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A magnificent architectural statement. But what is it like going to a concert at the Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg?

Kristjan Järvi & Baltic Sea Philharmonic at the Elbphilharmonic (Photo (c) BMEF / Peter Adamik) What is your favourite concert hall? What are the key ingredients to your concert going? A visit this Summer to the Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg to hear Kristjan Järvi the Baltic Sea Philharmonic [see my review] set me thinking. Show More Summary

Sweden to re-establish military unit on Baltic Sea island

Sweden says it is establishing the nation's first new military regiment since World War II — a unit of 350 soldiers that will be based on the Baltic Sea island … Click to Continue »

Five things to know about Finland

Finland, a former Russian Grand Duchy, celebrates the 100th anniversary of its independence on Wednesday. Here are five things to know about the nation on the Baltic Sea: - Sauna ritual - The sauna (which means "bath" in Finnish) is a ritual -- almost even a rite -- which Finland's 5.5 million inhabitants carry out at least once a week. Show More Summary

The effects of multiple stressors on the distribution of coastal benthic foraminifera: a case study from the Skagerrak-Baltic Sea region

Highlights • Foraminifera in the Skagerrak-Baltic region are adapted to the large environmental conditions. • Living dissolved Ammonia spp. and Elphidium spp. were found in the south Baltic Sea. • The combination of multiple factors influences the energy available for biogenic calcification. Show More Summary

Taking a Stand

Soon in the mag, we’ll have a piece on Sweden and defense. This is a big issue now. Sweden is a Baltic state, in a sense: a Baltic Sea state. Vladimir Putin’s Russia has concentrated the mind of everyone in the region. Will Sweden join...Show More Summary

Seals, birds and humans compete for fish in the Baltic Sea

In Sweden and in other parts of Europe there are concerns that seals and birds compete with humans for fish resources. For the Baltic Sea, an international study now shows that this competition is a reality.

European Commission throws book at Russia’s Nord Stream 2 natural gas link

The European Commission, watchdog of the EU treaties, is throwing everything it has at Russia’s planned 55 Bcm/year Nord Stream 2 pipeline across the Baltic Sea to Germany in its efforts to keep Russian natural gas transit flows to the EU through Ukraine a viable option. Show More Summary

Iberdrola Completes Installation Of Wind Turbines At 350 Megawatt Wikinger Offshore Wind Farm

Spanish utility Iberdrola has this week completed the installation of 70 wind turbines at the 350 megawatt Wikinger offshore wind farm in the German area of the Baltic Sea

Cleaning marine litter in the Mediterranean and the Baltic Sea

Newly funded, EU Horizon 2020 project targets increasing pollution in marine areas by focusing on the development of innovative cleaning technologies and approaches.

Cleaning marine litter in the Mediterranean and the Baltic Sea

(Pensoft Publishers) Five different innovations in marine litter management ranging from devices preventing micro and macro-litter entering our seas to using macro litter as energy to assess their environmental impact in the Mediterranean and the Baltic seas, are at the core of the newly funded EU Horizon 2020 project CLAIM.

Microplastics in the Baltic have not risen for 30 years

The concentration of microplastics in water and fish from the Baltic Sea has been constant for the past 30 years, despite a substantial increase in plastic production during the same period. This is the surprising conclusion of a new study just published in Science of the Total Environment.

Ship emissions and the use of current air cleaning technology: contributions to air pollution and acidification in the Baltic Sea

The shipping sector is a significant contributor to emissions of air pollutants in marine and coastal regions. In order to achieve sustainable shipping, primarily through new regulations and techniques, greater knowledge of dispersion and deposition of air pollutants is required. Show More Summary

Calcification in a marginal sea – influence of seawater [Ca2+] and carbonate chemistry on bivalve shell formation

In estuarine coastal systems such as the Baltic Sea, mussels suffer from low salinity which limits their distribution. Anthropogenic climate change is expected to cause further desalination which will lead to local extinctions of mussels in the low saline areas. It is commonly accepted that mussel distribution is limited by osmotic stress. However, along the […]

Differing responses of the estuarine bivalve Limecola balthica to lowered water pH caused by potential CO2 leaks from a sub-seabed storage site in the Baltic Sea: an experimental study

Highlights CO2-induced seawater acidification affected behavioral and physiological traits of Limecola balthica from the Baltic Sea. In response to hypercapnia, the bivalves approached the sediment surface and increased respiration rates. Show More Summary

Archaeologists Strike Gold at the Site of a Mysterious 5th-Century Massacre

Barely four miles off the Swedish coast, in the indigo Baltic Sea, the rocky island of Öland was once witness to a gruesome mass murder. In 2010, archaeologists uncovered skeleton after skeleton there—bodies that had initially been left unburied. Show More Summary

The potential future contribution of shipping to acidification of the Baltic Sea

International regulation of the emission of acidic sulphur and nitrogen oxides from commercial shipping has focused on the risks to human health, with little attention paid to the consequences for the marine environment. The introduction of stricter regulations in northern Europe has led to substantial investment in scrubbers that absorb the sulphur oxides in a […]

German court rules public should have free access to beaches

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - The public should not be forced to pay to walk on Germany's beaches or swim in the sea, a federal court ruled, calling into question private beaches along the North and Baltic Sea coasts.

US military gear reaches Poland ahead of Russian war games

A shipment of U.S. military equipment has been unloaded at a Baltic Sea port in Poland as Russia prepares to conduct war games across the border in Belarus. American troops … Click to Continue »

Poland, Baltic states discuss online and military security

Poland's prime minister says she and three other Baltic Sea state officials have discussed an urgent need for greater security for their countries, including cybersecurity. Beata Szydlo on Tuesday hosted … Click to Continue »

In rehearsal: Kristjan Jarvi & the Baltic Sea Philharmonic at the Elbphilharmonie

4 months agoMusic / Classical : Planet Hugill

In rehearsal: Kristjan Järvi & Baltic Sea Philharmonic at the Elbphilharmonic (Photo (c) BMEF / Peter Adamik) Kristjan Järvi and the Baltic Sea Philharmonic concluded their recent Summer tour with a presentation of their Waterworks programme at the Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg on 29 August 2017, with soloist Mikhail Simonyan (see my review). Show More Summary

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