objectives

Overall objective of the project is to enhance the cross-border collaboration between research and development institutes and key authorities to reduce risks related to increased maritime traffic and oils spills in the Gulf of Finland area.

South-Eastern Finland University of Applied Sciences (Xamk) conducts development of cross-border/transnational oil spill simulator training model for response authorities across the Gulf of Finland. Four joint simulator exercises are organized.

activities

Xamk participates in Activities 2 and 3. Main tasks: oil spill response training (enables establishing international training programme)

Activity 2: Technical Development of Maritime Simulators
– Ensuring the simulator software connectivity between maritime simulator centres in Russian and Finland

Activity 3: Common Training Programme for Marine Pollution Response
– Aims to develop transnational oil spill response simulator training model for response authorities across the Gulf of Finland
– Training model integrates key results of the project activities, and acts as an testbed for demonstrating the feasibility of the response methods and decision support tools developed

results

  • Established connection between simulation centres. Operational and functional report and simulation instructor`s guidelines on technical specifications
  • Report on common training needs and objectives.
  • Joint oil spill response training model. Four pilot exercises and one joint exercise.

With simulation education  the oil spill response preparedness of Gulf of Finland can be strengthened effectively and safely.

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More info

Riitta Kajatkari
Project Manager
South-Eastern Finland University of Applied Sciences
+358 40 5622 202
riitta.kajatkari@xamk.fi

Merikotka SIMREC webpages

Photo: Justiina Halonen 2018

Facts

SIMREC - Simulators for improving Cross-Border Oil Spill Response in Extreme Conditions

01.09.2019 - 31.08.2022

Implementers

Administrator: Kotka Maritime Research Centre

Partial implementers: South-Eastern Finland University of Applied Sciences (Xamk); Aalto University Foundation; University of Helsinki; Finnish Environment Institute (SYKE); Admiral Makarov State University of Maritime and Inland Shipping; State Marine Technical University of Saint- Petersburg (SMTU)

Budget

Total budget: 1,5 milj. €

XAMK part of the total budget: 447 300 €

Financiers and main source of funding: South-East Finland - Venäjä CBC 2014-2020 -programme

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