New Article on “Impact on Population Health of Baltic Shipping Emissions”

The EnviSuM article “Impact on Population Health of Baltic Shipping Emissions“, published on the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, estimates the exposure to particulate air pollution (PM2.5) and health effects from shipping in countries
around the Baltic Sea, as well as effects of the sulfur regulations for fuels enforced in 2015 by the Baltic Sulfur Emission Control Area (SECA).


Watch the Final Conference of EnviSuM “Impacts from SECA and Global Cap 2020”

The final conference of EnviSuM project “Impacts from SECA and Global Sulphur Cap 2020”, held 24th April 2019 in Copenhagen, is now available to all!

The conference had 3 thematic sessions (with 3 presentations each) and 1 panel discussion. Among the speakers we had experts from EnviSuM Consortium, the Danish Maritime Authority, a Shipowner. On the panel discussion participated the EnviSuM experts, Danish Shipping organisation, the NGO The Ecological Council. The mixed audience (shipowners, government official, journalists, scientists, maritime affairs students) contributed as well all day during the conference.

Session 1: Effects of SECA on air quality and human health

Session 2: Enforcement and compliance

Session 3: The business side of sulphur regulation

Click on the image below to access all videos and presentations of the conference:


Radio Interview on health benefits with Lars Barregård (audio in Danish)

Lars Barregård, researcher at the University of Gothenburg and EnviSuM partner, was interviewed at Radio DR (Denmark) on 1st May 2019 about the prevention of premature deaths, myocardial infarction and stroke in Denmark due to SECA. The interview starts around 01:40:00.

Click on the image to hear the interview on the Radio webpage (click on Play button at the bottom of the page).

EnviSuM Final Report “Clean Shipping: Exploring the impact of emission regulation”

In this report, we have compiled EnviSuM results in five chapters. In the first chapter, we look at different emission abatement strategies including measurement results from different types of vessels. This section also presents results on the effects of switching fuels, the modelling used to measure ship emissions and compliance monitoring.
In Chapter 2, we explore air quality based on emission results. Local air quality was modelled forthree urban areas – Gothenburg, Gdansk/Gdynia and St. Petersburg.The effects of shipping emissions on public health and environment are assessed in Chapter 3.
In Chapter 4 we discuss the economic consequences of SECA. This includes costs as well as
positive effects of SECA, such as inducement to innovate and the enhanced reputation of the
Baltic Sea Region. We conclude in Chapter 5 by looking to the future environmental shipping regulations.

Click on the image below to access the report.

Urban Air Quality Measurements in the pilot cities in Poland, Sweden and Russia are finished

A novel report concerning air quality measurements is finished. Urban air quality measurements were conducted near the city ports in three harbour cities around the Baltic Sea region: Tricity in Poland, Gothenburg in Sweden and St. Petersburg in Russia. Measured air quality components included NOx, SOx, CO, O3, PM10, and PM2.5. The measurements of these components in the pilot cities were investigated against the reference methods. The measurement systems and the quality management systems were also audited. The used methods, results and conclusions of these investigations are presented in the report.

Read the whole report!

SAVE THE DATE: 24th April EnviSuM Final Conference

For three years EnviSuM project has analysed the impacts of SECA in the Baltic Sea Region. Next year, the Global Sulphur Cap 2020 will enter into force. What are the lessons learned from the Baltic Sea SECA? Are there lessons to be learned from SECA to the Sulphur Cap? Join us in our final conference in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Target group – authorities, researchers, maritime organisations, policymakers, as well as companies that are interested in SECA, Global Sulphur Cap 2020, air emissions from shipping and the impact on health. Participation is free of charge.

Click on the image below for program and register HERE .


EnviSuM partner meeting in Oslo 8th – 9th of January 2019

EnviSuM project is reaching its end, and last partner meeting was held in beautiful Oslo. Warm thanks to Norwegian Meteorological Institute who acted as a host for the meeting!






Project partners spend two busy days processing the results received during the project. Issues discussed varied from cost-efficiency and enforcement of regulation concerning shipping to impacts of ship emissions to health and environment.






Outcomes of the project will be presented in EnviSuM final conference, which will be held in 24th of April in Copenhagen at the Danish Maritime Authority in Copenhagen, Denmark. You are warmly welcomed to the event!