That was HAZARD! Final Conference 14–15 March in Tallinn, Estonia

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:

Introduction and welcome by Lauri Ojala, professor at University of Turku, HAZARD Project Director

Current issues in Baltic ports by Bogdan Ołdakowski, BPO Secretary General

Current Maritime Safety Issues by Markku Mylly, former Executive Director of EMSA

Seaport Security Issues by Christopher Ross, European Commission Directorate-General for Mobility and Transport

Mitigating Emergencies in Seaports by Peter Johansson, Rescue Director, Eastern-Uusimaa Emergency Services Department

Hybrid Threats and Maritime Security by Tiia Lohela, Special Advisor, Hybrid CoE

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.

Risk Management in Seaports by Wolfgang Kersten, Prof. Dr. Dr. h. c. & Ayman Nagi, M.Sc., MBA, Hamburg University of Technology

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:

Baltic Sea Region Transport and Logistics 2030 Foresight Survey by Eeli Friman & professor Lauri Ojala, University of Turku

North European Port Authorities’ Website Content and Usability Evaluation by Sari Kokkila & professor Lauri Ojala, University of Turku

 

For more pictures, please visit the HAZARD Flickr album of the Final Conference.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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