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BalticSurvey - A survey study in the Baltic Sea countries on people´s attitudes and use of the sea | 15-10-2010
 
 
BalticSurvey is a subproject within BalticSTERN research network and the first study published from this international research network. This is a unique opinion poll conducted in all nine countries around the Baltic Sea, including Russia, to identify how people use the sea and what attitudes they have towards the marine environment, and towards various measures for improving the environment.
 
 
Project Outcomes:

BalticSurvey is a subproject within BalticSTERN research network and the first study published from this international research network. This is a unique opinion poll conducted in all nine countries around the Baltic Sea. BalticSurvey includes about 9,000 interviews carried out in April-June 2010. It has identified how people around the Baltic Sea and parts of the Skagerrak use the sea and what attitudes they have towards the marine environment, and towards various measures for improving the environment.


BalticSurvey serves three purposes:

1. To provide new facts on use and attitudes that are of importance in their own respect.

2. To give results that are of help for the design of forthcoming research on the benefits of marine environmental improvements.

3. To collect data that might allow the application of the travel cost method for estimating recreational values.


Project Partners:

Centre for Economic and Financial Research at New Economic School acted as one of the partners of the project. Synovate Sweden coordinated the data collection. The project was coordinated by Enveco Environmental Economics Consultancy Ltd. (Enveco Miljöekonomi AB) (Sweden) in partnership with:
The results of the BalticSurvey received wide media coverage in Sweden and in Finland on web sites, in press and on the radio.
Read the press release from the Environmental Protection Agency
(pdf, 130 kB)
October 14, 2010

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Download:
«A study in the Baltic Sea countries of public attitudes and use of the sea: Summary of main results»

(pdf, 2 MB)

Authors:
Tore Söderqvist, Heini Ahtiainen, Janne Artell, Mikolaj Czajkowski, Berit Hasler, Linus Hasselström, Anni Huhtala, Marianne Källstrøm, Julia Khaleeva, Louise Martinsen, Jürgen Meyerhoff, Tea Nõmmann, Ieva Oskolokaite, Olga Rastrigina, Daiva Semeniene, Åsa Soutukorva, Heidi Tuhkanen, Alf Vanags and Natalia Volchkova.

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Download:
«A survey study in the Baltic Sea countries on people’s attitudes and use of the sea: Report on basic findings»

(pdf, 3 MB)

Authors:
Tore Söderqvist, Heini Ahtiainen, Janne Artell, Mikolaj Czajkowski, Berit Hasler, Linus Hasselström, Anni Huhtala, Marianne Källstrøm, Julia Khaleeva, Louise Martinsen, Jürgen Meyerhoff, Tea Nõmmann, Ieva Oskolokaite, Olga Rastrigina, Daiva Semeniene, Åsa Soutukorva, Heidi Tuhkanen, Alf Vanags and Natalia Volchkova.

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Download:
«The BalticSurvey questionnaire»

(pdf, 190 kB)
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