The Greater North Sea and its wider approaches is one of the busiest and most highly used maritime areas in the world. With the ever-increasing competition for space comes an increased risk of accidents that could result in marine pollution.
Currently the area has no overall risk assessment for marine pollution; risk is mapped with a variety of national risk assessments which are undertaken with differing methodologies, thus reducing comparability.
The BE-AWARE project plans to undertake the first area-wide risk assessment of marine pollution using a common methodology that allows the risk to be mapped and compared under different scenarios.
The project outcomes will improve disaster prevention by allowing North Sea States to better focus their resources on areas of high risk.
Inside BE-AWARE I
The overall aim of BE-AWARE is to clearly understand the (sub) regional risk of marine pollution in the Greater North Sea and its approaches and to compare the effectiveness of different strategies with the goal of optimising marine pollution prevention.Read
The timeline below outlines how the various BE-AWARE work packages were linked together and fed into the major project activities such as the method seminar, risk assessment seminar and final conference.Read
BE-AWARE will provide an area-wide risk assessment of marine pollution (mineral oil and hazardous and noxious substances) allowing for the first time risk to be mapped across the region.Read
The BE-AWARE project held its Final Conference in Malmö, Sweden, on 10 - 11 December 2013, hosted by the World Maritime University.Read