P2 Sustainable use of common resources
2.4. Reduced nutrients, hazardous substances and toxins inflow into the Baltic Sea
01.09.2015 - 31.08.2019
€2 423 009
€1 877 434
The project INSURE aims at decreasing the impact of hazardous substances to the environment from contaminated sites. The idea is to decrease leakage from contaminated sites to ground and surface water to reduce the inflow of hazardous substances and toxins into the Baltic Sea.
In practice the project develops and tests cost effective and sustainable methods to contribute to more sustainable remediation. Additionally, the project focuses on finding more efficient management methods and new solutions for prioritisation, visualisation, registration and information of contaminated sites.
As a result of the project best practice for remediation and sustainable solutions is worked out for contaminants. The project contributes to the result through sustainable remediation, management methods and innovative technical tools for visualisation. Five contaminated areas in Sweden, Finland and Latvia are used as pilot areas to test different on-site remediation techniques, demonstrate their sustainability and cost effectiveness compared to present excavation of contaminated sites. Using innovative tools for visualisation of contaminated sites results in a better overview and knowledge of contaminated sites. All in all, the project creates solutions for reducing the transport of hazardous substances to the Baltic Sea.
Partner budget: 924.468 EUR
Amount of ERDF funding: 693.351 EUR ERDF
Latvijas Vides, ģeoloģijas un meteoroloģijas centrs
Partner budget: 242.259 EUR
Amount of ERDF funding: 205.920 EUR ERDF
Partner budget: 405.944 EUR
Amount of ERDF funding: 304.458 EUR ERDF
Populus group Oy
Partner budget: 141.390 EUR
Amount of ERDF funding: 106.042 EUR ERDF
Vidzemes plānošanas reģions
Partner budget: 229.589 EUR
Amount of ERDF funding: 195.151 EUR ERDF
Partner budget: 349.438 EUR
Amount of ERDF funding: 262.078 EUR ERDF
Valmieras pilsētas pašvaldība
Partner budget: 129.921 EUR
Amount of ERDF funding: 110.433 EUR ERDF
Sustainable remediation: During the project innovative in situ and on site methods and technologies will be developed and implemented within the Central Baltic region. The project aims to come up with best practice for remediation and find out suitable and sustainable solutions for different types of contaminants at different type of sites. Five contaminated areas in Sweden, Finland and Latvia will be used as pilot areas to test different in situ and on-site remediation techniques and demonstrate their sustainability and cost effectiveness compared to present excavation of contaminated sites. Testing of different sustainable remediation methods for different contaminated areas will be done and partners will find out best solutions for different contaminated areas.
Management methods: New innovative methods and methodologies will be created to improve supervision and enforcement as well as spatial planning of contaminated sites. This will result in an efficient handling of contaminated sites and thereby an increased number of remediated contaminated sites.
Innovative technical tools for visualisation: Innovative tools for visualisation of contaminated sites such as GIS, databases, models and mobile applications will result in a better overview and knowledge of contaminated sites and will therefore be very useful tools for prioritisation, communication as well as information about contaminated sites.
All three parts of the project will contribute to the result indicator by creating solutions for improving the situation and reduce the transport of hazardous substances to the Baltic Sea.