About the Foundation

The Åland Foundation for the Future of the Baltic Sea, also known as The Baltic Sea Fund, was founded in 1989 through a private donation of FIM 3 million, corresponding to half a million euro. The initiator and donator was the businessman, nowadays appointed Councillor of Commerce, Anders Wiklöf.

The purpose of the foundation is to promote and support research and other activities regarding the protection of the environment of the Baltic Sea.

The Baltic Sea Fund awards prizes, scholarships, and subsidies within the fields of scientific research and technology, as well as for publishing activities, and measures, inititives, and other actions promoting the protection of the environment of the Baltic Sea.

The Baltic Sea Fund, which is an independent organisation, works for the entire Baltic Sea region by drawing attention to actions for the benefit of our common and sensitive inland sea. An important part of the activities is to disseminate information and knowledge about the environment of the Baltic Sea to the 85 million inhabitants of the region. The activities are supervised by a delegation of seventeen members elected for a term of office of three years.

The business and assets of the foundation is administered by a board of directors of five persons, appointed by the delegation. The term of office of the board is also three years.

The board of directors of the Baltic Sea Fund

It is the mission of the board of directors to be in charge of the business of the foundation and to administer its assets. The five board members are appointed by the delegation for a term of office of three years. The board has appointed a manager, whose task it is to lead the routine business.


Henrik Beckman, Chairman Finström, Åland
Lotta Wickström-Johansson, Deputy Chairman Mariehamn, Åland
Daniel Dahlén
Mariehamn, Åland
Stefan Rumander
Jomala, Åland
Carl Storå Mariehamn, Åland


Members of the Delegation


Peter Lindbäck, Chairman Saltvik, Åland
Carina Aaltonen Jomala, Åland
Sune Eriksson Lemland, Åland
Lena Kautsky Stockholm, Sweden
Seppo Knuuttila Helsinki, Finland
Nils Lampi Mariehamn, Åland
Johan Ljungberg Helsingfors, Finland
Britt Lundberg Mariehamn, Åland
Johanna Mattila Åbo, Finland
Elisabeth Nauclér Mariehamn, Åland
Alf Norkko
Hankoo, Finland
Katrin Sjögren Mariehamn, Åland
Lisa Emelia Svensson
Stockholm, Sweden
Timo Tanninen Helsingfors, Finland
Edgar Vickström Jomala, Åland
Anders Wiklöf Mariehamn, Åland


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