Join us to Discuss Current Policy Issues in Maritime and Port Safety and Security, Brussels 26th April 2017

The three EUSBSR Flagship projects ChemSAR, HAZARD and DiveSMART Baltic, are organizing a discussion event on Policy Issues in Maritime and Port Safety and Security for decision makers, experts and stakeholders in Brussels on 26th April 2017.  The event will gather policymakers and the operative actors of the field to discuss current issues and challenges on maritime and port safety.

The event will last half-a-day, after which a lunch will be served. Please see the enclosure for further information.

Date: 26th April 2017
Time: 9:30 – 12:30
Place: Hotel Thon EU, Rue de la Loi 75, 1040 Bruxelles, Belgium

The registration form:

The programme: 

9:30 Opening remarks: Professor Lauri Ojala, University of Turku



Mr. Markku Mylly, Executive Director, European Maritime Safety Agency EMSA

Ms. Merja Kyllönen, Member of the European Parliament

Mr. Bogdan Ol dakowski, Secretary General, Baltic Ports Organization

10.45–11.15 Coffee break

Mr. Norbert Denninghoff, Head of Health&Safety and Environmental Management, Neste Corporation, Rotterdam

Mr. Chris Addiers, President, Federation of the European Union Fire Officer Association

DISCUSSION moderated by Prof. Lauri Ojala

12:30 – 14:00 Lunch & possibility to discuss with the project representatives

Policy Seminar invitation 07042017 (pdf)


The event is organized in cooperation of three EUSBRS flagship projects running under the Baltic Sea Interreg programme, namely: 

ChemSAR – Operational plans and procedures for maritime search and rescue in HNS incidents (lead partner is the Centre for Maritime Studies of the University of Turku)

HAZARD – Mitigating the effects of emergencies in the Baltic Sea Region ports (lead partner is the School of Economics of the Universlity of Turku)

DiveSMART Baltic – Diving with state maritime resources together in the Baltic (lead partner is the Swedish Coastguard)

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