (Morze Bałtyckie or Bałtyk), Kashubian (Bôłt), and Russian (Baltiyskoye Morye (Балтийское море)); and in the Baltic languages Latvian (Baltijas jūra) and Lithuanian (Baltijos jūra).
Finland and the Baltic states were the last in Europe to be converted into Christianity in the Northern Crusades: the former in the 12th century by the Swedes and the latter in the 13th century by the Germans.
www.e-paranoids.com /b/ba/baltic_sea.html   (1749 words)

 Baltic Sea Marine Environment Bibliography and Database
The Baltic Marine Environment Bibliography is produced from contributions prepared by the all the surrounding Baltic Sea states.
The Baltic Marine Environment Bibliography obtains much of the material directly from authors, institutes and libraries and to a lesser extent from monitoring journals and serials, which is the main method in case of large international databases.
This means that the content of the Baltic Marine Environment Bibliography is unique and as such it is an important source of information for marine researchers and completes the information received from other information sources.
www.baltic.vtt.fi   (951 words)

 Baltic - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
The term Baltic is also used to identify a type of railroad steam locomotive.
In the Whyte notation, a Baltic is a type 4-6-4.
The name Baltic is the commonly used abbreviation for the BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art in Gateshead, United Kingdom.
www.secaucus.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Baltic   (296 words)

 WWF - The long-suffering Baltic sea needs urgent help
The Baltic is a relatively young sea, and the fauna and flora found here are not fully adapted to the salt levels.
Baltic wildlife populations suffer from a range of disturbances related to heavy and long human pressure in the region.
Young girls are however advised not to eat fatty Baltic fish, as this may affect their ability to conceive and foster a healthy child in the future.
www.panda.org /about_wwf/what_we_do/marine/news/news.cfm?uNewsID=10770   (1940 words)

 US-Baltic International Symposium Summary Report
Baltic Ocean Observation System (BOOS) is a formal association of institutes from the nine Baltic Nations taking national responsibility for operational oceanographic services, which support the protection of lives and properties and the promotion of development.
The Baltic Sea at the Port of Klaipeda is in the zone of direct impact of continental runoff, where dissolved and particulate matter from the Curonian lagoon disperses.
One of the main tasks in the ecological monitoring of the Baltic Sea is an operational satellite and aerial detection of oil spillages, determination of their characteristics, establishment of the pollution sources and forecast of probable trajectories of the oil spill transport.
www.ieee.org /organizations/pubs/newsletters/oes/html/fall04/baltic.html   (3423 words)

 Baltic Sea Pollution
The Baltic Sea, when it is stable, is a mix of freshwater from the rivers of Europe, and saltwater from the North Sea which flows through the straits around Denmark.
The goal of the Baltic nations is to reduce the amount of pollution which reaches the Baltic Sea in order to preserve the precious fishing and tourism trade in each country.
Furthermore, in September, 1991 representatives from 32 Baltic towns and cities met in Gdansk, Poland to form the Union of the Baltic Cities.
www.american.edu /projects/mandala/TED/baltic.htm   (1549 words)

 LME 23: Baltic Sea
The Baltic Sea LME and its catchment area have a range of ecotones and biological diversity.
Baltic 21 is an initiative on the part of the Prime Ministers of the Baltic Sea Region to develop an Agenda 21 for the Baltic Sea Region (see www.ee/baltic21/).
Baltic 21 statistics indicate that the fishery industry contributes significantly to the regional and local economy.
na.nefsc.noaa.gov /lme/text/lme23.htm   (1699 words)

 Baltic - Ghost Town   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Baltic, a mining location on the Copper Range Rail Road was established in the latter quarter of the 1800s.
In 1905, the population of Baltic was recorded as 1,200, and was noted as having a post office, general store, and a local physician - C.S. Norton.
Eventually, the Baltic Mining operation had panned out, and the population of this now Ghost Town - sought homes and employment elsewhere.
www.ghosttowns.com /states/mi/baltic.html   (121 words)

 Oceanic House: White Star Fleet--Baltic (1904)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
On 23 January 1909, Baltic was a major savior of passengers and crew of the stricken White Star liner Republic, which was hit by the Lloyd Italiano liner Florida in fog near Nantucket.
Baltic's offer to tow was refused twice and Baltic's Captain Ransom was ready to leave the scene and continue with the intended voyage.
Baltic, one of the older vessels, was laid up in October of 1932, and on 17 February 1933 Baltic left Liverpool for breaking up in Osaka, Japan.
www.bytenet.net /kaleidoscope/osnc/fleet/baltic2.htm   (447 words)

 Baltic Amber
The Baltic amber deposits range between 35 to 40 million years old and is without the largest source of amber yet discovered.
It should of course be recognised that the term Baltic Amber is a generic one, and under this umbrella term are many subdivisions of this fossil resin.
Of the total amber obtained from this region approximately 90% possesses the Baltic amber signature chemical; succinic acid, which constitutes some 8% of the amber by weight, hence the official name of Succinite for amber originating from this region.
www.gplatt.demon.co.uk /baltic.htm   (1216 words)

 Baltic - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Baltic peoples - ethnic groups speaking the Baltic languages and/or originating from the Baltic region
Baltic, Kings County, Prince Edward Island - a place in the Canadian province of Prince Edward Island
The name Baltic has been used by several ships including RMS Baltic.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Baltic   (308 words)

 Baltic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Featuring members of defunct hardcore punk bands Nintendo Police and Worse Off, Baltic was formed when the Nintendo Police trio Tim "Shogun" Wall, David "Rex" Seet and Ari "Rinnaz" Rintala reunited to form a completely different band with the addition of new drummer Matt "Culprit" Culp and Rinnaz' subsequent move to lead vocals.
After an arduous song writing process Baltic have played a few shows, catching the attention of audiences with an energetic, erratic live show; unpredictable and at times problematic, but always focussed on having a good time and never failing to impress.
Baltic's sound is hard to categorise but is probably best described as Power Rock.
baltic.live.com.au /theplayers.html   (220 words)

 Debating Baltic Identity
In 1991 the Baltic states regained their independence, thereby creating the possibility for stronger mutual cooperation among all the Baltic nations.
What unites the Baltic countries today, apart from their common history and the trauma of the Soviet occupation, is their ambition to become members of the European Union (EU) and NATO.
By contrast, growing prosperity in the Baltic countries may allow for stronger domestic welfare policies in the future, and thus a stronger convergence of the Baltic and Nordic images, driven by the EU and its regulatory framework, including its social and economic cohesion policies.
www.worldbank.org /transitionnewsletter/octnovdec01/pgs39-40.htm   (594 words)

 Baltic 21 - An Agenda 21 for the Baltic Sea Region   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Baltic 21 is a regional multi-stakeholder process for sustainable development initiated in 1996 by the Prime Ministers from the eleven member states of the Council of the Baltic Sea States (CBSS).
The Mission of Baltic 21 is to pursue sustainable development in the Baltic Sea Region by regional multi-stakeholder co-operation.
Annexed to this report is a new Baltic 21 mandate, which is a Baltic 21 response to the lessons learned during the first five years of the process and to the new challenges to sustainable development of the Baltic Sea Region.
www.baltic21.org   (863 words)

 Baltic Sea,  Bridges Issue 7   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Professor David Kirby's lecture describing the Baltic countries from the perspective of northern Europe and examining the role of the Baltic Sea brought to light interesting historical facts which help explain the current interest of the Scandinavian countries in Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia, in part as a continuation of the past.
By focusing on trade and seafaring in the Baltic Sea, Kirby painted a cyclic pattern of prosperity and poverty in the Baltic area from the north, represented by the Scandinavian countries to the southern Baltic countries of Poland and Germany.
Thanks to the presence of the Baltic program at the University of Washington, the audience was able to hear and meet notable scholars of the Baltic area.
www.javlb.org /bridges/issue7/baltic.html   (781 words)

 BALTIC+ A strategic co-operation area
This plan is a summarizing report presented by the BALTIC+ workpackage 1 "Common strategies and action programmes".
The study concerns local measures to improve intermodal personal travelling and interactions across the South Baltic Sea.
A trans national Viking brochure under the joint branding of “BALTIC HISTORY“ has jointly been produced and is available on different Viking sites in the BALTIC+ area.
www.balticplus.se   (349 words)

 EReFs-Baltic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Blue-green algal blooms and N:P ratios in the Baltic Sea.
Omstedt, A., Gustafsson, B., Rodhe, J., and Walin, G. Use of Baltic Sea modelling to investigate the water cycle and the heat balance in GCM and regional climate models.
Land use and population density in the Baltic Sea drainage basin.
www.erf.org /education/Erefs_Baltic.htm   (911 words)

 Baltic languages
Baltic languages, a subfamily of the Indo-European family of languages.
The Indo-European subfamily to which the Baltic languages appear to be closest is the Slavic.
The early common ancestor of the various Baltic languages, both living and dead, is traditionally referred to as Proto-Baltic.
www.infoplease.com /ce6/society/A0805961.html   (206 words)

 Central Europe Review - The Baltic Chain: Ten Years After
The event was the "Baltic Way" human chain, held on 23 August 1989.
The "Baltic Way" human chain was a joint protest action by the popular fronts in each of the countries.
By publicly attacking the mechanism that led to that illegal annexation, the Baltic peoples made it clear to Moscow that there would be no returning to the status quo.
www.ce-review.org /99/9/amber9.html   (695 words)

 Baltic Shield on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
The exposed portion of the Baltic Shield is found in Finland, Sweden, and Norway.
In W former USSR the Russian Platform is that portion of the Baltic Shield buried beneath a great thickness of sedimentary rock.
Baltic pride, Russian tears: the Baltic nations have a special place in the Russian heart.
www.encyclopedia.com /html/b/baltics1h.asp   (350 words)

 BAFL.com - Baltic Caucus - Volume 2 - Number 7
Joining the House Baltic Caucus during the past months were the Chairman of the House of Rules Committee David Dreier (R-CA), Grace Napolitano (D-CA), and Lucille Roybal-Allard (D-CA).
Baltic liason officers will be posted at the joint German, Olish, and Danish corps regional headquarters recently set up in Szczecin, Poland.
Military reforms by the Baltic states are sufficient to earn them invitations to join NATO at the Alliance's summit in November stated Danish Minister of Defense Svend Jensby at a press conference in Riga, reports AFP (9/18).
www.bafl.com /caucusTemp.asp?idCaucus=3   (1391 words)

 Fact Sheet - Energy -Doc. DK-98-65- The Second Heads of Governments Meeting on Baltic Sea Co-Operation Riga, 22-23 ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
The members of the Council of Baltic Sea States (CBSS) are committed to international cooperation and joint actions in the Baltic Sea region in the field of energy and environment.
The co-operation in the framework of Baltic Agenda 21 is structured around seven different sectors, one of which is energy.
Employment and value-added must be ensured; the energy systems in the Baltic Sea region must reflect the demand for sustainable development; and there is a need for further political, economic, and technological integration in the Baltic Sea region.
www.geni.org /energy/library/organizations/BalticRing/FactDK9865.htm   (1375 words)

 Articles - Baltic languages   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Speakers of modern Baltic languages are generally concentrated within the borders of Lithuania and Latvia, and in emigrant communities in the United States, Canada, Australia and former Soviet states.
With the establishment of a German state in Prussia, and the relocation of much of the Baltic Prussian population in the 13th century, Prussians began to be assimilated, and by the end of the 17th century, the Prussian language had become extinct.
Several of the extinct Baltic languages have a limited or nonexistent written record, their existence being known only from the records of ancient historians and personal or place names; all of the languages in the Baltic group (including the living ones) were first written down relatively late in their probable existence as distinct languages.
www.gaple.com /articles/Baltic_languages   (898 words)

 The Web's Best Baltic Tourist Guide
In the Baltics, however, those who advocate turning back the clock are very few and far between.
In all three Baltic states, you also sometimes still get the same sense you’re in a time warp, where the 1930s have collided head on with the 1990s.
All three Baltic capitals still have aspirations of becoming the premier Baltic city, the place where foreign investors just have to be, the Baltic Hong Kong, the Paris of the North—in short, the Baltic city.
www.balticsww.com /tourist   (2211 words)

 Baltic Sea Region
Privatization in the Baltics is nearly complete, and in 2003, despite the slowdown in the global economy, the three countries posted an average 6.6% increase in their real gross domestic product (GDP).
Before the recent expansion of export capacity in the Baltic region --led by the construction of Russia's Primorsk facility (see below)-- Ventspils was the largest port in the Baltics and the second largest oil export terminal for Russian crude after the Black Sea port of Novorossiysk.
With the three Baltic states scheduled to join the European Union in May 2004, Gazprom's growing influence in the Baltics could serve as a staging ground for greater exports to the countries of the European Union.
www.eia.doe.gov /emeu/cabs/estonia.html   (1709 words)

 Bush visits Baltic ally ahead of talks on Afghanistan, Iraq - USATODAY.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
TALLINN, Estonia —; President Bush arrived here Monday to promote freedom and democracy, using this small Baltic nation, a former republic of the Soviet Union, as a model.
Bush came to the seaport of Tallinn in advance of this week's NATO summit on Afghanistan and meetings with Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki in Jordan.
Bush became the first U.S. president to visit Estonia when he arrived in the Baltic nation late Monday.
www.usatoday.com /news/world/2006-11-27-bush-estonia_x.htm   (677 words)

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