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.
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.
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.
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.