To celebrate the centenary of Finland’s independence, Viking Line has raised funds to support Baltic Sea research. In 2017, the company has raised €50,000 through various activities for the Tvärminne Zoological Station, which is the largest centre for Baltic Sea research and education in Finland, the listed ferry company said in a statement.
The long-term work to improve the condition of the Baltic Sea has begun to yield results, but a great deal of basic research is still needed.
The University of Helsinki conducts important research on the Baltic Sea. This donation supports maritime research at the Tvärminne Zoological Station, which is run by the university. The station conducts research on topics such as biodiversity and the ecosystem as well as the effects of human activity on the Baltic Sea.
In 2016, Viking Line donated €100,000 to the station. Combined with its €50,000 contribution this year, Viking Line’s donations have enabled the university to hire another researcher for three year.