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Baltic Master II - presents its first results

The project Baltic Master II has reached its halvterm point. This week a conference was held in Gdansk in order to present the first results and strengthen the cooperation between the participating partner organisations.

Baltic Master II Progress Report May 2010

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Project acronym: Baltic Master II

Project title: Maritime safety - Transport and Environment in the Baltic Sea Region

Application call: 1

Priority: 3. Baltic Sea as a common resource

Project website: www.balticmaster.org

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Lead Partner:

Region Blekinge
Ronnebygatan 2
37132 Karlskrona
SE
Mats Johansson
E-mail: mats.johansson@regionblekinge.se
Phone: +46 455 30 50 00
Fax: +46 455 30 50 10

Project Manager:

Region Blekinge
Ronnebygatan 2
37132 Karlskrona
SE
Therese Nilsson
E-mail: therese.nilsson@regionblekinge.se
Phone: +46 455 30 50 25
Fax: +46 455 30 50 10


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Summary description of the project:

The Baltic Sea’s unique ecology is under a lot of pressure. Fishing, maritime pollution from ships and substantial additions of nutrition from e.g. sewage and farming all pose a threat to the inland sea where the water is estimated to take 30 years to renew.

At all times there are some 2000 ships in movement, and each year we see 120-140 collisions and groundings in the Baltic Sea – both traffic and accidents are increasing! The question is not IF we will suffer the effects from a major oil spill. The question is WHEN!

In the coastal zones there are many interests that need to co-exist in a sustainable way e.g. residential areas, tourism, transportation, fishing, oil pipelines and wind parks.

In case of an oil spill it is the people and business in the local coastal regions that will suffer from maritime pollution. The clean-up work will also be handled locally! Preparedness for an oil spill must therefore inevitably involve local and regional authorities.

IMO has declared the Baltic Sea a Particularly Sensitive Sea Area. Baltic Master II works to ensure that extensive measures to prevent accidents and pollution are agreed on and practiced by all the Baltic Sea countries. As an example the effectiveness of different measures for accident prevention are evaluated before being put into practice and hands-on solutions to prevent pollution onboard and in ports have been implemented.

Baltic Master II was initiated by politicians, and political commitment is important to secure long term effects. The Baltic Master II political committee has established a political vision anchored in the European Union’s strategy for the Baltic Sea. The vision, based on the Baltic Master II project results, was signed at the Baltic Master II political day in Brussels and communicated in the European Parliament by the Baltic Master II Political Committee chairman Peter Jeppsson on December 1st 2011.

Baltic Master II is a flagship project in the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea region that brings together countries from around the whole Baltic Rim. Its aim is to improve maritime safety by integrating local and regional perspectives with cross-border cooperation. This involves increasing the land-based capacity to respond to maritime oil spills and working to prevent pollution from maritime transport.

Baltic Master II started in 2008 as a follow up project to the successful Baltic Master project. 48 partners from all the nine Baltic Sea countries are involved in the project ranging from local, regional and national authorities to research institutes and pan-Baltic organizations.

Read more at the project web site www.balticmaster.org.


Achievements of the project so far:

Political commitment is crucial when it comes to maritime cross-border issues of safety, security and environmental protection. Peter Jeppsson, member of the Swedish parliament, has successfully chaired the Baltic Master II Political Committee. A number of political seminars and meetings has taken place, e.g. in the Swedish Parliament, at EU Maritime Day in Gdansk and at the Estonian ministry of environment in Tallinn. The Political Committee’s work was crowned by the signing of the Baltic Master II Vision for the Baltic Sea December 1st 2011 in Brussels. The vision was communicated and debated in the European Parliament in a seminar organized by the Baltic Master II project and the CPMR, in collaboration with Corinne LEPAGE (MEP) and the European Parliament’s Seas and Coastal Areas Intergroup.

For the continued political focus on maritime issues the body “Baltic Master Parliamentarians” consisting of Baltic Sea state national parliamentarians has been established.

Baltic Master II successfully conducted a number of oil spill exercises covering a number of different prerequisites and geographical areas. Findings from the oil spill exercises were put into an oil spill contingency binder that has been disseminated to all coastal authorities around the Baltic Sea. The binder aims to help coastal authorities and rescue services to perform their own exercises and produce their own oil contingency plans. Using the Baltic Master II experience presented in their local language, local authorities can perform their exercises more cost efficient and with greater impact.

An important part of oil contingency is the web based GIS-tool Environmental Atlas which Baltic Master II has updated in both Sweden and Poland. The tool offers an overview of different areas’ sensitivity and worthy of protection, which makes it an extremely useful tool in case of an oil spill, and in the preparedness and contingency planning work.

The Baltic Master II Baltic Sea Strategy flagship activity of Waste Management in Ports has, with active participation of the Reference Group and interested parties around the Baltic Sea finalized their work. The project has proven successful as external actors now have decided to implement the Baltic Master II waste management fraction signs and also made inquiries regarding the Baltic Master II cart designed to handle oily waste water from ships.

Region Blekinge will as lead partner of Baltic Master II continue focusing on the Baltic Sea health through their initiative Baltic Maritime Science Park (BMSP) and invites others to join the initiatives.



Project Duration: Oct 2008 - Jan 2012
Approximate total project budget in EUR: 3.902.070,00
ERDF co-financing: 2.997.570,00
ENPI co-financing: 0,00
Norwegian national contribution: 0,00

List of partners

Region of Blekinge
37132 Karlskrona | SWEDEN
Ronnebygatan 2
Region: Sydsverige
Contact person: Mats Johansson
Phone: +46 455 30 50 00
E-mail: mats.johansson@regionblekinge.se
Web: www.regionblekinge.se
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:889.546,00
ERDF co-financing:667.159,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:0,00
Region of Skåne
29189 Kristianstad | SWEDEN
JA Hedlundsväg
Region: Sydsverige
Contact person: Jerker Bjurnemark
Phone: +46 44 30 933 44
E-mail: jerker.bjurnemark@skane.se
Web: www.skane.se
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:280.000,00
ERDF co-financing:210.000,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:0,00
Regional Council of Kalmar County
39127 Kalmar | SWEDEN
Box 762
Region: Småland med öarna
Contact person: Carolina Gunnarsson
Phone: +46 480 44 83 82
E-mail: carolina.gunnarsson@karlmar.regionforbund.se
Web: www.kalmar.regionforbund.se
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:114.400,00
ERDF co-financing:85.800,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:0,00
Region of Halland
30180 Halmstad | SWEDEN
Box 538
Region: Västsverige
Contact person: Josefin Selander
Phone: +46 35 1798 25
E-mail: josefin.selander@regionhalland.se
Web: www.regionhalland.se
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:80.000,00
ERDF co-financing:60.000,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:0,00
County Administrative Board of Blekinge
37186 Karlskrona | SWEDEN
Ronnebygatan 22
Region: Sydsverige
Contact person: Claes Wiberg
Phone: +46 455 871 64
E-mail: claes.wiberg@k.lst.se
Web: www.k.lst.se
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:40.000,00
ERDF co-financing:30.000,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:0,00
County Administrative Board of Kalmar
39186 Kalmar | SWEDEN
Malmbrogatan 6
Region: Småland med öarna
Contact person: Henrik Svensson
Phone: +46 480 82 000
E-mail: henrik.svensson@h.lst.se
Web: www.h.lst.se
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:55.200,00
ERDF co-financing:41.400,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:0,00
County Administrative Board of Skåne
20515 Malmö | SWEDEN
Kungsgatan 13
Region: Sydsverige
Contact person: Anna Kristensson
Phone: +46 44 25 20 00
E-mail: anna.kristensson@m.lst.se
Web: www.m.lst.se
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:57.200,00
ERDF co-financing:42.900,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:0,00
County Administrative Board of Halland
30186 Halmstad | SWEDEN
Slottsgatan 2
Region: Västsverige
Contact person: Ulla-Britt Petersson
Phone: +46 35 13 20 00
E-mail: ulla-britt.petersson@n.lst.se
Web: www.n.lst.se
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:40.000,00
ERDF co-financing:30.000,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:0,00
Municipality of Karlskrona
37183 Karlskrona | SWEDEN
Östra Hamngatan 7B
Region: Sydsverige
Contact person: Elina Tyrberg Flink
Phone: +46 455 30 30 61
E-mail: elin.tyrberg-flink@karlskrona.se
Web: www.karlskrona.se
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:80.000,00
ERDF co-financing:60.000,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:0,00
Municipality of Ronneby
37280 Ronneby | SWEDEN
Stadshuset
Region: Sydsverige
Contact person: Per Drysén
Phone: +46 45761 89 10
E-mail: per.drysen@ronneby.se
Web: www.ronneby.se
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:80.000,00
ERDF co-financing:60.000,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:0,00
Municipality of Karlshamn
37481 Karlshamn | SWEDEN
Rådhusgatan 10
Region: Sydsverige
Contact person: Bo Wildroos
Phone: +46 454 810 00
E-mail: bo.wildroos@karlshamn.se
Web: www.karlshamn.se
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:80.000,00
ERDF co-financing:60.000,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:0,00
City of Helsingborg
25227 Helsingborg | SWEDEN
Gåsebäcksvägen 2
Region: Sydsverige
Contact person: Jörgen Hallberg
Phone: +46 42 10 30 00
E-mail: jorgen.hallberg@helsingborg.se
Web: www.helsinborg.se
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:100.000,00
ERDF co-financing:75.000,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:0,00
City of Kalmar
29126 Kalmar | SWEDEN
Box 611
Region: Småland med öarna
Contact person: Lars Malmborg
Phone: +46 480 45 00 00
E-mail: lars.malmborg@kalmar.se
Web: www.kalmar.se
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:44.000,00
ERDF co-financing:33.000,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:0,00
Municipality of Västervik
59380 Västervik | SWEDEN
Brunnsgatan 9
Region: Småland med öarna
Contact person: Bruno Nilsson
Phone: +46 49 880 00
E-mail: bruno.nilsson@vastervik.se
Web: www.vastervik.se
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:44.000,00
ERDF co-financing:33.000,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:0,00
Municipality of Oskarshamn
57228 Oskarshamn | SWEDEN
Box 706
Region: Småland med öarna
Contact person: Lennart Karlsson
Phone: +46 491 88 000
E-mail: lennart.karlsson@oskarshamn.se
Web: www.oskarshamn.se
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:44.000,00
ERDF co-financing:33.000,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:0,00
Region Gotland Gotland
62180 Visby | SWEDEN
Klosterplan 2
Region: Småland med öarna
Contact person: Johan Kallum
Phone: + 46 498 26 90 00
E-mail: johan.kallum@gotland.se
Web: www.gotland.se
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:160.000,00
ERDF co-financing:120.000,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:0,00
Swedish Coast Guard
37123 Karlskrona | SWEDEN
Box 536
Region: Sydsverige
Contact person: dan.thorell@coastguard.se
Phone: +46 455 35 34 00
E-mail: Dan Thorell
Web: www.kbv.se
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:40.000,00
ERDF co-financing:30.000,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:0,00
Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency
65180 Karlstad | SWEDEN
Box 105
Region: Norra Mellansverige
Contact person: Karl-Erik Kulander
Phone: +46 54 13 55 20
E-mail: karl-erik.kulander@srv.se
Web: www.srv.se
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:160.000,00
ERDF co-financing:120.000,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:0,00
Blekinge Institute of Technology, Center for Territorial Development Planning
37179 Karlskrona | SWEDEN
BTH
Region: Sydsverige
Contact person: Lars Emmelin
Phone: +46 455 385 310
E-mail: lars.emmelin@bth.se
Web: www.bth.se
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:100.000,00
ERDF co-financing:75.000,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:0,00
World Maritime University
21118 Malmö | SWEDEN
Box 500
Region: Sydsverige
Contact person: Olof Lindén
Phone: +46 40 35 63 00
E-mail: ol@wmu.se
Web: www.wmu.se
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:184.512,00
ERDF co-financing:138.384,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:0,00
Danish Emergency Management Agency Bornholm
3770 Allinge | DENMARK
Rönnevej 1-3
Region: Hovedstaden
Contact person: Michael Grönbech-Dam
Phone: +45 56 44 58 00
E-mail: mgd@beredskabsstyrelsen.dk
Web: www.brs.dk/bornholm
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:200.000,00
ERDF co-financing:150.000,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:0,00
Municipality of Bornholm
3700 Rönne | DENMARK
Ullasvej 23
Region: Hovedstaden
Contact person: David Hunt
Phone: +45 5692 0000
E-mail: david.hunt@brk.dk
Web: www.brk.dk
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:80.000,00
ERDF co-financing:60.000,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:0,00
University of Applied Sciences Bremen, Maritime Institute
28199 Bremen | GERMANY
Neustadswall 30
Region: Bremen
Contact person: Andreas Kraus
Phone: +49 421 59 050
E-mail: kraus@fbsm.hs-bremen.de
Web: www.maritimes-institut.de
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:115.000,00
ERDF co-financing:86.250,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:0,00
Maritime Institute, Gdansk
80-830 Gdansk | POLAND
Box 82
Region: Pomorskie
Contact person: Jakub Piotrowicz
Phone: +48 058 3011 879
E-mail: jpiotrow@im.gda.pl
Web: www.im.gda.pl
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:385.000,00
ERDF co-financing:327.250,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:0,00
Port of Gdynia Authority S.A
81-337 Gdynia | POLAND
Rotterdamska 9
Region: Pomorskie
Contact person: Daria Mroz
Phone: +48 58 627 45 16
E-mail: d.mroz@port.gdynia.pl
Web: www.port.gdynia.pl
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:150.000,00
ERDF co-financing:127.500,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:0,00
Maritime University of Szczecin
70-500 Szczecin | POLAND
ul. Waly Chrobrego 1-2
Region: Zachodniopomorskie
Contact person: Lucjan Gucman
Phone: + 48 9148 09 400
E-mail: lucek@am.szczecin.pl
Web: www.am.szczecin.pl
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:145.000,00
ERDF co-financing:123.250,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:0,00
Klaipeda County Governor's Administration
92117 Klaipeda | LITHUANIA
Danės g. 17
Region: Lietuva
Contact person: Audrius Braslauskas
Phone: +37 046 314 910
E-mail: A.Braslauskas@klaipeda.aps.lt
Web: www.klaipeda.aps.lt
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:10.209,00
ERDF co-financing:8.678,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:0,00
Saaremaa County Government
93819 Kuressaare | ESTONIA
Lossi street 1
Region: Eesti
Contact person: Mika Männik
Phone: +3724520510
E-mail: mika@saare.ee
Web: www.saare.ee
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:20.000,00
ERDF co-financing:17.000,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:0,00
Kotka Maritime Research Association
48310 Kotka | FINLAND
Mussalontie 428 B
Region: Etelä-Suomi
Contact person: Terhi Lindholm
Phone: +358 5225 0577
E-mail: terhi.lindholm@merikotka.fi
Web: www.merikotka.fi
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:36.000,00
ERDF co-financing:27.000,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:0,00
Municipality of Ängelholm
26280 Ängelholm | SWEDEN
Östra vägen 2
Region: Sydsverige
Contact person: Bengt-Ove Ohlsson
Phone: +46 431 870 00
E-mail: Bengt-Ove.Ohlsson@engelholm.se
Web: www.engelholm.se
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:88.000,00
ERDF co-financing:66.000,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:0,00