Ports, terminals and storage facilities are often located close to residential areas, thus potentially exposing a large number of people to the consequences of accidents. The HAZARD project deals with these concerns by bringing together rescue services, other authorities, logistics operators and established knowledge partners.
HAZARD project aims at mitigating the effects of emergencies in major seaports in the Baltic Sea Region. The types of safety and security emergency include, for example, leakages of hazardous materials, fires on passenger ships at port, oil spills in port areas as well as explosions of gases or chemicals.
ACTIVITIES IMPROVING SAFETY AND SECURITY
HAZARD brings together Rescue Services, other authorities, logistics operators and established knowledge partners. HAZARD enables better preparedness, coordination and communication, more efficient actions to reduce damages and loss of life in emergencies, and handling of post-emergency situations by improving:
- harmonization and implementation of safety and security codes, standards and regulations
- interoperability of resources through joint exercises
- communication between key actors and towards the public
- the use of risk analysis methods; and
- adoption of new technologies.
The duration of the project is 36 months (spring 2016–spring 2019) and the total budget is 4.3 M€, which is partly funded by the EU’s Interreg Baltic Sea Region Programme.