Efficient management of natural resources

Priority 2 ‘Efficient management of natural resources’ supports transnational cooperation enhancing capacity of public authorities and practitioners to ensure better environmental status of the Baltic Sea Region waters and to strengthen the resource-efficient growth. It will help in developing integrated approaches to reducing nutrient loads and decreasing discharges of hazardous substances to the Baltic Sea and the regional inland waters. Moreover, the Priority supports development and testing of governance and funding models as well as technological solutions for production and distribution of renewable energy and for improved energy efficiency. Lastly, it aims at strengthening sustainable and resource-efficient blue growth in the Baltic Sea Region.

Flagships of the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region funded by Interreg Baltic Sea Region under priority  2, natural resources - a bar with the Strategy logo and a list of the projects: ALLIANCE | Baltic Blue Growth  |  BalticLINes | BEA-APP | IWAMA | NonHazCity | WAMBAF.

Clear waters

The Programme wants to increase efficiency of water management for reduced nutrient inflows and decreased discharges of hazardous substances to the Baltic Sea and the regional waters based on enhanced capacity of public and private organisations dealing with water quality issues (specific objective 2.1).

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Ongoing projects

Innovative management solutions for minimizing emissions of hazardous substances from urban areas in the Baltic Sea Region (NonHazCity)

  • Lead partner: Municipality of Stockholm, Sweden
  • Contact: Tonie Wickman | tonie.wickman@stockholm.se | +46 850 828 948
  • Project partners: 4 LT, 3 EE, 3 PL, 2 DE, 2 LV, 2 SE, 1 FI
  • Total budget: EUR 4.5 million
  • Project website: www.nonhazcity.eu

Water management in Baltic forests (WAMBAF)

  • Lead partner: Swedish Forest Agency, Sweden
  • Contact: Daniel Thorell | daniel.thorell@skogsstyrelsen.se | +46 325 797 47
  • Project partners: 2 FI, 2 LT, 2 SE, 1 LV, 1 PL
  • Total budget: EUR 2.9 million

Interactive water management (IWAMA)

  • Lead partner: Union of the Baltic Cities, Sustainable Cities Commission c/o City of Turku, Finland
  • Contact: Bjorn Grönholm | bjorn.gronholm@ubc.net | +35 822 623 172
  • Project partners: 4 DE, 4 EE, 2 LT, 2 LV, 2 PL, 1 FI, 1 SE
  • Total budget: EUR 4.6 million
  • Project website: www.iwama.eu

Decision aid for marine munitions (DAIMON)

  • Lead partner: Institute of Oceanology Polish Academy of Sciences (IOPAN), Poland
  • Contact: Jacek Beldowski | hyron@iopan.gda.pl | +48 58 711 737
  • Project partners: 3 DE, 3 PL, 2 FI, 1 LT, 1 NL, 1 NO, 1 SE
  • Total budget: EUR 4.7 million

Water emissions and their reduction in village communities (VillageWaters)

  • Lead partner: Natural Resources Institute Finland Luke, Finland
  • Contact: Sirpa Kurppa | | +358 295 326 286
  • Project partners: 6 SE, 4 EE, 4 FI, 3 LT, 3 LV, 2 PL
  • Total budget: EUR 3.5 million
  • Project website: http://villagewaters.eu

Reducing the impact of marine litter in the form of derelict fishing gear on the Baltic Sea environment
 (MARELITT Baltic)

Reducing nitrogen loss from livestock production by promoting the use of slurry acidification techniques in the Baltic Sea Region (Baltic Slurry Acidification)

  • Lead partner: JTI - Swedish Institute of Agricultural and Environmental Engineering, Sweden
  • Contact: Erik Sindhöj | erik.sindhoj@jti.se | +46 105 166 912
  • Project partners: 3 LT, 3 LV, 2 DE, 2 PL, 2 SE, 1 DK, 1 EE
  • Total budget: EUR 5.4 million
  • Project website: www.balticslurry.eu

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Renewable energy

The Programme wants to increase production and use of sustainable renewable energy based on enhanced capacity of public and private organisations involved in energy planning and supply (specific objective 2.2).

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Ongoing projects

Baltic energy areas - a planning perspective (BEA-APP)

  • Lead partner: Ministry of Energy, Infrastructure and State Development Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany
  • Contact: Gabriele Hoffmann | gabriele.hoffmann@em.mv-regierung.de | +49 385 5888 043
  • Project partners: 3 SE, 2 LV, 1 DK, 1 EE, 1 FI, 1 LT, 1 PL
  • Total budget: EUR 2.7 million

Integrated Baltic offshore wind electricity grid development (Baltic InteGrid)

  • Lead partner: Institute for Climate Protection, Energy and Mobility, Germany
  • Contact: Anika Nicolaas Ponder | anika.nicolaas-ponder@ikem-online.de | +49 30 408 187 015
  • Project partners: 3 DE, 2 DK, 2 PL, 2 SE, 1 EE, 1 FI, 1 LT, 1 LV
  • Total budget: EUR 3.9 million

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Energy efficiency

The Programme wants to increase energy efficiency based on enhanced capacity of public and private organisations involved in energy planning (specific objective 2.3).

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Ongoing projects

Power electronics for green energy efficiency (Green PE)

  • Lead partner: University of Southern Denmark, Denmark
  • Contact: Horst-Günter Rubahn | rubahn@mci.sdu.dk | +45 60 133 517
  • Project partners: 3 DE, 3 LT, 3 SE, 2 DK, 2 EE, 2 LV, 2 PL
  • Total budget: EUR 3.1 million
  • Project website: http://balticgreenpower.eu/

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Blue growth

The Programme wants to advance sustainable and resource-efficient blue growth based on increased capacity of public authorities and practitioners within the blue economy sectors (specific objective 2.4).

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Ongoing projects

Coherent linear infrastructures in Baltic maritime spatial plans (Baltic LINes)

  • Lead partner: Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency, Germany
  • Contact: Kai Trümpler | kai.truempler@bsh.de | +49 40 3190 3520
  • Project partners: 3 FI, 3 PL, 2 LV, 1 DE, 1 DK, 1 EE, 1 LT, 1 NL, 1 SE
  • Total budget: EUR 3.4 million
  • project website: www.balticlines.eu

Baltic blue biotechnology alliance (ALLIANCE)

  • Lead partner: GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel, Germany
  • Contact: Deniz Tasdemir | dtasdemir@geomar.de | +49 431 6004 430
  • Project partners: 4 DE, 4 PL, 3 LT, 3 LV, 2 DK, 2 SE, 1 EE, 1 FI, 1 PT, 1 UK, 4 reserved
  • Total budget: EUR 3.4 million
  • project website: www.balticbluebioalliance.eu

Baltic blue growth – Initiation of full scale mussel farming in the Baltic Sea (Baltic Blue Growth)

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