P3 Well-connected region
3.2. Improved services of existing small ports to improve local and regional mobility and contribute to tourism development
Archipelago and Islands
01.12.2017 - 31.05.2021
€1 479 085
€1 140 184
Small boat ports located in the Baltic Sea are fascinating for both national and international visitors; many of them, explore the area using small leisure boats. As members of HELCOM, the countries around the Baltic Sea aim to reduce the release of latrine sewage from boats into the sea. Moreover, the possibility of emptying latrine sewage from leisure boats can be considered a fundamental service for boaters, which, when neglected, has a crucial impact on boaters’ comfort. However, this service, suffers from the lack of easily accessible and functional sewage pump-out stations, non-harmonized sewage collecting equipment and lack of easily accessible information regarding location and functionality of pump-out stations.
To provide turists with better sweage services for boats, , BATSECO-BOAT aims to improve the capacity and service level of latrine sewage collection in small boat ports in Estonia, Finland, Sweden and Åland. Within the project framework,a strategy containing cross-regional guidelines to inform decision-making on this issue will be developed. This strategy will be based on information about i) institutional landscape and legislation, ii) traffic flow of leisure boats, iii) costs, iv) best available technology for waste handling, v) analysis of latrine sewage, and vi) estimation of sewage flows.
Digital tools and guidelines will be developed, informing local investment and the four investment packages, leading to improved services in twenty Central Baltic ports. An important project output will be a document providing guidelines and lessons learnt, which can be used to replicate investments in other regions after the project completion. The project will also conduct a scoping study to create a digital map, showing the network of functional sewage collection services. This map will facilitate cross-border mobility across the Central Baltic region.
Partner budget: 217.318 EUR
Amount of ERDF funding: 162.988 EUR ERDF
Pidä Saaristo Siistinä ry
Partner budget: 488.114 EUR
Amount of ERDF funding: 366.086 EUR ERDF
Partner budget: 79.833 EUR
Amount of ERDF funding: 59.875 EUR ERDF
Partner budget: 213.804 EUR
Amount of ERDF funding: 160.353 EUR ERDF
Partner budget: 171.317 EUR
Amount of ERDF funding: 128.488 EUR ERDF
Hoia Eesti Merd MTÜ
Partner budget: 239.307 EUR
Amount of ERDF funding: 203.411 EUR ERDF
Partner budget: 69.392 EUR
Amount of ERDF funding: 58.983 EUR ERDF
- Better services through improved sewage collecting solutions and a higher level of attractiveness for the visitors. Better service level and visitor experience through easier handling and/or better information of technical equipment’s of sewage pump-out stations.
-Increased mobility through better information for route-planning (up-to-date data on location of functional pump-out stations)
-Knowledge of what type of sewage collecting system works best for each type of small boat ports, due to number of visitors and location/remoteness of the port - which will help improve the service levels also in the long run.
-Reduce visitor detours (having to make extra trips to other stations when the nearest station is full) by improving pump-out station capacity
-Increased service level due to better visitor information provided by a digital map-based solution to inform the location and functionality of the sewage pump-out stations.