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  Baltic Sea Portal
The CPMR regions aim to promote together a more balanced development of the European Union highlighting the value of all its geographical areas with a view to strengthening its economic, social and territorial cohesion.
The CBSS serves as an overall regional forum for intergovernmental cooperation, focusing on the need for intensified coordination of activities in virtually every field of government, (with the notable exception of military defence, which is explicitly excluded as a potential area of cooperation in the Council\'s Terms of Reference), among the Baltic Sea States.
ScanBalt – new strategic partner of the Council of the Baltic Sea States 6 September 2006Council of the Baltic Sea States, SecretariatScanBalt Today at...
www.balticsea.net   (0 words)

  
  Nordiska rådet / Nordiska ministerrådet
The Baltic Sea Initiative was launched by VINNOVA and Baltic Development Forum in 2004 to create a bottom up process for stakeholders engaged in the development of the competitiveness and growth of the Baltic Sea Region.
The Baltic Sea Initiative is a forum for discussion of the challenges and possibilities for improving competitiveness in the region.
The Baltic Sea Initiative (BSI) is, as a network of networks, working to promote competitiveness and sustainable growth in the Baltic Sea Region in accordance to BSI values.
www.norden.org /internationellt/balticsea/sk/index.asp?lang=1   (308 words)

  
  Baltic Sea - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Baltic Sea is linked to the White Sea by the White Sea Canal and to the North Sea by the Kiel Canal.
The Baltic Sea's salinity is much lower than the ocean's, as a result of abundant freshwater runoff from the surrounding land; indeed, runoff contributes roughly 1/40th its total volume.(Alhonen 88) It varies from 0.1% in the north to 0.6-0.8% in the center.
After 1945 the sea was a border between opposing military blocks: in the case of military conflict in Germany, in parallel with a Soviet offensive towards the Atlantic Ocean, communist Poland's fleet was prepared to invade the Danish isles.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Baltic_Sea   (3257 words)

  
 Baltic Sea articles on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Baltic states BALTIC STATES [Baltic states] the countries of Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania, bordering on the eastern coast of the Baltic Sea.
Baltic provinces BALTIC PROVINCES [Baltic provinces] historic regions of Courland, Livonia, Estonia, and Ingermanland bordering on the eastern coast of the Baltic Sea.
It borders on Germany in the west, on the Baltic Sea and the Kaliningrad region of Russia in the north, on Lithuania, Belarus, and Ukraine in the east,
www.encyclopedia.com /articles/01063.html   (473 words)

  
 LME 23: Baltic Sea
It is a semi-enclosed sea, strongly influenced by human-induced eutrophication, river runoff and a lack of rapid exchange with the adjacent ocean.
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/).
Jansson, B.O. The Baltic Sea and the nutrients.
na.nefsc.noaa.gov /lme/text/lme23.htm   (1699 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.
The sea is a resource and a vacation spot for many, and is a part of their collective heritage.
www.american.edu /TED/baltic.htm   (1549 words)

  
 Baltic Sea - The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition - HighBeam Research   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Baltic Sea is connected with the White Sea by the White Sea-Baltic Canal, and with the Volga River by the Volga-Baltic Waterway.
The Gulf of Bothnia, the Gulf of Finland, and the Gulf of Riga are the chief arms of the Baltic Sea.
In the late Middle Ages commerce on the Baltic was dominated by the Hanseatic League.
www.highbeam.com /doc/1E1:BalticSe/Baltic+Sea.html?refid=ip_hf   (297 words)

  
 Baltic - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Baltic region or Balticum, connected to the Baltic Sea
Baltic provinces, former provinces of the Russian Empire
Baltic Ridge, hilly landscape at the southern coast of the Baltic Sea from Denmark through Germany and Poland to the Baltic countries
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Baltic   (213 words)

  
 Baltic Sea, 1915
As the Russians retreat, the province of Courland on the Baltic coast is occupied and pressure put on the Polish salient from the northwest and southwest.
To offset this, the Russian Baltic provinces of Courland and Lithuania have been occupied, the Polish salient eliminated, Austrian Galicia retaken, and the Russian threat to the Hungarian Plains removed.
On patrol in the western Baltic, 'E-19' (Lt Cdr Cromie) hits 'Undine' with two torpedoes, sinking her south of the southern Swedish town of Trelleborg (54-59N, 13-51E).
www.naval-history.net /WW1AreaBaltic1915.htm   (2034 words)

  
 Baltic Sea Forum e.V. - Pro Baltica - The Forum
The Baltic Sea Forum is a non-profit organization which supports the economical, political and cultural co-operation in the Baltic Sea region.
It supports the co-operation with the Baltic States as well as with the whole Baltic region, sees to the relations between the European Union and Russia and the development of the south-north-relation between the Baltic and the Mediterranean.
Once a year, the Forum also publishes the Baltic Sea Event Calendar, in which all activities of the organization and other institutions in the Baltic region are cited.
www.baltic-sea-forum.org /en/forum   (501 words)

  
 ESA - Observing the Earth - Earth from Space: Bloom in the Baltic
Phytoplankton are microscopic marine plants that drift on or near the surface of the sea, by far the most abundant type of life found in the ocean.
Such blooms are common at this time of year in the Baltic Sea due to the combination of warm weather and waters rich in phosphorous nutrients.
Blooms in the Baltic Sea are routinely monitored by the Finnish Environmental Institute (SYKE).
www.esa.int /esaEO/SEMWXH808BE_index_0.html   (438 words)

  
 Baltic Sea. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
The Øresund, Store Bælt, and Lille Bælt connect the Baltic Sea with the Kattegat and Skagerrak straits, which lead to the North Sea; the Kiel Canal, across the Jutland peninsula, is a more direct connection with the North Sea.
The Baltic Sea is connected with the White Sea by the White Sea–Baltic Canal, and with the Volga River by the Volga-Baltic Waterway.
Of the many islands in the sea, the principal ones are Sjælland, Fyn, Lolland, Falster, and Bornholm (Denmark); Öland and Gotland (Sweden); the Åland Islands (Finland); Saaremaa (Estonia); and Rügen (Germany).
www.bartleby.com /65/ba/BalticSe.html   (318 words)

  
 Baltic Sea Region   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Alone among the former Soviet republics, the Baltic Sea region states of Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania were quick to adopt market economies and to implement democratic reforms.
Privatization in the Baltics is nearly complete, and in 2004, despite the slowdown in the global economy, the three countries posted an average 6.6% increase in their real gross domestic product (GDP).
Of all the Baltic Sea ports, Tallinn had the largest year-on-year increases in fuel oil export levels, boosting exports by 4.168 million tons, to 16.338 million tons, in 2004.
www.eia.doe.gov /emeu/cabs/baltics.html   (2419 words)

  
 Baltic Sea
The strongest economic force in Northern Europe during the middle ages was the Hanseatic league, which used the Baltic sea to establish trade routes between its member cities.
During the 17th century, when the Swedish empire virtually encompassed the Baltic sea it was sometimes referred to as Mare Nostrum Balticum.
The Baltic sea countries, which have access to the Baltic Sea are: Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Russia, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, and Germany.
www.fastload.org /ba/Baltic_Sea.html   (455 words)

  
 BALTIC SEA BEACHES   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Baltic Sea Coast A string of sandy beaches and cliffs protects the Baltic coastline from the gentle fjords of Flensburg and Lübeck, past the flat indented shores at Wismar and the isthmus of...
The Baltic Sea is one of the most attractive holiday areas in Germany.
is situated in the Baltic Sea and is known for its white cliffs, its sandy beaches and picturesque villages.
www.missheavn.dk /balticseabeaches-64489   (384 words)

  
 Baltic Sea    (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Baltic Sea is one of the most attractive sailing areas in Europe as well lasting depressions like storms don't occur very often.
The unique attractions of the Baltic Sea shore are sailing in the sheltered "Bodden- and Haff-"waters, sailing on high seas, tiny islands, sheltered "Sunde", the matchless well-known Swedish "Schären", a calm sea and tranquil little harbours - just to list some of them.
In contrast to the North Sea the swell is minimal hereabout and significant friendly.
www.rentabo.com /yacht-charter-destinations/europe/baltic-sea.html   (516 words)

  
 Baltic Sea Cruise Market
Important actors in the distribution of sea cruises to tourists are: Travel agents, cruise lines and their ships, shipping agents, ports, hinterland network including shore excursions and shore infrastructure.
If the global sea cruise market was 12 million in 2003, or 8% higher than in 2002, i.e the same increase as the year before, the Baltic Sea cruise market would be exactly 2% of the global total.
The capitals by the Baltic Sea tend to be visited by the same ships, on the same cruises, whereas the non-capitals tend to be visited by the ships, which also call at a nearby capital or other major city.
www.crt.dk /UK/staff/chm/cruise.htm   (729 words)

  
 Baltic Sea Research Institute Warnemünde
This project was already announced on the meeting of the ICES Working Group on Marine Data Management in April 2000 in Hamburg and to the ICES Baltic Committee Meeting in September 2000.
The BALTIC project is still in the phase of conception and open for proposals and intentions of participation.
In the recent years a lot of historical CTD and bottle data have been reconstructed in the HDR (historical data rescue) framework of the marine research institutes around the Baltic.
www.io-warnemuende.de /baltic   (1308 words)

  
 Baltic Sea Marine Environment Information System
BALLERINA (Baltic Sea Region On-line Environmental Information Resources for Internet Access) is an initiative which originates from the United Nations Environment Programme.
The Baltic Marine Environment Bibliography covers information on all marine areas from the Gulf of Finland and the Gulf of Bothnia in the east and north to the Belt Sea and Kattegat in the west.
At the moment, the Baltic Sea bibliographic information is used almost entirely by marine researches, although the databases contain valuable information for a wide range of users e.g.
www.baltic.vtt.fi /bsw_index.htm   (1022 words)

  
 Baltic Sea 1916
minefield in the middle of the southern Baltic, between Danzig and the island of Gotland.
Now there is a pause as the Russians prepare for a major offensive later in the year, but again events in the west lead to premature attacks being launched in June 1916.
In the northern Baltic off the Aaland Islands, the old Russian boat is lost in collision with Swedish steamer 'Angermanland'.
www.naval-history.net /WW1AreaBaltic1916.htm   (860 words)

  
 Projects - Baltic Sea GEF Project
The long-term objective of the BSRP is to introduce ecosystem-based assessments to strengthen the management of Baltic Sea coastal and marine environments.
The overall aims of the project are to improve the Baltic marine environment, to promote sustainable use of the area, and to maximise economic benefits for coastal communities.
Improving links between Baltic states and EU One important focus of the project will be helping to develop partnerships between the European Union and the Baltic coastal states to improve the the sustainable use of trans-boundary living marine resources.
www.ices.dk /projects/balticsea.asp   (758 words)

  
 Around the Baltic Sea
With my Baltic States phrase book I could always start a conversation in the Baltic States in the appropriate language, even if we had to revert to Russian when things got too complex (nearly everyone still speaks Russian in the Baltic States, but they are understandably reluctant to use it).
A major economic influence in the Baltic region was the Hanseatic League, organised during the 13th century for the protection and promotion of commercial interests.
Norway was not really on the Baltic Sea, but a visit to the country the previous November had formed the core of a resolve to return.
www.trentobike.org /Countries/Europe/Tour_Reports/Baltic_Sea_1996.html   (11261 words)

  
 Cold War Spy Plane Found in Baltic Sea   (Site not responding. Last check: )
When deep-sea explorers combing the Baltic Sea floor located a Swedish spy plane shot down by the Russians more than 50 years ago this June, they ended one of the more enduring mysteries of the Cold War.
The Baltic Sea may be littered with hundreds, if not thousands, of wrecks, from downed airplanes to sunken ships.
The most famous ship to sink in the Baltic Sea was the royal warship Vasa, which capsized on her maiden voyage shortly after leaving Stockholm harbor in 1628.
news.nationalgeographic.com /news/2003/10/1010_031010_swedishspyplane.html   (867 words)

  
 Naval War in the Baltic Sea 1941-1945
The German naval campaign in the Baltic Sea was one of Germany's most successful military efforts of the entire Second World War.
This component of the German navy was responsible for securing the Gulf of Finland and the eastern areas of the Baltic Sea from Soviet naval activities.
Because the German forces were not able to decisevly defeat the Soviets in the Baltics in the summer of 1941, (the Germans encountered a number of delays as they reached the Estonian border regions); it was decided to implement Beowulf II for the conquest of the Estonian Islands.
www.feldgrau.com /baltsea.html   (5794 words)

  
 Beautiful Baltic Amber Jewelry in Sterling Silver - Genuine Baltic Sea Amber necklaces, amber chokers, amber prayers ...
40 million year old Baltic Sea amber is thick cut and polished enhanced blue set in heavy solid sterling silver.
The amber sparkles in shades of deep blue and forest green to cerulean blue, teal and aqua depending on the light.
We have amazing, natural Baltic fossil amber in honey, cognac amber, cherry amber and green amber.
www.crystalbay.net /amberjewelry   (1830 words)

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