For a Cleaner Sea

Our mission is to create a meeting place for Baltic Sea actors of all kinds. We are spreading knowledge and inspiration, and are annually awarding forerunners with the Baltic Sea Award. By these means, we want to draw the regions attention to our common and sensitive sea.

We are rewarding and highlighting the heroes of the Baltic Sea, people who show the way forward through their work and commitment. We also want to encourage new initiatives and engage more people.

Award Winners 2018

Östersjöfonden has been awarding persons and organisations for significant and prominent efforts for the Baltic Sea environment since 1990. In total, approximately 830,000 euro has been awarded to 91 persons and organisations over the years.

Lasse Wiklöf Award 2018

Carina Aaltonen

Åland Member of Parliament, former Minister for Social Affairs and Environment Carina Aaltonen from Åland, is awarded the Lasse Wiklöf Prize of 10,000 euros for her dedicated work for the aquatic environment and for sustainability…
Baltic Sea Award 2018

Mana Jūra

The Mana Jūra campaign, run by FEE Latvia (Foundation for Environmental Education), from Latvia, is rewarded with 20,000 euros for its work to draw attention to marine litter and engage the public in Latvia on…
Åland Award 2018

Johan Mörn

Johan Mörn from Saltvik is awarded 3,000 euros for his strong commitment to the archipelago and the Baltic Sea. Johan Mörn is a nature person with a great environmental commitment and with a broad knowledge…


Here you will find up-to-date information about award ceremonies, events and other useful things!

10 January 2019

Award Ceremony 2019

Award Ceremony 2019 In 2019, Östersjöfonden celebrates its 30th anniversary! The Award Ceremony will be held on Friday, May 10, with an Award Seminar during the day and the Award Ceremony with interesting speeches and fantastic music, starting at 18.00.
10 January 2019

Nature School 2018

In 2018, a total of 192 pupils and 19 adults participated in Östersjöfonden Nature School classes at the Åland Nature School. The spring nature school day was held with all groups in the wetland in Sund, Wallin's oasis. The classes got acquainted with the wetland,…
Nobel Peace Prize Winner, President Martti Ahtisaari

Patron of the Foundation

“Peace and security in society also requires a balance in nature. The pressure man causes the environment becomes more apparent every day that passes. Each of us must ensure that we act in a manner ensuring safe living conditions for future generations. It is important to encourage public authorities, researchers, representatives of the business community and citizens to save the Baltic Sea, which is close to us. I appreciate the Baltic Sea Fund’s work and am happy to be able to act as Patron of this foundation. “