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Baltic Sea Information on the Acoustic Soundscape (BIAS)

Start date: Sep 1, 2012, End date: Aug 31, 2016,

Background The Baltic Sea is one of the world’s largest semi-enclosed bodies of brackish water. The special geographical, oceanographic and climatological characteristics of the Baltic ecosystem make it highly susceptible to the environmental impacts of human activities at sea and in its catchment area. As a result of this status, the International Mari ...
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Tourist maritime paths of South Baltic (Baltic Pass)

Start date: Jun 30, 2015, End date: Oct 30, 2015,

Transformation of a system of industries and changes accompanying with globalization changed importance of sailing as a tool of transport of goods and people.However, in many places infrastructure adapted to a sailing movement still has left a space and opportunities.At the same time, the memory of the old ways of transportation of goods by sea disappears. In many coastal regions and cites sailing ...
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Aquaculture – the farming of aquatic organisms, such as fish, mussels and algae – has been identified by the European Commission as one of the five Blue Growth sectors with the highest potential for sustainable jobs and growth. However, fish farming is also linked to a number of environmental challenges, including negative impact on water quality from fish effluent or the use of wild fish populati ...
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Increasing Competitiveness of South Baltic Regional Food (REGFOOD)

Start date: Sep 30, 2012, End date: Sep 29, 2015,

Since the 1950s, processes of globalisation have spurred the diffusion of bulk production in the food sector at the expense of losing local and regional food production. However, there has recently arisen a renewed interest among customers, producers and authorities in local food production that is environmentally and economically sustainable. This development presents an opportunity for the Sout ...
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The overall idea of the project is to equip local/regional maritime-related businesses with the knowledge and competence on LNG (liquefied natural gas) technologies. This will enable them to be contracted for operating and maintaining the planned LNG terminal investments in Lithuania and Poland. With this competence the companies can specialise and form cross-border supply chains in South Baltic. ...
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... the fields of water tourism marketing, marina management & operation and marina network consolidation in the southern Baltic rim (Vorpommern DE, Zachodniopomorskie & Pomorskie /PL, Kaliningrad / RU, Klaipeda region / LT). The overall aim is to increase incomes from water tourism in the participating regions, which are mostly lagging behind in these respects within the South Baltic area. The proje ...
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Maritime Education and Sail Training for Young People (M.A.S.T.)

Start date: Oct 31, 2010, End date: Apr 29, 2015,

MAST project origins from the local initiative of City of Gdansk to restore the historical two-mast sailing vessel General Zaruski and dedicate it to non-commercial sailing with young people. Inspired by the international history of the boat, an idea came up to let mixed groups of young people from different countries participate in such sail vacation, get to know each other and learn something fo ...
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... -professionals.eu in December 2013, including the links of the knowledge data base (3.2)- Finalisation of promotion concepts- Conduction of career days in Rostock (May 2013, June & December 2014) and Klaipeda (April 2014)- Development of e-learning curricula and conduction of webinars- Cross-border model agreement between universities and companies has been finalised. Companies have been contacte ...
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... of the Birds and Habitats Directives either from a species or habitat perspective. Broad-scale sediment and bathymetric charts indicate potential reef areas in all three proposed project territories: Klaipeda-Ventspils Plateau, Sambian Plateau, Klaipeda Bank. Reefs are included in the Annex I of the Habitats Directive. The complex topography of the seabed means that all three project areas are imp ...
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Involving the private sector in Mobility Management (INVOLVE)

Start date: Dec 31, 2011, End date: Dec 30, 2014,

The project BACKGROUND is as follows. Sustainable transport is a high priority for the EC in order to reduce pollution and increase Quality of Life. Car-user rates can be reduced by MOBILITY MANAGEMENT POLICIES. But these can only be delivered by public authorities with ACTIVE PUBLIC PARTICIPATION of the private sector eg employers and managers of large sites that attract a lot of people (emplo ...
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Project background: Currently, there are more than 20 offshore dumping sites in South-Eastern Baltic Sea, which are used for the depositing of dredged mainly from port areas and navigation channels. Development and maintenance of new ports will imply dredging of several million m3 of sediments in coming years, thus the need for new dumping sites should be also considered. Offshore dumping in the B ...
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... epoch) are developed in Poland, Russia and Lithuania. 4. New cross-border tourist routes within Curonian and Vistula lagoons are elaborated and tested by Klaipeda University. 5. Guides, interpreters and museum workers from Vistula and Curonian lagoon area are trained and certified under the tourism agency of Kaliningrad region (Russia). ...
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... The 4th project meeting was held in Kalmar in April 2013. Contact with companies for internships started. Between February and July 2013, 5 weekend courses/modules were held in Rostock, Kalmar, Klaipeda, Szczecin and Gdansk. The Summer Course was successfully accomplished in September 2013. Some of the participants have started their internships at a maritime company. The project was presented at ...
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Project is oriented on LATLIT programme activities “research and technology action with durable and practical character” supported by Klaipeda and Ventspils high science and technology parks (include other LATLIT Programme activities “concept of science and technology parks”) and Lithuania Space Association (National priority science programme). Also project realize one of the Programme output ind ...
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All Partner regions from the REMOWE main stage project will be continuing&deepening co-operation in the Extension Stage project ABOWE. In REMOWE it has been concluded that efficient instruments are necessary in partner regions to increase the rate of utilizing waste into energy. ABOWE project covers two technologies that rise from the REMOWE project: biorefinery and dry digestion. The novel biore ...
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Longlife Invest will implement a sustainable, energy-efficient building with minimized operational cost as a new dormitory of two blocks for the Klaipeda University. The Klaipeda University is the investor and the owner of the new dormitory. The implementation of the planned Lithuanian Longlife pilot project as a dormitory for Klaipeda University would be a great opportunity for the Lithuanian par ...
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... sides of the Latvian-Lithuanian border would be involved in the research. Wild local growing sites of truffle have been surveyed – in Latvia, locations in Kurzeme and Zemgale; in Lithuania, the Klaipeda area. Soil structure, soil chemistry, climate, vegetation, and species of the host trees have all been analyzed and comparisons made. The initial data from Latvian-Lithuanian Mycology societies wou ...
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PA Transport of the EUSBSR calls for coordination of national transport policies and actions to ensure a harmonised transnational development of the transport system. The ensured thematic focus and established links between the above initiatives helped achieve certain stage of coordination and complementarity. However, fuller integration of the approaches, which would enable better development and ...
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The growth of the maritime economy throughout Europe results in increasing demands for maritime space coupled with the need to ensure a viable marine environment. This phenomenon has led to the integrated maritime policy (IMP) approach throughout Europe with Maritime Spatial Planning (MSP) being by now the widely acknowledged tool for co-ordinating spatial use and balancing of interests in the sea ...
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The overall objective of the project is the improvement of living standards of the rural population of the main core areas of the Lithuania-Poland-Russia ENPI Cross-Border Cooperation Program 2007-2013. Expected Results: 1. As ...
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... - and one for the nursing students. The student phase was kicked-off with a two week long summer school where all 35 students met each other for the first time. The summer school that took place in Klaipeda had for the teacher training part its main focus on three main pillars: A) Professional skills & mobility, B) Interregional virtual communication and, C) Culture & society. For the nursing tie ...
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... sibilities for the next period.Work on the pilot projects is progressing. Further stakeholder meetings were held in Sweden and Denmark to discuss the spatial plans. Third project meeting was held in Klaipeda and in Plunge (pilot project area Żemaitija National Park). Practical workshop on participative moderation tools was held by PP5. Methods working group has prepared a model questionnaire, whic ...
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Project activities covers area of Kurzeme Region in Latvia and Klaipeda,Telšiai, Šiauliai, Panavežys Counties in Lithuania. Project focuses on lakes as inland waters, what are important resources for sustainable development. Almost all lakes in Latvia and in Lithuania are affected by anthropogenic factors and have problems of eutrophication. Project is dealing with problems of lakes and its basins ...
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Rationale: 21st century requires the diverse talents of all people, realising their full potential to develop creative answers to complex problems. We need new approaches in education based on a broader conception of ability, promoting motivation and self-esteem, creative skills and individual aptitudes. CreatLearn is a South Baltic cooperation of 5 municipalities, their education administrations ...
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In the South Baltic Area with its societies and economy closely linked to the Baltic Sea, a significant number of institutions deal with oceanographic issues. Marine science institutes, enterprises for aquaculture or fisheries management, maritime agencies, environmental consultancies, local and regional authorities, or NGOs dealing with marine environmental protection - they all are in need of hi ...
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... South Baltic is lagging behind in this progress.The project Eco4Life picks up the challenges and chances the new bio-/eco-economy offers to the regions. Eco4life comprises actors in the regions of Klaipeda, Szcecin and Greifswald with a high potential know-how of eco-/life science to be exploited and commercialised by SME`s. Each of the Eco4Life partner has key competences, knowledge and experie ...
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In the current economic crisis it is essential to unleash intrinsic economic potentials. Creative industries which have their origin in individual creativity, skill and talent and which have a potential for wealth and job creation through the generation and exploitation of intellectual property (UK Department of Culture, Media and Sport) are decisive in advancing towards the knowledge-based econom ...
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How to link strong research nodes, clusters and SME networks in the Baltic Sea region in order to jointly reach globally-leading innovation partnerships? How to use the high innovation potential of the region to address common societal challenges?StarDust was designed to give answers to these questions. Besides the concrete testing of collaboration methods, policy implication should be drawn on ho ...
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CLEAN BALTIC SEA SHIPPING (CleanShip)

Start date: Jun 9, 2010, End date: Sep 9, 2013,

BALTIC SEA CLEAN SHIPPING (CLEANSHIP), is part of the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region, and has by the EU Commission become selected as a strategic flagship project in its mission to make the Baltic Sea a model region for clean shipping. It promotes measures to reduce emissions from ships to the atmosphere and elaborates ways to promote infrastructure for bunkering of LNG and increased use of ...
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Maritime transport constitutes a vitally important part of trade and services for the countries around the Baltic Sea and Europe. Baltic shipping is constantly growing and some of the busiest shipping routes in the world go through the Baltic Sea. Consequently, the sensitive environment of the Baltic Sea is threatened by increasing pollution from the shipping industry. Through international agreem ...
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Legal background is EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region, i.e. to make the Baltic Sea Region an accessible and attractive place, and to improve internal and external transport links (p 49). Transport issues are especially important for BSR since the distances internally and to the rest of Europe are very long and the conditions for traffic are difficult. In the times of economic slowdown, the pac ...
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Sustainable Uses of Baltic Marine Resources (SUBMARINER)

Start date: Jun 10, 2010, End date: Sep 9, 2013,

The Baltic Sea faces significant challenges: fishery declines, severe marine pollution, the effects of climate change as well as an increasing competition for space. At the same time new scientific and technological developments provide opportunities for innovative uses of marine resources which do not only have the power to generate sustainable regional economic development but also proactively c ...
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Project background: Transitional waters (TWs) link adjacent river basins and marine areas and are critically important for the ecological health of the Baltic Sea. Four cross-border TW regions of the South Baltic Area (SBA) – Curonian Lagoon (LT/RU), Vistula Lagoon (RU/PL), Odra Lagoon (PL/DE) and Oresund Sound (DK SE) – are the target areas for the project. The European Water Policy and the EU Wa ...
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MOMENT UP IS AN upgrade project, close connected to the MOMENT project, with the same background, aims, values etc. It is jointly developed by the MOMENT partnership. MOMENT/MOMENT UP will develop local and regional methods for effective management of water, with special focus on nutrients and hazardous substances from small/diffuse sources. It will test, demonstrate and develop knowledge about ho ...
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Modern Water Management in the South Baltic Sea Area (MOMENT)

Start date: Aug 31, 2009, End date: Jun 29, 2013,

The European Water Policy and the EU Water Framework Directive (WFD) aim at ensuring clean waters. HELCOM Baltic Sea Action Plan (BSAP) has appointed eutrophication and hazardous substances as key issues requiring action. In achieving this, the roles of local actors and citizens will be crucial. The local and regional levels are very important for the implementation of practical measures aiming at ...
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South Baltic Offshore Wind Energy Regions (South Baltic OFFER)

Start date: Feb 28, 2010, End date: May 30, 2013,

Offshore wind energy (OWE) has enourmous potential, and its production is highly cost efficient compared to other renewable energy sources (RES). The EC has therefore identified OWE to be of strategic importance with regard to the EU energy targets and reducing dependence on energy imports. OWE has become a competitive alternative to fossil sources of energy, and therefore large-scale investments ...
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The fishery sector is an integral part of the Baltic Sea coastal regions and their economies. Not all fish stocks are fished within natural limits, and certain commercially important species (e.g. Baltic cod and Baltic white fish) are severely overfished and outside safe biological limits. Existing national and EU fisheries management policies are apparently not effective enough to maintain or eve ...
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Wind energy in the BSR - the extension (WEBSR 2)

Start date: Dec 31, 2009, End date: Jan 30, 2013,

The project is a follow-up of the Interreg IIIB project "Wind energy in the BSR" (2003-2005), using resp. expanding the existing international network structure, and, thus joint competences. Still the current situation is quite different from 6 years ago: Wind energy is widely established on EU-territory, even in Poland and Lithuania there are wind energy projects and related support and promotion ...
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BalticSupply (BS) is a transnational project co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund and made possible by the Baltic Sea Region (BSR) Programme. The project addresses the problem that very often markets in the BSR are too small and the fact that SMEs encounter a number of access barriers to European supply markets. These barriers cause competitive disadvantages for Baltic SMEs and th ...
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The Baltic Sea has many hot-spots with highly contaminated sediments in ports, estuaries etc. Human activities often take place in coastal areas and are affected by these hot-spots. Activities e.g. maintainance dredging in ports and fairways due to more deep-draught ships and expanding ports will imply dredging of several million m3 incl. contaminated sediments in coming years. How to handle dredg ...
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