Conference – Completing management options in the Baltic Sea Region to reduce the risk of invasive species introduction by shipping

On the 9th and 10th of February 2021, the conference on “Completing management options in the Baltic Sea Region to reduce the risk of invasive species introduction by shipping” has been held online.
The aim of the conference was to present potential solutions and sustainable management options for reducing the risk of invasive species introductions caused by shipping and boating in the Baltic Sea Region from the COMPLETE project. The aim of the project has been to develop consistent and adaptive management tools and recommendations for the Baltic Sea Region (BSR) by addressing both major vectors of harmful aquatic organisms and pathogens: ballast water and biofouling, as well as taking into account the needs for non-indigenous species monitoring.

What is the COMPLETE project?
The Interreg Baltic Sea Region project COMPLETE stands for Completing management options in the Baltic Sea Region to reduce risk of invasive species introduction by shipping (www.balticcomplete.com). COMPLETE addresses two of the major sources for harmful organism introduction caused by shipping and boating: ballast water and vessel hulls. The project tackles several gaps in current knowledge and management. COMPLETE works towards minimising the introduction of harmful aquatic organisms and pathogens by developing a consistent and adaptive management system for the Baltic Sea Region. The project has partners and collaborators in all Baltic Sea countries.

To read the conference programme.
Conference website
Contact person about the event: info@balticcomplete.com