Back to the Baltic

Hello everyone, my name is Rubén González and I am responsible for coordinating the ROV manoeuvres onboard the boat. My job involves positioning the boat such that the ROV can navigate underwater, so I have to take into account factors such as the currents, the wind direction and intensity, depth, bottom profile, the vessel’s response … Read more

First glimpses

Today was our first real day out at sea, ready with both ROV and divers to begin exploring the underwater beauty of the Sound, starting with the Swedish side. There is always a sense of anticipation as the ROV descends – what lies below, and will the conditions allow us to have a close look? … Read more

Launch of scientific expedition brings hope to threatened marine life in the Sound

Oceana surveys of strait shared by Denmark and Sweden will document threats to fragile marine communities and provide solid foundation for developing ambitious transnational MPA Today, Oceana launches a research expedition in the Sound to document its fragile marine habitats and species and reveal the effects of the human activities threatening this biodiversity. Located between … Read more

Malmö/Råå, Sweden

There is no better feeling than getting to the sea after months and months of planning and preparations. Today was, again, one of those days: first day at sea and a beginning of another adventure. This time we are exploring the marine life and, the threats towards it, in the Sound or Öresund/Øresund as the … Read more

One country against 69 species threatened with extinction

What was initially conceived as a unifying initiative to protect threatened species in the Baltic Sea and Kattegat has quickly evolved into one country’s crusade to prevent marine protection in the region. It all began in 2007 when contracting parties to HELCOM, the governing body of the Convention on the Protection of the Marine Environment … Read more