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Online seminar: The End of Glory Days goes Sustainable with DAN (Divers Alert Network)

“We have already travelled 7.000 km and covered six different countries. This represents about one third of our planned trip & goals. In order to step forward and do our part, the Sustainable Tour project was born. A DAN Europe initiative to promote ocean conservation focused on how we all can protect the oceans from land.” Alana Alvarez and Manuel Bustelo, DAN Ambassadors

Even studying the past cannot be handled “business as usual” with the latest news of Climate Change. The research project The End of Glory Days, Biography of the Swedish wrecks as “Blue” Heritage of Suomenlinna joins forces with DAN Sustainable Tour to talk more about the subject at the old Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The End of Glory Days focuses on underwater Suomenlinna, as a part of a bigger Swedish research program The Lost Navy. Maritime archaeologists use modern research methods when studying the secrets of the seabed by diving, co-operating with marine biologists and recreational divers. Our common goal is to raise awareness of the Blue Mind, the relationship we all have with water.

Chair of the seminar: Anne Räisänen-Sokolowski, DAN Finland

10:30-10:40 Opening of the seminar: Ilari Kurri, Director at Governing Body of Suomenlinna

10:40-11:00 The End of Glory Days- project and sustainability: Minna Koivikko, Project leader at Finnish Heritage Agency

11:00-11:30 DAN Sustainable Tour: Alana Alvarez and Manuel Bustelo, Ambassadors at Divers Alert Network, Europe

11:30-12:00 Climate Change and mind - Why our eco-emotions matter?: Sanni Saarimäki, Psychologist at Aalto University/Tunne Society


13:30-14:00 The Baltic Sea and Climate Change: Roope Flinkman, PhD Marine scientist at Finnish Environment Institute

14:00-14:30 Scientific Dive Training in the Changing Climate: Edd Stockdale, Coordinator at Finnish Scientific Diving Academy

14:30-15:00 Porkkala Wreck Park: David Cleasby, Maritime archaeologist at Finnish Maritime Archaeological Society

Closing the seminar 15.00 Dr. Roope Flinkman

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Seminar invitation and program (pdf)

DAN Sustainable Tour

Lost navy -project

On Friday October 1, Finnish Heritage Agency and Suomenlinna will host a diving event. Present are Alana Alvarez and Manuel Bustelo from DAN Europe Foundation and maritime archaeologist Minna Koivikko from Finnish Heritage Agency.