91 outputs found
1. Innovation
1.3 Non-tech innovation
SWW
The database of 3D body scanning measurements

This report presents an extended analysis of interviews and 3D body scanning data collected from 547 workers in the military services, chemical and construction industry in Estonia, Finland, Latvia and Poland. It is a useful source of information for small and medium sized enterprises on how to innovate their production lines and to manufacture more tailored and customised work wear. The complementary visualisation summarises the size and measurement tables for the garment manufacturers and supports in choosing the right garment.

2. Natural resources
2.4 Blue growth
ALLIANCE
ALLIANCE integrated service offer for blue biotechnologie

This brochure depicts the services that the ALLIANCE network of experts in the blue biotechnology sector offers to start-ups, small and medium enterprises and academic institutions: connecting the right actors and resources throughout the BSR. This offer includes case mentoring, finding suitable partners, marketing, legal and financial advice.

2. Natural resources
2.4 Blue growth
Baltic Blue Growth
Plan your mussel farm: operational decision support platform

Using this platform, regional and national authorities as well as future Baltic mussel farmers can assess the optimal locations for mussel farms and their expected environmental impacts. The platform combines spatial modelling of environmental parameters (e.g. to determine the mussel growth potential) and mussel farm related ecosystem services (e.g. nutrient extraction services) with spatial data related to marine resources usages. The system covers fishery, eutrophication, shipping and nature conservation, which makes it possible to quickly identify conflicts between the farms and other users.

3. Transport
3.1 Interoperability
TENTacle
Realising benefits from TEN-T Core Network Corridors - how, where and by whom?

This report presents replicable know-how about development opportunities and profits related to the implementation of the core network corridors. It offers guidance to European Coordinators, public authorities, infrastructure managers and investors – irrespective of the geographical location – on how to adjust policy actions, governance response and business strategies to fully maximise the benefits and mitigate threats induced related to the investment along the corridors. Intergovernmental networks and the Coordination Group of the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region Policy Area Transport shall also find this report useful in promoting the successes of the implementation of core network corridors.

2. Natural resources
2.1 Clear waters
NonHazCity
Report on SMEs' potential to reduce hazardous substances

Drawing on the behaviour of over 30 businesses like hair salons, car repair shops, cleaning services, hotels and offices in Estonia, Finland, Germany, Latvia, Lithuania, Sweden, the publication ‘Hazardous substance reduction potential at local businesses’ analysed how companies manage chemical risk. It highlighted opportunities for them to replace or reduce the hazardous substances used in their workspaces that are harmful to employees’ health. The report recommends actions for municipalities, businesses and societies: for example, municipalities can apply chemicals-smart procurement rules as a powerful tool to influence suppliers into paying more attention to non-hazardous alternatives.

3. Transport
3.4 Clean shipping
Go LNG
GO LNG platform

This online information platform is meant for stakeholders of LNG (liquefied natural gas) development from business and science. It provides access to industry news, to a business cluster and a scientific LNG competence center, which were set up within the GO LNG project.

The Baltic Sea region LNG cluster helps building LNG related partnerships and to establish international business models. The organization unites LNG related industry from around the Baltic Sea and serves as the networking platform for national LNG organizations.

Baltic Sea region LNG competence center is a network of scientific and business organizations which provides trainings on liquefied natural gas (LNG) for industry and public stakeholders. The network develops and promotes knowledge on LNG, will enable new research and competence development initiatives to support LNG infrastructure development in Baltic Sea region.

2. Natural resources
2.2 Renewable energy
BEA-APP
Transnational recommendations to improve spatial planning processes for renewable energy projects

These recommendations have been elaborated to help national, regional and local authorities responsible for energy and spatial planning to strengthen the commitment towards renewable energy projects in the Baltic Sea region. The recommendations are meant to improve the framework conditions for spatial planning of renewable energy projects.

The recommendations cover both technical and political aspects. A set of new and redeveloped criteria to be applied in spatial planning processes related to renewable energies is included. These criteria help the responsible bodies to better take into consideration the specific conditions and challenges related to spatial planning in renewable energies. This concerns not only the particular needs of stakeholder involvement but also legal, geographical, infrastructural and technical issues. The recommendations were compiled by the Ministry of Energy, Infrastructure and Digitalization Mecklenburg-Vorpommern based on experience in the transnational Interreg cooperation project BEA-APP.

2. Natural resources
2.2 Renewable energy
Baltic InteGrid
High Level Concept for the Baltic Offshore Grid

This concept contains the major findings of comprehensive and concerted studies on planning and implementing a meshed offshore wind grid in the Baltic Sea. The document informs political decision makers, operators of electric transmission systems and offshore wind industry about the current status, possibilities and challenges related to the implementation of a meshed Baltic offshore grid. It covers all relevant areas such as policy/regulation, planning, public acceptance, construction and technical matters as well as market conditions and supply chains. It is an excellent source of quality information and a practical guideline for the countries around the Baltic Sea.

2. Natural resources
2.3 Energy efficiency
Green PE
Transnational technology and product roadmap on advanced power electronics

This transnational technology and product road map assembles the most relevant information about the technological state-of-the-art and future capabilities of advanced power electronics and wide bandgap materials.

The roadmap is meant to help the power electronics industry (companies, consulting and financing, system providers, business development and support) and research institutions as well as policy makers and regulatory bodies to better understand the chances and barriers related to the market uptake of advanced power electronics as a means to facilitate revolutionary changes in power electronics.

The roadmap was compiled by the RISE Research Institutes of Sweden together with project partners from the research, business and industrial sector from Denmark, Estonia, Germany, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland and Sweden in the transnational Interreg cooperation project Green PE.

3. Transport
3.4 Clean shipping
GREEN CRUISE PORT
Green Cruise Port Action Plan 2030

The Action Plan sets up an overarching sustainability vision for the cruise tourism industry together with specific goals for its realisation. The Action Plan provides concrete and practical information on how to reduce negative ecological and social impacts of cruise port operations. Consequently, the Action Plan serves as an important tool and source of reference for the project partners and all others striving for a high level of sustainability. All measures in the Action Plan have been evaluated on the basis of two main criteria - impact on sustainability and efforts for implementation.

3. Transport
3.1 Interoperability
HAZARD
Hazard Seaport Risk Assessment Toolbox

The Seaport Risk Assessment Toolbox is a publication that compiled available standards and methods to identify, analyse and evaluate risks in and of seaports. Seaports are confronted with risks that may affect the operational, economic and technical dimensions. The types of safety, operational and environmental risks include, for example, leakages of hazardous materials, fires on passenger ships at port, oil spills in port areas as well as explosions of gases or chemicals. The toolbox developed under the leadership of Hamburg University of Technology enables port operators and rescue services to standardise risk management at seaports across the Baltic Sea.

1. Innovation
1.3 Non-tech innovation
EcoDesign Circle
Sustainability guide for (eco-)design

The Sustainability Guide is a website where companies, designers and lecturers at universities and art schools can find knowledge, tools and inspiration on how to work more sustainably in product and process design. The new website presents a wealth of eco-design related materials including business models for circular economy, principles of eco-design and cases of companies that have come far in applying eco-design in their work. You can find explanations of key design concepts such as design for longevity, practical check lists for product development, a series of explanatory videos and links to available information sources, e.g. on how to choose green materials. Designers in SMEs or others involved in product development can find out what it means to work in a circular instead of linear way.

1. Innovation
1.2 Smart specialisation
Smart Blue Regions
New policy measures supporting Blue Growth - functional review of their selection, adaptation and uptake

The report analyses six regional blue growth research and innovation smart specialisation strategies (Blue RIS3) in Estonia, Finland, Germany, Latvia, Poland and Sweden. It explains common bottlenecks faced by the regions when developing and implementing RIS3, such as getting industry partners engaged in designing and implementing changes in regional strategies as well as conducting the evaluation and impact assessment of the results. The partners included measures to overcome these challenges, e.g. cluster-type initiatives, platforms for connecting business and technology, adequate state funding, internationalisation of complex projects. The report is of interest to regional and national administrations looking for inspirations on how to improve the implementation of their Blue RIS3

1. Innovation
1.3 Non-tech innovation
SEMPRE
Empowerment - a handbook on user involvmement in social service design and delivery

The Empowerment Handbook is made for social service providers who would like to develop new or improve existing social services with the active involvement of service end-users. It can guide social service providers in the practical application of empowerment methods. It describes when and how particular empowerment tools can be used, and it provides practical examples of working with vulnerable groups in rural areas which were tested within the SEMPRE project.

2. Natural resources
2.1 Clear waters
DAIMON
Decision Support System for marine munitions

The DAIMON online tool for risk categorisation and decision aid was developed by the Clausthal University of Technology (Germany) in cooperation with other DAIMON partners. It helps public institutions dealing with the management of marine space (maritime, environmental, fishery, military) and offshore economy stakeholders to handle munitions dumped into the Baltic Sea and Skagerrak. For each detected munition object, the software requires specific parameters, based on which it formulates risk analysis. It covers information about the localisation and an overall state of the ammunition, the surrounding environment and the state of biological pollution or damage. Furthermore, it recommends possible actions to take, such as recovery and destruction, accumulation, encapsulation, capping, blasting or non-action, including monitoring and costs thereof.

1. Innovation
1.2 Smart specialisation
BSR Stars S3
Policy Brief: Innovation Ecosystems in the Circular Economy

This policy brief “Developing and Managing Innovation Ecosystems in the Circular Economy” outlines the main aims and features of a digital monitoring tool and makes recommendations for how to support the development and management of effective innovation ecosystems. For example, it highlights the importance of fostering a culture of open data sharing amongst key regional innovation actors.

3. Transport
3.1 Interoperability
Scandria®2Act
Pathway to the future – Scandria®2Act clean fuel deployment strategy

This strategy deals with alternative fuels and vehicles in Denmark, Finland, Germany, Norway, Sweden along the Scandinavian-Mediterranean transport corridor. It provides an overview of the current development of the market, as well as policies and incentive schemes available in the countries and regions along the corridor. It also formulates recommendations against the background of climate targets agreed at European and global scale. It contains valuable information mainly for decision makers at all levels. The strategy is unique in the sense that it presents an ambitious transnational corridor view instead of separated national or regional frameworks.

3. Transport
3.1 Interoperability
EMMA
Competitiveness Improvement Plan: Enhancing inland waterway transport in the Baltic Sea region

This report analyses current status of inland waterway transport and existing bottlenecks in five countries around the Baltic Sea (Finland, Germany, Lithuania, Poland and Sweden). It furthermore proposes measures to improve inland waterway transport and includes recommendations for more efficient structures on the national levels. The plan was compiled by administrations responsible for inland waterway transport, port and shipping companies, lobby organisations and shipping promotion centers in five countries.

1. Innovation
1.2 Smart specialisation
EmpInno
RIS3 recommendations for strategy owners

This set of recommendations is compiled for public authorities in small and medium-sized cities in the region who are responsible for or involved in the implementation of smart specialisation. Based on experiences collected within the Interreg project EmpInno and knowledge exchange, the RIS3-recommendations provide hands-on guidance and derive lessons learnt for a better management and implementation of RIS3 in the Baltic Sea region.

2. Natural resources
2.1 Clear waters
VillageWaters
Wastewater Solutions Information Tool

The tool is made for home owners and municipal representatives in rural areas who are looking for the right solution to clean their waste water locally. Furthermore, environmental authorities, NGOs, technology development companies and research institutes can make use of the information provided, e.g. by comparing different technologies.

The information is based on Life Cycle Assessments for more than 100 individual systems. The info tool also includes a “Connect and share” platform where the users can meet in an open discussion forum and receive advice regarding waste water treatments solutions in an expert answering service. The tool was developed by researchers from Finland and Estonia.

2. Natural resources
2.1 Clear waters
IWAMA
Baltic Smart Water Hub

The Baltic Smart Water Hub is a multifunctional international platform for sharing water expertise in the Baltic Sea Region which is meant to connect all those interested in water management, including waste water treatment. The Hub was designed to serve water companies and associations, local authorities, academia, clean-tech companies, and NGOs to improve their knowledge on water treatment and strengthen cooperation to optimise water treatment processes.

The Hub covers good practices, technical solutions and tools to optimize waste water treatment and other water related issues. It is open for users to submit their ideas and solutions and to promote their organisation´s expertise in water management in the region. The Hub was created by university and research institutions in cooperation with waste water treatment plants in Estonia, Finland, Germany, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland under the lead of the Union of Baltic Cities (UBC).

1. Innovation
1.1 R&I infrastructures
BSN
Action Plan: The Baltic Sea region - a science powerhouse

This document identifies the challenges and potential solutionsti improve the framework conditions for cooperation between countries of the Baltic Sea region in research and higher education. This regards scientific excellence, mobility in research and higher education, widening participation (to the countries of the Baltic Sea region which are less active) in research consortia and international research projects, and outreach to the EU institutions. The document includes joint strategies to improve the cooperation in specific scientific areas, namely photon and neutron science, life sciences and welfare studies. It makes concrete proposals at the level of funding instruments, mobility schemes, and tools for widening participation on national and regional level.

3. Transport
3.3 Maritime safety
ChemSAR
Standard Operational Procedures (SOP) for Maritime Search and Rescue Operations Involving HNS Incidents

The Standard Operational Procedures (SOPs) developed by ChemSAR support national maritime rescue authorities and services around the Baltic Sea in conducting maritime search and rescue operations in incidents involving hazardous and noxious substances (HNS). The procedures complemented by checklists and operational plans ensure more efficient use of human and technical resources, and help rescue crews to work together in a more coordinated manner.

1. Innovation
1.1 R&I infrastructures
InnoFruit
Open demo farm network

22 research organisations and small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) created a demo-farm network, and signed 28 agreements about their responsibilities, obligations, eligibility requirements. The farms connected via the network offer consulting services for local and regional fruit-growers in orchard management and demonstrations of new technologies, demo objects, fruit crops and cultivars, processing and storing of fruit and berries. The network is open for other fruit-growing enterprisers and farmers to and/or visit demo sites. Also students and researchers are invited to visit demo sites. Check the website for contact details and availability:

2. Natural resources
2.1 Clear waters
MARELITT Baltic
Baltic Sea Blueprint

The Baltic Sea Blueprint is a comprehensive handbook covering four pillars of action to reduce derelict fishing gear in the Baltic Sea. These four pillars are: mapping, retrieval, recycling, and prevention. The handbook is an action plan with recommendations, best practices and lessons learned for policy makers, namely, national authorities. Their feedback was included in the drafting of the document. The handbook also helps those developing projects for cleaning operations, fishing organisations, fishery management authorities, fishery control authorities, and NGOs. The Baltic Sea Blueprint was created in such a way that, within one hour, the reader should be aware of the most important issues and solutions for derelict fishing gear.

3. Transport
3.4 Clean shipping
EnviSuM
Final report: CleanShipping - Exploring the impact of emission regulation

This report summarises the results of the project EnviSuM - an acronym for "Environmental Impact of Low Emission Shipping: Measurements and Modelling Strategies". In Chapter 1, the authors look at different emission abatement strategies including measurement results from different types of vessels. This section also presents results on the effects of switching fuels, the modelling used to measure ship emissions and compliance monitoring. In Chapter 2, they explore air quality based on emission results. Local air quality was modelled for three urban areas - Gothenburg, Gdansk/Gdynia and St. Petersburg. The effects of shipping emissions on public health and environment are assessed in Chapter 3. In Chapter 4 they discuss the economic consequences of SECA. This includes costs as well as positive effects of SECA, such as inducement to innovate and the enhanced reputation of the Baltic Sea region. The authors conclude in chapter 5 by looking to the future environmental shipping regulations.

The report is backed up by a large number of international partner organisations from nine countries, namely the University of Turku (Finland), Chalmers University of Technology (Sweden), Maritime University of Szczecin (Poland), Finnish Meteorological Institute (Finland), Norwegian Meteorological Institute (Norway), University of Gothenburg (Sweden), Tallinn University of Technology (Estonia), City of Gothenburg (Sweden), Voeikov Main Geophysical Observatory (Russia), Maritime Development Center (Denmark), Baltic Marine Consult Ltd. (Germany), Baltic Marine Environment Protection Commission - Helsinki Commission (Finland), Helsinki Commission (Russia), International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (Austria).

2. Natural resources
2.1 Clear waters
Baltic Slurry Acidi.
Pilots SATs, procurement installation and commissioning in countries in the Baltic Sea Region

A set of reports presents lessons learned from six test sites. Six private farms, experimental farms, and agricultural contractors in Estonia, Germany, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland and Sweden tested seven slurry acidification tankers to apply slurry acidification technology, and to reduce nitrogen loss and ammonia emissions, improve crop yield, and to make a profit. The reports provide agricultural advisors and farmers around the Baltic Sea with detailed knowledge on the slurry acidification technology, including country-specific procurement processes, cost calculations, and field test results.

2. Natural resources
2.1 Clear waters
WAMBAF
Ditch management tool

The ditch management tool is a mobile application developed to support taking inventory and management of ditches in forests. The app’s intended users are forest owners, machine operators and entrepreneurs, and persons not educated in planning drainage works. It is especially aimed toward those who do not use GIS software in their everyday work. The user, after loading the files containing topographic information based on LiDAR data or other measurements, acquires finished hydrological analysis output, which will be transferred directly to the mobile application. The application can help the user to find ditches in the field and also edit them outright on their device. The application is multilingual and available for download for Android and iOS from Google Play and App Store.

1. Innovation
1.3 Non-tech innovation
CM
Emergence of Cross-innovation Systems: Audiovisual Industries Co-innovating with Education, Health Care and Tourism

This report presents an in-depth analysis of cross-innovation, its possibilities and challenges. The policy makers, academic institutions, companies, in particular in the education, health care and tourism sectors can learn about cross-innovation opportunities and the empirical research that improves the collaboration between audio-visual industries and these three sectors. It is also an invaluable read for other companies or researchers interested in the cooperation with the audio-visual industry. 

3. Transport
3.3 Maritime safety
DiveSMART-Baltic
Standard Operational Procedure (SOP)

Standard Operational Procedure (SOP) is an action plan, which includes guidelines, manuals and checklists for Rescue Coordination Centres, rescue services, coast guards, fire departments, police, armed forces and other services involved in diving search and rescue missions in an underwater environment. These procedures help harmonise joint actions and reduce reaction time to accidents.

1. Innovation
1.3 Non-tech innovation
BaltSe@nioR
Virtual Library

The Virtual Library is an online platform that compiles relevant data from Denmark, Germany, Finland, Lithuania, Latvia, Poland and Sweden, research results, publications, tools, furniture prototypes and tested design methods developed in the project. The Library is a knowledge database for any furniture manufacturers, designers, students, practitioners and researchers that would like to learn more about furniture that better meet the needs of seniors. It is also a constantly developing platform, with new documents, films, photos, research results being added.

1. Innovation
1.1 R&I infrastructures
Baltic TRAM
Report: Laying grounds for an enhanced macro-regional science-business cooperation

This report contains an overview of the national commonalities and differences in innovation and smart specialisation governance in Estonia, Finland, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland, when it comes to the thematic strands of research and innovation in the Baltic Sea Region. The report serves as a manual for political decision makers and public administrations as well as for Analytical Research Infrastructures and further innovation communities, interested in exploring the diversity of initiatives and policy support tools that focus on the cooperation between research infrastructures and the industry.

1. Innovation
1.3 Non-tech innovation
SWW
New prototypes of the smart work wear

This report presents testing results and an extensive analysis of smart fabrics, as well as integration and safety sensors and electronics into workwear. It includes solutions for a better protection of workwear users from e.g. hazardous environments or difficult climate conditions. It gathers the results of laboratory tests on materials chosen for prototype manufacturing; technological solutions for incorporation of various sensors into work wear; performance of various sensors and prototype clothing. The results were used while finalising the design of the prototype solutions and can be used by any work wear manufacturer seeking new materials or smart solutions.

2. Natural resources
2.4 Blue growth
Baltic Blue Growth
Factsheet: Advice for the future Baltic mussel farmer

Future mussel farmers can learn from this factsheet about the main factors that are important for a new start-up of mussel production in the Baltic Sea, such as water salinity and depth, placement, farming technologies, growth cycle and harvest period, production costs, and communication with neighbours.

 

 

3. Transport
3.1 Interoperability
TENTacle
How to use the Fehmarnbelt Fixed Link as impulse for regional growth

This guidance paper is dedicated to exploring the Fehmarnbelt Fixed link, which is a planned tunnel connection for road and rail transport between Rødby on Lolland (Denmark) and Puttgarden on Fehmarn (Germany), and an important part of ScandinavianMediterranean (Scan-Med) TEN-T core network corridor. The paper includes a detailed impact analysis of the new connection and is a useful tool for planners from national and regional public authorities and businesses especially in Denmark, Germany and Sweden, for developing strategies that would help maximise the benefits from the new connection.

2. Natural resources
2.1 Clear waters
NonHazCity
Municipal chemical action plans

Nine municipalities in Estonia, Finland, Poland, Latvia and Lithuania developed chemical action plans that included some 100 concrete actions to reduce hazardous substances. These built on Stockholm’s existing plan as a template. They developed these plans with the help of organisations working on the national level in their respective countries. These actions are to be used by the municipal organisation, such as training the staff responsible for purchasing in educational, medical and social care institutions and the staff responsible for procurement in renovation, construction and cleaning. In addition to internal changes in the administrative body, actions also involve targeting enterprises in the local area in certain sectors and information campaigns to local residents. They serve as a basis for other municipalities in the Baltic Sea region to develop their own chemical action plans.

2. Natural resources
2.2 Renewable energy
BEA-APP
Planning sustainable energy projects: Handbook on innovative stakeholder involvement and communication models

This handbook was developed within the BEA-APP project to support public and private bodies responsible for the planning and implementation of renewable energy projects in the Baltic Sea region to involve stakeholders in the planning of such projects in a sufficient way. Such early involvement of relevant stakeholders is crucial to avoid conflicts which delay or impair the project’s success, but often neglected in current planning processes.

The handbook provides a background of stakeholder attitudes towards renewable energy projects and to give an overview of factors triggering stakeholders´ acceptance or non-acceptance of renewable energy projects. It covers a practical step-by-step guidance for elaborating stakeholder involvement plans. It also includes hints for stakeholder mapping, direct and indirect interaction with stakeholders as well as for evaluation of stakeholder involvement. This makes the handbook a useful and reliable compilation.

2. Natural resources
2.2 Renewable energy
Baltic InteGrid
Baltic Offshore Grid Forum

The Baltic Offshore Grid Forum was created as a network of all relevant stakeholders from politics, industry and science that need to be involved to found a joint offshore electricity grid in the Baltic Sea. The forum continues the work of the Interreg project Baltic InteGrid and is the place of on-going discussions and initiatives aimed at implementing a meshed offshore wind grind in the Baltic Sea by 2050.

2. Natural resources
2.3 Energy efficiency
Green PE
Advanced power electronics pilot in e-mobility: inverter for racing cars

The Universities of Southern Denmark and of Latvia together with the company Converdan A/S carried out a pilot study dealing with inverters in car engines, exemplified by a racing cars. In racing cars, power electronics operate at their limits, which makes them good test objects for power electronics.

The pilot of the project Green PE showed that wide bandgap semiconductors in electric drives improve the overall system efficiency. The results of the pilot will be used by industrial companies, especially SMEs, research institutions and technology transfer organisations.

Reaching the ambitious goals related to e-mobility requires radically new vehicle electronics with components based on wide bandgap semi-conductors. These components help to optimise several parameters and product characteristics such as energy efficiency, design and power density. This leads in consequence to an increased applicability and usability that help to boost e-mobility.

3. Transport
3.4 Clean shipping
GREEN CRUISE PORT
Report: Onshore power supply for cruise vessels

The report sums up the opportunities and limitations for connecting cruise vessels to onshore power drawing upon a thorough analysis of the ports of Hamburg (Germany), Rostock (Germany), Tallinn (Estonia), Helsinki (Finland), and Bergen (Norway). Onshore power for vessels while in ports is one possible technology to avoid air and noise pollution from cruise vessels in cities. The report looks at the costs and benefits for vessel operators and ports related to establishment of onshore power supply. Based on the findings of this report, Green Cruise Ports partners can provide information to governments and local authorities on how to reduce barriers to onshore power for vessels.

3. Transport
3.1 Interoperability
HAZARD
Report: Communication and regulatory challenges in the Baltic Sea Region"

The report creates an overall picture of the communicational and regulatory challenges related to safety and security issues for major seaports in the Baltic Sea Region. This includes, e.g. challenges related to the different national/regional legal frameworks and to communication between different rescue authorities and between seaports . It suggests improvements to be made in the near future (five years’ time span) to mitigate emergencies and accidents in seaports. For example, the report revealed that one of the challenges in safety and security regulation is that interpretation of regulations is not uniform and, interpretation of regulations varies among the countries in the Baltic Sea region. EU directives and lower-level regulations could be more precise, and there could be more detailed interpretation directions included. The report was published by Turku School of Economics of the University of Turku.

1. Innovation
1.3 Non-tech innovation
EcoDesign Circle
Exhibition catalogue: Reconsider Design

The travelling exhibition “rECOnsider design” covered 30 eco-designed products available on the market in 2017. The products were arranged in four categories, namely “Learning - playing”, “Enabling moving”, “consuming – eating” , and “Dressing – wearing”.

The exhibition was put together by the International design Center Berlin and the German Environment Agency with support of design centres in Poland, Estonia, Finland and Sweden to raise awareness of eco-design among design professionals. The exhibition made visitors reflect about their daily habits in order to reduce their negative impacts on the environment without sacrificing the quality of the products. Between 2017 and 2019, the exhibition attracted some 20.000 visitors when it was displayed at the annual Gdynia Design Forum (Poland), the Arctic Design Week in Rovaniemi (Finland), the European Energy Forum campus in Berlin (Germany), as well as in Kaunas (Lithuania), Tallinn (Estonia), and Borås (Sweden).

The exhibition itself was entirely dismantled after its use, but the exhibition catalogue is still available for download in English with text versions in several other languages (German, Lithuanian, Polish and Swedish).

1. Innovation
1.2 Smart specialisation
Smart Blue Regions
Evaluating, Monitoring and Benchmarking Blue Growth: Monitoring and Review System

This system supports regional and national administrations in monitoring and assessing their research and innovation smart specialisation strategies (RIS3) in the topic of blue growth. This review process compares real characteristics, needs and developments of the blue growth sector with the aims and priorities included in the RIS3 and its implementation programmes. This system includes eight modules that can be combined in a flexible way, depending on the regional needs and opportunities. Four modules analyse the content of the current RIS3 and ERDF operational programmes. The other four modules analyse the blue growth sectors important in the region. All in all, this system allows answering if the RIS3 fosters the development of the blue growth sectors in the region.

2. Natural resources
2.4 Blue growth
ALLIANCE
ALLIANCE database for blue biotechnology

Here researchers from companies and institutes can find almost anything they need for their blue biotechnology research and product development, among others: laboratory equipment, laboratory surfaces, bacterial and fungal strains as well as marketing or product development specialists.

1. Innovation
1.3 Non-tech innovation
SEMPRE
Guidebook for Empowerment Training

This Guidebook for Empowerment Training is about building the empowerment competence of social service providers and covers different countries and contexts. It contains knowledge and experiences gained during practical pilots in countries around the Baltic Sea as well as numerous tips and guidance how to practice empowerment through action learning. The document provides concrete recommendations and tools to develop training modules that will lead to a change, development or improvement in the practice of social service delivery.

3. Transport
3.4 Clean shipping
Go LNG
Liquid Biogas Business Concept Field to Ferry

This report presents a business model concept for renewable shipping fuel from local resources in coastal communities in the Baltic Sea Region. It is based on a test case of using liquefied biogas (LBG) from the “green island” Samsø in Denmark within the GO LNG project.

The report analyses briefly the emerging market for both liquefied bio-methane for marine transport and the corresponding market for coastal communities to produce biogas and to concentrate the bio-methane in a liquid form either for heavy duty road traffic, for trains or for ferries.

The Samsø Field to Ferry business concept is perhaps a one‐of‐a‐kind case, but inspiration can be taken for other localities with similar aims and options. The report combines the biogas planning manual from Denmark with a generalized business concept model and ideas of crowdfunding into a conceptual model for other coastal communities.

1. Innovation
1.2 Smart specialisation
BSR Stars S3
Visualisation tool for circular economy innovation ecosystem

The “Visualisation tool for a circular economy innovation ecosystem” is an online software that compiles data about a circular economy ecosystem. It converts the data into a user-friendly form which shows key actors within the ecosystem and how they interlink. The software uses open data but can also process data from other information sources and is constantly updated with real-time data. The prototype visualizes the circular economy innovation ecosystem of Tampere Region in Finland. The tool is currently password protected and people interested can obtain access upon request.

The tool creates the basic information needed to build up an overview of the local circular economy. For instance, it will be possible to monitor different circular economy sub-ecosystems, such as those that focus on e.g. textile circulation or fertilizers.

3. Transport
3.1 Interoperability
Scandria®2Act
Multimodal corridor system report

The report has been developed by regions, universities and stakeholders of multimodal transport such as port authorities to obtain a picture of multimodal transport along the Scandria®Corridor. It provides an understanding of how transport between Scandinavia and the European mainland is currently handled. It is based on extensive studies carried out in Sweden, Norway and Germany. The report estimates the potential for a shift between transport modes and provides recommendations on how to foster a modal shift. It is a valuable information source for multimodal service providers but also for political decision makers mainly at national and regional level.

3. Transport
3.1 Interoperability
EMMA
Policy Paper: Strengthening inland navigation and river sea shipping in Europe and the Baltic Sea region

This policy paper condenses recommendations on how to strengthen inland navigation and river shipping in the Baltic Sea region. It is based on a thorough analyses of the situations in Finland, Germany, Lithuania, Poland and Sweden. It is meant for national and international institutions and organisations who want to further promote and develop inland waterway transport in the Baltic Sea region.

2. Natural resources
2.1 Clear waters
DAIMON
Catalogue of Baltic Sea dumped munitions' types

Polish Naval Academy in Gdynia in collaboration with other DAIMON partners created an online catalogue of all types of munitions resting on the bottom of the Baltic Sea. The catalogue allows registered users to manipulate objects in the catalogue (e.g. add new objects or edit existing ones). It helps representatives of maritime administrations to identify munition pieces found on the Baltic seafloor during economic activities (e.g. fishery, construction works, dredging, etc.). The catalogue allows for searching for munition objects, based on a weapon type, its calibre and country of origin.

2. Natural resources
2.1 Clear waters
VillageWaters
Guidelines for the best technical solutions and practices for wastewater treatment in scattered dwelling areas

These guidelines compile relevant information needed when trying to identify the best available wastewater treatment solution for a given place in the countryside around the Baltic Sea. The guidelines cover key aspects, e.g. how to select and procure a new technology, how to evaluate its inputs and costs compared to other systems, how to operate and maintain it, how to co-operate within village water cooperatives. The guidelines also give basic information of the wastewater treatment systems and describe why they are used and how they impact local waters and the Baltic Sea, as well as the global environment.

The information provided in these guidelines is based on pilot constructions of smallscale waste water treatment solutions in rural municipalities in Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Poland and Lithuania. For example, wastewater treatment systems with a soil filter and constructed wetlands were built in in villages Tylicz and Sokoły (Poland). A biological treatment plant was installed in Ainaži village (Latvia). In Lithuania the pilot village Leitgiriai modernized their system to biological wastewater treatment.

1. Innovation
1.2 Smart specialisation
EmpInno
RIS3 recommendation for innovation intermediaries

This set of recommendations is compiled for innovation intermediaries in small and medium-sized cities in the region who are responsible for or involved in the implementation of smart specialisation. Based on experiences collected within the Interreg project EmpInno and knowledge exchange, the RIS3-recommendations provide hands-on guidance and derive lessons learnt for a better management and implementation of RIS3 in the Baltic Sea region.

2. Natural resources
2.1 Clear waters
IWAMA
Audit tool for smart energy management

The smart energy management audit tool is Excel-based and can be used for the (self-)assessment of waste water treatment plants’ energy management. The tool can be used to monitor the energy performance and to identify needs for improvements of the waste treatment process by waste water treatment plants, municipalities and regional authorities owning water companies, associations and environmental centers. The smart energy audit was developed by the universities and wastewater treatment plants from Estonia, Finland, Germany, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland and Sweden. A guideline document is available.

3. Transport
3.3 Maritime safety
ChemSAR
ChemSAR Chemical Dataportal

The ChemSAR Chemical Dataportal is an online tool that helps national maritime rescue authorities and services find relevant information relevant to rescue operations where hazardous and noxious substances (HNS) are involved. It helps plan and respond to chemical emergencies at sea as vast amount of information on HNS can be accessed fast and in practical form, also via mobile devices.

1. Innovation
1.1 R&I infrastructures
InnoFruit
Recommendations for policy makers of fruit growing sector

This document provides a list of seven policy recommendations based on the project results, in particular the research and national stakeholder workshops in Latvia, Lithuania and Poland. These recommendations present to national authorities the necessary improvements in the field of knowledge advancement in the fruit sector that require political solutions and support. They include, for example, the need for a balanced regional coverage of independent full-time advisors in fruit growing as part of a national advisory system as well as financial and non-financial incentives for commercial farms to become involved in hosting on-farm demonstrations in fruit-growing.

1. Innovation
1.1 R&I infrastructures
BSN
Concept: Connecting through science - mobility funding instruments

This report elaborates a concept for mobility in research and higher education in the Baltic Sea region and singles out three of them as having the best potential to be implemented in test cases. The report presents minuses and pluses of each tool and described the reasons why these three tools were prioritised. The tools:

1. Summer Schools with a focus on large research infrastructures: one-week course with the aim to give  comprehensive knowledge about a specific subject and to provide potential new users with knowledge on a specific large research infrastructure.

2. Research Internships for Students within the Baltic Sea region: matching PhD students in one country with students from another country based on the specific scientific interests of both groups.

3. Short-Term Scholarships for PhD Students: a PhD student identifies appropriate universities/research institutions in other Baltic Sea region countries and joins them for a limited period in order to work on a specific research question.

3. Transport
3.4 Clean shipping
EnviSuM
Storymap: Baltic Sea Region Shipping Towards Better Air Quality - EnviSuM results

This interactive online narrative presents the role of shipping towards a better air quality in the Baltic Sea Region using animated videos and maps that highlight the results from the Interreg project EnviSuM. Between 2016-2019, the EnviSuM project - an acronym for "Environmental Impact of Low Emission Shipping: Measurements and Modelling Strategies" has assessed the impacts and costs of ship emissions on the scopes of human health, environment and economics.

The information in the story map is useful for a wide range of audience: from experts of the field to the people interested in the air emissions and the state of the Baltic Sea.

2. Natural resources
2.1 Clear waters
Baltic Slurry Acidi.
Policy recommendations for supporting SAT implementation

The report compiles policy recommendations of agricultural and rural advisory agencies and research institutes from Sweden, Poland, Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Russia, Belarus and Denmark on the implementation of slurry acidification technology across the Baltic Sea region. The report helps research institutes as well as farmer organisations and advisory services promote the uptake of slurry acidification technology.

2. Natural resources
2.1 Clear waters
WAMBAF
Blue targeting tool

The blue targeting tool is a forestry planning tool that helps forest owners and managers design a riparian forest buffer. The tool can be used to propose the right measure, at the right place, to the right extent, thereby protecting water quality and biodiversity. While walking along a stream, users of the tool should look at the stream and at the surrounding forest. They should notice things like moisture of the ground, amount of dead wood, tree species, and amount of stones in the stream. They answer a number of questions in the provided form, which gives credits. The credits sum up to a total credit sum, which then provides a recommendation for how the forest should be managed in order to safeguard the values of the stream and the water quality. This tool is available in English, Finnish, Latvian, Lithuanian, Polish and Russian.

3. Transport
3.3 Maritime safety
DiveSMART-Baltic
The inventory of human resources and diving equipment

The Jira tool is an online inventory of all the diving resources, capacities, mobilisation times and alarming procedures from the EU countries around the Baltic Sea. It includes information about more than 1,500 divers ready to be deployed in the case of an emergency, and suggested lists of equipment that each country should bare as an emergency preparedness procedure. The database enables Rescue Coordination Centres (RCC) in Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Latvia, Poland and Norway, diving organisations and the local and regional authorities to better prepare for and coordinate activities in case of accidents in the Baltic Sea.

1. Innovation
1.3 Non-tech innovation
BaltSe@nioR
New, improved product development methods

This is a set of manuals and guidelines to new design working methods, which make use of design thinking, open innovation, and refer to the databases on the seniors’ preferences, and safety requirements for furniture for seniors. This comprehsive and inspirational set of design working methods was described and illustrated in order to ensure better understanding of the methods and to facilitate their implementation by companies, designers, students into their daily routines. The elaborated manuals and guidelines summarise all workshops, case studies and examples of the design methods that were tested and implemented during the project. The documents are also part of the Virtual Library.

1. Innovation
1.1 R&I infrastructures
Baltic TRAM
Report: Multi-Level Governance of Innovation and Smart Specialisation

This report analyses the global, international, European and transnational governing structures of innovation and smart specialisation in the science-business cooperation context. The report serves as a manual for political decision makers and public administrations as well as for Analytical Research Infrastructures and further innovation communities, interested in exploring the diversity of initiatives and policy support tools that focus on the cooperation between research infrastructures and the industry.

2. Natural resources
2.4 Blue growth
Baltic Blue Growth
Report: Common methodological approach on addressing mussel farms in maritime spatial plans

The report supports maritime spatial planners from national, regional and local levels to run a planning process for establishing mussel farms in the Baltic Sea. It includes a description of several series of basic steps from “organizing stakeholder participation” to “defining and analysing existing and future conditions” as well as “monitoring and evaluating performance”.

2. Natural resources
2.2 Renewable energy
Baltic InteGrid
Recommendations to the Ten-Year Network Development Plan (TYNDP) on the development of a Baltic Offshore Grid

These recommendations about establishing a concerted meshed offshore electricity grid in the Baltic Sea region are based on the findings from the transnational cooperation project Baltic InteGrid. They condense in a single place the full knowledge and analytical results developed within the project. They reflect case studies and experts’ opinions based on very precise offshore wind energy projects and interconnectors. They also name the potential in terms of future development of projects.

These recommendations target one of the most important stakeholders in the field of wind energy: the European Network of Transmission System Operators for Electricity (ENTSO-E). ENTSO-E represents 43 electricity transmission system operators from 36 countries across Europe. In its Ten-Year Network Development Plan (TYNDP), ENTSO outlines how the electricity nets in the EU need to be developed over the next 10 years in order to meet the energy consumers’ needs. The content of these recommendations was presented to ENTSO-E’s in the light of the next Ten-Year Network Development Plan (TYNDP).

2. Natural resources
2.3 Energy efficiency
Green PE
Brochure: Green power electronics

This brochure summarises on 16 pages the key findings of the transnational Interreg project "Power Electronics for Green Energy Efficiency" (Green PE), including pilot projects within electromobility, smart houses and renewable energies. Project partners make statements on power electronics and on the collaboration within the project. 

3. Transport
3.4 Clean shipping
GREEN CRUISE PORT
Study: Common standards in the measurement of economic effects by cruise tourism

Despite the importance that cruise tourism gained in recent years, there are still few studies that attempt to quantify its economic impact. This study elaborated by Green Cruise Port project looks into the economic impact of cruise tourism, in particular at the regional and local levels. Providing data about the impacts of cruise tourism at cruise port locations gives stakeholders a possibility to compare the economic effects of cruise tourism in different cruise port locations. This enables them to make sound investment decisions for in cruise port infrastructure.

3. Transport
3.1 Interoperability
HAZARD
Transport and logistics in the Baltic Sea region by 2030: A Foresight Study

The study maps the outlook for transport and logistics in the Baltic Sea region by the year 2030. Several factors anticipated to affect the region’s competitiveness by 2030 were identified, of which the most important ones are the growing importance of environmental aspects in conducting business, significant technological advances, increasing taxation and regulation, increasing prevalence of cyber threats, and a shortage of skilled blue-collar labour. The study is based on data surveying a multinational expert panel of 96 participants from the Baltic Sea region. It was published by Turku School of Economics of the University of Turku.

1. Innovation
1.3 Non-tech innovation
EcoDesign Circle
Ecodesign Audit

EcoDesign Audit is a diagnostic tool to integrate design thinking and circular economy requirements into an organisation’s product and service development process, in particular for small and medium sized enterprises. It follows a defined procedure described in the EcoDesign Audit Manual. The EcoDesign Audit helps any organization to analyse its current design capacity, strategy, practices and product/service development approaches. The audit recommendations will help the organisation to establish the basis for moving forward with product, service and business development. Recommendations may be further developed and implemented with EcoDesign Sprint. EcoDesign Audit has been developed by the Estonian Design Centre in cooperation with the Sustainable Design Lab of the Estonian Academy of Arts.

1. Innovation
1.2 Smart specialisation
Smart Blue Regions
Identifying Blue Growth cooperation opportunities - a Baltic Sea region wide study

The study guides blue growth public and private actors interested in developing a cooperation project in the Baltic Sea region. It presents blue growth focus areas, actors and resources based on the analysis of blue RIS3 of six partner regions from DE, EE, FI, LV, PL, and SE. Three common focus areas were identified as machinery & technology, energy and life science & blue medicine. The study analysed the following blue growth actors: business support organisations, higher education institutions and research institutes. Thematic ideas for cooperation resulted in such topics as shipping, offshore wind energy, blue biotechnology, health tourism, lack of skilled workers.

1. Innovation
1.3 Non-tech innovation
SEMPRE
Organisational roadmap for social service providers: Practiving user involvement

This Organisational Roadmap is meant to inspire and guide leaders of social service providers – public, private or third sector actors – to rethink their role in the social economy and to strengthen the involvement of service end-users in the work of their organisations. In the focus of the roadmap are co-creation principles in service development and design.

1. Innovation
1.2 Smart specialisation
BSR Stars S3
Policy Brief: Inclusive Digitalization

This policy brief “Inclusive Digitalization in the Baltic Sea Region” examines whether inclusive digitalization is an important instrument for promoting regional growth and development in struggling rural areas in the Baltic Sea region. The brief highlights the potential benefits that digitalization can bring and the challenges faced in implementing an effective digital agenda in rural areas. The brief also provides key recommendations identifying possible initiatives and policies that may help local businesses achieve successful digital transformation. These recommendations are based on learnings and best practices from digitalization initiatives conducted in rural areas around the Baltic Sea region.

3. Transport
3.1 Interoperability
Scandria®2Act
Scandria®Alliance

The project Scandria®2Act eastablished the Scandria®Alliance as a think tank for experts aiming to foster a change in mobility towards a more integrated and sustainable system. The founding member were the regions Helsinki-Ussimaa, Skane, Örebro, Akershus/Eastern Norway County Network, Berlin-Brandenburg as well as the City of Turku. They concluded a cooperation agreement on issues related to the Scandria®Corridor that are relevant for the regions development; i.e. the deployment of clean fuels, the fostering of multimodal transport, the improvement of cross-border rail links as well as initiatives to digitalise transport services. The platform is open to further experts and regions, organising a regional dialogue on clean fuels, multimodal transport, cross-border infrastructure and digitalisation. Interested parties are invited to get into contact.

2. Natural resources
2.1 Clear waters
DAIMON
Toolbox for the Assessment of Marine Munitions impact on biota / EcoTox Toolbox

The Thünen Institute (Germany) in collaboration with other project partners developed the EcoTox Toolbox. It enables environmental research and regulatory bodies to monitor and assess ecological threats posed by dumped marine munitions. It contains 1) a strategy how to analyse and assess the impact of dumped chemical and conventional munitions and associated hazardous substances on contamination and health status of exposed organisms and 2) a description of methods to be applied.

1. Innovation
1.2 Smart specialisation
EmpInno
Synergy and Empowerment Concepts for energy, food, health and life science, ICT, maritime industries and advanced materials

These Synergy and Empowerment Concepts present good practices and lessons learned from the Interreg project EmpInno. They compile knowledge to implement innovative and competitive ideas of adapting and using RIS3 for the benefit and growth of different regions in the Baltic Sea region. The concepts cover six business fields: energy, food, health and life science, ICT, maritime industries and advanced materials. The learning is based on numerous R&D transfer workshops, matchmaking and networking events as well as training formats.

3. Transport
3.1 Interoperability
EMMA
IT prototype: Inland Waterway Information system ELIAS

ELIAS is a map-based web application which provides information on inland waterways in the Baltic Sea region. It includes, for example, the positions of vessels, real time water levels, and traffic density and flow. It can be used, for instance, by logistics companies and skippers to plan their inland water transport operations. ELIAS was developed by the Institute of Shipping Economics and Logistics (ISL) in Bremen in cooperation with ports, inland waterway barge operators, port operators and associations in Germany, Sweden, Poland and Lithuania, and it was tested in Germany and Finland.

2. Natural resources
2.1 Clear waters
IWAMA
Audit tool for smart sludge management

The smart sludge management audit tool is Excel-based and can be used for the (self-)assessment of waste water treatment plants’ sludge handling. The tool can be used for monitoring of the sludge management and improvement of efficiency of waste water treatment processes by WWTPs, municipalities and regional authorities owning water companies , associations and environmental centers.

Universities and wastewater treatment plants in Estonia, Finland, Germany, Latvia, Poland and Sweden developed this audit concept for smart sludge management. The tool was tested in waste water treatment plants in Gdansk (Poland), Daugavpils (Latvia), Kaunas (Lithuania), Tartu (Estonia), Türi (Estonia ) and Grevesmüheln (Germany). It is available in eight languages. A guideline document is available.

3. Transport
3.3 Maritime safety
ChemSAR
ChemSAR eLearning Material

The eLearning material helps maritime rescue authorities and services improve knowledge of responding to chemical emergencies at sea. The training is based on the ChemSAR operational plan and standard operational procedures and framed into subunits, reflecting the standard operational procedures. The training includes pretests and quizzes.

3. Transport
3.4 Clean shipping
EnviSuM
Decision support tool: SECA investments

This web-based visualised economic decision tool helps maritime fuel producers as well as ship-owners to identify the best short or long-term investment and capital budgeting strategies for the future. Compliance with SECA regulations requires investment decisions with a vast impact, particularly in the case of scrubber installations. The investment tool will help companies estimate costs related to SECA regulations and decide which investments to make in order to comply. The tool was developed during the Interreg project EnviSuM for assessing real options for compliance with maritime sulphur regulations.

2. Natural resources
2.1 Clear waters
WAMBAF
Beaver tool

The impacts of beavers and corresponding responses are complex, creating a need for standardised and objective assessment of the potentially beneficial or detrimental effects of beavers in the forest. The beaver tool is a tool that supports decisions and for making assessments. It is designed for forest owners – private, enterprise, state or municipal – and forest managers – enterprise or government. It consists of a protocol where the forest owner or manager answers a number of questions concerning the beaver dam and its surroundings. The tool asks, for example, how the dam affects nearby forests, biodiversity, recreational values, cultural remains and water. As a decision support tool, it can be used to recommend to remove or keep a beaver dam, based on information on water quality, nature and economic values that are either gained or lost by removing or keeping the dam. As an assessment tool, it helps to identify and quantify water quality as well as nature and economic values of beaver systems.

1. Innovation
1.3 Non-tech innovation
BaltSe@nioR
Knowledge database on the seniors’ preferences

This database collects new knowledge on the seniors’ needs and preferences regarding kitchen, bedroom and upholstery furniture. Thanks to an optimised search engine, this online tool allows for finding relevant information about the seniors’ needs and preferences according to their e.g. country of origin (Denmark, Germany, Finland, Lithuania, Latvia, Poland and Sweden), age, sex and independence. The database guides manufacturers and designers in developing age-friendly furniture by providing valuable hints on how to adapt their products to create a safe home space for seniors.

1. Innovation
1.1 R&I infrastructures
Baltic TRAM
Report: BalticTRAM Smart Specialisation Trends

This report summarises the added value brought by the implementation of the three Baltic TRAM open calls for services offered to businesses to already existing key EU initiatives as the EU Action Plan for the Circular Economy, the EU Maritime Security Strategy´s (EUMSS) Action Plan and the New Skills Agenda for Europe.

The report serves as a manual for political decision makers and public administrations as well as for Analytical Research Infrastructures and further innovation communities, interested in exploring the diversity of initiatives and policy support tools that focus on the cooperation between research infrastructures and the industry.

2. Natural resources
2.4 Blue growth
Baltic Blue Growth
Report: How to turn Ecosystem Payments to Baltic Mussel Farms into reality?

Mussel farming can be used as one measure to reduce eutrophication of the Baltic Sea locally. This report addresses a wide circle of experts, including policy-makers, working with water quality issues and nutrient uptake from the sea. It explores how mussel farmers can receive payments for the provision of ecosystem services, e.g. nutrient recycling, habitats, water purification. The authors conclude that in the short run a ‘one size fits all scheme’ may be unrealistic. Ecosystem service payments for mussel farms should be tailored to the specific regional characteristics, where a mussel farm is situated.

3. Transport
3.4 Clean shipping
GREEN CRUISE PORT
Technical study: Sustainable energetic solutions for the cruise terminal building in Northern climate

The purpose of this study is to analyze the possibility of employing sustainable solutions at the cruise terminal built by Port of Tallinn. The study defines criteria for designing a sustainable terminal which are applicable to other plans for cruise terminal buildings. It describes technical solutions, e.g. for heating, cooling, automation, lighting etc.

1. Innovation
1.3 Non-tech innovation
EcoDesign Circle
EcoDesign Sprint

EcoDesign Sprint is a training programme intended for SMEs and design agencies interested in the possibilities of circular economy. The primary goal of EcoDesign Sprint is to develop the business of SMEs and create more sustainable products and services for them. Another goal is to provide the participants with in-depth knowledge on the possibilities and business models of the circular economy. EcoDesign Sprint has been developed by the Design Forum Finland and is described in the booklet “Introduction to Ecodesign sprint.”

1. Innovation
1.3 Non-tech innovation
SEMPRE
Brochure: Co-creating Social Services. A compilation of 26 service user driven micro projects in the Baltic Sea Region

The 26 micro projects presented in this brochure serve as an inspiration for social service providers, public authorities, NGOs and service user groups who are looking for modern ways to provide social services. In each micro-project, the service users were involved in the design and implementation of new social services that respond to the needs of disadvantaged people living in rural areas. This brochure illustrates how empowerment tools can be successfully used to initiate co-creation processes.

1. Innovation
1.2 Smart specialisation
BSR Stars S3
Policy Brief: Industrial Symbiosis

The policy brief “Industrial Symbiosis in the Baltic Sea Region” describes current practices and guidelines for new initiatives of industrial symbiosis. Industrial symbiosis is the process by which wastes or by‐products of an industry or industrial process become the raw materials for another. Industrial symbiosis is promoted as vitally important moving towards a circular economy by helping industries and businesses cooperate.

3. Transport
3.4 Clean shipping
EnviSuM
Report: Urban air quality measurements in Gothenburg (Sweden), St. Petersburg (Russia) and the Tri City region (Poland)

The Finnish Meteorological Institute compared the measurements of air quality from three large port cities in the Baltic Sea region, namely the Tricity (Gdansk, Sopot and Gdynia) in Poland, Gothenburg in Sweden, and St. Petersburg in Russia. The air quality measurements were made during the years 2016–2018 near the city ports. Measured components for air quality included NOx, SOx, CO, O3, as well as particulate matter PM10 and PM2.5.

The comparison helps air pollution experts to assess the effect of the SECA legislation and to evaluate the results of a local modelling study of air quality in the ports of Gdansk and Gdynia – such modelling had been carried out for the first time in Poland in the project EnviSuM.

1. Innovation
1.3 Non-tech innovation
BaltSe@nioR
Knowledge database on reliability and warranty

This online application enables to calculate the reliability of cabinet furniture joints and whole furniture constructions made from wood-based materials. This mathematical tool provides furniture designers, manufacturers and students with a unique possibility to calculate the warranty period length and align the design of furniture construction accordingly in order to achieve the extended warranty period. The application is based on long-term reliability investigations of samples of selected types of cabinet furniture joints performed by the project BaltSe@nioR. It makes use of new knowledge on the safety and reliability of furniture joints taking into consideration different materials and kinds of furniture joints.

2. Natural resources
2.4 Blue growth
Baltic Blue Growth
Factsheet: A trial of feeding poultry on blue mussels

The factsheet sums up the project’s studies on turning mussel meal into poultry feed. The factsheet is interesting for mussel and chicken farmers, and feed producers looking for new opportunities to develop their businesses. The partners concluded that mussel-based feed for poultry was an interesting raw material. The factsheet includes several recommendations for the future development of such a business case.

3. Transport
3.4 Clean shipping
EnviSuM
Policy brief: Sulphur Emission Control Area (SECA) Regulation's Benefits Exceed the Cost. Both are Distributed Unevenly

This policy brief provides policy makers and authorities with recommendations for the development of future environmental regulations, and the shipping sector with guidance to support future investment decisions. It wraps up the results of the transnational cooperation project EnviSuM which analysed the impacts of an environmental regulation on the Baltic Sea environment, economy and people's health from 2016-2018.

1. Innovation
1.3 Non-tech innovation
BaltSe@nioR
Prototypes of furniture for seniors

A set of functional furniture prototypes guide students, designers, architects and furniture companies how to integrate new technologies into traditional furniture, and in this way create smart furniture for the elderly that adapted to their needs and preferences. For example, a magic mirror displays personalised messages, a ReAbleChair collects data on sit-to-stand movements, a smart chair helps in physical rehabilitation, and a mobile robot with the fall detection and stand-up support function. 3D printable furniture handles help in more comfortable use of cupboards and drawers. More information about the prototypes is also available in the Virtual Library.