HAZARD Final Conference brought together Project Partners, Associated Organisations and prominent guest speakers to spring Tallinn in the middle of March. The two-day event kicked off on 14 March with a visit to the Port of Muuga and a joint dinner later on. Conference itself started on 15 March.
Filled with guests speakers giving their insights on the port safety and security issues utilising their expertise, the stage was taken by an impressive line-up including i.a. Mr. Bogdan Ołdakowski, Secretary General of BPO, Mr. Markku Mylly, former Executive Director of EMSA, Mr. Christoper Ross, European Commission Directorate-General for Mobility and Transport, Mr. Peter Johansson, Rescue Director at Eastern-Uusimaa Emergency Services Department and Ms. Tiia Lohela, Special Advisor of The European Centre of Excellence for Countering Hybrid Threats. The presentations are available below or on the HAZARD site under Reviews & presentations, in the section HAZARD Final Conference in Tallinn, Estonia, 14–15 March 2019:
HAZARD Final Conference saw the launch of HAZARD Online Toolbox, developed at Hamburg University of Technology. This easy-access tool provides based on user selections methods to assess and mitigate risks at ports. At the conference, toolbox was introduced by Professor Wolfgang Kersten. The toolbox can be accessed here.
The conference programme also included the unveiling of two HAZARD studies conducted as Master’s theses at University of Turku. Foresight Study on Transport and Logistics in the Baltic Sea Region by 2030 was conducted by Mr. Eeli Friman at University of Turku and more can be read from the news article. Another HAZARD study was conducted by Ms. Sari Kokkila also at University of Turku. This study ranked the North European ports authorities’ websites according to content and usability criteria, focusing on the safety and security issues. Top 5 positions were held by, in ascending order, Ports of Tallinn, Pori, Rauma, Dover/Folkestone & Helsinki. More can be read from the news article.
HAZARD study presentations held at conference are available below or on the HAZARD site under Reviews & presentations, in the section HAZARD Final Conference in Tallinn, Estonia, 14–15 March 2019:
For more pictures, please visit the HAZARD Flickr album of the Final Conference.