Increased traffic in the Baltic Sea is a result of the growing economic activity. In EfficienSea, we are concerned with improving maritime safety and environmental sustainability as traffic increases in the Baltic Sea, a Particularly Sensitive Sea Area. We will take a common, consistent and efficient approach into maritime safety and protection of the environment through accident prevention and mitigation. We need to raise public awareness of the impacts and opportunities that maritime affairs bring to both the economy and the environment.

Priority: 3. Baltic Sea as a common resource

The project consists of four thematic work packages (WP3-6). Each is led by a project manager representing a national authority. Work packages are interlinked in clearly defined inputs/outputs. WP3 on Competence and Recruitment Challenges addresses the shortage of competent recruits in the maritime sector. WP4 on e-Navigation, establishes one or more e-Navigation Trial Zones, maturing both administrations and industry for the investments ahead.
WP5 on Vessel Traffic Data & Maritime Planning deals with problems related to deficient quality of maritime traffic data when used for traffic analysis, decision making and coastal zone management. The increasing maritime traffic density inevitably increases the environmental impact through marine accidents, thus creating a need for improved risk management. WP6 on Dynamic Risk Management addresses this problem by developing and demonstrating different approaches to dynamic risk management.
The EfficienSea project represents a strong and viable partnership, consisting of organisations with considerable knowledge, experience and formal authority within the project’s thematic fields.
The tasks and deliverables have been worked out in the spirit of transnationality, with the aim of facilitating implementation in the entire BSR after completion of the project.
Both the EU Commission and the Baltic Council will give priority to maritime spatial planning in the years to come and this project has the ambition of being valuable for national and EU authorities and agencies.
The tasks identified in this project generally have high priority in the organisations involved as they match their respective mandates. Some of the deliverables will shape future actions of the project partners. Others will serve as frame documents for investments in the private sector. Hence, EU funds will have multiple effects in the years to come.
The project vision is towards clean, safe and reliable maritime traffic in the BSR. The underlying principles of the overall project are efficiency, safety and sustainability framed by the Lisbon and Gothenburg agendas.


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25.10.2008 - 24.01.2012



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Norwegian Center of Expertise Maritime
Møre og Romsdal fylkeskommune
Swedish Maritime Administration
Swedish Maritime Safety Inspectorate
SSPA Sweden
Chalmers University of Technology
Finnish Maritime Administration
Helsinki University of Technology
Kymenlaakso University of Applied Sciences
County Council of Moere and Romsdal
Norwegian Centre of Expertise Maritime
Estonian Maritime Administration
Maritime Institute in Gdansk
Maritime University of Szczecin
National Institute of Telecommunications
Gdynia Maritime University
Maritime Office in Gdynia