NDPTL Secretariat joins dialogue on recently launched regional EU projects

Today and yesterday the NDPTL Secretariat, as partner of the recently funded OpenRisk II project on state-of-the-art transboundary maritime risk management, has joined the Lead Partner seminar of the EU Interreg Baltic Sea Region (BSR) funding instrument in Berlin, Germany.

The Interreg BSR Lead Partner seminar engages all projects approved for co-funding by the Interreg BSR projects in 2023 to a dialogue on synergies and best practices on project implementation. At the event, the OpenRisk II project, led by the Finnish Transport and Communications Agency (Traficom), joined in closer dialogue on synergies with other Interreg BSR projects focusing on maritime transport namely Baltic Sea e-nav (led by Swedish Maritime Agency), MaDaMe (led by Turku University of Applied Sciences) and ORMOBASS (led by German Aerospace Centre/DLR). All of these four EU projects pilot new smart and cutting-edge technologies to improve the safety of maritime transportation in the Baltic Sea and worldwide.

Specifically, the 2 Meur OpenRisk II project, to be implemented 2023-2026 by Traficom, NDPTL Secretariat and six other partners from Finland, Estonia, Poland and Norway, will develop and pilot new state of the art tools on risk management for maritime transportation. This includes a tool for a generating on a regular basis a shared navigational risk picture for the Baltic Sea region, developing related new tools on quantifying the risk of ice to navigation as well as an online service facilitating decision making when responding to oil spills at sea. A core element will consist of a Baltic Sea implementation of the AISyRISK system (https://aisyrisk.no/), an online system for collision risk estimation based on AIS data already in operational use for Norwegian waters by the Norwegian Coastal Administration.

The drafting of the winning OpenRisk II proposal, approved by Interreg BSR in June 2023, was led by NDPTL Secretariat and the project Lead Partner Finnish Transport and Communications Agency (Traficom).