”This is the book I would take with me on a desert island. ‘The History of Seafaring', published both in Finnish and in English by the John Nurminen Foundation, is the best that money can buy: a wonderfully illustrated magnum opus by authors who know their subject matter through and through.”


Tuukka Perhoniemi, journalist, Tiede magazine

”Juha is an ardent defender of the wellbeing of the Baltic Sea; for him, it is a real passion. I appreciate deeds more than words, and am therefore very impressed with the concrete way in which he has committed himself to a clean Baltic Sea.”


Sari Baldauf, professional board member

"An encounter with a manta ray is an awe-inspiring experience.”


Juha Nurminen, underwater photographer

"’The Juha Nurminen collection is one of the largest private collections anywhere, containing very rare and important world maps of global significance."


Jonathan Potter, antique map expert, London



Juha Nurminen, Maritime Counsellor is a fourth-generation family entrepreneur. The roots of John Nurminen Oy are in the city of Rauma, where the company was founded in 1886.

The John Nurminen Foundation, established upon the initiative of Juha, engages in impactful work promoting culture and the environment. For his lifetime achievements, Juha has been granted various honorary medals, prizes and awards, such as the State Award for Public Information in 2008.



  • The 5th Baltic Sea Day celebrated in spite of the rain

    Baltic Sea Day began with a morning opening ceremony at Helsinki City Hall.  The open event, which was streamed on Helsinki-kanava, featured greetings from all around the Baltic Sea. There were also discussions about the sea’s condition, items in the government programme, and Finns’ concerns and relationship with the Baltic Sea. In Helsinki these discussions

  • All Finnish tall oil operators commit to completely preventing tall oil discharges into the Baltic Sea

    The transport of tall oil in the Baltic Sea has increased dramatically due to growth in the bioproduct industry. Tall oil has been identified as a chemical that may potentially pose a risk to marine environment. International legislation permits tall oil tankers to discharge their tank washing water at sea, which means that hundreds of