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Denmark, Sweden Seek to Boost Military Cooperation

The two northern countries seek to boost military cooperation regarding 'the events in Ukraine and Russian flights in the Baltic Sea region', according to the Danish Defense Ministry.

The Quest to Reproduce the World’s Oldest Shipwreck Beer

In the summer of 2010, Christian Ekström, a diver from the Åland Islands, an autonomous region of some fifty-seven thousand isles off of Finland’s west coast, began searching for a shipwreck in the Baltic Sea, based on a tip he’d received from a fisherman. Show More Summary

Sweden Claims Russian Bombers Too Close to Its Borders

Swedish fighter jets have reportedly been scrambled to intercept two Russian bombers flying in international airspace over the Baltic Sea close to the Swedish border.

Swedish fighter jets intercept Russian bombers near border

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Swedish fighter jets intercepted two Russian bombers flying in international airspace over the Baltic Sea close to the Swedish border on Thursday, Sweden's military said.

Russians Are Coming! Sweden to Mine Gotland Island?

Sweden is putting troops back on the strategic Baltic Sea island of Gotland, and a local politician wants to mine the island’s harbors to fend off an imaginary attack from Russia.

The Ambitious Plan to Pump Oxygen Back into the Baltic Sea

Curled up in the elbow-crook of nine countries in Northern Europe, the Baltic Sea holds a small portion of the world’s water but a sizable portion of its history. It saw the Roman Empire rise and fall. The Vikings built a trade empire around it. Show More Summary

Swedish group deploys gay Morse code sign to deter Russian submarines

2 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Geek.com

When a Russian submarine was spotted several months ago lurking around an archipelago in the Baltic Sea, the Swedes didn’t come out guns blazing. In fact, the most visible response to Russia’s military […]

Ristna, Estonia – Days to Remember

According to the locals, Ristna is the best wave spot in the Baltic Sea. "When you get yourselves in these waves you don't think about cold feet, freezing fingers or gloves that can disturb your fun. Only thing that matters is the smile you get in these waves." The post Ristna, Estonia – Days to Remember appeared first on Continentseven.

Baltic States Boost Intelligence Cooperation Over 'Submarine Threat'

The countries agreed to enhance consultations and share information about activities in the Baltic Sea.

‘Singing gay sailor’ to scare away Russian submarines from Swedish waters

2 weeks agoNews : The Raw Story

A Swedish peace group said Tuesday it has lowered a sonar device into the Baltic Sea off Stockholm to deter Russian submarines, emitting the message “This Way if You Are Gay”. The Swedish Peace and Arbitration Society’s (SPAS) cheeky device emits the message in Morse code and is...

Focus on the regional impact of climate change

The recently published Second Assessment of Climate Change for the Baltic Sea Basin makes an important contribution to understanding variations in the climate. The report also captures the most important changes to the regional climate in the Kattegat and Baltic Sea areas, home to 90 million people.

Growth and survival in a changing environment: Combined effects of moderate hypoxia and low pH on juvenile bivalve Macoma balthica

Baltic Sea species live in a complex, variable environment characterized by highly fluctuating hydrology, including large seasonal and diel pH variations. For decades, oxygen deficiency caused by anthropogenic eutrophication has affected...Show More Summary

Effect of elevated CO2 on organic matter pools and fluxes in a summer, post spring-bloom Baltic Sea plankton community

Ocean acidification is expected to influence plankton community structure and biogeochemical element cycles. To date, experiments with nutrient stimulated blooms have been primarily used to study the response of plankton communities to elevated CO2. Show More Summary

Higher Capesize Rates Perks Up Baltic Index

The Baltic Exchange's main sea freight index, which tracks rates for ships carrying dry bulk commodities, edged higher on Monday, supported by increased demand for capesize vessels.

NATO Jets Scramble to Intercept Russian Transport Plane Over Baltic Sea

NATO Baltic Air Policing jets scrambled to intercept a Russian Antonov An-22 heavy military transport plane flying over the Baltic Sea close to Latvian airspace, the Latvian Armed Forces said in tweet on Monday.

NATO Naval Drills in Baltic Sea Involve 20 Warships

At least 20 warships from nine NATO member states are taking part in Baltic Fortress 2015 naval exercises in the Baltic Sea off the Lithuanian coast on Monday, the country's Ministry of National Defense said.

Russia Tests Largest Amphibious Hovercraft in Live-Fire Drill in Baltic Sea

3 weeks agoNews : Newsweek: US

Russia has sent the largest amphibious hovercraft ship in the world for live artillery fire exercises in the Baltic Sea, according to the country's Ministry of Defence. The MDKVP "Eugene Kocheshkov" Zubr-class craft, which Russia says...Show More Summary

Surgut Awards Glencore Right to Crude Oil in Tender

Russia's third-largest oil producer Surgutneftegaz has awarded Glencore the right to lift 1.2 million tonnes of crude oil from Russian Baltic Sea ports, traders said on Thursday.

Germany Has to Clear Seabed of WWII Mines for Wind Turbines

Springtime on the Baltic and North Seas doesn't just mean it's time to dust off the iconic beach baskets that dot the northern German shores. It also signifies that bomb-clearing season is about to begin. And this month, companies specialising...Show More Summary

Divers Find 1468 Wreck That May Hold Millions in Coins

An international team of divers has discovered a long-sought 15th-century shipwreck just south of the island of Jussarö in Finland. When the Hanneke Wrome sank in 1468 during heavy storms in the Baltic Sea on its way from Germany to Estonia, it was considered one of the biggest maritime disasters...

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