Final Seminar of the “Low-Carbon Ports” Project

The “Low-Carbon Ports” project’s final seminar was held on Thursday 27 April from 12pm to 15.30pm on the South-Eastern Finland University of Applied Sciences (Xamk) Kotka campus. Xamk’s Minna Lindroos explained the energy monitoring model and Tiina Vepsäläinen from the Loviisa port presented the energy savings that resulted from the project. Pekka Räisänen from Turku University of Applied Sciences discussed LNG emissions in the transport chain. In addition to the project, the seminar touched on the cooperation between the University of Applied Sciences and the private sector in the fields of energy and logistics, with concrete examples presented by industry actors.

IMISS 2015 – International Maritime Incident and Near Miss Reporting Conference

25 August 2015, Maritime Centre Vellamo, Kotka, Finland

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The topic of the IMISS 2015 conference is Safety-II thinking, which means proactive safety management approach The essential features of proactive safety management are anticipation, preparedness, responsiveness and monitoring. The internationally recognized specialist professor Erik Hollnagel is invited to give keynote lecture which is titled “Bon Voyage – Sailing Safely from a Safety-II Perspective”. Leader of one of the research groups in the Kotka Maritime Research Center doctor Jakub Montewka from Aalto University and Finnish Geospatial Research Institute will speak about proactive safety management in marine traffic. Naval Architect and Marine Engineer Dimitrios Rakas from National Technical University of Athens give a presentation about human factor onboard vessels analyzed by using near miss cases.

Second part of the seminar is dedicated to show how theory is changed into practice. Pilotage Director Kari Kosonen from Finnpilot Pilotage Ltd will describe the case Finnpilot, where the state of the art and unique application is used to collect deviation information. The application is developed in co-operation with the Kotka Maritime Research Center and the Finnpilot Pilotage Ltd. The analyst Valtteri Lainefrom Finnish Transport Safety Agency will give presentation about utilization of safety information in the Finnish Transport Safety Agency which represents a practical approach for Safety II thinkin.

Researcher Olli-Pekka Brunila from Turku University will describe a study which is aimed to show what kind of environmental assessment and management systems and practices are used in the ports in the Baltic Sea region and how affect the ports’ competitiveness. Near miss cases in environmental management systems are also notified in order to prevent possible environmental hazards. The location of harbors nearby the cities increases the importance of the matter.

INTER final seminar 2 December 2014

Development work on the Research Facilitator operational model was carried out as a survey. The aim of the survey was to identify the existing resources, needs and implementation possibilities of the Kymenlaakso region’s research support services.

The survey was implemented as a purchased service, and drew participants from eight of the region’s RDI organisations. The implementation and results of the survey have been explained in a separate document and appended to the final report (Support services for project preparation in the Kymenlaakso region, Oxford Research Oy). The survey results were presented to the region’s actors in a seminar on 2 December 2014, which laid the groundwork for the organisation and resourcing of a common project preparation arrangement. The seminar was organised in collaboration with the KyGlo, Fifi and Bridge-Moct projects.

WINOIL Final Seminar

The final seminar for the WINOIL project was held on 30 September in St. Petersburg’s Central Marine Research & Design Institute (CNIIMF). Download the programme here.

Baltic Sea Oil Spill Conference 20-21.11.2013

Baltic Sea Oil Spill Conference 20-21.11.2013 Vellamo, Kotka

Moderator: Mikael Panelius, TallinkSilja
Programme of the English-language conference:

11:45 Registration
11:55 Lunch
12:30 Welcome: Tommi Arola, Finnish Transport Agency
12:45 Oil spill prevention and cooperation along the Baltic Sea: Hermanni Backer, HELCOM
13:15 OILRISK: Riikka Venesjärvi, Helsinki University
13:45 Forecasting of oil transportation and insight in ship’s crew: Olli-Pekka Brunila, University of Turku
14:15 Coffee break
14:45 Can illegal actions cause oil spills?: Mirva Salokorpi, Kymenlaakso University of Applied Sciences
15:05 Contributors to a grounding accident – What does evidence tell: Arsham Mazaheri, Aalto University
15:35 Assessing the consequences of collision and grounding accidents: Kristjan Tabri, Tallinn University of Technology
15:45 Smart Response Web – enabling dynamic situation awareness: Robert Aps, University of Tartu
16:15 Estimating length of oiled coastline after a spill: Kim Dahlbo, Finnish Environment Institute
16:30 The HELCOM oil drift forecast system Seatrack Web: Anette Jönsson, SMHI
17:00 A metamodel for evaluating measures to minimize oil spill risks: Annukka Lehikoinen, University of Helsinki

17.20 A risk governance framework to improve maritime safety: Päivi Haapasaari, University of Helsinki
18:00 Conclusion
19:00 Dinner at Fransmanni, Keskuskatu 21 (at own expense)

Thursday 21 November 2013

9:30 Oil spill risk management in the Baltic Sea: Agoshkov, Institute of Numerical Mathematics, Moscow
9:45 Optimum ship routes – a risk theory based solution: Agoshkov, Institute of Numerical Mathematics, Moscow
10:00 The Baltic Sea circulation and assessment of marine pollution: Zalesny, Institute of Numerical Mathematics, Moscow
10:15 Baltic cooperation for oil spills: Jonas Pålsson, Baltic Maritime Science Park
10:35 Oil Spill Recovery in Ice: Esa Ritari, Aker Arctic
10:55 Coffee
11:15 Baltic cooperation for authorities: Ojars Gerke, Latvian Coast Guard
11:45 Concluding remarks: Pentti Kujala, Aalto University
12:00 End of the conference