Sustainable and Multimodal Transport Actions in the Scandinavian-Adriatic Corridor
The objective of the project is to foster clean, multimodal transport through the Scandinavian-Mediterranean Core Network Corridor regions to increase connectivity and competitiveness, while at the same time minimising the negative environmental impact induced by transport activities.
GREEN CRUISE PORT - Sustainable Development of Cruise Port Locations
Planning and meeting the fast growing demand and the associated environmental requirements in the cruise sector in a strategic, sustainable manner is necessary. Due to the transnationality of the ‘cruise product’, only a joint planning process of Baltic Sea Region ports will have sustainable results.
Diving with State Maritime Resources in The Baltic
The project attempts to prepare divers for cooperation across the Baltic Sea Region in the case of accidents. With coordination and common understanding of procedures, knowledge of general and specific diving competences and mapping of gaps, a solid and endurable search and rescue organization can be established in the Baltic Sea, making it a safer place to travel, live and work on.
Operational plans and procedures for maritime search and rescue in HNS incidents
100 – 200 incidents are reported involving commercial traffic but the number of near miss situations is many times higher. This, combined with the increasing amount of traffic in the Baltic Sea, the traffic intersecting at several nodes, difficult waters, and the harsh winter conditions in the northern Baltic Sea increase both the probability of a largescale maritime incident and the difficulty of conducting search and rescue operations.
North Sea Baltic Connector of Regions
The project aims to improve the sustainable accessibility of the Eastern Baltic Sea Region to freight and passenger transport. It underlines the importance to link the input from transport operators and the business sector to the improvement of interoperability and proposes their view on measures needed to remove bottlenecks in border crossing areas.
Enhancing freight Mobility and logistics in the BSR by strengthening inland waterway and river sea transport and proMoting new internAtional shipping services
TENTacle - Capitalising on TEN-T core network corridors for prosperity, growth and cohesion
The Baltic Sea Region is crossed by three core transport network corridors (CNCs), which together have the potential to stimulate positive effects beyond the pure transport sector and beyond the immediate territories they cross. The project aims to improve stakeholder capacity to reap benefits of the implementation of CNCs.
LNG Value Chain for Clean Shipping, Green Ports and Blue Growth in Baltic Sea Region
The project will focus on developing the demand and accessibility of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) in the Baltic Sea Region. It will create a strategic approach to LNG development and a technology approach for consolidating the LNG value chain and it will provide skills and business partnerships for infrastructure development.
Mitigating the effects of emergencies in Baltic Sea Region ports
Harbours, terminals and storage facilities, including those for dangerous goods are often located close to residential areas, thus potentially exposing a large number of people to the consequences of accidents. The project aims at mitigating accidents and emergencies in seaports in the Baltic Sea Region, all handling large volumes of cargo and passengers.
Ranging Mode for the Baltic Sea
The project launches the development of a technical system that allows for safe ship navigation when the established Global Navigation Satellite Systems fail due to interference or jamming. The partners test broadcast signals transmitted via radio beacons and other existing infrastructure. This serves to develop prototypes for ranging mode transmitters and receivers. The Baltic Sea is the first operational test area for this technology worldwide.
Sohjoa - Baltic Sea Region transitioning into eco-friendly autonomous last mile public transportation
Public transport is not as flexible and accessible as private cars are in the Baltic Sea region. The project works towards increasing the attractiveness of public transport by improving offered services and introducing automated driverless electric minibuses, especially for the first and last mile of the journey. It proposes recommendations for environmentally friendly and smart automated public transport and guidelines on the organisational set-up.
Completing management options in the Baltic Sea Region to reduce risk of invasive species introduction by shipping
Shipping contributes to the uncontrolled introduction of invasive species to the Baltic Sea, which has severe environmental and economic consequences. COMPLETE supports the implementation of the new International Maritime Organization’s convention on ballast water management by triggering regional cooperation, developing risk assessment procedures for ballast water management exemptions and setting a monitoring system of non-indigenous species in the Baltic Sea.
Maximised Mobility and Accessibility of Services in Regions Affected by Demographic Change
With shrinking populations in many rural areas around the Baltic Sea region, it is becoming increasingly difficult to keep up public transport and services that depend on mobility, such as home care or home deliveries. The project aims to improve the integration of existing mobility structures with innovative transport solutions like citizen buses, flying nurses and fleet sharing to overcome these difficulties.
BSR electric - Fostering e-mobility solutions in urban areas in the Baltic Sea Region
The project aims to enhance the use of electric vehicles in city transport systems such as public sector fleets, public transport and bike sharing in order to reduce CO2 emissions and pollution. The partnership of public authorities, business, academia and NGOs explores the potential of e-bikes,
e-buses, e-ferries and other e-vehicles. The project guides municipalities and transport planners and operators as well as public and private fleet managers in integrating e-mobility into urban transport strategies.
Sustainable urban mobility and commuting in Baltic cities
People living in the suburbs usually commute into the city centre by car. Offering an alternative combination of various transport modes, including bike and car sharing, is a way for cities to achieve a more sustainable, environmental friendly commuting system. The project helps urban and transport planners assess, plan, and integrate alternative mobility options into transport plans and policies of cities and municipalities.
Cities.multimodal – urban transport system in transition towards low carbon mobility
The project wants to make it easier for people in cities around the Baltic Sea to combine walking, cycling, public transport and car-sharing as an environmentally friendly alternative to driving. The partners develop and apply an approach to sustainable urban mobility planning for such multimodal transport that is easy to adopt in other cities. It includes publicly visible mobility points and smartphone-based travel planning as well as a planners’ handbook and a toolbox to manage mobility.
Eco-efficiency to maritime industry processes in the Baltic Sea Region through digitalisation
ECOPRODIGI kick starts international collaboration between industry and academia to reduce the ecological footprint of transport vessels during their lifecycles through digitalisation. Research organisations mediate between technology developers and shipping companies, shipyards, suppliers and ports. Focusing on ferry and roll-on/roll-off shipping (i.e. wheeled cargo such as trucks and railroad cars), the partners analyse environmental inefficiencies, digitally simulate performance, and design business models for digital solutions.