What was achieved?
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.
In order to achieve this aim, the work was split into ten work packages consisting of project management, kick-off meeting, regional resource database (data), methodology, traffic and use study, environmental and socioeconomic sensitivity criteria, risk assessment seminar, risk assessment (mineral oil and HNS), case study and final conference. View how these work packages were fit into the project timeline.
The work packages included deliverables which were the main outputs of the project, including:
- A database of regional information on traffic, cargoes, maritime uses, future developments and risk-reduction measures.
- An agreed methodology for a risk assessment of marine pollution (mineral oil and hazardous and noxious substances (HNS))
- Report on current and future traffic densities and uses of the maritime space in the region
- Criteria for undertaking mapping of environmental and socioeconomic sensitivity
- Report on the risk of mineral oil and HNS spills and the potential impact of risk-reduction measures
- Report on the validation of the risk assessment through a Case Study
- Final project conference to disseminate the results
- Final project report