Baltic Sea Day Date in the current year: March 22, 2016

Baltic Sea Day March 22 is annual observance of Baltic Sea Day. This ecological observance was created to acknowledge the preservation of the Baltic Sea marine environment.

Baltic Sea Day was created in 1986 at the meeting of Helsinki Convention. The first Convention of the Protection of the Marine Environment of the Baltic Sea Area was signed by Germany, Finland, Denmark, Poland, Sweden and USSR in 1974. The convention came into force on May 3, 1980.

The countries-members of the Convention are obliged to protect marine environment of the Baltic Sea from pollution and regularly inform general public of the measures taken in accordance with the Convention.

The major event of the day is the International Environmental Forum Baltic Sea Day, that takes place at St. Petersburg, Russia. This event acknowledges the ecological problems of the Baltic Sea and the ways of their solving. Exhibitions, video conferences and different contest are also held to promote conservation of the unique marine environment of the Baltic Sea.

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Sweden, Finland, Denmark, European Union, Lithuania, Latvia, Germany, Poland, Russia, Estonia


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