Useful links

Baltic Sea shipping should avoid copper in antifouling paints and open-loop scrubbers to mitigate pollution
“Issue 600: The semi-enclosed Baltic Sea suffers high levels of pollution. A new study highlights that mitigation must look to address hull coatings and devices that wash hazardous substances from ship exhausts into the water”.
Science for Environment Policy”: European Commission DG Environment News Alert Service, edited by the Science Communication Unit, The University of the West of England, Bristol.

IMO Environment Committee approves amendments to cut ship emissions
Draft new mandatory regulations to cut the carbon intensity of existing ships have been approved by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC).

Compilation and Assessment of Lab Samples from EGCS Washwater Discharge on Carnival ships
A comprehensive study on Open Loop Exhaust Gas Cleaning System (EGCS) washwater samples from 23 ships, by Carnival Corporation & PLC. and DNV GL.

SCIPPER Shipping Contributions to Inland Pollution Push for the Enforcement of Regulations. A European project which aims at deploying state-of-art and next-generation measurement techniques to monitor emissions of vessels under their normal operation.

ENBEL (Enhancing Belmont Research Action to support EU policy making on climate change and health). The Horizon 2020 project ENBEL coordinates a network of international health and climate research projects funded by Belmont Forum and the EU. ENBEL aims to contribute with knowledge and policy advice on climate change and health links to support adaptation and resilience.

Copernicus Atmospheric Monitoring Service. European Union’s Earth Observation Programme provides consistent and quality-controlled information related to air pollution and health, solar energy, greenhouse gases and climate forcing, everywhere in the world.

EXHAUSTION (2019 – 2023). A project investigating the impact on health (from hospitalization to mortality) resulting from air pollution and heat stress in Europe. This is a collaborative effort to find out how disease and premature death due to these challenges across Europe can be mitigated.

NordicWelfAir (2015 – 2020). An interdisciplinary project investigating and assessing the link between air pollution levels, the chemical composition of the pollution and the related health effects in the Nordic countries.

SHEBA Sustainable Shipping and Environment of the Baltic Sea region (2015-2018). The project provided an integrated (ecological, economic, and social) 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).