Enhancing Oil Spill Response Capability in the Baltic Sea Region
OIL SPILL
 
PROGRAMME 2014-2020
priority
3 Transport
objective
3.3 Martime safety

OIL SPILL

The OIL SPILL project helps to improve cooperation between competent authorities, NGOs and volunteers in combatting oil spills in shallow and coastal waters of the Baltic Sea faster, more effectively and more efficiently. Together with universities, the partners identify procedures across borders that need to be aligned, develop and carry out trainings and exercises, and clarify key legal issues of cooperation in oil spills response.
Project summary

Oil spill response in coastal areas needs more coordination

Combatting oil spills in shallow waters and coastal areas is often complicated. In contrast to the open sea, the division of tasks and responsibilities between competent authorities and other stakeholders such as non-governmental organisations (NGOs) is unclear near the coast. Most of the work involved in coastal oil spill response is an arduous, long-term operation. A strong capability to respond to oil spills with the help of volunteers is essential to achieving optimum results and minimising environmental harm.

More cooperation between authorities and volunteers

The objective of the project is to strengthen the oil spill response capability in the Baltic Sea region at the levels of key responsible ministries, operative competent authorities, key NGOs, relevant universities and the petrochemical industry. The focus of the OIL SPILL project is to strengthen oil spill response capability in the Baltic Sea Region (BSR) by enhancing cooperation structures, procedures and skills between and within the relevant stakeholders. In the OIL SPILL project, the partners identify administrative procedures which need cross-border harmonisation, they clarify key legal issues at the level of ministries, competent authorities and NGOs, and they build up international and national training schemes.

Budgets

OIL SPILL
in numbers
  • 2.05
    Million
    Total
  • 1.60
    Million
    Erdf
  • 0.00
    Million
    Eni + Russia
  • 0.00
    Million
    Norway

Highlights by mid-term

Universities and ministries with the support from NGOs mapped existing situation on current operational procedures in oil spill response and shallow waters and coastal areas in Finland, Lithuania, Estonia, Latvia, Sweden and Denmark. This helped to improved understanding on existing roles of ministries, competent authorities, NGOs and operational procedures applied in the project countries to combat the oil spills.

Partners representing emergency services, ministries, NGOs and educational institutions organized and conducted several simulation activities and live oil spill exercises in Latvia, Sweden and Finland. These activities revealed gaps and challenges in oil spill response and helped to develop procedures for cooperation between authorities, NGOs, volunteers and other relevant actors.

Outputs

Project Stories

Partners

University of Turku

  • Town
    Turku
  • Region
    Varsinais-Suomi
  • Country
    Finland
Approximate total partner budget in EUR
503,860.00
60.451753122.2670522

Ministry of Environment of Estonian Republic

  • Town
    Tallinn
  • Region
    Põhja-Eesti
  • Country
    Estonia
Approximate total partner budget in EUR
182,000.00
59.437215524.7453688

Southwest Finland Emergency Services

  • Town
    TURKU
  • Region
    Varsinais-Suomi
  • Country
    Finland
Approximate total partner budget in EUR
275,350.00
60.451753122.2670522

Danish Civil Protection League

  • Town
    Hedehusene
  • Region
    Københavns omegn
  • Country
    Denmark
Approximate total partner budget in EUR
108,000.00
55.652008912.1971455

Finnish Red Cross

  • Town
    Helsinki
  • Region
    Varsinais-Suomi
  • Country
    Finland
Approximate total partner budget in EUR
233,000.00
60.167488124.9427473

Tallinn University of Technology

  • Town
    Tallinn
  • Region
    Põhja-Eesti
  • Country
    Estonia
Approximate total partner budget in EUR
89,900.00
59.437215524.7453688

"SUCCEEDED by PP14 (01.01.2019)" Fire and Rescue Board of Klaipeda County

  • Town
    Klaipeda
  • Region
    Klaipėdos apskritis
  • Country
    Lithuania
Approximate total partner budget in EUR
3,300.42
54.292469222.8131913

Östra Götaland Fire and Rescue Service

  • Town
    Norrköping
  • Region
    Östergötlands län
  • Country
    Sweden
Approximate total partner budget in EUR
31,500.00
58.590912416.1903511

Lithuanian Red Cross Society

  • Town
    Klaipeda
  • Region
    Klaipėdos apskritis
  • Country
    Lithuania
Approximate total partner budget in EUR
88,500.00
54.292469222.8131913

Klaipeda University

  • Town
    Klaipėda
  • Region
    Klaipėdos apskritis
  • Country
    Lithuania
Approximate total partner budget in EUR
89,900.00
54.292469222.8131913

Neste Corporation

  • Town
    Espoo
  • Region
    Helsinki-Uusimaa
  • Country
    Finland
Approximate total partner budget in EUR
112,000.00
60.204767224.6568435

Finnish Environment Institute

  • Town
    Helsinki
  • Region
    Helsinki-Uusimaa
  • Country
    Finland
Approximate total partner budget in EUR
147,990.75
60.167488124.9427473

Latvian Maritime academy

  • Town
    Riga
  • Region
    Rīga
  • Country
    Latvia
Approximate total partner budget in EUR
84,000.00
56.949397724.1051846

Fire and Rescue Department of Lithuania

  • Town
    Vilnius
  • Region
    Vilniaus apskritis
  • Country
    Lithuania
Approximate total partner budget in EUR
101,699.58
54.687045825.2829111