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1 Do you dare to swim in Trondheim harbour? Yesno

2 Why?

3 Experts in Team, Spring A clean and rich sea - Only a vision? (Cleaning up in the Port of Trondheim as a case study) Professor in charge: Eivind Bratteland, Department of Civil and Transport Engineering Telephone: Tentative problem areas: (As suggested by the Pilot Project in Trondheim Harbour) 1. Alternative means to clean up contaminated seabed 2. How can we use dredged contaminated sediments when they are brought on land? 3. Are contaminated sediments always considered an environmental hazard? 4. What should we do about the TBT (Tributyltin) contaminated sediments in Trondheim harbour? 5. May "environmental improvement initiatives" sometimes have the opposite effect? 6. How to monitor the dredging of contaminated sediments? Working language: English. Participants:Integrated "village" (landsby) with foreign and Norwegian students. Providing an intercultural, co-operative learning environment. External Co-operative Partners: (The Pilot Project in Trondheim Harbour, with the following partners):  Port of Trondheim  Scandiaconsult  Selmer Skanska  DNV Consulting More information - - More information - - -

4 Experts in Team, Spring A clean and rich sea - Only a vision? (Cleaning up in the Port of Trondheim as a case study) Professor in charge: Eivind Bratteland, Department of Civil and Transport Engineering Telephone: External Co-operative Partners: The Pilot Project in Trondheim Harbour, with the following partners:  Port of Trondheim  Scandiaconsult  Selmer Skanska  DNV Consulting Working language: English. Participants:Integrated "village" (landsby) with foreign and Norwegian students. Providing an intercultural, co-operative learning environment Background In March 2002, the Minister of the Environment, Børge Brende, presented Norways paramount goals for an overall policy on the marine environment. The goals are presented in the Parliamentary Report no. 12, 2001/2002. "Protecting the Riches of the Sea". The overall goal is to provide the prerequisites for a clean and rich sea, inter alia, through the establishment of external conditions that allow us to strike a balance between the commercial interests connected with fisheries, aquaculture and the petroleum industry within the framework of a sustainable development. An important part of the Parliamentary Report is how to clean up in Norwegian coastal- and fjord areas where the seabed is contaminated. The Norwegian Pollution Control Authority (SFT) has estimated that the costs involved in cleaning up the Norwegian ports and fjords will be tens of billions Norwegian Crowns (NOK). Pilot Projects are established, one of these in the Port of Trondheim, with the following overall objectives:  to contribute to an increased level of national competance dealing with treatment of contaminated sediments  to contribute to secure a good water quality in accordance with the EU - Water Framework Directive Viewed against the background of the contaminated seabed in Trondheim harbour, the pilot project will look at how we can carry out the initiatives to remove the contamination. Next---

5 Overall village objectives The village is addressing broad, complex and interdisciplinary subjects related to the overall objectives of providing a clean and rich sea. This will enhance the future sustainable development and use of the coastal zone. To facilitate a "workable" context, activities in Trondheim harbour on contaminated sediments are used as a case. In the co-operative environment of the village, participants should focus on innovation, creativity and assessment as a basis for providing input and proposals for solutions and activities of importance for dealing with contaminated sediments in ports and in the coastal zone. Experts in Team is focussing on making use of the background for each individual student in an interdisciplinary team, providing a broad and flexible approach to the subject chosen, and in the team's approach to solving the task. Tentative problem areas With the broad scope of this village, it will be necessary to narrow down the subjects to be chosen, and this will be an important part of the initiating process of the work. The problem areas clearly have national interest, and depending on the village outcome, the results could be valuable and give important input for future work and development. As a starting point for discussion, the Pilot Project in Trondheim harbour has proposed the following tentative tasks: 1. Alternative means to clean up contaminated seabed A critical look on the means suggested in chapter 3.5 in the Parliamentary Report no. 12. Make alternative suggestions to the means. Special emphasize should be made on how this is communicated to the general public. 2. How can we use dredged contaminated sediments when they are brought on land? A typical action to remove contaminated sediments from the seabed is by dredging and bringing them on land. This task will look into innovative and sustainable ways in how these sediments can be used. 3. Are contaminated sediments always considered an environmental hazard? Should initiatives always be carried out when contaminated sediments are present, or will it sometimes be better not to carry out any initiatives? 4. What should we do about the TBT (Tributyltin) contaminated sediments in Trondheim harbour? In almost every Norwegian harbour, the sediments are heavily contaminated by TBT (Class V according to the Norwegian classification system (Norwegian Pollution Control Authority, report 97:03)). What should be done with these sediments? Make an "initiative-plan" for TBT-contaminated sediments in Trondheim harbour. 5. May "environmental improvement initiatives" sometimes have the opposite effect? In the pilot project in Trondheim harbour the contaminated sediments are stabilised with different aggregates. Can stabilisation of the contaminated sediments, by adding aggregates, give negative consequences? 6. How to monitor the dredging of contaminated sediments? Give suggestions for innovative monitoring methods. Next---

6 Work in the village We recommend the village teams to choose subjects where the students can make active use of their background and interests. Also, the students should preferably choose subjects in each team that will supplement or build knowledge on the subject for the whole "village". Experts in Team includes both a professional and a process part. Added to this is ability to communicate and present the results achieved in an orderly and understandable way. Students in the village The interdisciplinary subject of this village provides opportunities for any direction of study to participate and render valuable input to the work, depending on the team subject chosen. We strongly recommend also Norwegian students to participate in this village. This will provide valuable experience in working - and writing report - in english, and develop international relationships and experience. References:  Parliamentary Report no. 12, 2001/2002. "Protecting the Riches of the Seas". (In Norwegian).  Homepage for the Norwegian Pollution Control Authority about contaminated seabed. (In Norwegian). Information in English available on  Homepage for Trondheim harbour and the pilot project. (In Norwegian)  Contaminated sediments, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.  European Sediment Research Network - SedNet.  Contaminated sediments, U.S Environmental Protection Agency.


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