The SMOCS guideline is now finalised with valuable contributions from the partners and many external reviewers.
The base for the guideline is the project “Sustainable Management of Contaminated Sediments in the Baltic Sea (SMOCS)”, within The Baltic Sea Region programme 2007-2013 (#039).
The guideline has a sustainability approach for management of contaminated sediments in dredging projects. It covers the whole process from identifying the need of dredging to the serviceability state after handling of the dredged sediments and give support to decisions to be made at different times throughout the whole process.
The guideline provides, improved comprehensive but simultaneously easy to use guidance starting from a description of “what to do” in the different phases during the whole process of a project and adds on with descriptions on “how to do” in the different phases and decision situations. This “how to do” is a tool-box comprising tools for assessment of sustainability and decision support tools. They are Appendixes marked in italics and linked to the chapters in the main document. In addition the guideline comprises a number of reports produced in the SMOCS project.
Sustainable assessment of handling options
Verification of technologies and solutions
Welcome to our 6:th newsletter
Here you can find information on the national disseminations, the guideline and the continued SMOCS Network 2013-2017.
In order to present the results and the outcomes of the SMOCS project we will make a tour through the Baltic Sea Region. Events will be held in Lithuania, Poland, Germany, Finland and Sweden in the autumn of 2012. The key topics will be to introduce the guideline, the tools for assessment, treatment methods, decision support tools as well as results from our field tests carried out in Port of Gävle, Sweden and Port of Kokkola, Finland. Please book these dates in your calendar!
Dissemination Sweden, 26 October 2012
Contact person: Bo Svedberg, Luleå University of Technology, firstname.lastname@example.org
Dissemination Finland, 31 October 2012
Topics: Environmental impact estimations, guidelines on dredging and dumping, SMOCS Case in Port of Kokkola and binding of contaminants in stabilization.
Place: “Kuntatalo” building in Toinen linja 14, 00530 Helsinki
Organisations arranging the event:Lappeenranta University of Technology and Finnish Port Association
Contact person: Jarno Kohonen, Lappeenranta University of Technology, Jarno.Kohonen@lut.fi
Dissemination Germany, 27 November 2012
Place: TUHH, Hamburg
Contact person: Barbara Wirska, email@example.com
Dissemination Poland, 28-29 November 2012
Topics: Dredging material management – Law situation in Poland, Tools for decision making in dredging process, Permitting procedure in Poland, Dredging situation in Polish ports, Results of mapping in Port of Gdynia including contamination, Laboratory stabilisation tests, Stabilisation in Kokkola Port
Organisations arranging the event: Maritime Institute in Gdansk and Port of Gdynia Authority S.A.
Dissemination Lithuania, 4-6 December 2012
Organisation arranging the event: Coastal Research and Planning Institute , CORPI – Klaipéda University
Place: Klaipeda Science and Technology Park (H.Manto 84)
Contact person: Nerijus Blazauskas, firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note that the information on Disseminations will be updated continuously.
Baltic Sea Region Workshop ” Sustainable management of contaminated sediments”, Stockholm/Rosersberg, 13-14 June 2012
In June SMOCS held a workshop in Roserberg, Sweden. At the workshop results and findings from the project and others work were presented and discussed. Two key issues were highlighted in the following discussion, the first was to develop the monitoring systems and corresponding work after action had been taken, the second was the importance to find solutions, sustainable solutions, on how to manage the non-contaminated sediments. Workshop documents
Knowledge Transfer and Future Cooperation – KNOT
In the transnational workshop titled “Knowledge transfer and future cooperation” (KNOT) the projects SMOCS and SETARMS met with invited key-stakeholders. The main objective of the workshop was to promote cooperation between the two projects SMOCS and SETARMS to mutual benefit. During the two day workshop held in Uppsala, Sweden, results and findings from the projects were presented initially.