The WINOIL (Winter navigation risks and oil contingency plan) project sought to improve maritime safety by developing a reliable ice navigation simulation and enhancing oil spill control capabilities in ice conditions.
The project developed recommendations regarding cost-effective risk management measures designed to reduce the environmental, human and financial risks in the Gulf of Finland’s winter conditions. In addition, a numerical model of how vessels behave in ice conditions was developed.
The WINOIL project updated the Russo-Finnish contingency plan for oil spills, and confirmed the effectiveness of cooperation and information exchange in emergency situations.
Southeastern Finland–Russia ENPI, with a budget of 693,353 euros.
Kotka Maritime Research Association (coordinator)
Finnish Environmental Centre
Central Marine Research & Design Institute Ltd
Baltic Salvage and Towage Company
St. Petersburg State Marine Technical University
Agency of Ecological Consulting and Nature Protection Design