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 "Regional planning and development". 42 outputs found.

Project:
Title:
Longlife 1 - Analysis and Comparison
Date:
Mar 2010
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Description:
Longlife 1 Report - Analysis and comparison – analyses differences and commonness’s and how a “housing project” functions. This initial comparative stage covers planning, building permit and tendering procedures, practices for developing and operating housing and construction technologies. The report reflects the currently most applicable features in Denmark, Germany, Lithuania, Poland and Russia. With this exercise Longlife has started to ensure that differences across the Baltic Sea Region will be minimised as regards environmentally-friendly constructions.
Project:
Title:
Guidelines for Innovative Use of EU Funds for Measures in the Housing Sector and Deprived Urban Areas
Date:
Jan 2012
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Description:
The guideline provides a practical approach to available funding options on both national and EU level. Furthermore, financing options and schemes identified and implemented by the project partners are presented. The innovative use of ERDF is explained by different available options, e.g. special grant schemes and loan programmes based on revolving funds. The guidelines can be used by local, regional or national actors when drawing up financing schemes for energy efficient housing refurbishment and/or the revitalisation of deprived urban neighbourhoods.
Project:
Title:
Policy Recommendations: Energy efficient urban areas and neighbourhoods – A contribution to liveable and competitive cities
Date:
Jan 2012
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The paper presents five main recommendations, based on the experience of the Urb.Energy partners, to put municipalities in a good position to increase the energy efficiency of cities and their neighbourhoods and to develop an affordable and climate friendly energy supply in combination with the modernisation of city districts.
Project:
Title:
Integrated Urban Development Approach Targeting at Energy Efficient Residential Areas
Date:
Jan 2012
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Description:
The output presents the results of the project related to the development of integrated urban development (IUD) approaches targeted at energy efficient residential areas. Strategic focus of the work is to enhance the application of the IUD approach being an important basis to upgrade and increase the energy performance of urban quarters in the BSR. The manual gives practical operational advice to local administrations on how to plan and implement such approaches successfully.
Project:
Title:
Longlife Legal Requirements
Date:
Dec 2011
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Longlife Legal Requirements reports on the legal sustainability requirements and building permission procedures. It is a comparison of the legal framework in Germany, Denmark, Poland and Lithuania on the implementation of the EU directive for energy efficiency.
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.
Title:
Baltic Green Belt territorial concept & action plan
Date:
Jan 2012
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Description:
In the development concept for the Baltic Green Belt, the main activities of the project are summarised with respect to the main fields of activity (tourism, eutrophication, conservation, climate change and ICZM). This compilation shall serve as a source of inspiration for similar sustainability initiatives. In the last two chapters, the concept 1) concludes lessons learned and gives suggestions on how to transfer the project results to other regions, and 2) provides an action plan to further develop the Green Belt in the Baltic Sea Region.
Project:
Title:
Guide “Planning together for Better Quality of Life- Guide for Integrated Management of Urban Rural Interac-tion”
Date:
Nov 2011
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Description:
The guide "Planning together for Better Quality of Life- Guide for Integrated Management of Urban Rural Interaction" is promoting a more integrated approach to regional planning. It functions as an inspiration to anyone interested in striving for a more open, inclusive and interactive planning culture. It can be used in different ways; either as a guide to establishing city-regional co-operation and applying the quality of life approach to regional planning from scratch or it can be used to help improve existing practices by rendering co-operation structures more effective. This guide introduces a model of how to facilitate the integration of the decision making and planning processes across administrative borders and sectors. How to get started with the common planning processes; how to involve necessary actors and finally how to implement the plan successfully. The guide is based on the experiences and work done in the partner city-regions throughout the project. Paper versions in eight languages can be ordered from the lead partner.
Project:
Title:
Managing Quality of Life in the Context of Urban-Rural Interaction – Approaches from the Baltic Sea Region
Date:
Jan 2012
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Description:
The report applies the concepts of quality of life and urban-rural interaction to regional development processes in the Baltic Sea Region. As thematic focus quality of life was operationalized through three key elements: residential preferences, mobility & accessibility and the provision of services. The report shows how these key elements were reflected and addressed within the geographic scope of seven city-regions. While tracing the project activities from challenges to pilot actions, the report provides an insight into the stakeholder involvement approaches including its evaluation. It synthetises, analyses and evaluates the success of all the Pilot Actions and the success of entire project. Finally the report puts forward potentials and challenges that occur when applying two complex concepts to regional development. The document is aimed at all stakeholders interested in of strategic or practical regional planning and regional development. The print version of this report can be ordered from Nordregio.
Project:
Title:
EcoRegion_findings: Results from the Baltic 21 EcoRegion project
Date:
Nov 2011
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Description:
The publication shall provide a reflection on the lessons learned by all involved parties within the EcoRegion process. The authors present those lessons from the perspective of each individual project partner in order to show the variety of conclusions which can be drawn from such an integrated approach, where regions, sectors as well as transnational and national policy makers engage in a mutual exchange of experience.
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:
BASTIS - The Baltic Sea Heritage Tourism Information Service
Date:
Oct 2012
Description:
BASTIS is an online tool providing tourism related market data on destinations, source markets and heritage tourists especially for tourism sector SMEs, other tourism institutions and heritage organisations. BASTIS follows the Wiki principle: users from heritage sites can install their own account to publish information and data about their own sites - to be visible especially for tour operators. An online benchmarking tool was also included. An absolutely new service is the availability of figures on BSR level.
Project:
Title:
The Six Baltic Sea Wonders contest
Date:
Nov 2012
Description:
After a pre-selection procedure 65 candidates of natural and cultural heritage from all countries around the Baltic Sea were included in a web based heritage panel showing structured information, pictures, maps and links. During 3 voting rounds to find out the Six Baltic Sea Wonders, nearly 15,000 voters from the entire BSR gave more than 45,000 votes. The six winners were awarded during the final project meeting: - White cliffs of Ruegen and Moen (DE, DK) - Curonian Spit (LT, RU) - Masurian Lake District (PL) - Tallin old town (EE) - Vilnius old town (LT) - Gdansk, town of memory & freedom (PL)
Project:
Title:
Common Identity Profile
Date:
Nov 2012
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Description:
So far, all studies came to the conclusion that there is no common identity in the Baltic Sea Region existing. Nevertheless, AGORA 2.0 project tried to find out "What do we have in common in the whole Baltic Sea region?" and what could be used as assets for a common marketing using a bottom-up approach. The results present what the BSR people recognise as having in common: - Hanseatic league and castles (culture); - Amber, forests and lakes, beaches and dunes (nature); - Education and environmental protection (society & economy.)
Project:
Title:
Series of brochures "Treasures of the Baltic Sea"
Date:
Nov 2013
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Description:
The series "Treasures of the Baltic Sea" consists of five issues, each of them related to one of the pilot project groups castles, red-brick gothic, forests, shifting sand dunes and stones. In a well structured way the brochures show the rich treasures all around the Baltic Sea and give an overview about the rich treasures of the region, as it was never seen before in such a composition. The aim is to attract tourists to the region and to be perceived by tour operators.
Project:
Title:
Scenario workshops for the development of climate change adaptation options
Date:
Oct 2011
Description:
Scenario workshops as a participatory tool for the development of climate change adaptation options were organized in Kalundborg as a pilot study, and transferred to case studies in Hamburg, Klaipeda, Klaipeda District, Hanko and Helsinki. http://www.baltcica.org/casestudies/kalundborg.html http://www.baltcica.org/results/events/eventWorkshopsHamburg.html http://www.baltcica.org/casestudies/klaipedacity.html http://www.baltcica.org/casestudies/klaipedadisctrict.html http://www.baltcica.org/results/events/eventHanko.html http://www.baltcica.org/results/events/baltcicanews_12.html
Project:
Title:
Cost-benefit analysis (CBA) and MCDA for adaptation options
Date:
Nov 2011
Description:
The project tested the applicability of cost assessment methods and multi criteria decision analysis in Kalundborg, Helsinki, Klaipeda, Riga and along the West-Estonian coast. Kalundborg: http://www.baltcica.org/documents/ManualCBA2a.pdf Riga: http://www.baltcica.org/results/events/documents/BaltCICA_Helsinki_Locmanis.pdf Helsinki: http://www.baltcica.org/results/events/documents/BaltCICA_Helsinki_Viinanen.pdf Klaipeda: http://www.baltcica.org/results/events/documents/BaltCICA_Helsinki_Stonevicius.pdf West Estonian coast: Results will be part of BaltCICA book. The project tested the applicability of cost assessment methods and multi criteria decision analysis in Kalundborg, Helsinki, Klaipeda, Riga and along the West-Estonian coast. Kalundborg: http://www.baltcica.org/documents/ManualCBA2a.pdf Riga: http://www.baltcica.org/results/events/documents/BaltCICA_Helsinki_Locmanis.pdf Helsinki: http://www.baltcica.org/results/events/documents/BaltCICA_Helsinki_Viinanen.pdf Klaipeda: http://www.baltcica.org/results/events/documents/BaltCICA_Helsinki_Stonevicius.pdf West Estonian coast: Results are part of BaltCICA book.
Project:
Title:
BaltCICA Summer School
Date:
Oct 2011
Description:
The BaltCICA Summer School took place 26.-30.10.2011 in Hamburg at the HafenCity University. During the event 56 participants (students, PhD candidates, practitioners and academic stuff of many disciplines) where trained in the scenario workshop methodology and their application for climate change adaptation as well as they developed visions and adaptation options for the Metropolitan Region of Hamburg. http://www.baltcica.org/meetings/summerschool.html
Title:
Integrated regional infrastructure planning
Date:
Mar 2013
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Description:
The paper includes comparison of different ways of distributing biogas taking into account economical and environmental factors. It also covers conversion of depots for biogas use as well as planning and construction of pipelines for biogas distribution. In addiiton, comparisons of different fuelling systems have been made. The comparison of the distribution network builds to a large extent on lessons learnt of partners. These studies have been used by cities in the process of implementing biogas systems in public transport.
Project:
Title:
Policy recommendations supporting ecovillages as a sustainable development drivers of rural areas in BSR
Date:
Dec 2013
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Description:
6 issues (Energy, land use, planning & building regulation, Public funding & support, Alternative business & organizational models, Education, training & exchange, R&D focus on eco-living, alternative food production) as well as a number of potential reforms to tackle these areas have been identified in the recommendations. They are addressed to national MEPs, decision-makers at the EU institutions and other organizations on EU level in order to improve the development of ecovillages. Website: http://balticecovillages.eu/policy-recommendations-ecovillages-sustainable-rural-development.
Project:
Title:
Manual "Living in Harmony: Inspiring Stories From Ecovillages"
Date:
Nov 2013
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Description:
'The manual presents stories from European ecovillages that describe stages of ecovillage life cycle: the formation of a vision and establishment; settlement and the first years of living in a community; developmental changes in the community and their management; and the ecovillage becoming a centre of spreading knowledge. The book aims at introducing different ecovillage models and their governance, helping to understand problems faced by ecovillages and giving new founders a sense of perspective when designing their own ecovillage. In EN, SV, FI, LV, LT, PL languages: http://goo.gl/BI5GMC
Project:
Title:
Ecovillage Sustainability Self-evaluation Test
Date:
Jan 2012
Description:
ICT tool - Ecovillage sustainability self-evaluation test - serves as a tool for leaders of established or initiated ecovillages to: a) form a vision of the ecovillage; b) diagnose the real ecovillage situation; c) assess the gap between vision and reality; d) identify what aspects of the ecovillage governance should be improved. There are short and long versions of the test which measure ecovillage’s real and desirable situation on six main dimensions by using a 5 point scale. Available in 6 languages: http://balticecovillages.eu/ecovillage-sustainability-self-evaluation-test
Project:
Title:
Good Practice Use of ICT in Healthcare and its Potential Transferability
Date:
Jan 2012
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Description:
This report presents cases that focus on the treatment of elderly people suffering from chronic diseases. The cases either take a broad look at eHealth (LIS, IT Health, Supporting the daily life of ageing people at home by means of eHealth) or tackle the major chronic diseases diabetes (DIABETIVA, Health Optimum), cardiovascular diseases (TeleGuard, TEMPiS, Health Optimum, ELCP, and Video consultation for the treatment of chronic heart patients), or COPD (TELEKAT, The Patient Briefcase).
Project:
Title:
eHealth in education in the Baltic Sea Area
Date:
May 2011
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Description:
The aim of this baseline study is to explain the extent, level, and content of eHealth in the existing formal educational systems in Lithuania, Germany, Finland, Norway and Denmark in order to identify future educational needs within this area. The study has revealed a wide range of programmes and courses in the five countries which included eHealth elements. And, apart from Lithuania, all countries also report on programmes in pure eHealth. Moreover, there are in all countries relatively many programmes with a high emphasis on the technical and engineering part of eHealth. But especially in the education of health care professionals (physicians, nurses etc.) it was found that the integration of eHealth elements is often marginal or not existent.
Title:
The "Barometer of attractiveness"
Date:
Sep 2012
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Description:
Telemark Research Institute has analyzed key indicators in various countries and participating regions and municpalities in order to investigate and compare the place attractiveness in perpective of 3 dimensions of attractiveness. The output contains a number of reports and presentations given at conferences and workshops during the project period. The findings have triggered a discussion among decision makers and others about the drivers behind increased attractiveness and contributed to raised awareness and change of mental maps. A summing up called "Attractiveness for Settlement" can be downloaded.
Project:
PEA
Title:
Renewable Energy Guide
Date:
Dec 2012
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Description:
The renewable energy guide consists of an Excel Tool collecting items to estimate the effects and added value of local energy investments and a users guideline. Both parts are available in english language. They can be found on the PEA Web- Site http://www.peaproject.eu/index.php?id=96 and also in the Compendium Download Section.
Project:
PEA
Title:
Brochure on Energy Efficiency Measures on Local level
Date:
Nov 2011
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Description:
The brochure is been dedicated to Energy Efficiency Measures on Local level and starts with some general remarks concerning the role of local authorities for climate protection. This brochure is also available in Latvian, Finish, Estonian, Lthuanian an German language. The Document can be downloaded from http://www.peaproject.eu/index.php?id=99
Project:
PEA
Title:
Baltic Energy Compendium (chapter 3 to 7)
Date:
Dec 2012
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Description:
The Baltic Energy Compendium is directed to all possible adressees dealing with energy saving, energy production and supply at local or subregional level. The Compedium consists of 64 documents in 8 chapters: Introduction, PEA approach of energy planning, Regional application cases, Pilot investments,Feasibility Studies,Tool application, Strategic qualification and Transferability of Quality Criteria. For practical reasons it is provided as two zip files here (chapter 1-2 and chapter 3-7). The Compendium is also available in a special download section on the project Webseite: http://www.peaproject.eu/
Project:
Title:
Recommendations for the stimulation of regional value chains in the bioenergy sector
Date:
Jan 2014
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Description:
The report addresses the BSR level recommendations in terms of supporting regional value chains for bioenergy. This includes: -Provide approaches, not single solutions -Integrate different actors -Integrate different processes -Strive for cross-sector integration -Look for potential industrial symbiosis -Optimise the Regional Value Chains We have in this report focused on non-technical barriers such as: -Economic and social issues -Influence on different administrative levels -Gaining and sustaining trust amongst stakeholders.
Project:
Title:
MSP Governance Framework
Date:
Jun 2014
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Description:
The overarching ambition of the PartiSEApate project was to develop a MSP Governance Model, which includes recommendations on transnational consultations as well as on pan-Baltic cooperation. The various above project activities all feed into this model. Additionally, interviews with sector representatives as well as MSP governance experts entered into the analysis. The model serves as recommendations to the HELCOM-VASAB Working Group on MSP for developing guidelines on transnational cooperation and consultations as well on public participation. URL: http://www.partiseapate.eu/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/MSP-governance-framework-report1.pdf
Project:
Title:
Synthesis report from single sector workshops
Date:
May 2014
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Description:
Representatives from different sectors (aquaculture, shipping & ports, nature conservation & environment, fishery, offshore wind energy, underwater cultural heritage, climate change, research and data network building) were invited to discuss MSP-related issues relevant to their sector in the Baltic Sea. Findings were compiled in a synthesis report (Full report: http://www.partiseapate.eu/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/Syntesis-report-from-pan-Baltic-Dialogues-2013.pdf; Flyer: http://www.partiseapate.eu/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/PartiSEApate_Workshop-Findings_Flyer.pdf)
Project:
Title:
Report on BSR MSP Data Group
Date:
May 2014
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Description:
The PartiSEApate Governance Framework recommends the establishment of an expert group on data as a sub-group to the HELCOM-VASAB Working group. In this report Terms of Reference for a data expert group are presented. It takes stock of the prevailing MSP data situation in the BSR and defines necessary conditions and steps for establishing a MSDI as well as concretises the tasks, structure and function of the dedicated MSP Data Working Group (URL: http://www.partiseapate.eu/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/BSR-MSP-Data-Group_report.pdf)
Project:
Title:
Transnational network of Baltic Landscape sites equipped with a new democratic and efficient model of landscape governance
Date:
Jun 2014
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Description:
A network of seven Baltic Landscapes - Belarus (1), Finland (1), Poland (2) and Sweden (3), which implement on the ground innovative proposals addressing current sustainability challenges. Each landscape is more than 100,000 ha large and includes an established local partnership with a demonstrated capacity to deal with and solve local landscape issues. The network shares experiences with other regions and provide proposals for regional and national policies on landscape. The new governance model is addressing the need of integrated approach in the landscape, cross-sectorial cooperation, different interests and sustainable development on landscape scale. The model is based on partnership of stakeholders, which is complementing top-down and sectorial approaches to the landscape with horizontal cooperation.
Project:
Title:
Integrated governance and management for river basins
Date:
Jun 2014
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Description:
The report outlines how analyses of catchments as social-ecological systems can form the base for knowledge-based dialogue toward developing integrated spatial planning of landscapes and regions. It stresses the need for comparative studies of catchments with different histories and systems of governance.
Project:
Title:
Eight essays on forest governance on landscape scale
Date:
Jun 2014
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Description:
In many European countries the implementation forest and environmental policies rest more on information and voluntary agreements and less on economic incentives and regulations. At the same time our forests are expected to deliver not only increasing volumes of timber but also other products and environmental services. How to balance all these different values and interests is thus the issue at stake. In this anthology, a broad range of “burning issues” related to forest governance on a landscape scale are examined and discussed.
Project:
Title:
Smart Specialisation in Science - a Qualitative Network Analysis
Date:
Jul 2013
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Description:
The study shows that the project had effects in all participating groups. All involved companies have profited from their involvement in Science Link (SL). The hurdle to approach RIs would have been too high for companies without the support through SL. The access to RI provided regions with a competitive advantage as it enabled local companies use the RU despite of geographical distance. A continuation of the SL network was evaluated positively. It seems recommendable to further slim down the network structures.
Project:
Title:
Evaluation of the Science Link Contact Points and their Network, recommendations for future work
Date:
Mar 2014
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Description:
The contact points have effectively helped local enterprises access the scientific facilities, which particularly helped micro- and locally owned companies. Contact points were most active before and during the open calls, but the companies would benefit from stronger communication also during and after the measurements, especially regarding interpretation of results. Future improvements could involve the creation of two-level contact points, with expertise in the scientific issues and the local industries respectively, to strengthen the capacity of the contact points.
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:
Business plan for Investment Promoton Agencies in the Baltic Sea Region
Date:
Jul 2014
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Description:
The business plan describes the impact of FDI and FDI promotion on regional economic development as well as the BSR Investment Promotion Agencies Network. The report also explains the collaboration strategy taken by the project, presents a clear action plan for the future, introduces the proposed organization structure, taking into account the financial implications.
Project:
Title:
Manual on infrastructure and planning needs for aquaculture in Baltic Sea Region
Date:
Mar 2014
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Description:
Planning a specific aquaculture project is a complex time-consuming and cost-intensive challenge with a lot of interdisciplinary tasks. It needs case-related assessment, planning and management of diverse economical, ecological and social parameters. Investors for aquaculture plants have to apply for numerous permits of different authorities and need information about funding opportunities. This manual provides an overview on infrastructure and planning needs for aquaculture and also includes information on financing conditions and responsible permit authorities.
Project:
Title:
Economic analysis of consequences of air emission reductions
Date:
Mar 2013
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Description:
The economic analysis of the consequences of air emission reductions have been analyzed on a multitude of scales, including several sections in the Manual (chapters 1.1, 3.2, 3.4 and 3.5). The total bill in the case of inaction is estimated to be 3.9 bn USD/y.