BalticMaster - maritime safety across the borders
European UnionBaltic Sea Region - Programme 2007-2013
Part-financed by the European Union (European Regional Development Fund

Baltic Master I - Background and Main Results

The project Baltic Master II continues where its predecessor Baltic Master ended.The BalticMaster I project was very sucessful. 2007 it received the prize - European Regional Champion Award for best maritime project.

The initiative to the Baltic Master I project emerged from two international conferences on maritime safety held in 2004 in Kiel, Germany, and Trelleborg, Sweden.

The main objectives of Baltic Master were:

To increase the influence of the regional governments and the local authorities on matters of maritime safety. The project defines their ability to participate more effectively.

To develop transport and communications within a framework of maritime safety, taking into account the diversity of activities in the Baltic Sea.

To increase preparedness for preventing and managing a catastrophe, through integrating local and regional zones in the planning and implementation processes.

Baltic Master aimed to improve maritime safety by integrating and bringing forward local and regional perspectives.  This included measures to improve the prevention and the preparedness for ship accidents.

Maritime safety in a wider perspective, including regional development and spatial planning, was also investigated further.  

The project consisted of four work packages. Each work package entailed several activities and outcomes, for example scenarios, think tanks, conferences, studies and reports. The four work packages were:

  • Preparedness and Division of Responsibility
  • Safe Transportation at Sea
  • Sustainable Spatial and Regional Development
  • Communication and Dissemination

The partnership was cross-sectorial, including municipalities, regions, national authorities and international organizations in order to facilitate co-operation betweendifferent levels.

Lead partner Region Blekinge, Sweden

Partnership 40 partners from seven countries in the Baltic Sea Region

Duration 1 July 2005 – 31 December 2007

Budget and funding 3.6 million Euros, part-financed by the European Union (2.1 million Euros of total budget)

Short movie -  project introduction and worst case scenario
The three versions of the short movie are all in English, use your Windows Media Player to play them.

To the right you find a selection of reports and results from Baltic Master.

An Introduction to Baltic Master - Swedish/Danish scenario (5 minutes, 8 MB)
An Introduction to Baltic Master - German scenario (5 minutes, 9 MB)
An Introduction to Baltic Master - Polish scenario (5 minutes, 9 MB)

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