European Small Islands Federation

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‘Small Islands are “the agents of change”  that can be trusted to make the low carbon revolution happen in Europe’ declared Brendan Devlin, Special adviser to DG Energy,  at the17th  AGM and annual Conference of the European Small Islands Federation.  It was held in Orkney islands on 11-13 September, and contributed an afternoon of talks […]

Island visitor’s centers

Korpostrom is a strait in the southern Finland archipelago, located adjacent to several major shipping lanes. It has been a local service point for a hundred years, became a marina in the early 2000’s and in 2004 a visitor centre including a marine research station. There is a lecture hall, offices, a restaurant and a […]

Paradise Lost?

When on Lesvos for the ISISA Islands of the World Conference in may, I met with Muna Mohamed from the Maldives. Her book “Falhu Alira Muiy” was just about to be published on forced migration and atoll development in her native island world. Yes, the Maldives are not in the ESIN part of the world […]

I don’t want to be a horse here

Can car-free islands have traffic jams? Yes, the Princes’ Islands, an archipelago consisting of nine islands in the sea of Marmara southeast of İstanbul named Büyükada, Heybeliada, Burgazada, Kinaliada, Sedefada, Tavsan Adası, Sivriada, Yassıada and Kaşık adası, can. The islands consist of hills of various heights. At an altitude of 203 m, Aya Yorgi (Hagios […]