Project: Sustainable SHipping and Environment in the BAltic Sea region

SHEBA will analyse the drivers for shipping, obtain the present and future traffic volumes and calculate a set of scenarios which will then feed into calculations of emissions to water, to air, and of underwater noise using and extending the currently most advanced emission model based on Automatic Identification System (AIS) ship movement data. Atmospheric, oceanic and noise propagation models in combination with ecotoxicology studies will then be used to assess spatio-temporal distributions, fates and effects of these stressors in the Baltic Sea region. The project will assess the impact of different pollutants to the water quality indicators of the Marine Strategy Framework Directive and Water Framework Directive and to the air quality indicators. Further, the project will provide an integrated assessment of policy options to mitigate pressures linked to shipping, quantifying as far as possible anticipated changes in ecosystem services compared to an established baseline. This will include an analysis of trade-offs between options as well as synergies, and the marginal changes in costs and benefits of options to reduce environmental pressures from shipping and support the achievement of Good Environmental Status as prescribed by the Marine Strategy Framework Directive. SHEBA is supported by a wide group of stakeholders, including harbours, shipping industry and authorities, who will be consulted about the input of data, feedback and results of the project.

Acronym SHEBA (Reference Number: call2014-41)
Duration 01/04/2015 - 31/03/2018
Project Topic Effects of air and water pollution by shipping
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Network BONUS
Call Bonus Call 2014: Sustainable Ecosystem Services

Project partner

Number Name Role Country
1 IVL, Svenska miljöinstitutet AB Coordinator Sweden
2 Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht Zentrum für Material- und Küstenforschung GmbH Partner Germany
3 Ilmatieteen laitos Partner Finland
4 Chalmers University of Technology Partner Sweden
5 Totalförsvarets forskningsinstitut Partner Sweden
6 Ecologic Institute gemeinnützige GmbH Partner Germany
7 Marine Systems Institute at Tallinn University of Technology Partner Estonia
8 Suomen ympäristökeskus Partner Finland
9 Maritime Institute in Gdańsk (Instytut Morski w Gdańsku) Partner Poland
10 University of Southern Denmark Partner Denmark
11 CINaM, UMR 7325, Marseille interdisciplinary center for nanoscience, associated to CNRS and Aix-Marseille University Observer France