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w w w. b a l t i c m a s t e r. o r g WORK PACKAGE 2- FINAL RESULTS WP2 Seminar / Baltic Master II Partner Search The 19th of Dec., 2007 Prepared by Jakub Piotrowicz
w w w. b a l t i c m a s t e r. o r g WP2: Safe Transportation at Sea Response to the unique character of the Baltic Sea - The Baltic Sea is one of the world’s most heavily trafficked waters (more than 2 000 vessel movements per day); - Level of sea transport and use of sea and coastal zones are dramatically increasing (shipping, fishing, offshore wind power plants,oil drilling); - It takes up to 30 years to renew the water of the Baltic Sea; - One large spill can disrupt sea and shore life over many miles and years.
w w w. b a l t i c m a s t e r. o r g Baltic Master Work Package 2 ”SAFE TRANSPORTATION AT SEA” was lead by Maritime Institute in Gdansk Work Package 2 of the Baltic Master was focused mainly on: - The Particularly Sensitive Sea Area (PSSA) and Associated Protective Measures (APMs); - Local and regional priorities and a vision of the PSSA framework for the Baltic Sea in 2020; - Traffic monitoring solutions ; - Issues of improving maritime safety (navigation, traffic separation, training of crew, oil-spills handling); - Places of refuge; - Port waste management.
w w w. b a l t i c m a s t e r. o r g WP2 in numbers - 18 active and supporting Partners from 4 countries: Sweden (10 Partners), Poland (6 Partners), Germany (1 Partner), Finland (1 Partner) plus renowned external experts; - 12 reports and case studies; - More than ten WP2 meetings including seminars on safe transport, navigation, PSSA and Professional Development Courses on ICZM; - 3 large traffic monitoring workshops; - Several project presentations for national and international bodies.
w w w. b a l t i c m a s t e r. o r g WP2 in numbers – Reports and case studies - Vision of PSSA 2020 (lead by Region Blekinge/Maritime Institute in Gdansk) - Regional and local priorities on PSSA (lead by Maritime Institute in Gdansk) - PSSA in the Baltic Sea- overview (World Maritime University) - Inventory of measures and needs in respect of education and training of seafarers, equipment and technology improvements, onboard vessels transporting dangerous goods in the Baltic Sea Area (Kalmar Maritime Academy) - Risk analysis models on the area of the Baltic SeaRisk analysis models on the area of the Baltic Sea - Ship safety on southern and western Baltic SeaShip safety on southern and western Baltic Sea - Integrated model of navigational safety on the Baltic SeaIntegrated model of navigational safety on the Baltic Sea - Vessel safety in Poland's largest harbours (all by Maritime University of Szczecin)Vessel safety in Poland's largest harbours (all by Maritime University of Szczecin) - AIS for small ships (Maritime Office in Gdynia) - Future of traffic monitoring centres (Maritime Office in Gdynia) - Places of refuge in the Baltic Sea (Kalmar Maritime Academy)Places of refuge in the Baltic Sea (Kalmar Maritime Academy) - Sludge and waste handling in medium sized ports (Port of Kalmar)
w w w. b a l t i c m a s t e r. o r g WP2 PSSA Reports- major contents - Analysis of threats related to sea transport; - Description of the chosen valuable Baltic sea areas - ecological, socio-economical aspects; - Legal aspects of maritime protection; - Definition of existing APMs, proposal of new APMs implementation; - Recogniton of local priorities and experiences within PSSA (interviews with regional representatives); - Situation of The Baltic Sea Area in comparison with other PSSA areas.
w w w. b a l t i c m a s t e r. o r g PLATFORM FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT AND CO-OPERATION WITHIN PSSA FRAMEWORK UNITY of the Baltic Sea marine and coastal area INTEGRITY of action according to the ecological approach DUTY& RESPONSBILITY as a legal duty to co-operate and responsibility to protect the marine environment
w w w. b a l t i c m a s t e r. o r g Reccomendations of maritime safety improvment by: - enforcing current legal regulations in the field of PSSA; - efficient implementation and execution of law; - taking new safety measures; - developing systems for safe transportation; - organizing joint monitoring scheme; - raising awareness and knowledge about the Baltic Sea and PSSA; - effective collaboration and innovation. „Prevention is the best way of minimizing threats at sea. It includes enforcement of regulations related to environmental protection, construction of safer vessels, improved sea pilotage, obligatory monitoring.” Experiences from the WP2 (1)
w w w. b a l t i c m a s t e r. o r g Each Baltic state needs to have clear regulations concerning places of refuge. - There is a strong need to improve the education and training of seamen (issues of fatigue, knowledge of languages, emergency manoeuvring etc.); - Vessels equipment should be standardized (AIS, Global Positioning Systems, autopilotes); - Procedures concerning port waste management and ballast waters handling need to be uniformed; - Each Baltic state needs to have clear regulations concerning places of refuge. Experiences from the WP2 (2)
w w w. b a l t i c m a s t e r. o r g - Further protective measures are necessary to eliminate and reduce shipping related impacts; - Measures decided on the level of EU, IMO and HELCOM will not have the desired effect if they are not implemented and uniformly enforced at the different levels by all Baltic States including RUSSIA; - Existing APM – Baltic ‘Areas to be avoided’ list should preferably include all the present and planned offshore protected areas; - The influence of local communities on the improving maritime safety should be increased, the knowledge about PSSA needs to be disseminated in more effective way. Experiences from the WP2 (3)
w w w. b a l t i c m a s t e r. o r g Thank you for your co-operation … and see you in the Baltic Master II !
w w w. b a l t i c m a s t e r. o r g Mrs Urszula Kowalczyk Maritime Institute in Gdansk Head of Economics and Law Department Baltic Master WP2 Leader +48 58 301 16 41 email@example.com Jakub Piotrowicz Maritime Institute in Gdansk Baltic Master WP2 Manager +48 58 301 16 41 firstname.lastname@example.org