Introduction to the Fruit Basket, project Output Library

The Baltic Sea Region (BSR) Programme 2007-2013 financed in total 90 transnational cooperation projects covering a wide scope of themes. In order to share the work done with you, the Programme has created this online basket of projects – a Fruit Basket if you will (formally called the Output Library).

The Fruit Basket may be used for diverse purposes. For example, when you have a specific challenge in your area with regard to transport, you may want to find out what has been done previously in that area and you will most likely find useful documents that would increase your knowledge in the specific topic. Take your pick!

You searched for "Environment". 91 outputs found.

Project:
Title:
Report: Innovative approaches to chemicals control of hazardous substances
Date:
Oct 2011
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Description:
The objective was by screening of waste waters to contribute to identify sources for the 11 hazardous substances prioritised in the Baltic Sea region. Screening introduced wide and new information on occurrence of this set of substances in wastewaters. A joint evaluation of ecotoxicity of wastewaters was also carried out and recommendations for Whole Effluent Assessment (WEA) approach with limit values for the region provided. An important aim was also to harmonise methodology serving quality requirements in water management.
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Report: Major sources and flows of the Baltic Sea Action Plan hazardous substances
Date:
Jan 2012
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Substance flow analyses (SFA) were conducted in participating Baltic Sea countries and a wide compilation of information on sources and emissions for Baltic Sea Action Plan (BSAP) hazardous substances was created. Use and emission patterns show regional differences as well as differences between the substance groups. Identification of the major sources and flows of the BSAP-substances has led to an increased awareness in the region, of the importance and complexity of source tracking. Also estimation of inputs to the Sea for a set of BSAP substances was carried out.
Project:
Title:
Guidance documents for 11 BSAP hazardous substances
Date:
Jan 2012
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The project developed 11 guidance documents on measures to reduce cost-effectively emissions and discharges for substances and substance groups of the HELCOM Baltic Sea Action Plan (BSAP). This information is useful for work with hazardous substances in water management, for authorities, water managers, enterprises. In many aspects regional or national work dealing with these demanding substances can benefit from project's outputs.
Project:
Title:
BalticClimate Toolkit
Date:
Nov 2011
Description:
The BalticClimate Toolkit supports the development of municipalities, regions and companies, and assists to increase their competitiveness in times of climate change. Policy makers, spatial planners and business people get enabled to deal with mitigation of and adaptation to climate change in a cooperative, integrated and sustainable way. The Toolkit compiles research results, newly developed methodology, exercises, good examples and video clips. The content is provided via a user-friendly website as stepwise approach and in 11 BSR languages plus English.
Project:
Title:
BalticClimate Report: Climate Change Impact and Vulnerability Assessment - Target Areas’ Experiences
Date:
Dec 2011
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The report presents the experiences of a pilot assessment on climate change impacts and vulnerability. Policy makers and planners can see how a set of exercises was implemented in 7 BSR pilot regions to assess the vulnerability focusing on the sectors of agriculture, energy, housing or transport. The report includes overviews of both exercises and vulnerability assessments, as well as a synthesis summary and detailed descriptions of each pilot implementation.
Project:
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Political Vision for the Baltic Sea - signed by the Baltic Master II Political Committee
Date:
Dec 2011
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The Political Vision was produced during a broad cooperative process. The visions and goals in the areas described in the document stem from the project results and have been pointed out by the Baltic Master II Political Committee, Steering Group and Partners as the most important for further cooperative actions for Baltic maritime safety, security and environmental protection. All members of the Political Committee have signed this Political Vision.
Project:
Title:
Guides to oil contingency planning and exercising
Date:
Jan 2012
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Comprehensive experience from the oil contingency planning and exercising performed within the scope of the Baltic Master II project is presented in a binder consisting of guides and best practice advise. The material serves as valuable input for authorities and rescue services that are about to produce plans and exercise their plans concerning efficient handling of maritime pollutions such as oil spills. The guides are available in English, Swedish, Danish, Polish, Estonian, Latvian, Lithuanian and Russian.
Project:
Title:
Waste Management on board and in Ports
Date:
Jul 2011
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Description:
The Baltic Sea Strategy flagship Baltic Master II project Waste Management in Ports has presented a number of hands on measures to reduce the maritime ship generated pollution. Examples: A practical solution for disposal of oily water from ships has been implemented in several ports. Waste sorting fraction signs for handling of ship generated waste have been produced and implemented. A brochure informing ships that call at ports about the local waste handling routines have been produced.
Project:
Title:
Suggestions of new APMs and their implementation
Date:
Jan 2012
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The Baltic Sea is recognized by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) as being a Particularly Sensitive Sea Area (PSSA). However, this status is only effective when proper Associated Protective Measures (APMs) are introduced and implemented. In the report compiled by the Maritime Institute in Gdansk suggestions and recommendations are being presented, based on different scenario modeling.
Project:
Title:
Implementation of the Ballast Water Management convention
Date:
Jan 2012
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The Port of Gdynia Authority S.A. has carried out a risk assessment of ballast water and sediment and prepared what should be done in order to be well prepared to ratify the Ballast Water Convention. The report is named "Recommendations for the implementation BWM in Baltic ports". Supporting documents are found here: http://www.balticmaster.org/general.aspx?page_id=562
Title:
Baltic Green Belt institutionalised as 4th part of the European Green Belt initiative (EuGB)
Date:
Feb 2012
Description:
Through the Baltic Green Belt project, the Baltic Green Belt as a region and network has been formally anchored within the European Green Belt initiative. Since 2012, BUND Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, serves as the regional coordinator and contact point for stakeholders from the BSR. The Baltic Green Belt aims at nature conservation and sustainable development of the coastal areas along the former Iron Curtain. GOs and NGOs as well as scientists from Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Germany and Russia are invited to participate in projects, receive publications or locate valuable contacts. Responsible for contact point activities at the BUND Mecklenburg-Vorpommern is Corinna Cwielag BUND Landesgeschäftsstelle Corinna Cwielag Wismarsche Str. 152 19053 Schwerin Phone: +4938552133912 coordinator@balticgreenbelt.de
Project:
Title:
Risk analysis for the Baltic Sea Region
Date:
Jan 2012
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The BRISK risk model - agreed by all project partners - provides a unique and detailed picture of the risks associated with spills of oil and hazardous substances in the Baltic Sea. Its findings are based on some of the most advanced tools available for modelling shipping traffic flows, the risks of accidents at sea, and their consequences.
Project:
Title:
Environmental sensitivity areas mapped for the Baltic Sea Region
Date:
Jan 2012
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Experts from the BRISK team including representatives from all of the countries around the Baltic Sea have developed a common methodology to describe environmental sensitivity to oil and hazardous substances spilt on the sea surface in the entire Baltic sea. Analysis of the sensitivity maps reveals the existence of 3 types of high sensitivity areas: Coastal waters, archipelagos, and shallow waters. This will be used to compare areas of sensitivity with areas of oil impact.
Project:
Title:
ltSeaPlan Vision 2030 - Towards the sustainable planning of Baltic Sea space
Date:
Apr 2013
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Description:
The vision was developed by all BaltSeaPlan PPs jointly. It shows how Maritime Spatial Planning (MSP) can ideally be translated into practice by 2030 and outlines the necessary steps and principles such as pan-Baltic thinking and spatial connectivity, which should be followed by BSR States in order to reach this vision. It identifies as well key transnational topics for a sustainable development of the Baltic Sea, which require crossborder co-operation: healthy marine environment, coherent pan-Baltic energy policy, safe maritime transport and sustainable fisheries.
Project:
Title:
Recommendations for a data exchange network and infrastructure for Maritime Spatial Planning in the BSR
Date:
Jan 2012
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The aim of the recommendations is to establish a pan-Baltic MSP data infrastructure with a transnatl. network for the exchange of MSP Data. Among others the BaltSeaPlan partnership recommends to commonly agree on a process, minimum requirements & performance criteria based on the BaltSeaPlan findings. Also a structure is recommended with the MSP data group working in conjunction with planners.
Project:
Title:
Modelling for Maritime Spatial Planning – Tools, concepts, applications”
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The report describes the potential role of models and modelled data within the processes of MSP /SEA. Furthermore, it provides several case studies of model applications in MSP. The report concludes with an overview of existing modelling concepts and tools from previous and ongoing projects and initiatives around the Baltic Sea, which could be of use for Maritime Spatial Planning.
Project:
Title:
Report: Developing a Pilot Maritime Spatial Plan for the Middle Bank
Date:
Dec 2011
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Description:
The Middle Bank-largest Baltic Sea shallow water area-is situated far from the coast at the SE/PL EEZ border, has therefore only a very limited no.of active stakeholders. The report demonstrates, how a MSP can be prepared for an area, with few active stakeholders & info. available, while at the same time dealing with 2 countries. Being of strategic nature, with the purpose of preventing future conflicts rather than mitigating current ones-the resulting MSP is quite different from former ones & might potentially lay the basis for similar type of MSPs.
Project:
Title:
Cross-country analysis: River Basin Management Plans: Institutional framework and planning process
Date:
Nov 2011
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The report contains the main results of the cross-country analysis of the 1st River Basin Management Plans required by the EU Water Framework Directive and their planning processes in 7 Baltic Sea Region countries. Based on the analysis results, the recommendations for the 2nd planning round have been given.
Project:
Title:
Waterpraxis pilot reports: Environmental, economical and social impact assessment
Date:
Jan 2012
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Description:
Several different kind of approaches of environmental, economical and social impact assessment were applied and tested in the 4 pilot areas of Waterpraxis project. The results have been presented in this report. The methods tested are applicable around the Baltic Sea Region.
Project:
Title:
Pilot investments: Small-scale groundwater purification systems
Date:
Dec 2011
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Description:
Two ground water quality improvement systems were designed and constructed in the villages of Kudirkos Naumiestis and Bagotoji in Lithuanian pilot area Sesupe River Basin. The construction works were partly funded by the BSR Programme and partly by the municipalities. The technical solutions can be applied as such in any location suffering from bad quality drinking water. The pilot investments are a good example of realisation of environmental investments by BSR Programme funding and local funding together.
Project:
Title:
Comparative Analysis:Conditions for the management of carrying capacity in the parks of Parks & Benefits
Date:
Aug 2011
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Description:
The comparative ananylsis of carrying capacity developed by the University of Roskilde (DK) provides specific input for park managements on the methodology of carrying capacity of protected areas and gives a comprehensive overview on the main conservational goals and carrying capacity problems in Parks & Benefits partner parks.
Project:
Title:
Ecoregion Perspectives: Innovation and Education for Sustainable Development
Date:
May 2013
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Description:
The aim of this issue of “EcoRegion Perspectives” is to embrace the diversity of views and approaches to Ecucation for Sustainable Development (ESD) in the Baltic Sea Region. It includes contributions by various stakeholders, including policy and education professionals, as well as representatives from non-formal education sectors and regions involved in sustainable development initiatives.
Project:
Title:
Implementation and status of priority measures to reduce nitrogen and phosphorus leakage
Date:
Dec 2012
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Description:
The most commonly used agri-environment measures, implementation regulation and implementation subsidies were established and assessed in all the 9 riparian countries of the Baltic Sea and Belarus. 10 sountry reports and a regional summary reports show the variety of management approaches that exists even across the EU countries in regulating and subsidizing agri-environment measures. This demonstrate the flexibility within the CAP system, but also the need to increase knowledge of effect and emphasize context specific planning of agri-environment measures.
Project:
Title:
Scenarios on agricultural production, nutrient loads and multiple benefits in future climate
Date:
Dec 2012
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Description:
Two reports are published which integrate future climate and agricultural production scenarios and local stakeholder perceptions with recent international knowledge on agri-environment measures and nutrient load assessment models. Productive agriculture adapted to reduced nutrient losses in future climate - Model and stakeholder based scenarios of Baltic Sea catchments (published by Finnish Environment Institute); Consequences of future nutrient load scenarios on multiple benefits of agricultural production (published by Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences)
Project:
Title:
The Common Agricultural Policy post-2013: a Pathway to Regional Cohesion?
Date:
Dec 2012
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The report evaluates the potential for reforms in the European Union Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) to support more effective agri-environmental measures, the provision of ecosystem services and policy coordination across the Baltic Sea Region. Building on lessons learned and the identified challenges in implementing agri-environment policies, the report aims to show some of the opportunities and risks that country-level actors may face in the current and future CAP reforms.
Project:
Title:
Assessments of climate change impacts
Date:
Oct 2011
Description:
Potential impacts of climate change were assessed or mapped i.a. in Helsinki Metropolitan Area, Tampere, Hanko, Klaipeda, Klaipeda District, Hamburg, Bergen, West Estonian coastal area, Riga, Kalundborg and the German coast. The impact assessments serve as background information for adaptation measurements or scenario workshops. Documents can be found at: http://www.baltcica.org/results/documents.html#Reports (headline “Climate Change Impacts (Background Studies) and http://www.baltcica.org/casestudies/estonia.html
Title:
Manual for strategy, policy and action plan on "How to introduce biogas buses" in public transport
Date:
Mar 2013
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Description:
The objective of the project is to stimulate cities within the Baltic Sea Region to use biogas as fuel for city buses — with the aim to reduce environmental impact from public transport. Extended use of biogas will lower emissions, improve inner city air quality, limit the impact from traffic on climate change and strengthen the role of public transport. The Baltic Biogas Bus project presents strategies and policies on how to introduce biogas in public transport. The project has generated analyses regarding biogas production, distribution and bus operations.
Project:
Title:
Report: Waste-to-energy in the Baltic Sea Region
Date:
Nov 2011
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Description:
Sustainable energy production is one of the primary targets of the European environmental policy. In the Baltic Sea region there is a high potential of energy from waste which has not been explored yet. In the studied regions, the national documents and strategies implementing the European waste policy targets have been developed. All of the regions, invetigated in the report, have implemented regulatory and economic incentives for developing waste-to-energy but the infrastructure for waste-to-energy is not well developed.
Project:
Title:
Book of "Good Practices in Sludge Management"
Date:
Dec 2012
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Description:
Book of "Good Practices in Sludge Management" presents technical solutions used in municipal wastewater sludge handling including disposal processes. The book compares the results achievable by application of different techniques, explores relevant emerging technologies and legal limitations for the further sewage sludge use. It is available for on-line reading gpsm.purebalticsea.eu. The whole book language versions are English (with an appendix), German, Latvian, Polish and Russian. The book is targeted to wastewater treatment operators, authorities and students of the sector.
Project:
Title:
Technical audit reports to enhance phosphorous removal in 6 municipal wastewater treatment plants.
Date:
Nov 2010
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Description:
Six technical audit reports for the wastewater treatment plants of Brest (Belarus), Jurmala (Latvia), Kohtla-Järve (Estonia), Gdansk and Szczecin (Poland) includes the description of the current technical processes, necessary technology to decrease the concentration of phosphorus in purified wastewater and the consequent additional investment and operation costs. Target of the audits were to support plants to reach HELCOM recommendation, the concentration of 0.5 mg/l phosphorus in outgoing wastewaters. Available at http://www.purebalticsea.eu/index.php/pure:technical_audits
Project:
Title:
“PURE Benchmark online database” for municipalities and water companies
Date:
Oct 2012
Description:
New benchmarking service for municipalities and water companies “PURE Benchmark online database” (www.purebenchmark.net) contains wastewater treatment information from 30 municipalities and 3100 wastewater treatment plants. The user-friendly and practical online tool has been developed by local users for practical needs like reporting and anonymous benchmarking. The database monitors the level of wastewater treatment and technology used in the BSR.
Project:
Title:
On-line training materials about municipal sludge handling, investments in phosphorous removal
Date:
Oct 2012
Description:
On-line training materials concluding the topics of PURE project are available at http://www.purebalticsea.eu/index.php/pure:materials. Materials among other things include information about municipal sludge handling, investments in enhanced phosphorous removal in municipal wastewater treatment plants and eutrophication of the Baltic Sea. Materials give information about PURE project accomplishments and challenges.
Project:
Title:
Investments for enhanced phosphorous removal in 3 municipal wastewater treatment plants in BSR
Date:
Sep 2013
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Description:
Investments implemented in municipal wastewater treatment plants in Jurmala and Riga in Latvia and in Brest, Belarus, are described in the brochure PURE ACTIONS FOR BALTIC SEA PROTECTION available in http://www.purebalticsea.eu/index.php/pure:materials. It presents the content and procedure of the investment as well as future plan. It provides with interesting investment cases for wastewater treatment operators, authorities, policy makers, companies and students about how it is possible, in different wastewater treatment plants, to reach HELCOM recommendation regarding phosphorous treatment.
Project:
Title:
Dynamic Sensitivity Mapping
Date:
Jan 2012
Description:
Dynamic Sensitivity Mapping represents a tool for coastal zone management (http://maps.efficiensea.org). Sensitivity maps assemble spatial information about sensitivity of coastal areas in multi-layered maps. By adding a temporal component, they become dynamic and hence take into account that sensitivity may change with time. The tool shows the stepwise process of assembling a dynamic sensitivity map which is constructed of a series of distinct spatial elements grouped into significant elements (parameters) and parameter themes.
Project:
Title:
Manual “Inspiring Stories from Ecovillages: Experiences with Ecological Technologies and Practices”
Date:
Dec 2013
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Description:
'The manual presents a selection of stories told by ecovillages' residents in BSR about solutions for ecological living concerning planning, construction, energy solutions, waste and waste water management, composting and recycling, food production, and transport and commuting. The book aims at providing a tangible view of the BSR ecovillages’ variety and innovativeness, as well as being a source of inspiration to anyone interested in searching for ecological solutions to housing and living issues, wherever they live. Book is available in EN, SV, FI, LV, LT, PL languages: http://goo.gl/A8IpVk
Project:
Title:
Results and recommendations for sustainable manure management in the BSR
Date:
Dec 2013
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Description:
The Baltic Manure project recommendations cover the entire manure management chain, from animal feeding and housing systems to the choice of manure processing, storage and fertiliser use. The summarised recommendations are targetted for all stakeholders within manure management and give food for thought to decisionmakers, researchers, companies and farmers. The recommendations also direct all readers to finding the longer project reports with more detailed information.
Project:
Title:
Scenarios and recommendations for energy recovery from manure in the BSR
Date:
Dec 2013
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Description:
The report focuses on manure-based biogas as a core for manure energy use in the BSR. National scenarios for implementing the estimated manure energy potential, recommendations for supporting manure-based biogas and important best practices to ensure environmentally sound biogas production are given. The recommendations are applicable on farm- and company-scale to support planning and operating biogas plants and for advisory and decisionmaking for directing manure-based biogas into sustainable solutions.
Project:
Title:
Life cycle assessments of manure management techniques for the BSR
Date:
Dec 2013
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Description:
The report summarises the results of the life cycle assessments (LCAs) carried out for several manure management techniques over the BSR. For all technologies assessed, the environmental impacts (global warming, acidification, eutrophication) are evaluated along the whole manure management chain, quantified and compared to the applying reference manure management system. The data summarised offers insights into which actions affect which emissions and how to avoid pollution-swapping for policymakers, companies, and the farming community.
Project:
Title:
Standardisation of manure types with focus on phosphorus
Date:
Dec 2013
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Description:
Evaluation of existing standards for manure and proposals for new standards for manure types are presented to achieve a safe and sustainable agricultural use of manure as well as processed manure products. Algorithms for the variable-rate application of manure have been developed and guidelines for the sustainable use of phosphorus in agriculture. The recommendations can be applied especially in policymaking when directing phosphorus use of manure.
Project:
Title:
Business models for selected manure management technologies
Date:
Dec 2013
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The purpose of this report is to inspire technology developers and businesses considering manure management technologies as a business area. The business models describe important parameters to consider when entering the market for manure management technologies.
Project:
Title:
SUBMARINER Compendium – An Assessment of Innovative and Sustainable Uses of Baltic Marine Resources
Date:
Dec 2012
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Description:
The SUBMARINER Compendium provides, for the first time, a comprehensive assessment of the potential for innovative and sustainable uses of Baltic marine resources. The current state of knowledge has been gathered and set against the backdrop of environmental, institutional and regulatory conditions for the topics: * Macraoalge Harvesting & Cultivation, * Mussel Cultivation, * Reed Harvesting, * Large-Scale Microalgae Cultivation, * Blue Biotechnology, * Wave Energy, * Sustainable Fish Aquaculture, * Combinations with Offshore Wind Parks.
Project:
Title:
SUBMARINER Roadmap – Towards blue-green growth in the Baltic Sea Region
Date:
Sep 2013
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Description:
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 was granted flagship status under the Priority Area “Innovation” of the revised Action Plan of the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region.
Project:
Title:
SUBMARINER Interactive Map
Date:
Jun 2014
Description:
SUBMARINER has developed a web-based, interactive map showing institutions and sites connected to innovative marine uses across the Baltic Sea Region. The map can be accessed via http://map.submariner-project.eu. There is also the possibility to add new points to the map via the button “add point on map”. The entries can be filtered according to resources, countries, application fields as well as types of institutions and sites.
Title:
Farming Guidelines (agro practical guidelines)
Date:
Aug 2013
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Description:
Farming Guidelines provide practical recommendations for conversion to and implementation of Ecological Recycling Agriculture. The main target group is farmers and advisors. The Guidelines present agronomic methods and optimization strategies for effective nutrient recycling on farm level. They also include Software Tools to improve crop rotation planning and nitrogen fluxes at farm level.
Title:
Internet portal to integrate issues of food production: beras.eu
Date:
Sep 2013
Description:
A dynamic website with full desciption of BERAS main concepts: Ecological Recycling Agriculture, Diet for a Clean Baltic/Diet for a Green Planet and Sustainable Food Societies. The website gives the scientific background of the project and numreous practical examples and guidelines from all countries in the Baltic Sea region.
Title:
ROTOR model (ROTations in organic farming systems)
Date:
Aug 2013
Description:
ROTOR is a tool for long-term planning at field level to: 1) supply sufficient fodder for the farm animals 2) balance crop rotations taking weeds and plant protection into account 3) maximise Nitrogen-fixation from legumes 4) minimise Nitrogen-leaching to the environment. ROTOR software tool: http://beras.eu/what-we-do/era-guidelines/ at the bottom of the page.
Title:
Policy interventions for Ecological Recycling Agriculture
Date:
Nov 2011
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Policy Interventions for Ecological Recycling Agriculture explores the policy options available to governments that wish to promote a conversion to Ecological Recycling Agriculture. It concludes that national flexibility is considerable both in terms of legislation, taxation and financial support schemes. For EU member states, there exist a number of little-used possibilities to utilize funding from the Common Agricultural Policy to reward farmers for recycling practices.
Title:
BERAS book: Farming for the Future - with a focus on the Baltic Sea Region
Date:
Sep 2012
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This book describes how Ecological Recycling Agriculture farming can reduce the eutrophication of the Baltic Sea and help to reduce climate change. It presents descriptions of the ecosystems that support the health of the biosphere - terrestrial and marine, the climate, and global food production. A historical overview of agricultural practices which can deplete the resources that support our existence is given. It explains how we can restore fertility to the soil, bring depleted land back to bloom and produce food that can nourish the world.
Project:
Title:
Baltadapt Strategy for adaptation to climate change in the Baltic Sea Region
Date:
Sep 2013
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Description:
The Baltadapt Strategy for adaptation to climate change in the Baltic Sea Region (see http://strategy.baltadapt.eu) is a proposal preparing the ground for later political endorsement throughout the BSR. Its overriding aim is a connected region with informed actors on all levels responding to climate change in a way that ensures prosperity, competiveness, as well as clean water, and rich and healthy wildlife. It aims to be instrumental in mobilizing joint action in areas of work that require or significantly benefit from macro-regional cooperation in the Baltic Sea Region.
Project:
Title:
Baltadapt Action Plan - Recommended actions and guidelines for climate change adaptation in the BSR
Date:
Sep 2013
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Description:
The overriding goal of the Baltadapt Action Plan (see http://actionplan.baltadapt.eu) is to promote the implementation of the Baltic Sea Region Strategy for Adaptation to Climate Change and to specify priority activities for the macro-region in the field of adaptation to climate change impacts. By recommending actions and proposing guidelines for climate change adaptation in the Baltic Sea Region, the action plan aims at strengthening the capacity for adaptation action at all relevant levels and at enhancing the adaptive capacity of the BSR.
Project:
Title:
Baltic Sea Region sub-section in Climate-ADAPT
Date:
Sep 2013
Description:
The Baltic Sea Region sub-section in the European Adaptation Platform "Climate-ADAPT" is accessible at http://climate-adapt.eea.europa.eu/transnational-regions/baltic-sea/. It derives from the concept for a web-based information portal about climate change adaptation in the BSR developed within Baltadapt (see Baltadapt Report #12). Climate-ADAPT will be strengthend as an up-to-date portal and especially its section on transnational regions will be enriched with sound science information and implementation options.
Project:
Title:
Sectoral Impact Assessments for the Baltic Sea Region
Date:
Aug 2013
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Description:
The sectoral impact assessments carried out in Baltadapt focus on climate change impacts on fish stocks and fisheries, coastal infrastructure, coastal tourism as well as marine biodiversity. Combined into one publication of the EUCC Coastline Report Series, they are available at http://www.eucc-d.de/coastline-reports-21-2013.html
Project:
Title:
Sustainable Management of Contaminated Sediments - Guideline
Date:
Dec 2012
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Description:
The guideline has a sustainability approach for management of contaminated sediments in dredging projects. It covers the whole process from identifying the need of dredging to the serviceability state after handling of the dredged sediments, i.e. “what to do” and give support to decisions to be made at different times throughout the whole process, i.e. “how to do”. This “how to do” tool-box comprises eleven parts related to the different decision situations during the life time of a project, all the way from sampling and testing of sediments to be dredged to monitoring of a completed construction. The guideline is to be used by stakeholders, consultants and contractors.
Project:
Title:
The Baltic Mining Waste Management Business Database
Date:
Feb 2015
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Description:
The Baltic Mining Waste Management Business Database (the Baltic Business Database) was established to include small, medium as well as large companies that are active in the mining industry and mining waste management in BSR. The Database provides insight into regional specificities and cross-regional similarities and gives a much better idea of the size of this segment of the mining sector. A total of 556 enterprises are listed in the database. Enterprises can provide online their information to be added to Baltic Business Database. http://www.min-novation.eu/uploads/SME/index.htm
Project:
Title:
Report on the state of mining waste management in the Baltic Sea Region
Date:
Feb 2015
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Description:
The report gives an overview of what R&D institutions have done research in mining waste management-related topics; how the European Union directives have been transposed into the national legislation; what is the rentability of a typical mining enterprise on the basis of a case study from the Upper Silesia region of Poland; the socioeconomic dimensions of the waste management sector; and which are the commonest forms of business cooperation between enterprises in the mining waste management sector and R&D institutions.
Project:
Title:
Film: Ripples on Baltic Waters
Date:
Sep 2014
Description:
In Ripples on Baltic waters you meet three farmers from Latvia, Sweden and Germany that produce food and energy in a way that is good for the environment and society as a whole. By establishing wetlands, recycling toilet waste and using animal manure in a smart way they reduce nutrient leakage from the fields. If more farmers follow their lead, the Baltic Sea and watercourses in the region will have a brighter future. The Latvian farmer introduced in the film, Juris Cirulis, who runs the Mezaciruli family farm, was subsequently awarded the WWF Baltic Farmer of the Year Award for 2014.
Project:
Title:
Investments in upgrading Vecauce farm biogas plant for improved environmental effect (Latvia)
Date:
Sep 2014
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Description:
Improvements in the Vecauce farm biogas plant in Latvia in digestate storage capacity, slurry spreading and biomass pre-treatment and feeding bring about • improved energy yield due to better fermentation of solid substrates; • cleaner waters and better soils from using perennial grasses instead of maize silage; • increased nutrient recycling and more efficient organic fertilization Vecauce is a research and training farm of the Latvian University of Agriculture and also welcomes delegations of farmers and policy makers to study visits.
Project:
Title:
5th Greener Agriculture for a Bluer Baltic Sea Conference
Date:
Sep 2014
Description:
The Conference ‘Greener Agriculture for a Bluer Baltic Sea 2014’ was arranged for the 5th straight year, this time in Warsaw, Poland on 23-24 September 2014 as a cooperative effort of international and Polish organisations. The event attracted 210 participants from 12 countries with various backgrounds again proving its value for the stakeholders as a platform for knowledge sharing and cross-sector dialogue. The theme of this year's conference was 'Shared sea-shared challenges-shared solutions'. Conference report is available on the website www.gabbs.eu.
Project:
Title:
Agri-environmental Communication Navigator
Date:
Sep 2014
Description:
Baltic Compass and Baltic Compact have promoted the role of communication in agri-environment management and the empowerment of farmers in agri-environment decisions and actions. The Baltic Communication Navigator for Agri-Enviro-Solutions integrates theory, experiences and lessons collected from stakeholders across the BSR to support step-by-step process management in local agri-environmental projects. It highlights possible communication challenges in each step and proposes ways to overcome conflicts. State Agency for Agriculture, Environment and Rural Areas of the Federal State Schleswig-Holstein from Germany as the host welcomes users to participate in further development of the tool.
Project:
Title:
Report: More from agriculture-testing the concept and practise of locally driven environmental initatives
Date:
Sep 2014
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Description:
The report integrates the theory of ecosystem based management and the communication concept developed in Baltic COMPASS with case studies across the BSR and observations about the new CAP to uncover ways to achieve more from agriculture with respect to water quality and connected benefits. It concludes that the existing political and cooperation frameworks do allow to implement a more balanced and engaging agri-environmental management and that invididuals hold the key to change: open and honest communication.
Project:
Title:
CHEMSEA Findings
Date:
Mar 2014
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Description:
Publication targetet on maritime authorities and people dealing professionally with dumped chemical munitions. Contains, a.o. the following recommedations: - Guidelines on CWA contamination at sea; - Recommendations for the disposal of hazardous waste, including a graphical decision scheme and technical aspects; - Contingency plan for the Baltic Sea in case of a major CWA related accident - Recommedations for the fishing boat crews
Project:
Title:
Stationary leakage model in case of chemical warfare agents (CWAs) spill in the Baltic Sea - summary description
Date:
Mar 2014
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Description:
CHEMSEA developed a model resolving the dynamics of surface and nearbottom water layers and predicting the concentrations and transport patterns of dissolved CWAs and their degradation products. The model has been calibrated using real data (hydrology, bathymetry, degradation rates) obtained within the CHEMSEA project. Short time simulations have shown probable pollution of the investigated areas. These results were used as basis for CHEMSEA contingency planning. Sample images from the model and further results of the model can be obtained from /www.chemsea.eu/Risk_Assessment,9.html
Project:
Title:
Handbook for Fishermen & emergency pictogramms
Date:
Mar 2014
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Description:
Guidebook for Fishing Boat Crews describes precautions, handling and legal procedures in case of chemical munition bycatch. For even simplified message, flyers and pictogram stickers were also produced. This guidance-kit has been disseminated during the cycle of CHEMSEA trainings for fishermen and is also available via project website www.chemsea.eu/guidelines.php
Project:
Title:
Updated maps of all areas of the Baltic Sea contaminated with chemical munitions
Date:
Mar 2014
Description:
The maps will be used during updates of nautical charts and maritime spatial planning. All the produced by CHEMSEA maps can be viewed in form of pdfs, available both via the www.chemsea.pl and http://www.chemsea.eu/Characterization_&_Mapping,22.html.
Project:
Title:
Report: Three investments in enhanced phosphorous removal in Belarus
Date:
Sep 2014
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Description:
Three municipal wastewater treatment (cities of Molodecho, Grodno and Vitebsk) plants invested in enhanced phosphorous removal and better control of the process. Technology purchased by the plants was unknown in Belarus before and investments done in PRESTO have been showcasing this technology for the whole Belarusian water sector. The annual reduction of phosphorous will be app. 200 tons.
Project:
Title:
Technical audit reports to enhance phosphorous removal in 5 wastewater treatment plants
Date:
Sep 2014
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Description:
Five technical audit reports for the wastewater treatment plants in Belarus (Baranovichi, Grodno, Moldechno, Vitebsk and Lida) includes the description of the current technical processes, necessary technology to decrease the concentration of phosphorus in purified wastewater and the consequent additional investment and operation costs. Target of the audits were to support plants to reach HELCOM recommendation, the concentration of 0.5 mg/l phosphorus in outgoing wastewaters.
Project:
Title:
Report: Investment in Kaunas municipal wastewater treatment plant in Lithuania
Date:
Mar 2014
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Description:
Kaunas wastewater treatment plant was built in 1998 and currently the plant serves 375 000 persons in the Kaunas municipality area. After the start of the operation plant has focused on optimizations on treatment process and on its actions on reducing nutrient input to the river Neman and to the Baltic Sea. Investments implemented in the PRESTO project where part of the ongoing optimization process and they are described in the Report “Saving the Baltic Sea – Investing in municipal wastewater treatment in Kaunas, Lithuania”.
Project:
Title:
Report: Investment in Daugavpils municipal wastewater treatment plant in Latvia
Date:
Mar 2014
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Project:
Title:
Aquabest Recommendations on sustainable aquaculture
Date:
Feb 2014
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Description:
Aquabest project tested various paths towards sustainable aquaculture growth. Sustainability can demonstrably be achieved by implementing best technologies and practices, which would be subject to smart and efficient regulation. Recommendations for stakeholders are based on project activities and stakeholder dialogue, which are also documented in over 30 Aquabest working reports. The final report of Aquabest project towards decision makers.
Project:
Title:
Aquabest Code of Conduct on sustainable aquaculture
Date:
Sep 2012
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Description:
A policy paper, which is based on stakeholder questionnaires and series of stakeholder meetings, to identify bottlenecks in the development of BSR aquaculture. Code of Conduct defined political-strategic goals, for which tools were developed during the Aquabest project. Recommendations for stakeholders are based on project activities and stakeholder dialogue, which are also documented in over 30 Aquabest working reports. The final report of Aquabest project towards decision makers.
Project:
Title:
Spatial planning guidelines for Baltic Sea Region aquaculture
Date:
Mar 2014
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Description:
A spatial planning process for fish and mussel farming was conducted in the region of Jämtland and Kalmar. The purpose was to suggest a common road map/manual for localizing sustainable aquaculture farms in the Baltic Sea Region. The manual was created in a real case scenario where ten fish farming locations and twelve favourable blue mussel farming sites were pointed out in the region of Kalmar.
Project:
Title:
Feasibility study guidelines for aquaculture recirculation farming
Date:
Feb 2014
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Description:
To evaluate preconditions of establishing new fish farms, feasibility studies are often carried out by public decision makers and private sector. Feasibility study guidelines to promote use of the Danish recirculation farming concept (Model fish farms) to the entire Baltic Sea region was produced. The guidelines was field tested in Belarus.
Project:
Title:
Training Package in Green Public Procurement
Date:
Apr 2013
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Description:
A comprehensive training package on Green Public Procurement availble in English and the national languages of the project partnership (Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, Finnish and German). The material is published online at www.balticgpp.eu. The training package consists of presentation material (power point) and a manual for the trainer.
Project:
Title:
E-learning tool on Green Public Procurement
Date:
Feb 2013
Description:
The e-learning tool is a shorter training course on Green Public Procurement available in English and the national languages of the project partnership (Swedish, Danish, Finnish, Norwegian and German). The e-learning till is published online at www.balticgpp.eu
Project:
Title:
Success Stories on Green Public Procurement
Date:
Aug 2013
Description:
24 success stories on Green Public Procurement have been published online at www.balticgpp.eu. The stories illustrate how green public procurement can be done in practise and the added value as experienced by each procuring organization.
Project:
Title:
Film on Green Public Procurement
Date:
Jun 2013
Description:
The 2 minute introduction to Green Public Procurement is a highly motivational and inspiring insight into the practise of this type of procurement. The film is available online at www.balticgpp.eu in English, Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, Finnish and German.
Project:
Title:
Guidelines on agri-environmental practices for farmers and advisors
Date:
Aug 2013
Description:
The project website holds information on 50 different agri-environmental measures and their suitability for different farms. Through these measures, the farmers can reduce nutrient losses from farms as well as save money, by improving practices and investing in best available technology. Some of the measures require public funding to be sustainable, but some do not require any additional funding. You can learn more about agri-environmental measures suitable for the Baltic Sea Region at http://www.balticdeal.eu/measures/selection_measures/
Project:
Title:
Fully operational demonstration farms and demonstration farm network in partner countries
Date:
Sep 2013
Description:
The demonstration farm network is established and operational in all 7 project countries (FI, EE, LV, LT, PL, DK, SE) uniting 117 farms. The description of all network farms is available here: http://www.balticdeal.eu/farms/ Description of measures and investments made on demo farms is available here: http://www.balticdeal.eu/documents/reportenvironmental-measures-and-investments-on-baltic-deal-demonstration-farms/
Project:
Title:
Strategy for development of agri-environmental advisory services in BSR
Date:
Jul 2013
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Description:
The strategy outlines the future cooperation possibilities of the agricultural advisory organizations in BSR. The key message of the strategy is to continue to strengthen the transnational co-operation among advisory actors. This must be done in light of varying national competence areas, a variation that stimulates knowledge transfer across national borders. Another key message is the need to strengthen demonstration farm networks nationally and internationally and provide advisory support.
Project:
Title:
Common vision of BSR farmers’ organisations on sustainable development
Date:
Aug 2012
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Description:
13 farmers’ organisations from eight countries around the Baltic Sea within the Baltic Farmers’ Forum on the Environment have agreed on joint guidelines for a sustainable agriculture within the whole region. The farmers call for improvement of efficiency of production, which results in higher productivity and less environmental impact.
Project:
Title:
Transnational internet platform for exchange of experiences
Date:
Sep 2013
Description:
The project website http://www.balticdeal.eu/advisory provides information on different topics related to farm advisory, such as recommendations for group advice, advisory services and methods, communication, best cases from the Baltic Deal project and other projects as well as training materials from all countries involved in the project. The information is open to access to any farmer or advisor who is interested in improving the environmental performance of agriculture.
Project:
Title:
Joint Baltic Sea Region Strategy for Waste Management
Date:
Oct 2013
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Description:
The Joint Strategy describes the present situation and indentifies the obstacles why the Region is having difficulties climbing in the waste hierarchy. It gives suggestions for actions to be taken at various levels to improve the situation. The Strategy target decision-makers dealing with household waste management at national and EU-level. Available at www.recobaltic21.net
Project:
Title:
Investment Concept for Waste Management
Date:
Sep 2013
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Description:
The Investment Concept describes how to fulfill a sustainable investment in Waste Management. The target group for the Investment Concept is municipalities with the aim to strengthen their capacity fulfilling the EU-/national-legislation. Available at www.recobaltic21.net
Project:
Title:
WAMPS - Waste Management Planning System
Date:
Jun 2013
Description:
The application enables the users to carry out calculations in order to compare the environmental performance of different types of waste management system. Available at www.recobaltic21.net
Title:
Eco-driving for more biogas
Date:
Jan 2014
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Description:
Eco-driving saves fuel, money and the environment. And saving biogas fuel is extra important when supplies are scarce in most EU countries. Investments in eco-driving support systems, along with implementations and driver training, have been made in CNG buses in Lithuania and Poland. The support systems offers real-time feedback to the driver which helps and guides the driver to pursue more energy efficient driving behavior, thereby cutting both fuel consumption and operating costs.
Project:
Title:
Policy recommendations on future regional aquaculture-based fisheries management in the Baltic Sea
Date:
Mar 2014
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Description:
These policy recommendations provide new impulses to the on-going discussion about fisheries management and aquaculture in the frame of the reform of the Common Fishery Policy, the justification of the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund and the Blue Growth Strategy. The focus is mainly on the opportunities existing for an integration of restocking measures in the frame of regional aspects of fishery policy and for boosting the development of the whole aquaculture sector in the Baltic Sea Region.
Project:
Title:
Fisheries management in coastal waters of the Baltic Sea
Date:
Jan 2014
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Description:
New options for a sustainable coastal fisheries management can be developed using linkages between fishery and aquaculture. Stocking and restocking activities and mussel cultivation are examples of an ecosystem-friendly approach to use and maintain natural stocks. Based on four cross-border case studies in the Szczecin, Vistula, Curonian Lagoon and the Gulf of Riga, the status of an area-based fisheries management in coastal waters of the Baltic Sea Region was analysed and lessons learned were compiled.
Project:
Title:
Recommendations for the branding and promotion of aquaculture products
Date:
Feb 2014
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Description:
The interest in tracing the origin of food products combined with detailed information about healthy and nutritious components is increasing among modern consumers. If they know where and how farmed fish was produced and perceive it as a regional high-quality product, the whole sector will benefit. This survey provides an overview of the promotion of aquaculture products in Norway, Turkey, Estonia and Mecklenburg-West Pomerania/Germany. It includes also recommendations for the branding and promotion of aquaculture products.
Project:
Title:
Report on the effects of ship emissions in the Baltic Sea and the North Sea
Date:
Apr 2013
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Description:
Regional model calculations focusing on the effects of ship emissions in the Baltic and North Sea have been made. The calculations show that per person an additional 0.1 - 0.2 years of life lost is estimated in areas close to the major ship tracks with present emission levels. An increase in ship activity has resulted in higher emissions and subsequently air concentrations of in particular NOx, especially in and around several major ports.
Project:
Title:
Environmental Port Index
Date:
Mar 2013
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Description:
One way for a port to benchmark its environmental performance is to take part in an index. An environmental index could help port management to understand which environmental issues to concentrate on and is a way to educate the staff on environmetnal issues related to port activities. It could also be seen as a marketing tool. The components of the CLEANSHIP proposed Environmental Port Index for the Baltic Sea Region includes three categories: 1) the port's Environmental Management Syste 2) measures of environmental condition in the port 3) shipping environmental aspect.
Project:
Title:
Clean Baltic Sea Shipping Final Report
Date:
Sep 2013
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Description:
The tools and solutions for and by the maritime industry, developed in CLEANSHIP, are presented including technical environmental best practice solutions and port environmental managerial solutions. It also contains clean shipping recommendations of the project and a Position document.