GOOD CLIMATE FOR THE SEA is an educational and informational campaign whose goal is the growth of social awareness about biological diversity and the education in this field in connection with the changes in climate conditions and the economic value of ecosystems.
The campaign should make the inhabitants of Poland aware about the values of biological diversity of the sea and to present its special character and uniqueness.
The campaign has to show that in many places of our sea, the diversity disappears or is endangered.
From the Polish sea, disappeared the indigenous sturgeon, in the 1980, we lost the Polish herds of salmons, the twaite shads are on the verge of extinction as well as many other species of fish and of plants: bladderwrack, clack carrageen, char, eelgrass. The Baltic resources of porpoise are radically disappearing, and resources of cod are on the verge of their capacity to self renew.
It is time to realize that this unique, diversified web of life is in human hands. It is impacted by everything that man makes to increase the level of his life: rapidly developing industry, economy, tourism as well as the observed nowadays climate changes. Unfortunately among our society there is no knowledge and awareness of the need to protect the biodiversity in the sea. In order to maintain in good condition the value, which is the ecosystem of the Baltic Sea, man must operate according to the principles of sustainable development, with respect for the rights of nature and the environment in which he lives. For this you need the knowledge which is missing from the Polish society. Therefore, the voices of this campaign will be eminent Polish and Norwegian scientists, among others, from the Institute of Oceanology of PAS (Polish Academy of Science) in Sopot, the Institute of Geophysics of PAS in Warsaw and from the University of Tromso, who every day are dealing with the study of changes in the diversity of the sea, and that create plans of protection of the marine ecosystems. The Baltic Sea, with the richness of living organisms is our national treasure, which has a vast natural, economic and cultural value.
The campaign "Good Climate for the Sea" is supposed to improve the understanding and the desire to protect these values by the Poles.
The project implementation will contribute to the increase of knowledge and awareness of society on the biodiversity in the sea.ELEMENTS OF THE CAMPAIGN:
TVP–airing of a series of 5 movies "Good Climate for the Sea"
Institute of Oceanology of PAS in Sopot, Institute of Geophysics of PAS in Warsaw, University in Tromso (Norway) – substantive sponsorship.