Results

 
At the culmination of the project, cross border shoreline response among Estonian, Finnish, Swedish and Russian authorities is on a new level and meets the requirements of the Baltic Sea Action Plan, Recommendation 28E/12 being the most stringent of those. This was achieved by following concrete project results:
 
  • An electronic “Logistical Resource Allocation Mapping” about mobilization of technical and human oil spill resources and an electronic “Sensitivity Mapping” about ecological prioritizing in oil spill response were developed and integrated as part of shoreline authorities´ management systems in all coastal areas of the Central Baltic Region of Estonia, Finland and Sweden (Russia optional) (WP2). 
  • Several cooperation agreements were developed and signed among  shoreline authorities in the Central Baltic Region of Estonia, Finland and Sweden (Russia optional) (WP2). 
  • Oiled wildlife preparedness were developed with the support of 3 practical trainings (organized in Finland, Estonia & Sweden). A manual about oiled wildlife treatment was published and rehabilitation protocols for the Baltic Sea Region were developed. Oiled wildlife response was integrated into rescue services contingency plans in the Central Baltic Region of Estonia, Finland and Sweden (Russia optional) (WP3). 
  • Practical shoreline oil spill response methods were developed by benchmarking state of the art methods and by organizing 1 hands on cross-border test exercise in Sweden (WP4). 
  • A training manual of a shoreline hands on exercise to be realized repeatedly was developed and presented for HELCOM (WP4). 
  • A curriculum and learning materials for enhanced management level competence were developed and published (WP5). 
  • 3 international seminars and 11 workshops were organized in Estonia, Finland and Sweden (WP5) in order to enhance management level shoreline oil spill response cooperation and competence.