The Baltic Sea is in a critical state and urgent measures need to be taken in order to restore the sea for future generations.


Post webinar info

The webinar was recorded and the story is available on the site of District 2370. You can read the story in English through this Google Translate-link and watch the recordings. The webinar itself was held in English.

The first showcase is broadcast from the actual wetland and the Q&A session shows the site "walk-and-talk-wise".


What is BASRAN?

  • BASRAN is a cross border co-operation between Rotarians in the nine countries around the Baltic Sea. 
  • Close to 2 000 local Rotary clubs around the Baltic Sea with around 70 000 members can together with partners contribute to environmental improvements for the Baltic Sea. 
  • BASRAN stands for Baltic Sea Action Network.

What is the goal of this webinar?

  • The goal of the webinar is to inspire and engage the Rotary clubs to take feasible local wetland initiatives.
  • The first part of the webinar aims to spread knowledge of the importance and efficiency of wetlands from a scientific point of view.
  • The second part highlights the practical experiences from ongoing projects. 
  • A road map how to build and maintain wetlands will be presented. This road map intends to simplify the multiplication of wetlands around the Baltic Sea. 

Theme music before the webinar and during the break

Before the webinar starts we will entertain you with Rotary- and Baltic Sea- themed music:

  • "The Eyes of the Future Generation are on us" which is dedicated to all people on earth, who work for Ecosystem Recovery. Music & lyrics by Anders Paulsson. Due to the global Covid-19 pandemic this music video was made with vocals and musicians located in Sweden and in the Philippines.
  • "We care for our world". The song speaks about Rotary caring for our world like it was our own child. Music & lyrics by Mark Krawczynski. The song features school children singing together about why it's important for all of us to work for and look after our world.

Welcome to the third BASRAN webinar:
Wetlands and the Baltic Sea Environment


Please refer to pdf with Speaker’s profiles and abstracts

Time below is CET (Denmark, Sweden, Poland and Germany).
For EET (Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Russia ) add one hour.


Speaker Title
from 09:30
Please join us well before
10 o'clock!
You will be entertained with Rotary- and Baltic Sea-themed music
  Gun-Marie Östedt Axelsson, Webinar Organizer and Swedish BASRAN board member  Welcome to the webinar from the BASRAN Sweden organizers
  Sven Rudberg, Moderator Program and instructions
  Mark Krawczynski, BASRAN Chair Welcome to BASRAN
  Peter R Kyle, RID "Enhance Rotary's Stature"
  HRH Crown Princess Victoria A Royal Greeting to the webinar and to our cause
  Jens Olsson, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences "The Baltic Sea in 15 minutes – what is its status and what can be done for future generations?”
  Sirpa Kurppa, Luke: Natural
Resources Institute in Finland
"Reducing the nutrient load to the Baltic Sea through sustainable, cost-effective solutions"
  Renata Augustyniak-Tunowska, Polish Limnological Society "The role of wetlands in the landscape and solutions for their protection and restoration as the one of main keys for The Baltic Sea protection"
  Q & A, discussion  
PAUSE - 20 min break with music
  Robert Cederlund, Initiativ Utö, Sweden
Q & A
"Wetlands - From cleaner water and more fish to Innovation, Research and Social Benefit"
  Jenny Jyrkänkallio-Mikkola, WWF, Finland
Q & A
"(Re)creating wetlands to safeguard biodiversity and improve water quality"
End of webinar


This webinar will be recorded and later published at the websites basran.eu and rotary2370.se
Once again welcome to our webinar:
Wetlands and the Baltic Sea Environment,
Saturday March 5 between 10 and 12:45 (CET)



Register HERE and you will promptly get an email confirmation, including your personal Zoom link.
You may register at any time until the end of the webinar.