Register now! BASRAN Webinar/Seminar Littering in the Baltic Sea and its Shores, October 1

People of Action will gather once again to celebrate the precious Baltic Sea. The super weekend is all about sharing knowledge about the current situation of the sea and its inhabitants, exchanging best practices on conservation, and raising funds while also having fun.

BASRAN Webinar/Seminar – Registrate now!

Littering in the Baltic Sea and its Shores

BASRAN 4th Webinar in Zoom, October 1, 2022, at 11.00-13.30 CET (at 12.00-14.30 EET).

OR in person in Helsinki in a Seminar October 1, 2022, at 12.00-14.30 EET.

Registration necessary (see below).

Littering is a huge global problem that threatens human health and safety and has ecological and socioeconomic costs. BASRAN Webinar/Seminar covers the latest research findings and some of the programs and projects already put into practice by NGOs, Community groups and Rotarians.


Moderator Lotta Ruokanen

M.Sci, Professional Secretary in HELCOM, Chair of Baltic Sea Forum D1420, Finlandia Hall RC

Mark Krawczynski

Chair of BASRAN Board, RC Warszawa City

Urmas Kaarlep

DG in D1420 (Southern Finland & Estonia), Tallinn RC

Jennifer Jones

Rotary International President

Leif Schulman

Director General of the Finnish Environmental Institute SYKE


Plastics and its impact on food chain and environment: The effects of microplastics on human health.

Prof. Dr. Volker Harth, MD, MPH, PhD, Full Professor of Occupational Medicine, University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf (UKE)

Consumer behaviour and littering

Sari Kauppi, PhD, Senior Research Scientist, Finnish Environment Institute

Marine Litter Action Plan (EU and HELCOM)

Marta Ruiz, PhD, Associate Professional Secretary (HELCOM)


Germany: End Plastic Soup projects in Germany

Marja Ritterfeld, PDG, D1850, RC Uelsen/Coevorden, EndPlasticSoup Board             Member, Chair EndPlasticSoup Germany

Latvia: Beach Cleaning Project, Latvia

Karlis Bankovics, Past president, Rotaract Club of Riga, President, European Rotaract International Centre

Lithuania: Rotaractors cleaning Beaches

Gintare Budaviciute, President, International Rotaract Club of Klaipeda

Finland: Rotary Clubs & Finnish Environment Institute SYKE/ Plastic research projects.

CASE Suomenlinna

Liisa Stjernberg, PDG, D1420, Helsinki City West RC, Member of the Baltic SeaForum

Poland: PSR – Personal Social Responsibility

Rafał Tondera, President | RC Warszawa Józefów, D2231, Immediate Past President, RAC Warszawa

Sweden: From dead seafloor to a living oasis,

Fredrik Johansson, Head of Unit, Främja AB, Founder, Rena Mälaren project

Attend live or on-line!

Registration information and details at

You can attend this BASRAN Webinar/Seminar in two ways!

1. Join free in Zoom. Registration necessary to get the Zoom link (


2. You can arrive in Helsinki, Finland, and attend the Seminar in Scandic Park Hotel. Registration information and more details at

The next day, Sunday October 2, you can take part in the wonderful fundraising event Rowing for the Baltic Herring (Silakkasoutu in Finnish) organized by the Rotarians!

Separate registration necessary. See more

BASRAN Annual Member Meeting 2022

Will be held in Zoom (same link) following the BASRAN Webinar at 14.00 CET (at 15.00 EET). On the Agenda: Annual Report 2021-2022, Board members 2022-2023 and Action Plan 2022-2023

Rowing for the Baltic Herring Event Silakkasoutu – Registernow!

Sunday 2nd of October 2022 at 9.00 – 15.30 (EET)

Row to clean the Baltic Sea and refresh yourself! This fundraising event for the benefit of the Baltic Sea will be rowed in long boats in the very centre of Helsinki on Sunday 2nd of October 2022.

Refresh and do good! Herring rowing is a relaxed and physical recreational event.

See more and register:

Let’s get together and work for the better future of the Baltic Sea!

For more information

Ilkka Torstila, Ekenäs rotary club, D1420,, phone +358 400 605 068

Hannele Kauranne, Helsinki Finlandia Hall rotary club, D1420,, +358 400 618 439