The ENVIRONMENTAL ATLAS SEMINAR in Stockholm, Hasseludden, 3-4 May attracted in total 32 participants from Sweden, Finland, Russia, Estonia, Lithuania and Poland. A number of national spill sensitivity mapping and response resources allocation systems were presented and discussed with a view of possible harmonization, synergies and increased exchange of information. The participants from Sweden started with a Swedish preparation session at 09.30 on May 3 and the international seminar started at 12.00 Tuesday 3 May and was closed at 12.00 Wednesday 4 May. In addition to the presentations all participants were active in discussions and group exercises to formulate conclusions and outline important issues for future cooperation.
Please find below the seminar program, the list of participants and copies of the slides from the presentations.
EnSaCo is short for “Environmental and safety management on shoreline oil spill response” and is an EU financed project in the Central Baltic Sea. The seminar was conducted in collaboration with EU project Baltic Master II. The target groups were stakeholders concerned with the Environmental Atlas systems, both regarding environmental protection and contingency, in the coastal countries of the Baltic Sea. The seminar was arranged by the Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency, MSB, and by SSPA Sweden AB who is a consultant for MSB.
One important starting point for EnSaCo’s Environmental Atlas component is the Recommendation 28E/12 of HELCOM’s Baltic Sea Action Plan which specifically identifies development of an electronic Sensitivity Mapping and Logistical Resource Allocation Mapping for ecological prioritization and resource mobilization as a high prioritized goal for the oil spill preparedness along the coasts of the Baltic Sea. The seminar enabelled international exchange of experiences about the systems in use in our neighboring countries. The aim of the seminar to investigate the possibilities for a more coordinated view of the existing oil combating resources and the environmentally sensitive areas for prioritization across the borders was successfully enlightened. The EnSaCo environmental atlas team wishes to thank all participants for their active contribution and for valuable input for our further efforts to elaborate and present a pilot solution for a cross border mapping system to be applied in international operations and exercises.
Program international session | Tuesday 3 May 2011, 12.00 - 17.00
12.00 Arrival and registration of participants in the international seminar
12.30 Lunch
13.30 Welcome address, EnSaCo, MSB, BM2. – K Kumenius, K-E Kulander, L Karlsson
15.00 Coffee, fruit and information from the spa hostess   
16.00 OILRISK Estimation of oil spill risks on nature values, R Venesjärvi University of Helsinki
16.40 Discussion various modes of sensitivity mapping
17.00 End of formal session, Relax and Japanese baths
19.30 Dinner, Informal discussions
Program international session |  Wednesday 4 May 2011, 08.30 - 12.00
09.15 Workshop discussion in groups
10.00 Coffee
10.20 Presentations discussion
11.20 Summary and continuation
12.00 Lunch
13.00 End of international seminar and departure of international participants
13.00 Summarising meeting for the Swedish participant
15.00 End of Swedish summarising meeting and departure of Swedish participants
Swedish presentations
Participants | From Sweden


Charlotta Källerfelt
VGR County Administration
Sonja Dobo
MSB Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency
Karl-Erik Kulander
MSB Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency
Björn Forsman
SSPA Sweden AB / MSB
Nicklas Berndtsson
Transportstyrelsen / Swedish Transport Agency
Jonas Pålsson
Baltic Master II / WMU World Maritime University
Linus Karlsson
Baltic Master II / Region Blekinge     (Arrives at 12.00 3 May)
Petra Odentun 
Metria Fjärranalys / GIS
Malin Cardell
Kustbevakningen / Swedish Coast Guard
Henrik Norberg
Storstockholms brandförsvar / Stockholm Rescue Services  
Ola Andersson
Norrtälje kommun / Municipal Rescue Services
Petra Wallberg
Sweco Environment AB
Ingrid Håstad
Sweco Environment AB
Tommy Carlsson
Swedish Coast Guard, Region East
Margaretha Ericsson
MSB Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency
Alexander von Buxhoeveden
Swedish Coast Guard / BRISK project      (Only present 4 May)
Henrik Johansson
Länsstyrelsen / County Administration Gotland      (Only 3 May)
Maria Persson
Länsstyrelsen / County Administration Halland    
Participants | International


Robert Aps
Marine Institute, University of Tartu, Estonia OIL RISK project
Kenneth Kumenius
Haaga-Helia University, Helsinki, Finland
Antoni Staskiewizc
Maritime Institute of Gdansk, Poland
Riikka Venesjärvi
University of Helsinki, Finland
Tarmo Kull
Madli Kopti, .
Estonian Maritime Academy
Alexandra Zhukova
Environmental Protection and Ecological Safety, City of St-Petersburg
Alexey Petrov
Environmental Protection and Ecological Safety, City of St-Petersburg
Igor Berezin
Environmental Protection and Ecological Safety, City of St-Petersburg
Nicolay Federov
Kari Junttila,  MSc (EE)
Emergency Services College Finland,  R&D Services
Leif Ekholm
Räddningsverket Ö Nyland Borgå / Rescue Services, Porvoo, Finland
Räddningsverket Ö Nyland Borgå / Rescue Services, Porvoo, Finland
Daniel Depellegrin
Consultant Lithuanian spill sensitivity


See the invitation here

See the pictures here and here