Site-visit and seminar in Tallinn

On the 19-20th of September, MARELITT Baltic partners and invited experts from Sweden, Poland and Estonia gathered for a two day seminar and site-visit in Tallinn, Estonia. The venue of the event was the newly opened Film Museum situated in Tallinn Pirita area near the coast of the Gulf of Finland.

The first day of the seminar was focusing on diving and wreck cleaning activities in the three participating countries. Presentations were made by Andreas Frössberg (SWE), Mart Liiksaar (EST) and Krzysztof Stopierzyński (PL). After presentations we had a discussion concerning the legal and safety aspects of the diving operations. During the second part of the day we worked in groups focusing and discussing policy, methodology and planning of the future wreck cleaning operations.

In the morning of September 20 the project team and invited experts were visiting the fishing harbour in Toila. At the harbour we met the harbour master and the representatives of the Estonian Environmental Inspectorate working with fisheries control issues. The second stop was at the harbour of Viinistu where the chairman of KEST made a presentation of the current activities in the former fishermen´s village of Viinistu. Local fishermen joined our discussions about the conditions and future possibilities of the coastal fishing during a short lunch break. The second day afternoon session was focusing on gear marking and DFG prevention solutions based on circular economy approach. Presentations were made by Tomasz Markowski (PL) and Lisa Bredahl Nerdal (SWE). We ended our two-day site-visit with a bus trip back to the Old Town of Tallinn.