The main objective of the EnSaCo Oil Spill project was to raise the level of expertise and to intensify cross-border shoreline response by jointly developing new practical management tools and efficient cooperation methods, including oiled wildlife response, among authorities, NGOs and educational institutions in Estonia, Finland (incl. Åland), Sweden and Russia. Such practical target-oriented cooperation aiming at intensified cross-border shoreline oil spill response from environmental and safety management perspective had not existed before.

The objectives supported the requirements and recommendations of international agreements concerning cross-border cooperation on shoreline oil spill response management, HELCOM Baltic Sea Action Plan being the most stringent of those.
All project activities were designed to respond to the requirements of the Baltic Sea Action Plan related to enhancing cross-border cooperation on shoreline response and integration of wildlife response into rescue services contingency planning.