OpenRisk II kickoff conference in Helsinki

Project: OpenRisk II
Virtual Meeting & Physical Meeting
The Kick-off conference of OpenRisk II project

Description

The Kick-off conference of the project, organised 6.-7.March 2024 hosted by the University of Helsinki, centers around gathering national, regional, EU and global end-user needs for new risk management tools under development by the project. The three tools are:

  • A Baltic adaptation of the AISyRISK tool (https://aisyrisk.no ) for shared and updated risk picture of maritime traffic in the region, and creation of a new risk assessment module on ice navigation -with potential use also beyond the Baltic, e.g. in the Arctic
  • A regional service on vulnerability of the Baltic marine ecosystem to maritime spills
  • A tool to evaluate risk management performance of the relevant administrations, and the quality of risk assessments, commissioned or produced.

These needs will shape the plans of the OpenRisk II project, to optimise the real-world utility of the output. Foreseen key participants of the event include users of risk assessments and risk management tools (end users of project output):

  • national, EU and intergovernmental maritime or other authorities
  • researchers and private sector professionals 

If you are interested in participating in the conference and want to register for it, please contact the Lead Partner: valtteri.laine@traficom.fi & mirka.laurila-pant@traficom.fi

Agenda

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    Time
    Item
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    12:00 - 17:45
    Day 1 (Wednesday 6.3.2024) on-site and online
    Registrations 12:00-12:30

    Introductions / Context 12:30 - 13:00
    Moderator: Jaana Haavisto, University of Helsinki
    Speakers:

    Sakari Kuikka, University of Helsinki
    Valtteri Laine, Finnish Transport and Communications Agency Traficom
    Helena Tuuri, Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland

    International and EU approaches and needs for new risk management tools 13:00-13:50
    Moderator: Jaana Haavisto, University of Helsinki
    Speakers:

    Filip Zarzycki, Gdansk University of Technology
    Sarah Robinson, IALA World-Wide Academy
    Víctor Díaz Seco, European Maritime Safety Agency

    Discussion 10 minutes

    Coffee Break 13:50-14:20

    National and regional approaches and needs for new risk management tools 14:20-15:00
    Moderator: Jaana Haavisto, University of Helsinki
    Speakers:

    HELCOM representative (tbc)
    Esa Kallio, VTS Finland
    Jon-Arve Røyset, Norwegian Coastal Administration

    Discussion 10 minutes

    Overview of Planned OpenRisk II Output 15:00-16:00

    Overview of the OpenRisk II project
    Speaker:

    Mirka Laurila-Pant, Finnish Transport and Communications Agency Traficom

    AISyRISK Baltic & Ice module
    Speakers:

    Jon-Arve Røyset, Norwegian Coastal Administration
    Osiris Valdez Banda, Aalto University
    Jakub Montewka, Gdansk University of Technology

    Environmental sensitivity decision support tool
    Speakers:

    Anneliis Kõivupuu University of Tartu
    Sakari Kuikka, University of Helsinki

    Tools for organizational risk management maturity & Evaluation of quality of risk assessments
    Speakers:

    Valtteri Laine, Finnish Transport and Communications Agency
    Traficom
    Hermanni Backer, Northern Dimension Partnership on Transport and Logistics Secretariat

    Coffee Break 16:00-16:30

    Panel discussion on International, EU and regional user needs & planned OpenRisk II Outcomes (with interactive elements) 16:30-17:30
    Moderator: Hermanni Backer, Northern Dimension Partnership on Transport and Logistics Secretariat

    Panelists:

    Sarah Robinson, IALA World-Wide Academy
    Víctor Díaz Seco, European Maritime Safety Agency
    HELCOM representative (tbc)
    Jon-Arve Røyset, Norwegian Coastal Administration
    Heli Koivu, Finnish Transport and Communications Agency Traficom
    Esa Kallio, VTS Finland

    Wrap-up of the day 17:30-17:45 (free time 17:45-18:30)
    Speakers:

    Helena Tuuri, Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland
    Valtteri Laine, Finnish Transport and Communications Agency
    Traficom

    Dinner 18:30-ca. 20:30
    Venue: The University of Helsinki banquet room at Unioninkatu 33, Helsinki
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    08:30 - 15:30
    Day 2 (Thursday 7.3.2024) on-site only

    Registrations and coffee 08:30-09:00

    Welcome, summary of the project and key points from Day 1 09:00 - 9:20
    Speakers:

    Valtteri Laine, Finnish Transport and Communications Agency
    Traficom
    Mirka Laurila-Pant, Finnish Transport and Communications Agency Traficom

    Presentation of pre-conference questionnaire results 09:20-09:30
    Speaker: Jaana Haavisto, University of Helsinki

    Introduction to group work methods 09:30-10:00
    Speaker: Hermanni Backer, Northern Dimension Partnership on Transport and Logistics Secretariat

    *Division into 3 groups

    Group Work on User needs 10:00-12:10

    Groups (three 60 min sessions each, possibility to change group between sessions):

    1. AISyRISK Baltic & Ice module 3x60 min (+3 x 10 min breaks)

    2. Environmental sensitivity decision support tool 3x60 min (+3 x 10 min breaks)

    3. Tools for organizational risk management maturity & Evaluation of quality of risk assessments 3x60 min (+3 x 10 min breaks)

    Lunch Break (lunch at own cost): 12:10-13:10

    Group Work on User needs (continued) 13:10- 14:10

    Presentation of group work results ca. 14:10-15:10
    - One from each group presents the results
    * Group 1 (AISyRISK Baltic & Ice module)
    * Group 2 (Environmental sensitivity decision support tool)
    * Group 3 (Tools for organizational risk management maturity & Evaluation of quality of risk assessments)

    Final Discussion and closure 15:10 – 15:30
    Speakers:

    Valtteri Laine, Finnish Transport and Communications Agency
    Traficom
    Mirka Laurila-Pant, Finnish Transport and Communications Agency Traficom

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