Research

Project description

Baltic Master II is recognized as a flagship project in the European Union’s Baltic Sea Strategy and is an international project with partners from the nine different Baltic coastal countries. The project aims to improve maritime safety by integrating local and regional stakeholders. The project Lead Partner is the Blekinge Region (Sweden) and the World maritime University is a Partner under several projects that focus on the Baltic Sea Region and how it is affected by issues concerning pollution prevention, coastal zone management, and on-land responses to an oil spill originating at sea. The project includes the development of management tools such as oil spill simulation exercises, environmental sensitivity mapping and community contingency plans. In addition, Baltic Master II is also focusing on effective maritime generated waste management in ports.

Principal Investigator

Olof Lindén

Professor, Nippon Chair in Marine Environmental Management, Dr. Linden also holds a part time professorship in Coastal Management at the University of Kalmar.

Project Officer

Jonas Pålsson

Dr Jonas Pålsson graduated in marine biology from Lund university in Sweden 2005, specialising in marine monitoring and sensory biology. He worked with water sampling for ALcontrol Laboratories in Sweden and Denmark between 2007 and 2009. In 2009, he joined World Maritime University (WMU) in Malmö, Sweden, as a Research Assistant in the Maritime Environmental Research (MER) Group.

Contractor

Partners

Project Duration

January, 2008 to January, 2012