Improving risk assessment of invasive alien species and cost-efficiency analysis of ballast water treatment methods

Project: Research project

Project Details

Description (abstract)

Our idea for a project where novel tools will be developed to support the ratification of the Ballast Water Management Convention in the Baltic Sea, was granted a preparation funding of 45 000 € by the EUSBSR Seed Money Facility. Seed money is EU funding to prepare projects that contribute to one of the priority areas or horizontal actions of the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region. During the IRIS seed money, a detailed project plan will be drafted and further developed into an application to some of the EU funding sources.

FEM is the lead partner of the seed money project. The other partners are Kotka Maritime Research Centre (Finland), Chalmers University of Technology, Dept of Shipping and Marine Technology (Sweden) and Environmental Development Association (Latvia). Finnish Environment Institute SYKE is actively co-operating as an associated partner and a member of the upcoming main project consortium.
Effective start/end date14/10/201431/12/2015