R/V Aranda’s open doors 2023

Images of R/V Aranda: during winter in icy sea and suring summer
© Photos: Ilkka Lastumäki

During 2023 the Finnish national research vessel Aranda opens doors to the public  in its home town Helsinki, Finland, and in three coastal cities: Klaipeda in Lithuania, Liepaja in Latvia, and Tallinn in Estonia.  The Events are organized by the Finnish Environment Institute (Syke) together with several BALTICITIES-project partners. The Open Doors are combined by locally designed community programs in each city by representatives of city municipalities, their harbor authorities, NGOs, research institutes, universities, museums and students.

The overarching goal is to attract local citizens to the R/V Aranda and inform them about the Baltic marine environment. On board, visitors will hear from scientists describing the state of the sea, environmental threats, and how marine research is carried out. Marine scientists and local actors will also provide practical advice on how citizens can contribute to pro-sea actions.

R/V Aranda open doors 2023

Premilinary programmes

14. June - Klaipeda, Lithuania

The Klaipeda Cruise Terminal, pier 29

9 -12 Open doors for invited school classes
13-14 Press onboard
14-18 Cruise for invited stakeholders and reception at the harbor

15. June - Liepaja, Latvia

The Trade Canal opposite the Customs House, Vecāa ostmala No.54

9-10 Press onboard
10-12 Open doors for invited school classes
13-18 Open doors for the public

Tent village

30.–31. August - Helsinki, Finland

Pakkahuoneen laituri, Eteläranta 7, Helsinki

30. August / Open doors for invited school classes
Baltic Sea Day / 31.August /  Open doors for the public

Tent village

1.-2. September - Tallinn, Estonia


1.9. / Cruise for invited stakeholders
2.9. / Open doors for schools/the public 


Published 2023-05-31 at 17:38, updated 2023-06-08 at 10:26
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