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  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.
The Baltic sea countries, which have access to the Baltic Sea are: Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Russia, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, and Germany.
The northern part of the Baltic Sea is known as the Gulf of Bothnia out of which the northernmost part is referred to as the Bay of Bothnia[?].
www.ebroadcast.com.au /lookup/encyclopedia/ba/Baltic_sea.html   (402 words)

 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.
Nine countries share the Baltic Sea coastline; Sweden and Finland to the north, Russia, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania to the east, followed by Poland in the south, and Germany and Denmark in the west.
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).
www.baltic.vtt.fi /demo/balful.html   (7858 words)

 Baltic Sea
The Baltic Sea is in northeastern Europe, surrounded by the Scandinavian Peninsula, the mainland of east and central Europe, and the Danish isles.
The Gulf of Riga[?] lies between Riga and Saaremaa and Gdansk Basin lies east of the Hel peninsula on the Polish coast.
The Sound, the Belts, and the Kattegat connect the Baltic Sea with the Skagerrak and the North Sea.
www.fastload.org /ba/Baltic_Sea.html   (455 words)

 Baltic Sea Pollution   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
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.
Decision Breadth: 14 (European Countries) The 14 countries in the Baltic Sea catchment area: Sweden, Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Russia, Poland, Germany, Norway, Belarus, the Czech and Slovak Republics, Ukraine and Denmark.
www.american.edu /TED/baltic.htm   (1549 words)

 Baltic Sea
The Baltic Sea is called East Sea in Denmark (sters en), Germany (Ostsee), Finland (Itmeri), Netherlands (Oostzee), Norway (stersjen), and Sweden (stersjn).
After 1945 the sea was a border between conflicted military blocks: in case of military conflict in Germany, parallel to Soviet offensive towards Atlantic ocean, communists Polish fleet was prepared to invade Danish isles.
The confluence of these two seas at Skagen on the northern tip of Denmark is a visual spectacle visited by many tourists each year.
www.black-science.org /wikipedia/b/ba/baltic_sea.html   (641 words)

 Baltic Sea Forum e.V. - Pro Baltica - The Forum - Partners
The Baltic Sea Chambers of Commerce Association (BCCA) serves to unite the Chambers of Commerce of Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Poland, Russia and Sweden.
The Council of the Baltic Sea States (CBSS) was established at a conference of the foreign ministers of Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Poland, Russia, Sweden and a member of the European Commission in Copenhagen in March 1992.
The Baltic Assembly (BA) is an international organisation for cooperation between the parliaments of the Republic of Estonia, the Republic of Latvia and the Republic of Lithuania.
www.baltic-sea-forum.org /en/forum/partner   (2080 words)

 Informat.io on Baltic State
The histories of today's Baltic countries took a first "common turn" in the 13th century when Christianity and feudalism were effectively introduced to the region by the invasion of the crusaders from the west (German Sword Brethren, Denmark) and the conversion of Lithuania's rulers from Paganism to Christianity.
In the 18th and 19th centuries, the Baltic provinces (Curonia, Livonia, Estonia and Ingria) and Lithuania in the 19th century, albeit with names and borders different from the present-day countries, were part of the Russian Empire.
In all three countries, Baltic partisans, known colloquially as the Forest Brothers, waged unsuccessful guerilla warfare against the Soviet occupation for the next eight years in a bid to regain their nations' independence.
www.informat.io /?title=baltic-state   (2009 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 Network on Occupational Health and Safety
The purpose of the Meeting was to discuss the further developments in occupational health in the Baltic Sea Sub-region and to follow up the implementation of decisions made in the first meeting on 6–7 November 1995 in Copenhagen, and the second meeting on 17–18 October 1996 in Riga.
Ten country reports on the practices in the notification of occupational diseases and occupational accidents in the Baltic Sea countries were given (Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Poland, Russian Federation, Sweden).
The establishment of the Network among the countries around the Baltic Sea was agreed upon by the partners participating in the WHO/EURO Copenhagen Consultation, and the Finnish Institute of Occupational Health was delegated the task to act as the facilitator in the Network.
www.balticseaosh.net /documents/vilnius1.shtml   (5661 words)

 Red tape still greatest challenge for business in Baltic Sea region
Bureaucracy is the greatest day-to-day problem and a major challenge for both efficient and comprehensive business cooperation in the Baltic Sea region, a survey conducted among participants at this year's Baltic Development Forum summit in Hamburg and released this week has shown.
The initiative is to unlock the benefits of regional cooperation and sets specific goals for what the Baltic Sea region aims to achieve in the new era that the region has entered.
I expect the initiative to reinforce the impact of the Lisbon reforms in the Baltic Sea countries and to widen the knowledge of the region globally," said Uffe Ellemann-Jensen.
www.baltictimes.com /news/articles/11424   (564 words)

 Baltic Icebreaking Management   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Baltic Icebreaking Management, BIM, is an organisation with members from all the Baltic Sea states.
Within the EU concept Motorways of the Sea, which is one priority project in the trans-European network, the Baltic Sea countries established a working group with the aim of creating more efficient winter navigation through cooperation between the Baltic Sea countries.
The overall objective of BIM is to ensure a well functioning, year-round maritime transport system in the Baltic Sea through enhancing the strategic and operational cooperation between the Baltic Sea countries in the area of winter navigation assistance.
www.baltice.org   (277 words)

 Baltic 21 - An Agenda 21 for the Baltic Sea Region
The importance of the CBSS was further enhanced by development of closer relations with the Parliamentary Conference on Co-operation in the Baltic Sea Area (Rönne, Denmark on 12-13 September, 1995) and the Conference on Baltic Sea States Sub-regional Co-operation (Västerås, Sweden on 8-9 November, 1995).
The Baltic Sea States Ministers of Culture met in Tallinn on 10-12 September, 1995 to discuss obstacles to cultural exchange in the Baltic Sea region, to take stock of achievements in 1990-1995, and to decide on priorities in future cultural co-operation.
The Council also welcomed the development of an Agenda 21 for the Baltic Sea region to be initiated at the meeting of the Ministers of the Environment in Stockholm on 20-21 October, 1996.
www.baltic21.org /?a,213   (1910 words)

 U.S. Ambassador to Finland on Baltic Regional Integration   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Northwest Russia was at one point integrated with the Baltic Sea region, with Novgorod as one of the important trading outposts in the Hanseatic League.
EU allocation for Baltic Sea Region Structural Funds from 1990-1994 total around $340 million, and projected allocation from 1995-1999 is estimated to total close to $640 million.
As an instrument to advance the cause of Baltic integration, CBSS has a lot going it; for starters, it is one of the few regional organizations that encompass all of the Baltic Sea countries.
www.usemb.se /BalticSec/shearer.htm   (3786 words)

 Baltic region - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A contemporary transnational Euroregion encompasses the islands of the Baltic countries.
The Baltic region is an ambiguous term that refers to slightly different combinations of countries in the general area surrounding the Baltic Sea.
Council of the Baltic Sea States - Baltic Sea countries, in addition to Norway, Iceland and the rest of European Union.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Baltic_Sea_countries   (277 words)

 Baltic Centre for Writers and Translators
The Meeting was held in the framework of the celebrations devoted to the 750th Anniversary of the foundation of Königsberg on June 17-20, 2005, in Kaliningrad, Russia.
The participants of the Meeting acknowledge the significant importance of the "Baltic Meetings" in strengthening and broadening the contacts among the creative forces of the Baltic Sea countries, in increasing the creative potential, broadening cooperation and exchange in the field of culture and common cultural heritage.
As the first meeting of the Baltic Meetings is being held in connection of celebration of 750 years anniversary of Königsberg/Kaliningrad we refer to a list of urgent projects put forward by the Writers’ Union of Kaliningrad (attached).
www.bcwt.org /servlet/GetDoc?meta_id=1789   (245 words)

 Baltic Sea Network on Occupational Health and Safety
The Baltic Sea Network on Occupational Health and Safety (BSN) is a regional network of ten countries around the Baltic Sea.
The establishment of a telematic information network was agreed upon in a meeting dealing with the strengthening of occupational health services in Baltic countries, organized by the WHO Regional Office for Europe in 1995.
Its purpose is to strengthen peer-to-peer networking and collaboration of expert institutions and respective bodies in OHandS, between and within countries in the Baltic Sea region.
www.balticseaosh.net /strategy.shtml   (978 words)

The web site is aimed to facilitate dialogue and close network of Baltic Sea region authorities and experts, promote further exchange of knowledge and opinions on the spatial planning issues especially of transition countries.
This was the time when the majority of the post-socialist VASAB countries were still in the process of creating their planning legislation.
In the beginning of the process it was agreed that each country representative would prepare an article describing the respective national planning legislation and provide the basic data for compilation of the tables at the end of the Compendium.
vasab.leontief.net /introduction.htm   (2522 words)

 Great Lakes Environment: Baltic Sea Partnership Program - Record of Decision   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Although the Great Lakes and the Baltic Sea differ in that the former is a freshwater ecosystem and the latter a saline one, the two water bodies have a great deal in common.
Watershed protection approaches in the Baltic Sea region are not new.
The developing Watershed Framework Directive of the European Union (EU) and the desire of the Baltic Countries to meet the criteria of the EU Directive provide a new impetus toward watershed protection efforts.
www.epa.gov /glnpo/baltic/rod.html   (1457 words)

 THE BALTIC SEA REGION Aivis Ronis Under-Secretary of State Latvian Ministry of Foreign Affairs   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
However, fragmentation of the Baltic region and the existing differences between the Nordic countries on the one hand and the Baltic states and Poland on the other hand was a result of the superpower domination in Europe.
I would like to suggest that the geopolitical situation of the Baltic states is so fragile and the burden of history is so heavy that the three countries cannot afford to be excluded from the NATO enlargement process for one moment.
Quite the opposite, the participation of Latvia and the other Baltic nations in NATO is a guarantee of long-term stability for the Baltic region and the rest of Europe.
www.usemb.se /BalticSec/RONIS.htm   (1633 words)

 Rethinking the Top of Europe - Visions for the Baltic Sea Region
It was a great achievement for the Baltic Sea region, for Europe and for those of us who believe in the ideas on which the European Union (EU) was founded.
Also, the Russian Baltic Sea exclave, Kaliningrad, which from May of next year will be completely surrounded by the EU, when Lithuania and Poland become members, was the object of attention at the summit in Riga.
Baltic Development Forum was asked to consider taking on the task to coordinate some of the different efforts to establish a strategy for Kaliningrad.
www.state.gov /p/eur/rls/rm/2003/28544.htm   (1799 words)

 Great Lakes Environment: Baltic Sea Partnership Program - Framework Plan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The environmental objective of the Great Lakes/Baltic Sea Partnership is to improve the water quality of the Great Lakes and the Baltic Sea by sharing information, expertise, and management approaches.
Both watersheds are associated with multilateral institutions: The Baltic Sea with the Helsinki Commission, and annual Baltic Country and donor organization meetings; and the Great Lakes Watershed with the International Joint Commission's Great Lakes Water Quality Board, the Great Lakes Commission, and others.
In particular, it is important to identify organizations in the Baltic region that could join forces with the U.S. EPA and the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
www.epa.gov /glnpo/baltic/plan.html   (2212 words)

 Baltic Sea Secretariat for Youth Affairs ::
Organised by the Baltic Sea Secretariat for Youth Affairs in cooperation with regional parliaments from Germany, Poland, Russia and Sweden and with financial support from the EU a parliamentary hospitation programme was developed.
The national ministries responsible for youth affairs of the Baltic Sea countries have afterwards been assessing the results and recommendations of the evaluation.
The result of the discussions was used as basis for defining a new mandate for the Baltic Sea Secretariat and frame for the cooperation 2006-2008.
www.balticsea-youth.org   (331 words)

 Baltic Sea Ministers Launch Strict Pollution Rules
Known for its narrow straits, shallow depths and island archipelagos, the sea in northern Europe is bordered by Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Russia, and Sweden.
The ministers agreed today that the Baltic Sea states will not grant exemptions or relax measures already adopted to phase out single hull oil tankers at the earliest date that is possible under International Maritime Organization (IMO) rules.
The Baltic Sea countries will strengthen compliance with maritime safety regulations by providing systematic and updated guidance and information for electronic navigation.
www.ens-newswire.com /ens/sep2001/2001-09-10-02.asp   (607 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 countries - Wikitravel
The Baltic countries (not to be confused with the Baltic states) are the countries that have access to the Baltic Sea.
The Baltic Sea is a sea in the north of Europe, surrounded by Northern, Eastern and Central European countries.
Together with Norway, Iceland and the European Union, the Baltic countries form the Council of the Baltic Sea States.
wikitravel.org /en/Baltic_Sea   (108 words)

 CBSS - CHAIRMAN'S CONCLUSIONS 5th Baltic Sea States Summit
The Baltic Sea region should further strengthen its position as one of the most dynamic areas on the continent and provide a model of sustainable economic and social development.
The Heads of Government are confident that the economic co-operation in the Baltic Sea region will be adjusted to address successfully the new opportunities and challenges which EU enlargement and global economic developments bring to the region.
The Heads of Government emphasize the need to further protect and preserve the sensitive marine environment of the Baltic Sea area and indicate that ensuring maritime safety is the common responsibility of all the Baltic Sea states.
www.cbss.st /summits/laulasmaa2004/chairmansconclusion   (1692 words)

 Secchi Disk Data Collection for the North Sea and Baltic Sea
The earliest Secchi depth measurement retrieved in this study dates back to 1902 for the Baltic Sea, while the bulk of the measurements were gathered after 1970.
The spatial distribution of Secchi depth measurements in the North Sea is very uneven with surprisingly large sampling gaps in the Western North Sea.
Data set description  - Reprint of article “Transparency of the North Sea and Baltic Sea – a  Secchi Depth data mining study” by Thorkild Aarup (Oceanologia 44(3) 2002).
www.ices.dk /ocean/project/secchi   (257 words)

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