MIMIC project has comprehensive, holistic approach to risks related to maritime oil transportation in the Baltic Sea. The project integrates the knowledge from earlier projects and new information on the less studied aspects of accidents. One of the new and specific aims of the project is to view the problem both from the point of private companies and society and to try to find ways how society can influence the private activities in most effective way to decrease the risks. In addition, totally new element is to link the safety and security issues, where the same actions can support both interests, and same methodology can be used to assess the risks.
Consortium members in this project are Kotka Maritime Research Centre, Centre for Maritime Studies at the University of Turku, Kymenlaakso University of Applied Sciences, Aalto University, University of Helsinki, Tallinn University of Technology, University of Tartu, Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute and Finnish Environment Institute.
Oil transportation in the Baltic Sea and Gulf of Finland poses transnational risks to the marine environment. Maritime oil transportation is also vulnerable to security threats, an area of less attention in the Baltic Sea. Traditionally, improvements to maritime safety regulation have realized only after major accidents.
The MIMIC project is funded by the European Union and the financing comes from the European Regional Development Fund, The Central Baltic INTERREG IV A Programme 2007-2013; read more...>>