Oil transportation in the Baltic Sea and Gulf of Finland poses transnational risks to the marine environment. In the Gulf of Finland alone there are 20-30 ship grounding and collision accidents, making it one of the riskiest regions of maritime transportation. MIMIC project focuses on holistic approach to risks related to maritime oil transportation in the Baltic Sea and on the development of risk reduction instruments.
MIMIC project assesses the risks of maritime accidents and their influence of the marine ecosystem in the Baltic Sea taking into account the current traffic flows and their future scenarios. The second major objective is to study and compare the effect of different management actions to avoid accidents, giving insight to the cost-effectiveness of these measures.
Based on the modelling work, the most effective measures will be identified, and possible new recommendations will be presented. Project consortium consists of nine partners from Estonia, Finland and Sweden.
The project is financially supported by Central Baltic INTERREG IV A programme and Environmental Investment Centre of Estonia.