Tools for shared & dynamic maritime traffic risk picture of the Baltic Sea region
OpenRisk II

End user needs for new maritime transport risk management tools charted by the OpenRisk II project

14 March 2024
The OpenRisk II Kick-Off Conference “New Maritime Risk Management Tools & End User Needs” hosted by the University of Helsinki, gathered more than 60 registered participants, including foreseen end users of project output and project partner institutions, to define end-user needs in the field of Maritime Risk Management as well as to translate these needs to refining the OpenRisk II project implementation plans.
Technical details

Last week (6. & 7. March 2024), the lead partner Finnish Transport and Communications Agency Traficom, and the project partners University of Helsinki and the Northern Dimension Partnership on Transport and Logistics (NDPTL) Secretariat co-organized a two-day kick-off conference of the OpenRisk II project on state-of-the-art transboundary maritime risk management.

The Kick-Off Conference gathered more than 60 registered participants, including foreseen end users of project output and project partner institutions, to define end user needs in the field of Maritime Risk Management as well as to translate these needs to refining the OpenRisk II project implementation plans. The first day was dedicated to identifying end user needs, with speakers and panelists from EU and intergovernmental organizations and initiatives (EMSA, IALA & HELCOM) as well as competent national administrations from Norway and Finland. The second day included targeted workshops to gather more detailed feedback and comments on the three key project products and their desired features.

OpenRisk II project is co-funded by the EU Interreg BSR programme 2021-2027 with a total budget around 2 Meur. The duration of the project is from November 2023 to October 2026. Project consortium includes 7 partners that are the Lead Partner Finnish Transport and Communication Agency Traficom (Finland), Aalto University (Finland), Norwegian Coastal Administration (Norway), Gdansk University of Technology (Poland), University of Tartu (Estonia), University of Helsinki (Finland), and the Northern Dimension Partnership of Transportation and Logistics (NDPTL) Secretariat (intergovernmental).

The project will develop and pilot state of the art tools for a shared navigational risk picture for the Baltic Sea region based on a regional adaptation of the Norwegian AISyRISK system (https://aisyrisk.no/), improving it with a new module on risks related to ice to navigation, for inclusion of environmental and biodiversity information to decision making related to response to oil spills at sea as well as for improving institutional capacity in risk management.