Presentation on theme: "Head of the Education unit Eija Velin Centre for Maritime Studies University of Turku CENTRE FOR MARITIME STUDIES Baltic sea motorwas-influences on Finnish."— Presentation transcript:
Head of the Education unit Eija Velin Centre for Maritime Studies University of Turku CENTRE FOR MARITIME STUDIES Baltic sea motorwas-influences on Finnish maritime cluster
Palermo 2005Eija Velin2 Founded in 1980 Joined the University of Turku in 1984 In practice finances its activities itself Led by a Board of Directors with 15 members and a Director Has its main office in Turku and regional offices in Rauma and Pori 40 employees General facts and figures CENTRE FOR MARITIME STUDIES
Palermo 2005Eija Velin3 1700 - 2000 participants in different courses and conferences annually 10 - 15 completed research projects every year CMS has three publication series in which 15 - 20 volumes are released yearly CMS also maintains a maritime library in Turku General facts and figures CENTRE FOR MARITIME STUDIES
Palermo 2005Eija Velin4 The Finnish maritime cluster is made up of shipping companies, shipyards, ports, shipyard subcontractors, companies related to shipping companies, port operators and other port companies 90 % of exports, 70 % of imports transported by sea 9 Finnish ice-breakers are needed over 60 ports, 23 of them open throughout the year PortNet system that is used nationwide for vessel traffic in Finland CENTRE FOR MARITIME STUDIES
Palermo 2005Eija Velin6 Baltic Sea is now an inland sea within EU CENTRE FOR MARITIME STUDIES Motorways of the Baltic Sea is a very important concept of logistics existing connections should be developed inland connections, rail and road are important efficient port operations, intermodal operations ”information motorways” of the Baltic Sea
Palermo 2005Eija Velin7 Centre for Maritime Studies University of Turku Suojantie 2 26100 Rauma Finland http://mkk.utu.fi/ For more information, please contact: CENTRE FOR MARITIME STUDIES Thank you!