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The Jane and Aatos Erkko foundation has granted a donation to the Kymenlaakso University of Applied Sciences Ltd. for 1 August 2007 – 31 July 2011, for creating a concrete operational model to prevent oil spill on the coast.

A corresponding oil spill prevention and response plan already exists for the eastern Gulf of Finland.

The overall cost estimate of this project is EUR 800,000. Project sponsors include provinces, municipalities and rescue areas, and also private sponsors.

The donation sum is EUR 32,000.

The Jane and Aatos Erkko Foundation has granted a donation for publishing the history of seafaring-related education in Kotka between 1868-2008.

The oldest still existing Finnish-language seafaring study programme was initiated in Vyborg and moved to Kotka after the Finnish Winter War (1939-40). The original purpose of the education institute was to serve the commercial seafaring needs of the Gulf of Finland and the entire country. The institute’s contribution to the emergence of Finnish-language study material in the field of seafaring is of particular significance.

The donation sum is EUR 16,000.

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