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SUBMARINER : Sustainable Uses of Baltic Marine Resources

Description:

The Baltic Sea Region faces enormous challenges including growing transport, new installations, fishery declines, severe marine pollution with excessive nutrient input and the effects of climate change. But the future is not all bleak: novel technologies and growing knowledge provide opportunities for new uses of marine ecosystems, which may not only have commercial appeal, but also contribute to solve environmental problems. Algae and mussel cultivation reduce nutrient inflow while providing a source for bioenergy; offshore wind farms can smartly be combined with mariculture or wave energy installations. Submariner builds the road for furthering those environmentally friendly as well as economically appealing innovative uses within the BSR, thus contributing toward its aim to become a model region for sustainable sea management. The Submariner compendium, published in October 2012, provides an overview on the current state of art and future perspectives for applying each of these marine uses in the Baltic Sea region.

Project information

Lead
The Maritime Institute in Gdansk (Poland)
Partners

Gdańsk Science & Techn. Park German Ministry of Environment KiWiZ at GEOMAR University of Rostock BioCon Valley Norgenta ScanBalt Lolland Energy Holding Royal Institute of Technology Royal Swedish Acad. of Sciences Trelleborg Municipality Tallinn University of Technology Entrepreneurship Development Centre for Biotechn. & Medicine Klaipeda University Coastal Research & Planning Institute Klaipeda Science & Techn. Park Latvian Ministry of Environment Environmental Development Association Finnish Environment Institute

Source of funding
Baltic Sea Region Programme 2007-2013

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Keywords

marine resources, sustainable sea management

Duration

2010/6/1-2013/9/30

Climate impacts

Extreme Temperatures, Sea Level Rise

Elements

Vulnerability Assessment, Adaptation Measures and Actions

Sectors

Marine and Fisheries

Geographic characterization

Europe

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