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Kotka Maritime Research Centre 18.8.2005 TL. kotka 26.04.05 JP 2 Merikotka strategic basis Backround:  Rapid growth in maritime transport  A growing.

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2 kotka JP 2 Merikotka strategic basis Backround:  Rapid growth in maritime transport  A growing interest in environmental issues & the Baltic Sea  the important role of logistics in Southeast Finland Research and education in Kotka:  Education and R&D at the Maritime departments of Kymenlaakso Polytechnic and Kotka Vocational Institute  A fisheries biology research unit at Kotka Maretarium Maritime research in Finland is currently partly insufficient Kuva Kotkan satama

3 kotka JP 3 Kotka Maritime Research Centre Objectives To conduct and promote high level research applied to the conditions of the Gulf of Finland To protect the marine environment and improve maritime safety To create better prerequisites for maritime business To develop maritime education in Finland To form a central Baltic Sea research institute specialising in maritime transport, safety and marine environmental issues Photo: VTT

4 kotka JP 4 BUSINESS CONTACTS Kotka Maritime Research Centre: Research fields Maritime and port operation logistics Maritime transport technological development and safety PARTNERS: Universities, Polytechnics, Technical Research Center of Finland (VTT), Finnish Institute of Marine Research, Kotka Vocational Institute, Kotka Maretarium AUTHORITIES: Finnish Environment Institute (SYKE), Finnish Coastguard, Rescue Department, The Finnish Maritime Administration, Ministries, Finnish Forest and Park Service Environmental impacts of maritime transport, prevention and combatting technology CIVIC ORGANISATIONS INTERNATIONAL CONTACTS

5 kotka JP 5 Professorships and research groups Oil spill recovery and combatting technology Helsinki University of Technology Marine environmental a nalytical chemistry University of Helsinki Maritime transport logistics University of Turku/ Centre for Maritime Studies Maritime and port operation logistics Kymenlaakso Polytechnic Safety of maritime transport and winter navigation Helsinki University of Technology Waste management and recycling technology Lappeenranta University of Technology Maritime business and economic operations Maritime information and control systems Helsinki University of Technology

6 kotka JP 6 Research groups 2005 → Marine biology and the environment follow-up study of the marine environment and development of environmental research biological evaluation and prediction prevention and minimization of environmental damages Maritime and port operations logistics Port operations; technical applications and development projects Transportation and warehousing control systems port safety and security, access control and environmental impacts Maritime transport logistics International merchant shipping and operations related to port capacity Import, export and transit traffic and development of transport chains Projects related to ports’ competitive position, economics, administration and marketing Safety of maritime transport and winter navigation Research in maritime safety especially concerning winter navigation Maritime transport risks and risk management Application of risk assessment and simulation

7 kotka JP 7 a broad co-operation forum national and international networking strategy and follow-up of the reserach and education activities co-ordinates the research centre activities advances co-operation between researchers a professor leads each reserach group Merikotka organization Merikotka advisory board Administrative board Waste recycling technology Recovery and combatting tech. Port operation logistics Environmental analytical chem. information and control systems Maritime transport logistics Fisheries biology Maritime safety Maritime business Co-ordination unit

8 kotka JP 8 Merikotka projects OILECO; (University of Helsinki) Integrating ecological values in the decision making process on oil spill combating in the Gulf of Finland The project investigates the effects of oils spills on the marine ecosystem of the Gulf of Finland Partners: University of Tartu, Kymenlaakso Polytechnic, City of Kotka, SYKE, VTT, Southeast Finland Environment Centre, Finnish Forest and Park Service, WWF Project budget € Summeri and Summeri II; (Kotka Vocational Institute) co-operation regarding maritime safety and protecting the marine environment in the Gulf of Finland (in Summeri between Finland and Russia; Summeri II: Finland-Estonia) A technical simulator network is created between the participating educational units Partners Estonian Maritime Academy, Admiral Makarov State Maritime Academy, Southeast Finland Environment Centre, Rescue centres, City of Kotka Project budgets Summeri: €, Summeri II: €

9 kotka JP 9 Merikotka projects (beginning 01/06 in case financing is granted) MS GOF -Maritime Safety in the Gulf of Finland (Merikotka) The project develops maritime safety especially concerning winter navigation by reserach and developing of traning packages Partners Helsinki University of Technology, Kymenlaakso Polytechnic, Admiral Makarov State Maritime Academy and St.Petersburg State Marine Technical University Project budget € TRANSGOF -Transport and Logistics in the Gulf of Finland (Merikotka) A reserach and education project in maritime and port operation logistics Partners mm. Centre for maritime studies (University of Turku), Kymenlaakso Polytechnic, City of St.Petersburg, Leningrad oblast, North-West Russia Logistic Development Centre (ILOT) Project budget € GOFMEC -Gulf of Finland Maritime and Marine Environment Protection Cooperation (Kotka vocational institute) Crisis management simulator networking by internet Continues the co-operation of the Summeri-projects Project budget €

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