Final seminar

SEAmBOTH final seminar

Thursday 20th of February 2020

University of Oulu, Lecture hall L5,

9.00 – 16.00

Registration has ended!
If you would still like to join, contact suvi.saarnio(a)

There is a possibility for viewing the final seminar online, see instructions below (under “Important information”).

We will provide lunch & coffee and material from the project for all the participants of the final seminar. Participation is free of charge.

Preliminary schedule:

9.00-9.30 Coffee (+ savoury treat) & “mingling”

9.30-9.40 Starting words & SEAmBOTH video (Essi Keskinen, Marine Biologist/Metsähallitus)
9.40-9.55 SEAmBOTH presentation (Essi Keskinen, Marine Biologist/Metsähallitus)
9.55-10.15 Geological results from SEAmBOTH-project (Aarno Kotilainen, Research Professor/Geological Survey of Finland & Gustav Kågesten, Marine Geologist/Geological Survey of Sweden)
10.15-10.35 Biological results from SEAmBOTH-project (Linnea Bergdahl, Marine Biologist/Länsstyrelsen Norrbotten)
10.35-10.55 The use of optical measurements and remote sensing data to derive inorganic particle distribution in Baltic Sea including coastal areas (Susanne Kratzer, Associate Professor/Stockholm University)

10.55-11.10 BREAK

11.10-11.30 The Interreg Nord programme and regional development (Iiris Mäntyranta, Interreg Nord, managing authority/Länsstyrelsen Norrbotten)
11.30-11.50 Finnish Maritime Spatial Planning (Heidi Lusenius, Special Planner/Regional council of Southwest Finland)
11.50-12.05 Greetings from the The Finnish Inventory Programme for the Underwater Marine Environment (VELMU) (Markku Viitasalo, Research Professor/Finnish Environment Institute)
12.05-12.20 Swedish national mapping program (Gustav Kågesten, Marine Geologist/Geological Survey of Sweden)
12.20-12.40 The history of Bothnian Bay Research Station and research done in Krunnit Nature Reserve (Jouni Aspi, Professor/University of Oulu + Essi Keskinen, Marine biologist/Metsähallitus)

12.40-13.40 LUNCH

13.40-14.00 HELCOM Cumulative impact assessment and human pressures mapping at Baltic wide scale (Juuso Haapaniemi, Data Analyst/HELCOM)
14.00-14.10 Gathering and processing of human activities data in SEAmBOTH (Marco Nurmi, Research Assistant/Finnish Environment Institute)
14.10-14.20 How mapping data is utilized by companies (Juho Lappalainen, Suomen Hyötytuuli Oy)
14.20-14.40 Implementation of SEAmBOTH maps in marine environmental assessments (Stina Johansson, Environmental case officer/Länsstyrelsen Norrbotten)

14.40-14.55 BREAK (coffee & sweet treat)

14.55-15.15 Seamless biodiversity maps in the northern Bothnian Bay (Elina Virtanen, Head of Sustainable Use of Marine Areas Unit/Finnish Environment Institute)
15.15-15.35 Future projections of the Baltic Sea ecosystem – Water quality and lower trophic levels perspective (Elin Almroth Rosell, Research leader for the marine environment group/Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute)
15.35-15.55 Gulf of Bothnia in a changing climate (Roosa Mikkola, Special Planner/Metsähallitus)
15.55-16.00 Final words (Essi Keskinen, Marine Biologist/Metsähallitus)

We might still make small changes to the schedule before the final seminar.

Photo by Suvi Saarnio, Metsähallitus.

Important information

Here is the link and info for viewing the SEAmBOTH final seminar online. There is also a possibility to ask questions through a chat service. The streaming will start at 9.00 am (Finnish time), but we will first have coffee outside the lecture hall, and the first presentation starts at 9.30 am.

Topic: SEAMboth
Time: Feb 20, 2020 09:00 AM Helsinki
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Meeting ID: 237 706 672

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Meeting ID: 237 706 672

There are parking places (2 h/ 4 h) at the University of Oulu, but you need to be early to get a spot (usually all of them are taken at 9 am). We recommend using public transport (busses) to get to the University from the city center.

The main bus stop in the city center of Oulu (when travelling towards the University) is called Kaupungintalo P (behind the City hall of Oulu) and the busses that go to the University are 1, 2, 3 and 8. The travel is about 20 minutes. Other alternative bus stops in the center are called Pokkitörmä (busses 1, 2, 3, 8, 48) and Kuvernööri P (bus 48).

When travelling back to the City center from the University the bus stop is called Yliopisto E. All the bus stops can be found from Google maps.

In the bus you can pay only with cash or with a mobile ticket (app available in Google Play & App store: “Oulun joukkoliikenne”).
Bus timetables & information on tickets, schedule etc. One bus ticket is 3,30 €.

Some hotels:
Original Sokos hotel Arina, right in the center of Oulu. Close to Kaupungintalo P bus stop.
Scandic Oulu City, in the center of Oulu. Close to Kaupungintalo P bus stop.
Lapland hotels Oulu, on the edge of the city center. Close to Pokkitörmä & Kuvernööri bus stops.
All the hotels in the city center of Oulu, webpage unfortunately only in Finnish.

From the airport to city center:
You can take a taxi or bus (8, 9) from the airport. Bus 8 is a bit faster, about 32 minutes and bus 9 is a bit slower, about 40 minutes. Bus costs 5,80 €. from airport to city center/University of Oulu.

Map of the University of Oulu.

If you have any questions concerning the final seminar, contact suvi.saarnio(a)