Openrisk 2 2023-2026 (Interreg BSR)
The project OpenRisk 2, funded from Interreg Baltic Sea Region from the 2023 Core Project call, will provide new, practical and user-centered risk management tools to support the competent authorities in preventing maritime accidents, minimizing their human and environmental consequences and improving the quality of overall maritime risk management, the latter also for other modes of transport.
Accordingly, the project will consist of three substantial components:
1) The first component, on accident prevention, will be addressed by a Baltic adaptation of the AISyRISK tool (https://aisyrisk.no/ ), in operational online use by authorities in Norway. In addition, a new module for ice navigation risk will be developed for use in the Baltic Sea and the Arctic. The end users of this tool are maritime authorities.
2) The second component, on minimizing consequences, will be addressed by implementing a regional online service on vulnerability of the Baltic Sea marine ecosystem to maritime spills. In addition, the project will ensure compatibility between the project solutions and other existing systems and frameworks as well as prepare for integrated regional systems. The end users of this tool are national maritime authorities.
3) The third component, an overall risk management performance, will develop a novel tool that includes two interlinked functions: to evaluate the current risk management performance of the administration and the quality of risk assessments. The end users of this tool are maritime authorities, as well as other transport authorities and relevant stakeholders.
As project partner, the NDPTL Secretariat will contribute with an overall link to regional intergovernmental transport policy work, supporting LP Traficom in overall project management, implement activities on tools for overall risk management performance and risk assessment quality evaluation as well as carry out activities of the wider dissemination component including organising project events.
The target groups of the project are transport authorities in the ND area, especially maritime authorities, their intergovernmental cooperation frameworks as well as other relevant stakeholders.
01.11.2023-31.10.2026 (36 months)
Budget and funding
Total Partner Budget EUR 2 041 349,90 (80% EU co-financing, 20% partner co-financing). The project is funded from the EU Interreg BSR programme.
Valtteri Laine & Mirka Laurila-Pant, Finnish Transport and Communication Agency (Traficom), Finland
Lead Partner Finnish Transport and Communication Agency (Traficom), Finland
Partner Norwegian Coastal Administration (Kystverket), Norway
Partner Northern Dimension Partnership of Transportation and Logistics (NDPTL) Secretariat
Partner Aalto University, Finland
Partner Technical University of Gdansk, Poland
Partner University of Tartu, Estonia
Partner University of Helsinki, Finland
Associated Partner Estonian Ministry of Climate
Associated Partner Estonian Transport Administration
Associated Partner Swedish Maritime Administration
Associated Partner Northern Dimension Partnership on Culture (NDPC) Secretariat