Mitigating the effects of emergencies in Baltic Sea Region ports

March 2016 -
February 2019

Priority area:
3. Transport 3.1 Interoperability


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.


Joint live exercises that reflect the concerns of partner seaports are part of the project. These will be dealing with leakage of hazardous materials, fire on a passenger ship at port, oil spill in port areas as well as explosion of gases or chemicals.

The project enables better preparedness, coordination and communication to reduce damages and loss of life in emergencies, and handling of post-emergency situations by making a number of improvements. These improvements include harmonization and implementation of safety and security codes, standards and regulations, communication between key actors, the use of risk analysis methods and adoption of new technologies.

The project partner consortium ensures relevancy and effective use of project results and their continuity. Partners are very capable of working in a transnational setting, and have the resources to communicate project results towards relevant target groups.

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Project manager

University of Turku

Jarmo Malmsten

+358 2 333 9639

Legal representative

University of Turku, Turku School of Economics: Department of Marketing and International Business

Juuso Töyli

+358 2 333 9248

Financial manager

University of Turku

Sari Tähtinen

358 401 768 710

Communication manager

University of Turku

Mariikka Whiteman

358 40 779 9490