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EnviSuM Report “Impacts from clean shipping for Port Cities”

The report presents the results from the cross-border discussions that were taken during four workshops (listed below) in EnviSuM project. The overall aim of the workshops was to explore the approaches taken by ports and port cities in the Baltic Sea Region to support clean shipping and comply with the SECA legislation. The focus was also to learn about the long-term visions on clean shipping towards 2020 and even 2030 among maritime stakeholders.

1. SECA: Strategies to help the maritime industry developing, May 10th 2017 at Miljöförvaltningen in Gothenburg, Sweden
2. Impacts from ship emissions and possibilities collaboration in BSR, March 23rd of 2018 at the
EXPORTFORUM in St. Petersburg, Russia as part of the Baltic Sea Day
3. Are Retrofitted Scrubbers the right solution to meet the Global Sulphur Cap? September 11th,
2018 at Bureau Veritas in Copenhagen, Denmark
4. Impacts from SECA in Baltic Sea ports – The effects of present and future air emissions from ships, on September 19th, 2018 at Port of Gdynia Authority, Gdynia, Poland

To read the report, click on the image.

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

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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.

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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!