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 "Coastal management and maritime issues". 30 outputs found.

Project:
Title:
Report: Innovative approaches to chemicals control of hazardous substances
Date:
Oct 2011
URL:
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.
Project:
Title:
Report: Major sources and flows of the Baltic Sea Action Plan hazardous substances
Date:
Jan 2012
URL:
Description:
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:
Waste Management on board and in Ports
Date:
Jul 2011
URL:
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:
Political Vision for the Baltic Sea - signed by the Baltic Master II Political Committee
Date:
Dec 2011
URL:
Description:
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:
Suggestions of new APMs and their implementation
Date:
Jan 2012
URL:
Description:
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
URL:
Description:
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
Project:
Title:
ltSeaPlan Vision 2030 - Towards the sustainable planning of Baltic Sea space
Date:
Apr 2013
URL:
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
URL:
Description:
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”
Date:
URL:
Description:
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
URL:
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:
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
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:
SUBMARINER Compendium – An Assessment of Innovative and Sustainable Uses of Baltic Marine Resources
Date:
Dec 2012
URL:
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
URL:
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.
Project:
Title:
Baltadapt Strategy for adaptation to climate change in the Baltic Sea Region
Date:
Sep 2013
URL:
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
URL:
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
URL:
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:
CHEMSEA Findings
Date:
Mar 2014
URL:
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
URL:
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
URL:
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:
Aquabest Recommendations on sustainable aquaculture
Date:
Feb 2014
URL:
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
URL:
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
URL:
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
URL:
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:
Report on the effects of ship emissions in the Baltic Sea and the North Sea
Date:
Apr 2013
URL:
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
URL:
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
URL:
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.