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 "Sustainable management of natural resources". 44 outputs found.

Project:
Title:
Waste Management on board and in Ports
Date:
Jul 2011
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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:
ltSeaPlan Vision 2030 - Towards the sustainable planning of Baltic Sea space
Date:
Apr 2013
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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:
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:
Ecoregion Perspectives: Sustainable Energy and Transportation Systems
Date:
Nov 2011
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Description:
This joint publication links the sectors of energy and transport due to the current challenge of shifting the energy and transport sectors to sustainable practices. It requires integrated efforts and the implementation of new practices, both in energy and transport. Therefore, some technical topics like bioethanol, biodiesel, biogas, hydrogen, are of common interest in energy and transport whereas others are more sector specific.
Project:
Title:
Eco-Region Good Practice Database
Date:
Jan 2012
Description:
During the EcoRegion project (2009-2011) partners have collected good practices and fed them into this database. In the database you can find a selected set of good practices for regional initiatives towards sustainable development, which have already been applied in one or more regions all over the Baltic Sea area. To date, the database comprises almost 200 good practice examples.
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:
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:
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:
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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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:
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:
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:
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:
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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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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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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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:
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.