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 "Waste and pollution". 45 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:
Guidance documents for 11 BSAP hazardous substances
Date:
Jan 2012
URL:
Description:
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:
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:
Guides to oil contingency planning and exercising
Date:
Jan 2012
URL:
Description:
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
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:
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:
Risk analysis for the Baltic Sea Region
Date:
Jan 2012
URL:
Description:
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
URL:
Description:
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.
Title:
Manual for strategy, policy and action plan on "How to introduce biogas buses" in public transport
Date:
Mar 2013
URL:
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
URL:
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
URL:
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
URL:
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
URL:
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
URL:
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
URL:
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
URL:
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
URL:
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
URL:
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
URL:
Description:
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.
Title:
Farming Guidelines (agro practical guidelines)
Date:
Aug 2013
URL:
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
URL:
Description:
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
URL:
Description:
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:
Sustainable Management of Contaminated Sediments - Guideline
Date:
Dec 2012
URL:
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
URL:
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
URL:
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:
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:
Report: Three investments in enhanced phosphorous removal in Belarus
Date:
Sep 2014
URL:
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
URL:
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:
On-line training material package about municipal wastewater treatment and nutrient removal
Date:
Sep 2014
Description:
On-line training package concluding the topics of PRESTO project are available at http://www.prestobalticsea.eu/index.php/pr:capacity_building. Materials among other things include information about impacts of nutrients on water bodies, appearance and amounts of nutrients in municipal wastewater and investments in enhanced phosphorous removal in municipal wastewater treatment plants. It includes the Framework Paper for development of education on waste water treatment and brochures about nutrients in the Baltic Sea.
Project:
Title:
Report: Investment in Kaunas municipal wastewater treatment plant in Lithuania
Date:
Mar 2014
URL:
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
URL:
Description:
Project:
Title:
Investment Concept for Waste Management
Date:
Sep 2013
URL:
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
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.