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Project acronym: SUBMARINER

Project title: Sustainable Uses of Baltic Marine Resources

Application call: 3

Priority: 3. Baltic Sea as a common resource

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Lead Partner:

Instytut Morski w Gdańsku
Dlugi Targ 41/42
80-830 Gdansk
PL
Joanna Przedrzymirska
E-mail: joaprz@im.gda.pl
Phone: +48 58 301 93 39
Fax: +48 58 301 35 13

Project Manager:

Instytut Morski w Gdańsku
Dlugi Targ 41/42
80-830 Gdansk
PL
Agnieszka Peksyk
E-mail: apeksyk@im.gda.pl
Phone: +48 58 301 16 41 21
Fax: +48 58 301 35 13


Information Manager:

Instytut Morski w Gdańsku
Dlugi Targ 41/42
80-830 Gdansk
PL
Joanna Przedrzymirska
E-mail: joaprz@im.gda.pl
Phone: +48 58 301 87 24
Fax: +48 58 301 35 13



Summary description of the project:

The Baltic Sea faces significant challenges: fishery declines, severe marine pollution, the effects of climate change as well as an increasing competition for space. At the same time new scientific and technological developments provide opportunities for innovative uses of marine resources which do not only have the power to generate sustainable regional economic development but also proactively contribute to improve the state of the ecosystem.

SUBMARINER focused attention on:

• Macroalgae Harvesting & Cultivation for nutrient recycling&biogas

• Microalgae Cultivation for biofuel production

• Mussel Cultivation for nutrient recycling, feed and fertilisers

• Reed Harvesting for nutrient recycling, biofuel production&construction material

• Fish Aquaculture based on new, environmentally friendly technology and combined, integrated mariculture systems

• Blue Biotechnology for pharmaceutical, cosmetic and industrial purposes

• Wave Energy to support alternative local energy production

• Additional Uses at Offshore Wind Parks for efficient use of Baltic Sea space

The impacts of these new marine uses on the environment, their economic feasibility and regional applicability are still poorly understood. This makes it difficult for decision-makers to judge which uses are most desirable and how they should be promoted, while discouraging potentially damaging ones.

The SUBMARINER Compendium is the first ever assessment of the potential of these new sustainable uses in the environmental, socioeconomic and legal conditions of the Baltic Sea. The SUBMARINER Roadmap identifies those activities which are necessary to be undertaken in the coming years. They will be promoted and facilitated by the SUBMARINER Network, which has been recognised as a flagship initiative under the Priority Area “Inno” of the EUSBSR.

ACTIVITIES

I. Compendium: A comprehensive inventory of current and new uses taking into account opportunities and resources across the BSR,

environmental and socioeconomic impacts, state and availability of technologies, market chances as well as the current regulatory framework.

II. Regional Strategies: Testing new uses in real conditions through feasibility studies, pilot cultivations as well as development of regional roadmaps.

III. BSR Roadmap: Recommending necessary new actions to further promote beneficial uses of Baltic marine resources.

IV. BSR Network: Bringing relevant players together through cooperation events, roundtables and seminars and a virtual information and exchange platform, by developing a selfstanding Network structure (mission, business plan, etc.) which has successfully gained flagship project status under the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region (EUSBSR).

SUBMARINER was led by the Maritime Institute in Gdańsk in collaboration with nineteen partners from all EU countries around the Baltic Sea Region, including applied research institutes, regional & national authorities as well as NGOs.


Achievements of the project so far:

The SUBMARINER Compendium is the first ever comprehensive overview on the current state and future perspectives for applying sustainable and innovative uses from Baltic marine resources. The Compendium provides an overview on the following aspects:

• Experience of the SUBMARINER topics on global scale,

• Basic description of the marine resource within the BSR,

• Availability of resource in the BSR and resulting potential in the BSR,

• Available technology & research,

• Environmental Assessment,

• Legal aspects & underlying political strategies,

• Economic aspects, showing cost drivers and, if possible, cost/benefit analysis,

• SWOT analysis for the BSR,

• Knowledge Gaps and conclusions,

• Overview on related studies, pilot projects, research institutions/companies, references.

Based on the findings of the Compendium, the SUBMARINER Roadmap promotes new initiatives in the field of sustainable and innovative uses of Baltic marine resources.

The focus is on the key issues that require joint efforts in the Baltic Sea Region in order to enhance blue-green growth in the region while sustaining and improving its natural capital and, in particular, the Baltic Sea itself.

The SUBMARINER Roadmap serves as the reference document for the SUBMARINER Network which will serve as an umbrella for new initiatives in the field of innovative and sustainable uses of Baltic marine resources. It is a new flagship of the priority area “Innovation” within the revised EUSBSR Action Plan. The Ministry of Economic Affairs in Schleswig-Holstein together with the Swedish Agency for Marine and Water Management and the Maritime Institute in Gdańsk act as SUBMARINER Network flagship project leaders.

The SUBMARINER Network was officially launched during the project’s final conference

"Innovative Uses of Baltic Marine Resources in the Light of the EU Blue Growth Initiative" held in Gdańsk on 5–6 Sept 2013.

The conference, which weas held under the patronage of the Polish Ministry of Transport, Construction and Maritime Economy, brought together more than 150 participants – high-level policy makers and representatives of companies and research institutions dealing with new marine uses around the Baltic Sea Region.

The SUBMARINER Compendium and SUBMARINER Roadmap are based on the results of various SUBMARINER activities on sub-regional level where new marine uses have been tested in pilot cases and/or sub-regional strategies for specific uses have been formulated. These regional activities included micro- and macroalgae cultivation pilots in Finland and Lithuania, a roadmap for the development of Polish coastal areas, a Masterplan Blue Biotechnology for Schleswig Holstein, zebra mussel cultivation at the Curonian Lagoon as well as experiments on using Baltic blue mussels for feed and harvesting biomass from an offshore wind park in Southern Denmark.



Project Duration: Jun 2010 - Sep 2013
Approximate total project budget in EUR: 3.580.700,00
ERDF co-financing: 2.821.950,00
ENPI co-financing: 0,00
Norwegian national contribution: 0,00

List of partners

The Maritime Institute in Gdansk
80-830 Gdansk | POLAND
Dlugi Targ 41/42
Region: Pomorskie
Contact person: Joanna Przedrzymirska
Phone: +48 58 301 87 24
E-mail: joaprz@im.gda.pl
Web: www.im.gda.pl
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:355.880,00
ERDF co-financing:302.498,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:0,00
Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety
10178 Berlin | GERMANY
Alexanderstr. 3
Region: Berlin
Contact person: Jürgen Keinhorst
Phone: +49 30 18 305 2370
E-mail: Juergen.Keinhorst@bmu.bund.de
Web: www.bmu.de
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:356.708,00
ERDF co-financing:267.531,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:0,00
Leibniz Institute of Marine Sciences (IFM-GEOMAR)
24148 Kiel | GERMANY
Wischhofstrasse 1-3
Region: Schleswig-Holstein
Contact person: Johannes F. Imhoff
Phone: +49-431-6004450
E-mail: jimhoff@ifm-geomar.de
Web: http://www.ifm-geomar.de
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:167.510,00
ERDF co-financing:125.632,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:0,00
University of Rostock
18055 Rostock | GERMANY
Wismarsche Str. 8
Region: Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
Contact person: Detlef Czybulka
Phone: +49 381 498-8250
E-mail: detlef.czybulka@uni-rostock.de
Web: www.inf.uni-rostock.de
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:76.130,00
ERDF co-financing:57.097,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:0,00
BioCon Valley Mecklenburg-Vorpommern e. V.
18119 Rostock | GERMANY
Friedrich-Barnewitz-Str. 8
Region: Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
Contact person: Frank Neudörfer
Phone: +49 381 2529513-0
E-mail: fn@bcv.org
Web: www.bcv.org
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:164.180,00
ERDF co-financing:123.135,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:0,00
Finnish Environment Institute
FI-00251 Helsinki | FINLAND
Mechelininkatu 34a, P.O.Box 140
Region: Etelä-Suomi
Contact person: Mari Walls
Phone: +358 40 556 3839
E-mail: mari.walls@ymparisto.fi
Web: www.environment.fi/syke
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:240.000,00
ERDF co-financing:180.000,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:0,00
Klaipeda University Coastal Research and Planning Institute
LT-92294 Klaipeda | LITHUANIA
H.Mano 84
Region: Lietuva
Contact person: Alfonsas Ramonas
Phone: (00)37046398904
E-mail: alfonsas.ramonas@ku.lt
Web: www.corpi.ku.lt
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:334.460,00
ERDF co-financing:284.291,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:0,00
Klaipeda Science and Technology Park
LT-92294 Klaipeda | LITHUANIA
Herkaus Manto str. 84
Region: Lietuva
Contact person: Andrius Sutnikas
Phone: +370 46 310463
E-mail: roma.stubriene@kmtp.lt
Web: www.kmtp.lt
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:121.040,00
ERDF co-financing:102.884,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:0,00
Tallinn University of Technology
19086 Tallinn | ESTONIA
Ehitajate tee 5
Region: Eesti
Contact person: Enn Loigu
Phone: +372-6202502
E-mail: enn.loigu@ttu.ee
Web: www.ttu.ee
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:108.000,00
ERDF co-financing:91.800,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:0,00
Entreprenuership Development Centre for Biotechnology and Medicine
50410 Tartu | ESTONIA
Tiigi 61b
Region: Eesti
Contact person: Margit Ilves
Phone: +372 7 440 236
E-mail: margit@biopark.ee
Web: www.biopark.ee
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:74.000,00
ERDF co-financing:62.900,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:0,00
The Ministry of the Environment of the Republic of Latvia
LV 1494 Riga | LATVIA
Peldu 25
Region: Latvija
Contact person: Vija Gēme
Phone: + 371 66016750
E-mail: Vija.geme@vidm.gov.lv
Web: www.vidm.gov.lv
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:155.931,00
ERDF co-financing:132.541,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:0,00
Environmental Development Association
LV-1014 Riga | LATVIA
Brivibas street 249A
Region: Latvija
Contact person: Karlis Maulics
Phone: +371 67322333
E-mail: karlis.maulics@videsattistiba.lv
Web: www.videsattistiba.lv
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:119.682,00
ERDF co-financing:101.729,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:0,00
ScanBalt
2300 S Copenhagen | DENMARK
Arne Jacobsesn Alle 15, 2
Region: Hovedstaden
Contact person: Peter Frank
Phone: +4527141078
E-mail: Pf@scanbalt.org
Web: www.scanbalt.org
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:240.230,00
ERDF co-financing:180.172,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:0,00
LOKE, Lolland Energy Holding
4900 Nakskov | DENMARK
Vejlegade 22
Region: Sjælland
Contact person: Bjarne Hansen
Phone: 0045 54676872
E-mail: bjha@lolland.dk
Web: http://www.loke-energi.dk/
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:192.370,00
ERDF co-financing:144.277,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:0,00
Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) Department of Industrial Ecology (IE)
SE-100 44 Stockholm | SWEDEN
Industrial Ecology, KTH
Region: Stockholm
Contact person: Fredrik Gröndahl
Phone: +46 8 790 61 58
E-mail: fgro@kth.se
Web: www.ima.kth.se
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:296.080,00
ERDF co-financing:222.060,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:0,00
The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences
SE - 10405 Stockholm | SWEDEN
P.O. Box 50005
Region: Stockholm
Contact person: Lisbeth Wallin
Phone: +46 8-673 97 90
E-mail: lisbeth@kva.se
Web: www. kva.se
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:78.710,00
ERDF co-financing:59.032,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:0,00
Trelleborg Municipality
231 83 Trelleborg | SWEDEN
Trelleborg City Hall
Region: Sydsverige
Contact person: Ulf Bingsgård
Phone: +46-410-733 110
E-mail: Ulf.bingsgard@trelleborg.se
Web: www.trelleborg.se
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:60.000,00
ERDF co-financing:45.000,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:0,00
Gdansk Science and Technology Park, Pomeranian Special Economic Zone Ltd.
80-172 Gdańsk | POLAND
ul. Trzy Lipy 3
Region: Pomorskie
Contact person: Marcin Żukowski
Phone: 48 58 7396143
E-mail: m.zukowski@strefa.gda.pl
Web: www.gpnt.pl/
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:95.230,00
ERDF co-financing:80.945,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:0,00
Norgenta - North German Life Science Agency GmbH
20251 Hamburg | GERMANY
Falkenried 88
Region: Hamburg
Contact person: Hans Kuhn
Phone: +49 40 47196422
E-mail: hans.kuhn@norgenta.de
Web: www.norgenta.de
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:344.560,00
ERDF co-financing:258.420,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:0,00