• The project team has elaborated After LIFE Communication Plan in order to address the following issues: general vision on marine biodiversity monitoring after MARMONI; policy implementation related after-MARMONI communication actions; commitments of our scientific institutions to further work on indicators and methods; information about techniques and methods elaborated in MARMONI which became a part of the institutes working techniques; application of MARMONI information in MSP works at current date and future plans; new projects applied or granted that use the MARMONI work; planned scientific articles and conferences; visibility actions and distribution concept of MARMONI publications.
  • The project team has elaborated Layman’s report “The diversity of life in the Baltic Sea” has been produced for the non-expert reader and it addressed a few features of the MARMONI project in an easy understandable language (2015, Layman’s report in English, Layman’s report in Latvian, Layman’s report in Estonian, Layman’s report in Finnish, Layman’s report in Swedish)
  • The project team has elaborated a summary brochure ‘MARMONI activities and results in brief” (2015, in English) with the aim to downsize the  project’s information volume and make it easy-to-use for policy makers.
  • Good cooperation with “AS Tallink Grupp” started in 2012 and continues even after project official end (2015). Company  recognizes environmental protection and management as one of its highest priorities and that every effort is to be made to conserve and protect the environment therefore company kindly agreed to support MARMONI project by placing information panels on 4 routes operated by the Tallink company:  Tallinn (Estonia) – Helsinki (Finland); Riga (Latvia) – Stockholm (Sweden); Tallinn (Estonia) – Stockholm (Sweden) and Helsinki (Finland) – Stockholm (Sweden).
  • Project results and findings had been used for the elaboration of the scientific articles:
    - Scientific article Labucis A.*,  Purina I.,  Labuce A., Barda I., Strake S.. Spring seasonal pattern of primary productionin the Gulf of Riga (Baltic Sea) after a mild winter. Published in Environmental and Experimental Biology (2017) 15: 247–255 pp;
    -Scientific article Lappalainen, A., Saks L., Sustarc, M., Heikinheimoa, O., Jürgens, K., Kokkonena, E., Kurkilahtic, M., Verliin, A., Vetemaa M. (2015). Length at maturity as a potential indicator of fishing pressure effectson coastal pikeperch (Sander lucioperca) stocks in the northern BalticSea. Published in Fisheries Research 174 (2016), 47–57 pp.;
    - Scientific article Suursaar, Ü., Torn, K., Martin, G., Herkül, K., Kullas, T. (2014). Formation and species composition of     stormcast beach wrack in the Gulf of Riga, Baltic Sea. Published in Oceanologia 56 (4), 673–695 pp.;
    Scientific article Uusitalo, L., Fleming-Lehtinen, V., Hällfors, H., Jaanus, A., Hällfors, S. & London, L. (2013). A novel        approach for estimating phytoplankton biodiversity. Published in ICES Journal of Marine Science 70(2):408-417;
    Scientific article Kotta, J., Orav-Kotta, H., Pärnoja, M. (2013) Role of physical water properties and environmental                disturbances on the diversity of coastal macrophyte and invertebrate communities in a brackish water ecosystem.                    Published in WIT Transaction on Ecology and the Environment, 77−88 pp.).
  • Terrestrial notice boards (2012) in the national languages had been set up in the target countries.  Besides information about the project, the notice boards inform about marine nature values of the Baltic Sea and describe the nearest location of the project territory. The pictures of the boards and precise locations, indicating address, map and geographical coordinates (notice boards in LatviaFinland,SwedenEstonia).
  • The project team has elaborated a project leaflet in (2011, in 5 languages) as the project visit card to inform in brief about the project, its aims and activities. In an easy language for wider target audience the leaflet explained what the project was about and who was implementing it and leaflet has been distributed in various national and international stakeholders’ events and conferences.(Project leaflet in EnglishProject leaflet in EstonianProject leaflet in LatvianProject leaflet in FinnishProject leaflet in Swedish)


Project co-financiers: Latvian Environmental Protection Fund and Estonian Environmental Investment Centre